Suction diffuser line expanded
Taco has expanded its suction diffuser line, which provide maximum flow efficiency at the suction inlet of the pump while at the same time reducing space and fitting requirements.
Taco has expanded its suction diffuser line with three new sizes: 4x2.5-in., 5x3-in., and 8x5-in.. Taco's suction diffusers incorporate numerous features into one device to provide maximum flow efficiency at the suction inlet of the pump while at the same time reducing space and fitting requirements. They also eliminate the need for an equivalent length of 10 pipe diameters of straight run on the suction side of the pump. The integral cast straightening vanes ensure uniform flow to the suction inlet of the pump while the oversized body cylinder ensures minimal pressure drop. The suction diffuser's metering port allows for the monitoring of system conditions. The devices are available for 125 or 250 psi working pressures, with either flanged or grooved-flange connections.
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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