How To Detect Leaks in Your Compressed Air System

By Emily Newton Unaddressed compressed air leaks can lead to increased costs, equipment malfunctions, and other issues that cause headaches in industrial settings. However, you...

Proactive Design with Hydraulic Modeling

By Walt Prentice, Applied Flow Technology  No longer is over-engineering, or designing from heuristics, as necessary as it once was. Why? Because engineers can build...

Types of Check Valves and Their Industrial Applications

By Gilbert Welsford Jr., ValveMan Check valves are indispensable safety components, used in industrial and residential piping systems to provide directional control of fluids. These...

Smart Moisture Measurement Technology Continually Optimizes Product and Process Quality

By Del Williams In a world full of "smart" devices (i.e., smartphones, smart watches, and smart appliances), such technology is increasingly entering manufacturing and processing...

Robots Tackle Infrastructure Challenge

By Dan Thompson, igus Crumbling global infrastructure has reached a critical point. In 2019, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated the nation needed to...

Safe Handling of Toxic Fluid Mixtures with No Environmental Impact

By Rainer Sonnenfroh, Lewa  The sales market for plasticizers is enormous. In 2018, their global volume was 7.6 million metric tons according to the Ceresena...

Meeting Demanding Material Requirements in Life Sciences Applications

By Ray Daugherty and Mathew Griffin, Greene Tweed A wide range of materials can be found in life sciences applications such as the manufacturing of...

Reinventing Primer to Prevent Marine Shipping Corrosion

By Martin Lawrence, NanoRustX LLC For the marine shipping industry, preventing corrosion is a critically important operational and safety issue for fleets, whether tanker, container,...

Protecting Landfill Gas Wellheads and Collection Hoses from Subzero Temperatures

By Eric Nielson and Valerie Nielsen, Q.E.D. Environmental Systems When the temperatures at a landfill drop well below freezing levels, frozen condensation on wellheads and...

The Royal Discipline of TIG Welding: Part 2 of 2

By Xavier Jauregui, Arc Machines Inc., and Matthias Schaffitz, Wolfram Industrie GmbH In last month’s introduction to this series, we demonstrated how, in order to...