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And Non-hazardous Locations

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

NEC changes allow companies to save with new alternative ‘The NEC permits ITC cable to be used in cable trays, raceways, hazardous locations, or as open wiring in specified circumstances.

MBR Technology

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

The advantages of membrane bioreactor systems With Figure 5: Reverse Osmosis With Figure 6: Aerobic MBR Applications Sidebar: Membrane separation technology benefits: •Continuous process, resulting in automatic and uninterrupted operation.

How Much Is in the Silo?

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

How to meet accuracy expectations for bulk solids storage V red = ? r 2 H / 3 = (3.14 x 25 x 2) / 3 = 52.3 ft 3 V green = Volume of 1 ft of straight wall = V cyl – V orange V cyl = ? r 2 h = 3.14 x 56.25 x 1 = 176.6 ft 3 V orange = 0.2618 (D 2 + D d + d 2 ) h = 0.

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Place Gaskets

August 9, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

The best choice depends on your application What Causes Gasket Failure? It’s easy to point fingers when a joint won’t seal, or when a sealed joint begins to leak. Usually, the gasket gets the blame.

To Multiple Users

August 9, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

New technology improves data and service ‘With the large capacity memories available now, storing 52 weeks of a one—minute minimum, maximum, and average value is a simple process.

Baghouse Operations

August 9, 2006 10:01 am | Comments

Preventive Maintenance Prevents Disaster and Penalties By John Johnson and Viola A. Bielobradek Pleated baghouse bag - upgrading a baghouse to pleated elements may triple its efficiency.

Maximizing Fieldbus Installations with Second Generation Device Couplers

August 9, 2006 9:59 am | Comments

Up-front engineering is the key By David Rizzo, Contributing Technical Writer David Rizzo is a technical writer for Power PR, 18103 Prairie Ave., Torrance, CA 90504. Additional information is available at www.powerpr.com or by calling 310-787-1940.

Simpler Approachto Process Controls

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Controlling T-Buss with Modbus cuts installation costs ‘It costs less to run a single pair of wires to all sensors than to run multiple pairs from each point.’ Abraham Brecher is president at Tracer Electronics, 158 Edison Rd.

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Tips for IncreasingPlant Productivity

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Start by examining batch time and process controls Bernard Seguy is president of RHE America, 2525 Cabot Dr., Ste. 205, Lisle, IL 60532, which specializes in the design, engineering, supply and installation of process equipment for synthetic resin and polymer emulsion manufacturing plants.

Safety Goes High-Tech

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Smart devices promise to keep companies competitive Gil Guajardo is safety product manager at Omron Electronics LLC, One Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, which specializes in advanced electronics and control system components. Additional information is available at www.safety.omron.

Preventive MaintenanceTackles Blackouts

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Coupling brings worry-free maintenance to power plant ‘Loss of production due to downtime was an issue at the plant. Replacement costs were in the thousands per bearing.’ Scotty Pucheu is a technical expert at Lovejoy Inc., 2655 Wisconsin Ave.

Lifting With Electricity

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

AC drive technology takes on internal combustion power ‘AC motors offer several advantages including high performance, reduced maintenance and improved energy consumption.’ Jan Lorenz is an engineer with Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5701 Eastport Blvd., Richmond, VA 23231.

Enhancing & Improving Productivity with Hi-Tech Gaskets

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Raising maintenance standards to extend uptime and avoid maintenance crises By Ed Sullivan Ed Sullivan is a technical writer based in Hermosa Beach, CA. He can be reached at edsullivan7@netzero.com‘Chronic leaks and blowouts of heat exchanger gaskets, for example, can bring an entire process down.

Is It Tough Enough?

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

How to protect concrete and steel with the proper coating Mike Kramer is the owner and president of International Coatings Inc., 2925 Lucy Lane, Franklin Park, IL 60131.

Position ControllersWith CANopen interface

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

New approach to automation is compact and easy to use Michael Rogen is vice president of electronics at Maxon Precision Motors Inc., 838 Mitten Rd.

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