Hydraulics
Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.
Hydraulics May 6, 2016

Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Understand risk tolerances in designing the most efficient hydraulic system.

By Mickey Heestand
Hydraulics November 9, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the ‘perfect’ bearing fit, more

Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, the quest to find the 'perfect' bearing fit, arc flash NFPA 70E, and arc flash safety measures were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Variety of heat exchangers that reduce maintenance, improve food safety, and increase process efficiency. Courtesy: SPX
Hydraulics October 1, 2015

Series of sanitary heat exchangers

The APV series of sanitary heat exchangers are designed to reduce maintenance, improve food safety, and increase process efficiency.

By SPX
E-Z Bend hydraulic hose is ideal for high-pressure hydraulic oil lines in mobile hydraulic applications. Courtesy: Kurt Hydraulics
Hydraulics August 29, 2015

Hydraulic hose for demanding applications

E-Z Bend hydraulic hose is ideal for high-pressure hydraulic oil lines in mobile hydraulic applications.

By Kurt Hydraulics
Hydraulics June 8, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 1-7: Pneumatic systems and saving energy, finding time for maintenance, predictive analytics, more

Articles about pneumatic systems and saving energy, finding time for maintenance, predictive analytics, calculating the cost of faults, and manufacturing maintenance practices were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 1-7. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
This chemical injection system optimizes the injection process while providing operational monitoring and control. Courtesy: SignalFire
Hydraulics May 6, 2015

Chemical injection system optimizes

This chemical injection system optimizes the injection process while providing operational monitoring and control.

By SignalFire
A technician uses specialized sound detection equipment to locate compressed air leaks on a machine. A comprehensive Festo study showed the elimination of leaks at the machine level decreased energy consumption on average by 12%. Courtesy: Festo
Hydraulics May 5, 2015

Pneumatic systems: 10 ways to save energy

Manage pressure, find the leaks and build a strong system of equipment and people.

By Mike Guelker, Festo
This automated hydrostatic pressure tester system is used for critical iron parts for oil and gas applications. Courtesy: Intellitest
Hydraulics May 5, 2015

Automated hydrostatic pressure tester

This automated hydrostatic pressure tester system is used for critical iron parts for oil and gas applications.

By Intellitest
Hydraulics May 4, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 27 to May 3: Smart cement, process safety and security controller, ac motor repair, more

Articles about a revolutionary smart cement, a process safety and security controller, ac motor repair, the age of the control engineer, and the 2015 Plant Engineering maintenance study were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, April 27 to May 3. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Hydraulics April 13, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 6-12: Product of the Year winners, measuring motor efficiency, collaborative robots and humans, more

Articles about the 2014 Product of the Year winners, measuring motor efficiency to understand VFD’s value, collaborative robots and humans, reducing lead time, and the Internet of Things and people who make things were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, April 6-12. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra