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...

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...

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...
SpotSee

How Vibration Monitoring and Preventive Maintenance Increase Efficiency

In most scenarios, preventive maintenance is a more cost- and time-effective solution to increase efficiency rather than waiting for it to fail and having...
Soil Sampling

Soil Sampling for VOCs: Best Practices: Part 1 of 2

In all types of environmental testing, using proper sample collection methods is vitally important, as the data analyzed in the laboratory is only as...
Classic Components Corp.

Taking an Independent Path

Direct sourcing of electronic components for the industrial control equipment industry used to be pretty simple. An OEM would order direct from...

Equipment Maintenance and Monitoring Best Practices

Pumping machinery is continually subjected to wear and tear and therefore is vulnerable to failure. Correct operation, timely maintenance, and upkeep of pumping station...
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...

Pipeline Collapse Shows Urgent Need for Two-Way Air Valves

The recent catastrophic collapse of a pipeline at a $10 million project in Central America is clear proof that current procurement of air valves...

Vibration Monitoring Considerations in High EMI Environments

Components of electrical machines are subject to thermal, electrical, ambient and mechanical stresses leading to degradation as materials lose strength over time. Condition monitoring...