Fluid Handling

03/15/2003


Hybrid reel

ReelTek is a hybrid reel design that includes a base and arm made from steel, a spool constructed of lightweight, engineered composite components, and an industrial-grade swivel. The spool contains a drive spring that protects it from the environment. The latch mechanism is mounted on the arm, making quick-change adjustments easy and ensuring the hose will always retract. Reelcraft Industries, Inc. reelcraft.com Write 317 on PE card

Lighted flow indicator

Sight-Rite flow indicator is recommended for applications where visual inspection is critical and liquid output is required for safety. The unit couples the reliability of an electric indicator with the simplicity of a flow sight. It permits checking of fluid flow at a glance via a green LED light. Oil-Rite Corp. oilrite.com Write 318 on PE card

Pump parts

ProCast manufactures OEM-quality replacement parts for pumps and has developed a web site that simplifies parts purchasing. It allows customers to search, identify, and order parts on the internet anywhere and anytime. The web site features user-friendly navigation and simple shopping-cart functionality. An extensive search catalog contains all major pump manufacturers. ProCast, ITT Industries procastparts.com Write 319 on PE card

Corrosion-resistant flow indicators

A short-form catalog sheet describes a line of corrosion-resistant visual flow indicators. These devices are lined with Teflon, PFA, Tefzel, or Kynar. The linings cover the entire inner surface. Other options include drip or flutter-flow indicators, 150-psi or 30-psi versions, body material of carbon steel or stainless steel. L.J. Star, Inc. ljstar.com Write 320 on PE card

Hydraulic data book

A revised edition of the Cameron Hydraulic Data book is now available. It is an aid to engineers involved with the specification, selection, and application of pumping equipment. The book covers hydraulic principles, formulas and equivalents, friction data, liquids data, steam data, electrical data, pipe flanges, and miscellaneous information. Flowserve Corp. cameronbook.com Write 321 on PE card

Pump handbook

A 254-p pump handbook supports all levels of pump users in the correct selection and usage of centrifugal, liquid, and rotary lobe pumps. It guides the reader through pump technology, terminology, theory, and pump descriptions. Also covered are pump seals, motors, technical data, cleaning guidelines, installation, and troubleshooting. Alfa Laval, Inc. alfalaval.us Write 322 on PE card





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