Dear Bud, Wow! You missed a rocking Show in Chicago! Remember when I told you I was going to McCormick Place March 16-19 for the National Plant Engineering and Management Show? Well, this was definitely the place to be! Excellent exhibits, conferences, and demonstrations of all the products and services affecting the plant engineering function were available in this one spot. I joined nearly 24,000 other plant engineering and management professionals in walking countless miles checking out about 800 exhibitors. Let me tell you, my tired feet and legs were a small price to pay for what I learned. I’m sending along some postcards of a few of the booths, speakers, and activities so that you can see what you missed. You should start planning now to be at the next NPEM Show. Write down these dates: March 15-18, 1999, so you can be there next year! Lou Nearly 350 people attended a black-tie reception at Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel to honor the winners in Plant Engineering magazine’s 10th annual Product of the Year contest.
Flow controller separates the supply side -- compressors, dryers, and filters -- from the distribution system. The product creates storage within the receiver tanks and delivers needed flow at a constant system pressure.
Oil mist eliminator removes 99.98% of particles 0.1 micron and larger and reduces liquid content to 0.5 ppm by weight in compressed air systems. Pressure drop is between 0.5-1 psi, while average cartridge life is 8-15 yr. Kaeser Compressors
An air handling systems catalog details components for dust, fume, and pollution control; HVAC; and other industrial applications. The 32-p publication contains thousands of fittings, spiral pipe, and flexible hose selections. Air Handling Systems www.
1998 Air Handling Systems Catalog helps those involved in HVAC, dust, fume, and pollution control, and many other industrial applications.
A 24-p catalog portrays a full line of air doors, including light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy industrial models.
Sarlin Balance compressed air management system improves performance and reduces costs by controlling multiple compressors as if they were one. Sensors monitor output pressure at the compressors and within the piping network.
Most manufacturing plants using compressed air apply quick-connect couplings. Proper selection and sizing of these inexpensive, ubiquitous devices are usually not given the consideration they deserve.
Omega 82, positive displacement, lobe blower features an 8-in. nominal gear diameter with 10-in. diameter flanged inlet and outlet ports to provide airflow rates up to 3050 icfm at 15-psig pressure or 15-in. Hg vacuum.
M12 portable rotary screw compressor delivers variable pressures from 70 to 190 psig, with output rated at 43 cfm at 100 psig. Features include the power-saving SIGMA profile airend and air-cooled oil cooler with fan. Kaeser Compressors