Every day industrial workers transfer potentially hazardous chemicals, such as solvents, acetones, lubricants, cleansers, and acids, from large drums into smaller containers, or into machinery. This transfer of chemicals at the point of use, however, can have serious consequences when manual “tip-and-pour” techniques or poorly designed pumps are used.
The U.S. Navy wanted to replace three slanting (tilting) disc check valves that were installed on a dry dock in a shipyard in the Northwest U.S. After a vessel is floated into the dry dock, three vertical centrifugal pumps, pumping 130,000 gpm each, drain the 1,000-foot-long dry dock of seawater to allow maintenance or construction to be performed on the ship.
The life sciences industry is facing a harsh global competition and changing market requirements such as more customized products, shorter delivery times and smaller batch series down to batch size 1.
Cryogenic valves do their job as cold as ice. Demand is growing, as cryogenic processes are becoming more important.
A pump jack is a common sight in the oil field used to mechanically extract crude oil out of a non-self-flowing well. Ensuring pump jacks operate according to schedules is imperative to oil production.
Last posting, in part one of this three-article series, we learned about Big Data — what it is, how it supports analyses, and how it can be helpful when we have to visually depict large volumes of data. In this article, we will look at nine actual situations from industry of how big data has been used in troubleshooting, maintenance and operations applications.Read More
Carrollton, Kentucky, is the site of one of the largest silicone materials production facilities in the world. The site produces silicone fluids, blends, emulsions and intermediate materials. The materials produced at the Carrollton Site are used in many of Dow Corning’s 7,000 products.Read More
Developed as an open-standard wireless networking technology, WirelessHART process field devices are most often powered by batteries.
A uniform rating standard for the efficiency of air filters phases in this year. ISO 16890 from the International Standards Organization (ISO) applies to filters used to manage pollutants (Classes G1 to F9).
Flexibility in the range of crudes that can be accepted by a refinery is paramount for maximizing profitability, and, in some regions, is key for the ongoing survival of the facility itself. Many of the lower cost crudes on the market – the so called “Opportunity Crudes” – are priced at a discount against the marker crudes because of their difficult processing properties – most notably, their corrosiveness, measured by the TAN (Total Acid Number), which is the laboratory test method used to characterize crudes that are prone to causing naphthenic acid corrosion.Read More