The course, Reliability & Maintenance of Industrial Pumps, teaches people to learn how to stop repairing pumps. It is designed toward the understanding of centrifugal pumps and systems to gain maximum efficiency and life from the equipment. The course uses a textbook written for mechanics, operators, and maintenance personnel who work with centrifugal pumps.
American Trainco , americantrainco.com , Write 315 on PE card
PumpSmart Model 200 Version 4.0 is a microprocessor-based, variable speed drive, programmed specifically for centrifugal pumps up to 700 hp. This version has features that improve pump reliability and performance by protecting the pump from upset conditions and matching pump speed to process demands. Integrated logic monitors pump conditions.
PumpSmart Control Solutions, Div. ITT Industries , pumpsmart.com , Write 316 on PE card
Mark 100 globe control valve is designed for improved capacity, extra-fine control, and easy maintenance. It delivers higher capacity, up to 15%, in a smaller valve in sizes from 6 to 16 in. and pressure classes from 150 to 600. Applications often provide users significant cost savings by allowing a drop in valve size.
Flowserve Corp. , flowserve.com , Write 317 on PE card
BA Series rupture disk burst sensor operates at low pressures and works in conjunction with rupture disks and relief valves. The sensor is compatible with virtually any DCS system and operates at pressures as low as 1 psi and temperatures up to 700 F. Sizes range from 1 to 24 in.
ZOOK Enterprises, LLC , zook.cc , Write 318 on PE card
Machine coolant filter
MCF mechanically cleaned filter uses a magnetically coupled drive that moves the cleaning disk without the need for external shaft or drive seals. The design reduces maintenance costs and eliminates leakage. The simplified filter design, which eliminates bags, has very few wear parts, resulting in less maintenance and a smaller parts inventory.
RPA Process Technologies , rpaprocess.com/mcf , Write 319 on PE card
CADDY MICROFIX easy-close pipe clamp is an innovative, time-saving device that can be used with iron pipe or copper tubing. The unique hinged design eliminates the need to disassemble the clamp prior to installation. A setscrew catches in a locking plate so no tools are required to position pipe in the clamp.
Erico, Inc. , erico.com , Write 320 on PE card
Lid-Ease strainers are specifically designed to protect pump systems by capturing solids and foreign materials. High differential pressures are accommodated by a perforated stainless steel basket, which supports an inner stainless steel screen. Optional differential pressure indicators show when the basket needs cleaning.
Viking Pump. Inc. , vikingpump.com , Write 321 on PE card
Knife gate valves
A 10-p, full color, brochure provides technical information on knife gate valves. The Series G features a robust design with stainless steel wetted parts and a machined gate. The Flexgate has an all-elastomer seat and a flush port for easy cleaning.
RedValve Co., Inc. , redvalve.com , Write 322 on PE card
The 8-p Water & Wastewater Industry Guide is a quick reference tool that offers valuable advice on air, gas, and liquid measurement, monitoring, and control techniques. Precision thermal sensing technology is the ideal answer in a wide range of industrial applications.
Fluid Components Intl. , fluidcomponents.com , Write 323 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey