PVD Coatings Extend the Life of High-Value IGT and Steam Turbine Components

By Paul Brooks, Oerlikon Balzers Industrial gas turbine (IGT) manufacturers and MROs are continually seeking new ways to improve...

Drive-based Functional Safety

Functional safety can be easily achieved with safety devices that are, themselves, already certified to the most relevant functional safety standards. ABB...

Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

For decades, plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns,...

Drive-based Functional Safety: Part 2 of 3

Under the directives, national and regional laws, end users, machine builders, and system integrators are generally responsible for safety of machines and...

How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller

There are many important items to consider when choosing a controller for machine and process automation. Breaking down the equipment’s operational needs...

Drive-based Functional Safety

Today, new drive technology is making the previously complicated job of implementing a machine safety system much easier. Recent technical advances make...

This VFD Doesn’t Play Around

With more than 20,000 people, including 14,000 athletes and officials, residing at the Asian Games in Jakarta, it was imperative a constant...
Thermolast

A Comfortable Way of Measuring

Circutor SA, based in Spain, has chosen to use a compound of the Thermolast® K family for the outer cover of its...
digital

Technologies that Enable Effective Energy Transition

Headwinds over the past several years have taught oil and gas companies to maintain strict cost disciplines and be more efficient than...
Kansas

Local Motor Shop Helps Kansas Water Authority Solve Bearing-Damage Problem

Dan Biby learned it all the hard way. An ordeal concerning several inverter-controlled pump motors with bearing damage made him a believer...