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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.

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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.

Conductivity Sparks Solutionsfor Challenging Process Applications

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Recent advances have improved and expanded applications in process industries ‘Conductivity measurement is ideal for a broad range of applications throughout all process industries.’By J. Kevin Quackenbush click the image to enlarge J.

Calendar of Events

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

March 12-17: Pittcon, conference on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, 412-825-3220, www.pittcon.org March 20-23: National Manufacturing Week, four industry shows and conference program, Donald E.

How and Why Butterfly Valves Are Used (888)

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

How and Why Butterfly Valves Are Used Applications include air, gas, steam and liquid By Kevin PetersonSalina Vortex Corp. ‘They are an excellent, economical positive shut-off valve for handling materials that are easily displaced by the valve disc as it closes.

Online Particle Size Analyzers

August 9, 2006 8:34 am | Comments

The LPS (Liquid Process Sizer) provides a complete solution for continuous measurement in liquid streams, while the Malvern Insitec D is a fully integrated on-line particle size measurement solution designed for use in environments where there is the potential for dust explosions.

Single-Cartridge Chemical Pump Seal

August 9, 2006 8:31 am | Comments

The GCX single mechanical cartridge seal is designed for ANSI and DIN pump services, where the pumps and seals are required to operate in multiple chemical environments without chemical compatibility change-outs.

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