Know Your Pump Base Plate Installation Options

Part 2 of a 3-Part Series In part 1 of this series, we looked at many of the ways in which pumps can be mounted—introducing...

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...
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 temperatures are...
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...

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 Flow Conditioner...
Digital twin technology

Top 5 Benefits of a Closed-Loop Digital Twin

By Raffaello Leptratti, Siemens By now most people have heard about digital twins, but many still struggle to articulate how the technology can benefit their...

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...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

Last year a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio presented their automation engineers with a new project: data from manufacturing lines needed to appear...

The Impact of Digital Twin Technology

One of the biggest developments in the world of technology over the last few years has been that of digital twins. A digital twin...