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Mechanical & Electrical August 14, 2017

Valve positioner

This electropneumatic valve positioner offers outstanding accuracy and industry-leading reliability with an ease of installation, calibration, and operation.

By Spirax Sarco
Automation, Controls June 27, 2016

Inline vortex mass flowmeter

The VLM20 inline vortex mass flowmeter that measures mass, volumetric, and energy flow measurement for steam, liquid, and gas applications.

By Spirax Sarco
Material Handling June 15, 2015

Industry trend talk: Using steam tracing for process

Heat tracing can be used to heat a variety of products. Understanding the basics of sizing and installing external line tracing will help you apply it effectively.

By Spirax Sarco
Supply Chain April 19, 2015

Why and where steam is used

Steam is used for a variety of purposes in a huge number of processes across industries as diverse as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, textiles, pulp and paper, oil and petrochemicals, laundries, and public buildings.

By Spirax Sarco
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance December 22, 2014

Do the boiler house walkabout

The boiler house is the engine of any steam system. Make sure yours is in good working order with a stroll around to check that vital maintenance and testing is being regularly performed.

By Spirax Sarco
Safety Standards December 7, 2014

If it’s not working, look at the big picture

Valve problems can be a headache, but sometimes the pain actually originates elsewhere in the system. “Valve failures” can be design problems or failure of other equipment in disguise.

By Spirax Sarco
Mechanical & Electrical November 25, 2014

10 things to know about valves

A little valve knowledge can go a long way to improving your operation.

By Spirax Sarco
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 29, 2014

Chemical water treatment: the essential vitamins required for a “healthy” steam and condensate loop

A steam and condensate loop acts like a living breathing organism; taking in water to produce steam and utilizing that steam for work, then returning a portion of the used steam as condensate to be reutilized.

By Spirax Sarco
Sustainability October 15, 2014

The nine benefits of using steam

Here are 9 reasons why using steam is good for your plant.

By Spirax Sarco
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance August 11, 2014

5 tips to effectively maintain your steam system

Here are five basic tips that everyone could be applying to increase productivity and achieve more ‘bang for their buck’ when it comes to steam systems.

By Spirax Sarco
Sustainability May 7, 2014

Biofuels: What are they?

Biofuels have become a popular subject in the energy community, but how does this energy source actually work, and are there any downsides to using them?

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI February 14, 2014

How growth can create headaches for dairy

A case study of how a Spirax Sarco audit led to an optimized condensate collection and return for improved control and energy savings.

By Spirax Sarco
Sustainability February 13, 2014

Steam as a living organism

Why a steam system should not be thought of as individual functional items but as an interdependent ecosystem.

By Spirax Sarco
Power February 12, 2014

Understanding flash steam

Effective flash steam recovery can be a valuable source of heat.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI January 8, 2014

Eight tips to keep steam dry and clean

Maintaining steam quality can reduce plant downtime, improve energy efficiency and minimize the use of chemicals and water.

By Spirax Sarco
Pumps November 1, 2013

Steamtip of the month: Steam-powered condensate vs. electric pumps

What are the advantages of steam-powered condensate pumps over the electric pump?

By Spirax Sarco
Pumps October 30, 2013

Waterhammer: How much do you know?

As soon as steam leaves the boiler, condensate takes place in the pipe due to heat loss. This situation is even more intense during the initial supply of steam and when the steam is cold.

By Spirax Sarco
Maintenance Strategy October 28, 2013

A quick guide to condensate recovery

Save energy, save cost and save the environment.

By Spirax Sarco
Pumps October 24, 2013

9 things to know about electric pumps

Select the right pump; assure pumps meet standards, regulations; beware pressure shock.

By Spirax Sarco
Sustainability September 26, 2013

Selecting the right flowmeter

Each flowmeter technology has its pros and cons; learn how to select the best flowmeter based on your specific flow criteria.

By Spirax Sarco
Sustainability September 23, 2013

Save energy with monitoring, targeting

You can’t control what you can’t measure, so effective monitoring and targeting is typically an important step in any campaign to save energy.

By Spirax Sarco
Safety & PPE September 18, 2013

Metering, monitoring feedwater systems

One of the most common misunderstandings sees in boiler water treatment programs is the confusion surrounding the measurement of condensate return and the correct configuration and dosing point for chemical injection.

By Spirax Sarco
Environmental Health September 16, 2013

Instant knowledge: A case for steam

A better understanding of the properties of steam may be achieved by understanding the general molecular and atomic structure of matter, and applying this knowledge to ice, water and steam.

By Spirax Sarco
Mechanical & Electrical September 9, 2013

Flowmeter tip of the month: Ensure meter accuracy

One of the easiest ways to ensure meter accuracy is to ensure that the meter is piped properly. Attention should be paid to the required upstream and downstream pipe requirements needed to 'smooth' out the flow profile.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI August 13, 2013

Boost productivity to new levels within the steam system

It is just as important to tackle the basics when it comes to techniques for boosting productivity.

By Spirax Sarco
Plant Automation August 8, 2013

Boiler water treatment for the food and beverage industry

So, what is different about chemical treatment of boilers at food plants?

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI August 6, 2013

Ideas for money-saving steam system upgrades

It makes sense in today’s economy more than ever to save steam and cut energy consumption.

By Spirax Sarco
Safety Standards August 1, 2013

Steam tip: The purpose of a steam trap on steam/water washdown stations

Why do steam/water washdown stations need a steam trap on the inlet steam feed?

By Spirax Sarco
Safety Standards July 30, 2013

Ten safety valve tips to protect employees, facility, profits

Follow these safety valve tips and make sure you are protected.

By Spirax Sarco
Safety & PPE July 23, 2013

Top 10 safety tips about washdown stations

Never allow unauthorized personnel to handle equipment, never put your hands or fingers in front of the nozzle, and other helpful safety tips on washdown stations.

By Spirax Sarco