Industrial Electric Gas Boosters Promise Quieter, Cleaner, Hassle-Free Operation

By Del Williams For many applications, industrial gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, CO2, and others are delivered in steel cylinders at pressures of 2,000-2,600...

Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Coatings Are Ready for Hard Work

By Dr. Florian Rovere, Oerlikon Balzers Within the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for...

Canned Motor Pumps Update

By Heinz P. Bloch In part 1 of this series, we asked the question, “who should repair canned motor pumps?” For decades, the answer, according...

Canned Motor Pumps Update

By Heinz P. Bloch As a reliability professional since 1962, the author had many occasions to evaluate industry experience and feedback (see reference 1). He...

Protecting Critical Pump Motors with Automatic Notification

By Jeff Elliott Although municipal and industrial process engineers have streamlined the monitoring and control of critical equipment through SCADA systems and other means of...

North American Refiners Find Success with New Drive Offering

By David Pell, Voith Turbo North America A petroleum refiner in the Southern United States placed two orders for Voith’s new VoreconNX variable speed drive and...

Simplifying Connectivity in Rotating Equipment Condition Monitoring

By Chinmay Shete, Machfu Rotating equipment, used widely in industrial processes, is relied upon to move fluids and gases through production operations and throughout the...

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

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

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 drives include...

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, penalties, and...