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...
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...

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...

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...

The Evolution of Lubrication Technology

When it comes to bearings, grease is often the lubricant of choice. However, over or under-greasing can cause overheating, lubricant deterioration, and eventual bearing...
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...

Torque Density vs. Durability

For a wide range of applications, disc couplings are the best solution to link a drive or other power source to rotating equipment. Even...