Oil Eater absorbent pads are designed to provide a safer and cleaner workplace. The family of products includes oil only pads and rolls, universal pads and rolls, industrial rugs, absorbent socks and drum top pads. All are available in a variety of weights and finishes. Universal Pads and Rolls are specially treated MBPP making them ideal for general workplace use.
A steamy CDSolution Source for Steam, Air, and Water Systems provides relevant information on hundreds of related products in nine sections. The free CD devotes more than 20% of its space to engineering guidelines for steam conservation, condensate recovery, and draining liquids from compressed air and other gases.
Dry Guard bearings feature a unique diamond-like coating, and are designed to significantly reduce the coefficient of friction, enabling longer periods of safe operation under dry run conditions. Dry running can inadvertently occur when a source tank empties or a valve is shut off up stream from the pump.
From industry-hardened computers to wireless and web-enabled products, plant engineers can access more data, stay in touch with plant processes, and respond to emergencies quicker because of advancements in technology and innovative information engineering. PLANT ENGINEERING magazine continues to report on products and trends that affect the plant.
Two industries in our factory operating materials and supplies report are enjoying A+ margin grades. This means the combination of rising product prices and falling manufacturing costs has created an inflation windfall for producers of wooden pallets (SIC 2448), as well as ball and roller bearings (SIC 3562).
From datalogging to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), plant processes and maintenance functions frequently require collecting, analyzing, trending, and archiving data from multiple sources. One application is collecting temperature data to find hot spots on a boiler. Another is collecting flow and pressure to troubleshoot flow valves in the field.
Key conceptsShort-term errors or long-term practices can cause boiler failures.Low-water trip switches should be checked regularly and never bypassed.Poor feedwater quality can cause corrosion and contamination.HVAC/SafetyRegard for personnel safety is an item that is first and foremost in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of industrial manufacturing facilities.
Plant engineers continue to demand efficient, affordable, and well supported software. And software suppliers are keeping up with plant engineers' demands. Here's a sampling of recent software offerings plant engineers should find useful.Software tracks employees' timeEmployee Proj Clock software is an employee project time tracking tool.