How to choose the right sealing compound ‘Seal materials must be chemically resistant to the product processed, CIP media used, and the harsh SIP sterilization process using superheated steam up to 140°C.’‘Even materials that may appear similar react differently in chemical media.’ By Dr.
How new technological breakthroughs are affecting explosion protection Before the HRD Suppressor… The pressurized HRD suppressors of today are a far cry from the first suppressors used in explosion protection.
Not all infrared monitors are created equal ‘Photoacoustic infrared technology enables gases to be detected at extremely low levels due to its inherent stability and reduced crosssensitivity.’‘There is no zero point involvedproviding more accurate and reliable readings.
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.
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 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.
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.
New technology improves data and service ‘With the large capacity memories available now, storing 52 weeks of a oneminute minimum, maximum, and average value is a simple process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.