Fluid Handling


Industrial pumps

The course, Reliability & Maintenance of Industrial Pumps, teaches people to learn how to stop repairing pumps. It is designed toward the understanding of centrifugal pumps and systems to gain maximum efficiency and life from the equipment. The course uses a textbook written for mechanics, operators, and maintenance personnel who work with centrifugal pumps.

American Trainco , americantrainco.com , Write 315 on PE card

Pump control

PumpSmart Model 200 Version 4.0 is a microprocessor-based, variable speed drive, programmed specifically for centrifugal pumps up to 700 hp. This version has features that improve pump reliability and performance by protecting the pump from upset conditions and matching pump speed to process demands. Integrated logic monitors pump conditions.

PumpSmart Control Solutions, Div. ITT Industries , pumpsmart.com , Write 316 on PE card

High-flow valve

Mark 100 globe control valve is designed for improved capacity, extra-fine control, and easy maintenance. It delivers higher capacity, up to 15%, in a smaller valve in sizes from 6 to 16 in. and pressure classes from 150 to 600. Applications often provide users significant cost savings by allowing a drop in valve size.

Flowserve Corp. , flowserve.com , Write 317 on PE card

Burst sensor

BA Series rupture disk burst sensor operates at low pressures and works in conjunction with rupture disks and relief valves. The sensor is compatible with virtually any DCS system and operates at pressures as low as 1 psi and temperatures up to 700 F. Sizes range from 1 to 24 in.

ZOOK Enterprises, LLC , zook.cc , Write 318 on PE card

Machine coolant filter

MCF mechanically cleaned filter uses a magnetically coupled drive that moves the cleaning disk without the need for external shaft or drive seals. The design reduces maintenance costs and eliminates leakage. The simplified filter design, which eliminates bags, has very few wear parts, resulting in less maintenance and a smaller parts inventory.

RPA Process Technologies , rpaprocess.com/mcf , Write 319 on PE card

Pipe clamp

CADDY MICROFIX easy-close pipe clamp is an innovative, time-saving device that can be used with iron pipe or copper tubing. The unique hinged design eliminates the need to disassemble the clamp prior to installation. A setscrew catches in a locking plate so no tools are required to position pipe in the clamp.

Erico, Inc. , erico.com , Write 320 on PE card

Pump strainer

Lid-Ease strainers are specifically designed to protect pump systems by capturing solids and foreign materials. High differential pressures are accommodated by a perforated stainless steel basket, which supports an inner stainless steel screen. Optional differential pressure indicators show when the basket needs cleaning.

Viking Pump. Inc. , vikingpump.com , Write 321 on PE card

Knife gate valves

A 10-p, full color, brochure provides technical information on knife gate valves. The Series G features a robust design with stainless steel wetted parts and a machined gate. The Flexgate has an all-elastomer seat and a flush port for easy cleaning.

RedValve Co., Inc. , redvalve.com , Write 322 on PE card

Wastewater guide

The 8-p Water & Wastewater Industry Guide is a quick reference tool that offers valuable advice on air, gas, and liquid measurement, monitoring, and control techniques. Precision thermal sensing technology is the ideal answer in a wide range of industrial applications.

Fluid Components Intl. , fluidcomponents.com , Write 323 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

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
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 Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Material Handling
This digital report explains how everything from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change in the supply chain.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Design of Safe and Reliable Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications
This eGuide explains how the operation of hydraulic systems for subsea applications requires the user to consider additional aspects because of the unique conditions that apply to the setting
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