Heinz Bloch

Process Pumps: Obstacles to Reliability

Figure 2: Modern Water Management Systems conserve valuable resources, achieve significant maintenance cost reductions, and greatly increase process unit profitability. Paybacks of less than...
Portacool

Keeping It Cool on Shop Floors

Greg Olson is the heavy machine shop supervisor at Washington Iron Works located in Sherman, Texas. As a supervisor of a twelve-man crew working...
Air Bearing

Join the Centrifugal Revolution

Figure 1 During the first century of centrifugal compressor design, changes were evolutionary. A centrifugal compressor from 1900 looks very much like a centrifugal compressor...
Opto 22

Reliability Gets Its Groove Back

Experienced industrial automation manufacturer and an industrial internet of things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a groundbreaking new industrial system to address the...
SPM

Modern Vibration Analysis Following Bearing Damage Progression to Failure Mode

Imagine a vibration transducer mounted close to the load zone of a bearing (see figure 1). Also imagine that when a rolling element passes...
Gas sampling

Proper Equipment Calibration Essential to Accurate Gas Sample Analysis

Gas sampling equipment is one of the most widely used tools in medical, food processing, brewing and landfill gas (LFG) monitoring applications. Units range...
CUI

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities

EonCoat storage container application process Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced...
corrosion barrier

Laser Cladding as a Technical Improvement Over Traditional Spray and Fuse Nickel Chrome Boron...

Laser metal deposition on pump screw; Dan Hayden (left), Tim Wetherbe (right) Typical weld characteristics are a single layer deposit thickness of around 0.04 inches,...
pump deterioration

Laser Cladding as a Technical Improvement Over Traditional Spray and Fuse Nickel Chrome Boron...

Sand, sludge, corrosives, abrasives, and myriad other challenging fluid components tear into the working surfaces of pumps hour after hour, gradually or catastrophically deteriorating...
corrosion resistant coatings

Stopping Corrosion in the LNG Sector

While corrosion is a serious issue in virtually all oil, gas, pipeline, and industrial facilities, it is a particular challenge for the liquid natural...