Software troubleshoots gas piping Pipe-Flo for compressible fluids is an advanced piping network software for industrial gas piping systems.
Software troubleshoots gas piping
Pipe-Flo for compressible fluids is an advanced piping network software for industrial gas piping systems. It is the perfect tool to design, analyze, and troubleshoot piping networks used in process and industrial gas applications. A clear picture of how pipeline components work allows the user to make changes to the model and see the effects. Engineered Software, Inc.; www.eng-software.com
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Pipe insulation removes condensate
PermaWick fiberglass, below ambient pipe insulation allows vapor to migrate to the cold pipe where it condenses and is wicked away to the underside of the insulation. There it evaporates, leaving the insulation dry and its thermal qualities intact, ensuring proper insulation performance and condensation control. Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH; www.knauffiberglass.com
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System monitors emergency valves
ValvGuard testing and monitoring system for emergency valves allows plant operators to intensify surveillance of safety shutdown valves by checking them on-line as often as desired. The result is a higher level of diagnostic coverage and assurance that ESD valves will operate if an incident occurs. It can be used up to SIL 3. Neles Automation; www.nelesautomation.com
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Couplings allow easy removal
Uniflex union pipe couplings have a gasketed seal and unique construction that provides significant energy cost savings, reduced labor and inventory cost, zero leakage, and ease of installation and removal. Zero clearance fit means there is no need to spring pipes apart when making repairs. Nicholson Steam Trap; www.nicholsonsteamtrap.com
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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