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Pump designs fall mainly into two categories, centrifugal and reciprocating (piston) type, each with its own benefits and constraints. Mike Sherman looks at the design criteria and some of the applications

Operations monitoring

Chris Stearns describes the implementation of effective operations monitoring solutions for process industry facilities

Hot or cold - don’t forget to top up

Andy Burns explains the best practice for restarting thermal fluid systems after a shutdown

The flange protection challenge

The integrity of flanged connections is critical to the containment of fluids in a piping system. Juan Lopez and Alice Jucquois report

Better knowledge, more efficiency

Improved process knowledge as a result of the latest automation systems is enabling process companies to reduce production costs, improve quality control and cut their total cost of ownership. Eugene McCarthy reports

Chains for corrosive environments

Applications exposed to frequent washdowns, harsh weather or involve a chain being submerged in water, require a superior level of corrosion resistance

Flow meter measures accurately in swirl and other flow disturbances

Suitable for municipal water, industrial processes, district energy and campus HVAC

Low maintenance dissolved oxygen sensor monitors boiler feed water

Highly accurate sensor for thermal power stations and other boiler applications

Scada software goes mobile

Siemens’ Simatic WinCC V7.3 Scada software boosts engineering efficiency

Rugged position sensors for numerous applications

New non-contact IP69 sensors designed to minimise downtime

The world’s largest static mixer?

What is possibly the largest static mixer in the world is nearing completion before dispatch to Hong Kong

Monitoring steam traps

Steam traps are often ignored or poorly maintained. This can be a very expensive mistake

Dual channel transmitter independently measures two liquid process parameters

Measure any two channels combining pH, conductivity, resistivity, ORP, specific ion and dissolved oxygen

Preventing plant shutdown and protect plant assets

TorkDrive prevents valve damage, thus reducing the need for expensive plant shutdown and valve replacement

Servo motor gives extra torque to packaging machinery

Adds flexibility to food processing, packaging, material forming and handling machinery OEMs

Medium pressure pumping system used in coating aluminium process

Used to power the cleaning station on the tension levelling line at Taiwanese mill. Michael Sherman reports

UV takes the lead in non-chemical disinfection systems

The advantages of UV disinfection have been known about for years - and, reports Sean Ottewell, the process industries are at the forefront of making the most of them today

Controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment

tGard is a metal-bodied safety system that enables the configuration of various safety products including electrical safety gate switches

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