Steam system drawings
CAD Centre is a greatly expanded online system used as a design aid for steam system engineering. It comprises a central online library offering component and application drawings for download in either AutoCad or Windows Metafile (.wmf) formats.
Spirax Sarco, Inc. spiraxsarco.com/us Write 308 on PE card
Test valves online
Partial-Stroke Valve Testing package ensures the safe and reliable operation of emergency shutdown valves. In response to a need for reduced test intervals without interrupting operations, the package was developed as an online, partial-stroke testing solution for pneumatically operated emergency shutdown valves. The test is simple and does not impact production.
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. sea.siemens.com Write 309 on PE card
An intensive 2-day seminar provides information on how to make pumps run at peak performance, how to specify the right pump, and troubleshooting strategies. Other topics include: how to read pump curves, calculate energy loads, determine causes of bearing failure, proper startup procedures, TDH requirements, and much more.
National Technology Transfer, Inc. nttinc.com Write 310 on PE card
Mag drive pump
MagMax sealless centrifugal pumps offer affordable secondary containment in an easy-to-maintain magnetic drive design. Nonwearing silicon carbide bearings are standard. The stator core is field repairable. The pump is interchangeable with standard ANSI and ISO pumps. The unit operates at flow rates up to 440 gpm and temperatures from %%MDASSML%%40 F to 250 F.
Sundyne Corp. sundyne.com Write 311 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. It has features that improve pump reliability and performance by protecting the pump from operating in upset conditions and matching pump speed to process demands. Integrated logic monitors pump condition and predicts wear.
PumpSmart Control Solutions pumpsmart.com Write 312 on PE card
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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