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Pumps April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Pumps March 12, 2018

Testing steam trap stations by temperature

The relationship between steam pressure and temperature makes temperature measurement extremely helpful in understanding many different operating conditions of steam components in the steam and condensate system.

By Kelly Paffel, Inveno Engineering, LLC
Pumps December 11, 2017

Electric devices provide a better connection to smart maintenance systems

Smart actuators provide the capability for variable maintenance functions. Smart actuators and other electrical devices lower maintenance and manufacturing costs.

By David Buckley, Motion Industries and Hakan Persson, Thomson Industries
The OPTIMASS 2000 S400 16-inch Coriolis mass flowmeter is ideal for bulk measurement of petroleum and oil, as well as syrup, molasses, and raw chemicals. Courtesy: Krohne
Pumps June 8, 2017

Coriolis mass flowmeter

The OPTIMASS 2000 S400 16-inch Coriolis mass flowmeter is ideal for bulk measurement of petroleum and oil, as well as syrup, molasses, and raw chemicals.

By Krohne
IHS Markit reported that sales for the gas, steam and hydro turbine industries are projected to struggle through 2020 due to a lack of market opportunities for suppliers and high price erosion. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Pumps March 23, 2017

Tough market projected for gas, steam and hydro turbine suppliers

IHS Markit reported that sales for the gas, steam and hydro turbine industries are projected to struggle through 2020 due to a lack of market opportunities for suppliers and high price erosion.

By Greg Johnson, IHS Markit
The DD60 capacitors are designed to block harmonics and prevent resonance in high ambient temperature and high-harmonic current real-world applications. Courtesy: Frako
Pumps February 13, 2017

Dual-purpose capacitor product line

The DD60 capacitors are designed to block harmonics and prevent resonance in high ambient temperature and high-harmonic current real-world applications

By Frako
The Graphite platform has upgraded communication capabilities with the addition of DNP3 network support. Courtesy: Red Lion
Pumps February 1, 2017

Platform for process monitoring and control

The Graphite platform has upgraded communication capabilities with the addition of DNP3 network support.

By Red Lion
Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use
Pumps January 31, 2017

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system. Improved power factor will increase the distribution system’s efficiency and reduce energy costs associated with low power factor penalties.

By Tommy Northcott, Northcott Consulting
Pumps January 23, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 16-January 22: lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, motor current analysis, and the importance of motor winding analysis were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 16-January 22. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash
Pumps January 16, 2017

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is crucial. Consider the five areas highlighted below as a place to start.

By David Manney, L&S Electric