Anodizing Aluminum Cylinders

Anodizing Aluminum Cylinders

Flexible hones address surface roughness and increased dimensional changes for anodized cylinders that mate with other parts.  To permit...
Tank Farm

Protecting Tank Farms from Corrosion

With asset utilization critical and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss...
Types of Gasket

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...
warning signs of rotating machinery

Know the Warning Signs

The ability to separate “busy at work” from paying attention to the warning signs of rotating machinery may create confusion for some...
Bearing Housing Protector Seals

How to Cost-justify Bearing Housing Protector Seals – Part 2 of 4

In the first of this four-part article, we pointed out the importance of keeping contaminants away from lube oil in pump bearing...
Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

It would be inappropriate to criticize equitable owner-manufacturer partnerships; however, there is still a need to become more aware of the hidden,...
High-Capacity Pleated Cartridges

Maximize Your Filtration with High-Capacity Pleated Cartridges

Depending on your application, high-capacity pleated cartridges can have many advantages: One 7 by 36 inch (177.8 by 914.4...
Proportional smart control valves

A New Control Valve Testing Process

Proportional smart control valves play critical roles in process industries. Accurately assessing valve performance, however, can be a cumbersome routine that often...
Bearing Isolators on Pumps

Ensuring Success When Applying Bearing Isolators on Pumps

A well-known technique for increasing pump reliability is sealing the bearing housing with non-contacting Bearing Isolators over less expensive contact seals. Because...
Open throat seal chamber in a slurry pump

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...