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...
pump deterioration

Laser Cladding as a Technical Improvement Over Traditional Spray and Fuse Nickel Chrome Boron...

Sand, sludge, corrosives, abrasives, and myriad other challenging fluid components tear into the working surfaces of pumps hour after hour, gradually or catastrophically deteriorating...

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...
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...

Lubrication Technology that Can Take the Heat

Across a variety of compressor applications, some things remain constant. Operators are seeking greater efficiency in the face of an increasingly volatile range of...
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...

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...

Breaking The Cycle of Pump Repairs: Part 3 of 4

METHODS OF OIL APPLICATION The traditional oil sump was depicted, in figure 5 (see earlier Part 2 of this series, “Insist on Better Pumps,” Modern...

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...

Arc Flash Hazards: Are Your Employees Trained?

Previous editions of NFPA 70E required an arc flash hazard analysis. The 2015 edition now requires an arc flash risk assessment to determine if...