The Hydraulic Institute has approved a National Pump Systems Educational Initiative called "Pump Systems Matter." The program will place a primary focus on pump systems education and outreach, addressing energy savings and total cost of pump ownership. To learn more about the program call Robert Asdal at 973-267-9700 x13.
Hydraulic Institute pumplearning.org Write 301 on PE card
Hose assembly safety
Hose Assembly Safety Program is a free service to industry. Since hose assemblies in plants can be a source of equipment malfunction, dangerous spills, and personal injury, this program was developed to help manufacturers identify conditions that pose a risk to plant production and safety. For more information call Joe Dawson at 800-355-1991.
Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. dixonvalve.com Write 302 on PE card
PVC piping guide
A 142-p Engineering and Installation Guide provides a resource for technical data on PVC, CPVC, and specialty piping and duct systems. It features engineering and design data, a chemical resistance guide, physical properties, and pressure ratings. Call 610-252-7355 for a copy.
Harvel Plastics, Inc. harvel.com Write 303 on PE card
Flow Switch Guide is a reference tool that offers advice on switch applications and product selection for use in gas, liquid, and slurry environments.
Fluid Components Intl fluidcomponents.com Write 304 on PE card
Progressing cavity pumps
CD-Rom catalog is easy to navigate and describes a line of progressing cavity pumps, geometries, and accessories. Included are performance curves and dimensional drawings.
Netzsch, Inc. netzschusa.com Write 305 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