Fluid Handling


Measure flow

A web site, fluidcomponents.com , is a comprehensive resource that offers extensive applications, product data, and guides to selection information about measuring fluid and gas mass flow and level. The site includes an online Application Evaluation Program, Applications Library, and FAQ Library. Troubleshooting is available via e-mail through E-Flow Tech Support.

Fluid Components Intl. fluidcomponents.com Write 300 on PE card

Lined mag pump

Texel MEH Series, lined, magnetic-drive pumps provide leak-free and safe handling of high-purity fluids. Casing linings and all wetted parts are made of PVDF or ETFE to eliminate particulate shedding and ensure maximum service life. Compatible with C-flange motors, the pumps' close-coupled design eliminates motor alignment. Features include flows to 30 gpm and pressures to 71 psi.

Magnatex Pumps, Inc. magnatexpumps.com Write 301 on PE card

Covered tubing

Insulated tubing, a cost effective alternative to field-installed insulation on small-diameter process lines, reduces heat loss and protects personnel. Jacketed tubing offers corrosion and mechanical protection in applications where insulation is not required. Available in sizes from 1/4 in. to 1/2 in. in 316/316L stainless steel and copper.

Swagelok Co. swagelok.com Write 302 on PE card

Constant flow valves

Constant Flow Valves provide ease of operation and maintain a constant flow when differential pressure is altered. All wetted components are made of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials. The valves enable users to preset a flow rate, with an accuracy of

Asahi/America, Inc. asahi-america.com Write 303 on PE card

Rupture disks

URA Series rupture disks, with reverse acting design, can be used in liquid or gas systems at very high or low burst ratings. They are suitable for up to 95% of typical fluid system applications, which reduces inventory. Disks range in size from 1 in. to 8 in. and are available in 316 stainless steel, hastelloy, monel, inconel, and nickel.

ZOOK Enterprises, LLC zook.com Write 304 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
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.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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

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