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The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with little or no maintenance and an adjustable pitch impeller for precise performance matching. Courtesy: CFM
Pumps January 13, 2017

Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with little or no maintenance and an adjustable pitch impeller for precise performance matching.

By CFM
Cleaning can fall lower on a priority list because it adds no direct value to the product, but the cost of not taking proper precautions can be astronomical. Courtesy: Stellar
Pumps January 11, 2017

How to integrate regular cleaning into a facility’s processing

Cleaning can fall lower on a priority list because it adds no direct value to the product, but the cost of not taking proper precautions can be astronomical.

By Mike Murdaugh, Stellar
Measuring and monitoring air use is an important component in managing your compressed air costs. Courtesy: Atlas Copco
Pumps January 5, 2017

10 tips to lower compressed air costs

Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well.

By Deepak Vetal, Atlas Copco Compressors
By taking a holistic, collaborative and pragmatic approach to VA/VE, manufacturers can decrease their material costs and simultaneously increase customer value. Courtesy: Samuel Zeller, Unsplash
Pumps January 3, 2017

Three steps to reduce material cost for top-line growth

By taking a holistic, collaborative and pragmatic approach to VA/VE, manufacturers can decrease their material costs and simultaneously increase customer value.

By Andreas Doerken, Argo Consulting, Europe
Pumps January 3, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 26-January 1: Control panel questions, Product of the Year Finalists, OSHA fines auto supplier, more

Articles about control panel questions, the 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, OSHA fining an auto supplier, using APC, and the 2016 Top Plant were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 26-January 1. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
The Mini-Skimmer R.S. is a belt-type oil skimmer designed to collect over a quart of oil p/hr, skim unwanted tramp oils from coolants, and clean wastewater. Courtesy: Wayne Products
Pumps January 2, 2017

Belt-type oil skimmer

The Mini-Skimmer R.S. is a belt-type oil skimmer designed to collect over a quart of oil p/hr, skim unwanted tramp oils from coolants, and clean wastewater.

By Wayne Products
A Houston area petrochemical blending facility was experiencing numerous operational and maintenance issues with their steam-heated oil and lubricant storage tanks. Courtesy: Spirax Sarco
Pumps December 22, 2016

Petrochemical steam-heated storage tanks

A Houston area petrochemical blending facility was experiencing numerous operational and maintenance issues with their steam-heated oil and lubricant storage tanks.

By Brett Hollier, Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Spirax Sarco
Just as the process piping and controls for a flare need to be properly designed to handle the full range of product flow rates to the flare, the steam supplied to the flare needs equal consideration. Courtesy: Spirax Sarco
Pumps December 19, 2016

The science behind steam-assisted flares

Just as the process piping and controls for a flare need to be properly designed to handle the full range of product flow rates to the flare, the steam supplied to the flare needs equal consideration.

By Mike Mabry, Oil & Gas and Chemical, Spirax Sarco
Larry Turner, Dave Reiber, Mark Watson, Lanny Floyd, Shon Isenhour
Pumps December 16, 2016

The way forward

5 views on what’s next for manufacturing in 2017

By Larry Turner, Dave Reiber, Mark Watson, Lanny Floyd, Shon Isenhour
When a steam-to-water heater with a modulating control valve is used, the condensate from the float and thermostatic trap should not be lifted. Courtesy: Cummins-Wagner
Pumps December 7, 2016

How to set up proper steam condensate piping

All steam condensate systems for commercial, industrial, and any other application need to have proper piping.

By Richard Goins, Cummins-Wagner