When and How to Upgrade Your Vertical Pumps

By Heinz P. Bloch High asset reliability should be our priority, because the illusory “savings” derived from forever repairing cheap equipment have vanished with the...

Optimizing Offshore Pump Performance and Reliability

By Daniela Haldenwang, Sulzer Asset reliability and performance are the two most important factors for the oil and gas sector but as processes change and...

Estimating True Life-cycle Cost

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology We all want reliable pumps and piping systems that meet requirements with a cost-effective design. The resulting design may...

Keeping Spills in Check

By Prajakta Pingulkar Various companies need to use, store, transport, or handle liquids and chemicals that are hazardous in nature. Hence, it’s imperative to take...

Simulation and Vibration Analysis of Shaft Cracks

By Lin Liu, Zhuang Li, and Suri Ganeriwala, SpectraQuest, Inc. A shaft crack is a slowly growing fracture of the rotor. If undetected in an operating...

An Industry in Transition

By Bill Moore, XONA On many fronts, 2020 is a year of adaptation and refinement. This is especially true for utilities, like oil and gas...

Identifying the Best Pump for Handling Dilatant Isocyanates

By Johann Fourrat-Besson It’s a fact of life that industrial manufacturers will need to create or work with liquid components that are sensitive or hazardous....

Audible and Visible Signals Reduce Risk of Dangerous, Costly Accidents

By Jacob Vernon, Pfannenberg This past June was #NationalSafetyMonth, an opportunity to raise awareness about significant dangers to technicians, operators, and other workers on the...

Going Beyond Efficiency Standards: Part 2 of 2

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology  As we discussed in the first part of this series, four years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)...

I/O for the IIoT: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In last month’s installment of this article, we introduced how the new groov RIO® family from automation manufacturer Opto 22...