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...

Dare to Compare

The chain of events is easy to predict. In municipalities ranging from diverse economic powerhouses to quaint rural villages, centrifugal pumps are relied on...

Pump Rebuild Protection to Help Maximize Pump Life

Pumps are major investments for any company, and the practice of rebuild over replacement not only yields cost savings, but often lessens the amount...

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...

Specialty Coatings Extend Service Life of Cutting Tools Used for Non-Ferrous...

By Logan Walz, Oerlikon Balzers Because machine tools constantly cut and grind away material at high RPMs to shape a workpiece, carbide cutting tools are...

For Landfill and Remediation Pumping, AutoPumps Can Take the Heat

AutoPumps are air-powered positive displacement pumps that require no surface timer-based controllers, bubblers, or sensors in the well to operate. The pump is activated...

Root Cause Analysis: The Justification Game Part 2 of...

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...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

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

Best Practices for Hydrant Maintenance

By Patrick Nein and Alexander Bailey, Mueller Water Products With any waterworks device that will be buried in the ground for long periods, regularly exceeding...

Waste Not, Measure More

By David Bowers, ABB  After years of heavy reliance on fossil fuels, societal and environmental pressures are leading governments worldwide to look for new ways...