Fluid Handling


A seal deal

Integrated Cartridge Program was developed to improve sealing methods for ANSI, process, and general-service pumps by offering users a cohesive line of high-quality, interchangeable, cartridge seals. The program allows users to: purchase cartridge seals at lower cost, minimize inventory needs, boost overall reliability, extend sealing efficiencies, and obtain quick delivery.

Flex-A-Seal flexaseal.com Write 304 on PE card

Stop pump spills

Spill-STOP is designed to prevent spills caused by diaphragm failure in air-operated diaphragm pumps. It features a patented design that captures leaked product caused by a ruptured diaphragm and pneumatically shuts off the pump automatically. The device can be equipped to trigger a warning alarm or turn on a standby pump.

Blacoh Fluid Control blacoh.com Write 305 on PE card

Pump saves space

Model 3196 CC is a close-coupled version of model 3196 ANSI process pump and is designed for general industrial service where space is limited or the cost of a frame-mounted pump is prohibitive. While the pump is not designed to meet ANSI B 73.1, it will meet some of the requirements because the liquid end has all the features and benefits of ANSI 3196.

Goulds Pumps gouldspumps.com Write 306 on PE card

High-pressure steam traps

SH Trap Series are designed for exceptional performance in severe high-pressure/temperature superheat applications. They can be used at pressures up to 1500 psi and temperatures to 1050 F. The traps are maintainable due to easily accessible internals, which significantly reduce the requirement for entire trap replacement.

TLV Corp. tlv.com Write 307 on PE card

Monitor pipe corrosion

CorrView is a simple, low-cost, self-contained device in the form of a hex head pipe plug. It threads directly into any water piping system and produces a brilliant color change, from white to fluorescent orange, after a predefined amount of pipe wall loss has occurred. It measures corrosion activity at the pipe's interior surface. It is available in

CorrView Intl., LLC corrview.com Write 308 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

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