PRECISION ALIGNMENT

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 2 of 3

Common attempts at more accurate alignment often produce poor results. Devices such as dial gauges are sometimes employed by in-house maintenance managers to try...

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...
Aztech Controls

Outsourcing Critical Aspects of Processing Systems

For equipment designers in processing industries, there are aspects of any system that are more functional in nature, yet still critical. This...

Making More “Elbow” Room

In industrial installations, process plants are designed to minimize floor space. Abbreviated floor space can result in inadequate short runs of straight pipe required...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World: Part 2 of...

As we introduced in part 1 of this article last month, the fire pump is one of the most critical pieces of equipment for...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

The world’s tallest skyscrapers that are transforming city skylines from Shanghai to Dubai are impressive for their architecture and engineering, but perhaps their most...

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...

Repair, Rehab, Reimagine

Technological advancements are constantly providing better, faster, and safer solutions to the industry’s most challenging obstacles. Quickflange™ is a unique technology that specializes in...
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...

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...