Fluid Handling


Track seals and pumps

Software enables plants to collate data and generate reports to help identify root causes of seal and pump failures. Each report provides a different operational perspective of the seals and pumps. By comparing this information with physical evidence on a failed seal or pump, a plant team can diagnose and correct problems.

AnchorSoft, Inc. Write 300 on PE card

One-stop service

PRO Services offers life-cycle- enhancing service solutions, which include maintaining and upgrading all brands and types of rotating equipment including pumps, gearboxes, and heat exchangers. Extended downtime is avoided because experienced engineers and technicians provide field service and are available 24/7.

ITT Industries Co. gouldspumps.com/proinfo Write 301 on PE card

Size flow sensors

VeraData CD includes state-of-the-art sizing software, VeraCalc (Ver.5.0), and a catalog of literature featuring: flow calculation software that calculates differential pressure based on flow conditions; installation documents and instructions; product specification sheets; and design features with duct air flow application guides.

Veris, Inc. veris-inc.com Write 302 on PE card

Separator handles air and steam

Wright-Austin Type T gas/liquid separators automatically remove 99% of all liquid and solid entrained particles 10-microns and larger. They are equally adapted for use with air, gas, and steam. The no-moving-parts design eliminates the need for maintenance throughout their service life. Units are available in cast iron, carbon steel, and stainless steel in sizes from 2 to 24 in.

Hayward Industrial Products, Inc. haywardnet.com Write 303 on PE card

Upgrade pump performance

Power End Upgrades are available for virtually all brands, makes, models, and sizes of end suction centrifugal pumps. This unique upgrade system requires no piping or foundation changes. The bearing frame and seal back-pull-out assembly is a simple plug-in without modifying the existing pump or hydraulics. A 3-yr warranty

is offered.

Environamics Corp. environamics.com Write 304 on PE card

Two-wire float switch

NuTec Series LS2000 level switch is a thermal mass switch designed with two-wire, 4_20-mA loop power. Using 24-Vdc input power, the innovative design enables retrofitting of existing two-wire, failure-prone, mechanical float switches without any wiring modifications. An optional alarm with SPDT, 6-amp relay with input power of 85-265 Vac, 24 Vdc, or 24 Vac is available.

Fluid Components Intl. fluidcomponents.com Write 305 on PE card

Hot oil flow meter

This flow meter is designed for use in processes that go up to 550 F. The unit provides visual indication of flow rates from 5 to 40 gpm. Accuracy is

Burger & Brown Engineering, Inc. Write 306 on PE card

Ultrasonic flow meter

Dynasonics Series TFXL ultrasonic, transit time, clamp-on flow meter uses time of flight technology to measure most liquids containing less than 40% total suspended solids or aeration. The noninvasive unit attaches to the outside of steel and copper pipes from 1/2 to 2 in. It replaces mechanical flow meters where liquids do damage.

Racine Federated, Inc. dynasonics.com Write 307 on PE card

Shear-sensitive pump

Series LS high-capacity pumps are designed for the rapid transfer of delicate products. The one-piece, bow-tie impeller cleanly sweeps the pump chamber, scooping product through the pump rather than beating it. Models have capacities up to 1000 gpm with discharge heads to 195 ft.

GPM Pumps, Inc. gpmpump.com Write 308 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

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