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...

Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership Models: Part 2 of 2

Last month, we introduced the first part of the following report summarizing the findings of a recent study conducted by the Wired Group, which...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In part 1 of this article, we introduced the dilemma faced by a glass...

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

Pumping system operators seeking durable, low-maintenance, easy-to-run equipment for fluid management often look to air-operated diaphragm (AOD) pumps. These pumps can move fluids of...

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...

Know Your Pump Base Plate Installation Options

Part 2 of a 3-Part Series In part 1 of this series, we looked at many of the ways in which pumps can be mounted—introducing...

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...
energy consumption

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 1 of 3

Electrical energy represents a substantial portion of industrial operating expenses. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business that all too often seems resistant...

Eliminating System Pulsations and High Frequencies to Extreme Precision

GE Oil & Gas is developing subsea membrane-based water injection systems for improved oil recovery. The exploration and production activity in deeper waters, harsher...
Portacool

Keeping It Cool on Shop Floors

Greg Olson is the heavy machine shop supervisor at Washington Iron Works located in Sherman, Texas. As a supervisor of a twelve-man crew working...