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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...

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...

Lubrication Technology that Can Take the Heat

Across a variety of compressor applications, some things remain constant. Operators are seeking greater efficiency in the face of an increasingly volatile range of...

The New Iron Age

Across a range of industries, 3D printing technology is changing what manufacturers, design engineers, and maintenance professionals think is possible. The old cost-benefit analysis...

Energy Efficiency and Corporate Sustainability

By Lowell Ungar and Andrew Whitlock, ACEEE In part 1 of this series, we introduced how sustainability and financial reports are communicating the role of...

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 3 of 3

In the conclusion of this series, we will examine the necessity of a functional precision alignment program, specifically how savings will begin to accrue...

Automatic Lubrication Systems Stand Up to Corrosive, Caustic Environments: Part 1 of 2

Corrosive plant environments are among the most serious threats to the pulp and paper industry, contributing to extensive production downtime and exorbitant maintenance costs....
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Simplifying the Search for the Perfect Fluid Sensor

Move from search to solution quicker and more successfully A search on Google for “sensors” delivers 38,600,000 results. Even the more specific search for “liquid...

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...
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Waste Not, Measure More

By David Bowers, ABB  After years of heavy reliance on fossil fuels, societal and environmental pressures are leading governments worldwide to look for new ways...