Eliminating System Pulsations and High Frequencies to Extreme Precision

GE Oil & Gas is developing subsea membrane-based water injection systems for improved oil recovery. The exploration and production activity in deeper waters, harsher...
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...

Prevent Expensive Pump Cavitation Damage

Process engineers responsible for keeping the pumps running in plants crowded with equipment and awkward pipe layouts will find the Vortab Elbow...
stagnation

Automated Hydrant Flushing Keeps Water Main Dead Ends in the Clear

Flushing of water distribution systems is critical to ensure customers receive the best water quality. Aging infrastructure, poor quality pipelines, and high...

Performance Evaluation for Rotary Vacuum Filters

Tristar, Ltd. is a manufacturer of fabricated components and equipment, including remanufactured filtration systems. The Encoded Digital Guidance (EDG) system is designed to improve...

Preventing Rust Formation with Electronic Water Treatment

The growing demand for water for industrial applications, power production and water supply has resulted in an increasing need for water treatment. The water...
Air Bearing

How Does a Centrifugal Compressor Work?

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...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect Pneumatics have been used in automated machines for well over 100 years, with pneumatic technology...

Improving Cooling Tower Filtration: Part 2 of 2

The following case study describes one end-user’s experience with multiple filtration technologies and their inherent advantages and disadvantages in their cooling tower systems. In...
Vesconite

Pump Refurbishment Package Focuses on Energy Efficiency

An Australian company that specializes in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an important driver in its refurbishment...