Fluid Handling


Maintain instruments and valves

An integrated network, Instrument & Valve Services, delivers predictive diagnostics and servicing of all makes of instruments and valves. It provides customers with a single contact for assistance across North America, offering complete resolution of maintenance problems at a local level from over 50 locations with more than 650 engineers and technicians.

Emerson Process Management , gotoemerson.com , Write 309 on PE card

Pump training

"Centrifugal Pumps: Fundamentals, Design, and Applications" is a comprehensive e-learning program available from the Hydraulic Institute. This computer-based training course, in web-based or CD-ROM format, addresses centrifugal and vertical pump technology. The course is available in online format at pumplearning.org and on CD-ROM at pumps.org .

Hydraulic Institute , pumps.org , Write 310 on PE card

Metering pump

EW Series Digital Metering pumps have IP65 (NEMA 4X) construction for superior performance in wet and humid environments. They are solenoid-driven, diaphragm-metering pumps with capacities up to 6.7 gph and pressures up to 150 psi. At 360 strokes/min., they provide an 1800:1 turndown ratio and reduce the slug feeding found in other pumps.

Walchem Corp. , walchem.com , Write 311 on PE card

Gas tank changeover

ChangeOver System is a compact, turnkey module designed for continuous gas and fluid management. The system combines the IR Series pressure-reducing regulator with NOVA Series diaphragm valves to create a compact gas delivery system for continuous gas or fluid applications. The alarm package provides an audible and visible indication of when to change out cylinders.

Veriflo Div. Parker Hannifin Corp. , parker.com/instrumentation , Write 312 on PE card

Double-diaphragm pumps

Brochure presents a complete line of double-diaphragm pumps and accessories. These pumps eliminate stalling, icing, and lubing. Included are charts titled "Plastic Pump Materials of Construction" and "Metallic Pump Materials of Construction." The brochure provides an overview of pump materials, sizes, and features to aid in selecting a best-fit solution for specific applications.

Versa-Matic pumps Co. , versamatic.com , Write 313 on PE card

Cable reel catalog

A cable reel catalog features complete information on manual, spring, and power rewind cable reels for a variety of applications. Reels handle welding cable, static grounding cable, and electrical cable for power tools, lights, and machinery. All reels can be mounted on walls, ceilings, and worktables.

Hannay Reels , hannay.com , Write 314 on PE card

Pump difficult fluids

Full-color brochure describes the PowerFlow high-performance process pump for demanding applications. The pump is designed for the most viscous, abrasive, and corrosive applications and outperforms other pumps for efficiently handling adhesives, sealants, paint, coatings, paper starch, asphalts, and chemical waste.

Moyno, Inc. , moyno.com , Write 315 on PE card

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October 2018
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