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...

See the First One-Piece Silicon Carbide Degassing Rotors

The presence of gas—typically hydrogen—and other particles inside gravity or sand castings has the potential to severely compromise both appearance and performance through the...

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 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,...

Progressing Cavity Pumps Lower Maintenance Costs and Reduce Downtime for Municipal Sludge Processing Facility

Like many municipal wastewater treatment facilities across the country, a wastewater authority in Illinois was looking for a better way to dispose of the...

The Proper Pump, Maintenance, and Air Line Accessories Mitigate Problems Caused by Contaminated Air:...

Pump operators should use filters and regulators when needed to condition the air supply. This encourages more reliable pump performance and reduces equipment wear...
Gas sampling

Proper Equipment Calibration Essential to Accurate Gas Sample Analysis

Gas sampling equipment is one of the most widely used tools in medical, food processing, brewing and landfill gas (LFG) monitoring applications. Units range...
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...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

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

Root Cause Analysis: The Justification Game Part 2 of 2

In last month’s introductory article, we discussed some of the barriers to selling not only the concept of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) but also...