Energy Efficiency and Corporate Sustainability

By Lowell Ungar and Andrew Whitlock, ACEEE Many U.S. companies are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment, and especially on climate change,...

Taking Pump Diagnostic Equipment to the Next Level

By James Farley Pumps are the very heart of fluid-transfer operations. Unexpected failure can devastate production and profits. Operators in the industrial-manufacturing realm have been...

Graphalloy Bearings for LNG Pump Problems

By Eric Ford, Graphite Metallizing Corporation Graphalloy bearings and bushings, manufactured by Graphite Metallizing Corporation, are used in many light hydrocarbon pump applications to help...
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...
Measuring biogas production

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...
Pneumatic pumps

Basic Pneumatic Circuits: Part 2 of 2

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect In the first part of this series, we laid out the four basic pneumatic circuits as well as the prerequisites for...

A Major Leap Forward on Energy Efficiency

By Rachel Gold, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy efficiency and can serve as a...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

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

The Challenges of Maintaining Equipment on Offshore Platforms

By Murray Wilson, Sulzer  The offshore industry faces two main challenges: maximizing production within the limits of the reservoir, and minimizing operational costs while maintaining...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In part 1 of this article, we introduced the dilemma faced by a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio: data...