Steam trap design accepts inline dirt
OPT pinch steam trap handles pipeline dirt and lasts up to five times longer than other traps while saving at least 10% in steam costs.
OPT pinch steam trap handles pipeline dirt and lasts up to five times longer than other traps while saving at least 10% in steam costs. It is freeze protected, self-draining, has no moving parts, fails in the open position, and is back pressure insensitive. The unit installs in any position, has automatic air venting, and allows a continuous flow of low-velocity condensate. Ogontz Corp.
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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