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...
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...

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,...

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...

Explaining Unexplained Failures: Breaking the Cycle of Pump Repairs Part 4

Lubricant contamination originates from a number of possible sources and can also be a factor in so-called unexplained repeat failures. As if it requires...
Opto 22

Reliability Gets Its Groove Back

Experienced industrial automation manufacturer and an industrial internet of things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a groundbreaking new industrial system to address the...

The Importance of AHRI Standard 400

In November 2015, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute released an updated “Standards for Performance Rating of Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchangers,” for the...
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...

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...

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...