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Advanced leak detection improves power generation safety

August 12, 2019

By Craig R. O’Neill, FLIR Systems, Inc. Maintenance of hydrogen-cooled generators is critical for the safe and efficient operation of a power plant. This includes finding and repairing hydrogen leaks from the cooling system, which requires exhaustive searches on components,

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Non-contact measurement technology for the food and beverage industry

July 31, 2019

By Olivier Reglat, food industry manager, KROHNE Inc. Every process in a food and beverage facility requires accurate measurement of material stored in large vessels, silos, or tanks. That makes the right level measurement system a key factor in successful

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What are the benefits of 3-D woven composite fabrics?

July 29, 2019

By Mark Harries, Bally Ribbon Mills Three-dimensional (3-D) weaving of composite fabrics can produce complex, single-piece structures that are strong and lightweight. Compared to traditional two-dimensional (2-D) fabrics, 3-D weaving reduces weight, eliminates the delamination often experienced with 2-D fabrics,

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Outsourcing critical aspects of processing systems keeps costs under control

July 9, 2019

By Jeff Elliott For equipment designers in processing industries, there are aspects of any system that are more functional in nature, yet still critical. This includes gas, fluid and chemical handling systems that play an integral role in equipment that

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Protecting factory electrical enclosures from summer heat

July 8, 2019

By Chris Marlow, Pfannenberg Application Engineer The threats that make enclosure thermal management necessary to begin with reach the height of their destructive energies all at once, once a year, in the summertime. While some logistics of manufacturing become vastly

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Optimizing tool life while containing costs – it can be done

July 2, 2019

Automotive industry manufacturers have basic requirements from their suppliers – they want on-time delivery, accuracy, and sufficient available stock. They want perfect parts, but they want them to be immediately available at a price they can control. Automotive industry suppliers

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Chem Show celebrates 104 years this October

June 23, 2019

The 2019 Chem Show returns to New York City’s Jacob Javits Center this October, marking the 104th anniversary of the show’s existence. Debuting in 1915, the show focuses on previewing the latest equipment and product technology related to the processing

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Conquering aluminum furnace corundum

June 11, 2019

Aluminum processors face constant challenges to their aluminum melt operations. Due to robust demand, processors often operate these furnaces at higher temperatures to maximize production rates. As a result, one of the costliest operational challenges is the aggressive formation of

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Tips for reducing error when using eddy current measuring techniques

May 28, 2019

By Kevin Conlin, business development manager, Kaman Precision Products Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object’s position, distance, or vibration. Unaffected by environmental contaminants or target finish characteristics, these sensors can operate in

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Three considerations when protecting tank farms from corrosion

May 21, 2019

By Del Williams With asset utilization critical and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is