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All the data – without the trouble

October 15, 2018

By Glenn Schulz, FDT Group Managing Director   In order to compete and win in a global, competitive, fast moving world with increasing demands, all kinds of technology must be harnessed and put to good use. But without an effective approach

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New approach to tank level monitoring improves product storage

October 13, 2018

In the past, McAsphalt found that it could be a difficult and time-consuming process to reconcile the amount of asphalt received/transferred/shipped. Not just asphalt, but the fuels side was a big issue as well, considering the large marine fuel oil

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Considerations to be made before designing a bag tipping system

October 9, 2018

Bag tipping, the action of emptying bulk solids from bags, is at the basis of many bulk solids handling processes. However, this process step is far too often perceived as easy — and without added value — which can lead

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Basics of calibrating pressure transmitters

September 28, 2018

By Keith Riley, Ehren Kiker and Duane Muir, Endress+Hauser   Pressure transmitters used in the process industries are very durable and reliable instruments. Even so, they still require periodic maintenance and calibration to ensure optimal performance. This is an area

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Ergonomics in refractory construction transforms difficult tasks into easier ones

September 7, 2018

When we were younger, we were able to accomplish many of our tasks by pure will-power, having the strength and determination to make things happen by brute force. Even if there was an easier way, we didn’t want to waste

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High torque retention knobs solve production problems

August 28, 2018

By John Stoneback / JM Performance Products, Inc.   Titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and other superalloys/exotic materials are on the rise for component manufacturing in vital growth industries such as aerospace, medical, and automotive. This creates a unique set of

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Making the most out of moisture measurement

August 20, 2018

By Del Williams In the pulp and paper industry, measuring and controlling moisture content can impact product quality, production throughput, and processing efficiency, as well as the purchase price of wood chips, pulp, and converted paper products, not to mention

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One size doesn’t fit all when sizing, selecting compressors

August 20, 2018

By Glenn Webb   Oil-free reciprocating piston compressor technology is just like any other. It only achieves its desired effect if it is utilized in the proper applications; and then, only after the proper amount of consideration and study has

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Self-cleaning strainers help keep paint powder production flowing

August 20, 2018

Powder coating is a widely-used alternative to liquid paints that is preferred in many applications because it does not require the use of a volatile solvent. The process uses fine, dry thermoplastic or thermoset powders that are electrostatically attracted to


Proper equipment calibration is essential for accurate gas sample analysis

June 7, 2018

By Dan McCarty, Calibration Lab Manager, QED Environmental Systems Gas sampling equipment is one of the most widely used tools in food processing, brewing and landfill gas (LFG) monitoring applications. Units range from gas extraction meters, gas analyzers, and carbon