thermoplastics

The Use of Thermoplastics in Fluid Handling: Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this series, we established that thermoplastics present many benefits across a range of industry areas because they are dielectric, exhibit...
Thermoplastics

The Use of Thermoplastics in Fluid Handling

Thermoplastics are lightweight, averaging a weight of 1/16th of comparable metal materials. The advantages of using thermoplastics in fluid handling applications are constantly being discovered....
Schlumberger

Rise of the Colossus

The first thermal Colossus liner hanger systems manufactured in Oman are designed to withstand superheated steam at 600 degrees Fahrenheit (316 degrees Celsius) and...
SEAL SELECTION

The Business Case for Mechanical Seals in the Mining Industry: Part 2 of 2

Seal performance in slurry services is largely influenced by two parameters: The design of the seal chamber and maintaining proper control of the fluid...
mechanical seal

The Business Case for Mechanical Seals in the Mining Industry

Figure 3: Close-up of a 5-inch Model CDPH (Cartridge-Style Dual) mechanical seal. An overview of mechanical seal experience in the mining industry is conveniently obtained...
Vespel

Seven Rules for Using Vespel® CR-6100

For the past two decades, pump users have had remarkable success upgrading critically important process pumps with Vespel®, a composite material made with Teflon...

How to Choose the Type of Gasket to Use

Many variables affect the selection of a gasket for a pressure vessel or piping system. Our focus here will be to look at the...
Pump Protection

Flip the Switch on Pump Protection

Engineers responsible for municipal or industrial water storage, disinfection or effluent treatment systems will find the FlexSwitch® FLT93 Flow Switch from Fluid Components International...
Gas Odorization

Handling the Pressure of Gas Odorization

In accordance with worksheet G 280 of the DVGW, gases supplied using public lines must have an adequate warning odor added to them so...
Bearing Isolators

Ensuring Success When Applying Bearing Isolators on Pumps

Awell-known technique for increasing pump reliability is sealing the bearing housing with non-contacting Bearing Isolators over less expensive contact seals. Because contact seals use...