Fluid handling


Preventing pump failure

Better than learning how to replace or repair a pump, wouldn't it be more efficient and cost saving to know how to prevent a pump from failing in the first place? This seminar teaches students how to identify the real problems causing pump failure and how to avoid repeating those problems in the future. It is designed to have immediate impact so you can start saving maintenance dollars and costly repairs and downtime today. Call 877-978-7246 for more information on the Pumps & Pump Systems seminar.

American Trainco, Inc , www.americantrainco.com , Write 306 on PE card

Replacement pump parts

A four-color, fully illustrated, 8-page brochure describes why selecting OEM replacement parts remains the most economical pump repair choice. One section contains an 8-point checklist for shaft inspections along with a 5-point sleeve checklist. Detailed instructions are offered on what to look for along with photographs and engineering drawings. An impeller section uses detailed call outs to show how non-OEM impellers fail to meet dimensional specifications, which affects pump performance.

Goulds Pumps , www.gouldspumps.com , Write 307 on PE card

Visual flow indicators

A broad line of precision-engineered visual flow indicators is described in a 4-page, illustrated product bulletin. Both standard view-through and 360 degree full-view designs are included. Technical data includes standard sizes, which range from

L.J. Star Inc. , www.ljstar.com , Write 308 on PE card

Pump saves money

The 2000 CC pump is an economical, close-coupled pump with pumping capabilities that enhance performance and extend service life to reduce costs. Cost-saving features include a space-saving, compact size and rugged gear-drive joint design that offers cost-effective, dependable pumping action. Ultra-Pro rotor/stator pumping elements require less energy and reduce the potential for plugging. The pump is designed to efficiently transfer abrasive, high-solids content materials.

Moyno, Inc , www.moyno.com , Write 309 on PE card

Expanded valve line

The S Series are compact solenoid valves for 2-way and 3-way applications to control air, inert gas, water, steam, light oil, and steam. With compact sizes and easy-to-install DIN connections, the valves save space, reduce installation time, simplify service, and improve performance. General service valves are available in sizes up to 2-inch, high flow general service valves up to

ASCO , www.asco.com , Write 310 on PE card

Pressure relief valves

Compact metal relief valves can be preset from 0.5 to 150 psi. Settings are accurate tocolor coding. Muffler caps and metal caps are available.

Industrial Specialties Mfg., Inc. , www.industrialspec.com , Write 311 on PE card

Pumps for hazardous applications

Series 500 diaPUMPs have explosion-proof motors and NEMA 7 stroke positioners for use in hazardous environments. They are hydraulically actuated diaphragm pumps that provide leak-free metering of a wide variety of corrosive, flammable, or hazardous liquids. The explosion-proof model is ideal for use in oil-and-gas, CPI, and a wide variety of other extreme environments. The pumps have check valves that are removable for inspection or cleaning without disconnecting piping.

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. , www.neptune1.com , Write 312 on PE card

Insulated tubing bundles

Electric and steam traced, pre-insulated bundled tubing provides process fluid freeze protection and temperature maintenance versus field traced and insulated tubing systems. Electric traced bundled tubing features a self-regulating electric tracer and maintains process temperatures up to 250 degrees F. Light steam bundles provide freeze protection between 50 degrees F and 200 degrees F. In heavy steam bundles, the process tube is in direct contact with the tracer to maintain temperatures from 200 degrees F to 400 degrees F.

Swagelok Co. , www.swagelok.com , Write 313 on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
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.
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
The future of electrical safety; Four keys to RPM success; Picking the right weld fume option
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
VFDs improving motion control applications; Powering automation and IIoT wirelessly; Connecting the dots
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me