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Combustion Safety Valve Considerations

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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Process manufacturers who required heating as part of the process may have several different types of industrial heating equipment. These may include boilers, dryers, furnaces, heaters, ovens, dehydrators and more. The use and upkeep of this equipment is governed by a variety of standards and regulations. In a Process Heating magazine article, Understanding Combustion Safety-Valve […]

Valves for Analytical and Medical In-Vitro Instruments

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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Final control is where controlling a manufacturing or production process happens. It’s the valves in the line or vessel inlets and outlets that keep the process operating in its intended range. Often we think of large industrial valves, but even in in-vitro analytical and medical equipment, these valves must be reliable and precise. In a […]

IIoT and Smart Pneumatics

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Monday, June 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Many posts here have explored Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies used in process manufacturing to improve safety, reliability, efficiency & emissions, and production. But what about discrete manufacturing applications such as packaging and assembly lines? In a IoT World Today article, Industrial Internet of Things and the Rise of Smart Pneumatics, Emerson’s Mark Densley […]

Pneumatic Valve Manifold Device-Level Analytics

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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In hybrid and discrete manufacturing processes, pneumatics control the dynamic movements on the machines used in the process. Internet of Things (IoT) devices can help these machines operate more safely, reliably and efficiently. In a MachineDesign article, IoT for Pneumatic Systems, Emerson’s Enrico De Carolis describes how these devices, such as a pneumatic valve manifold, […]

Protecting the Astronomers’ Dark Skies

Posted in Electrical Components and Lighting, Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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The history of McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas dates back to the 1920s. The location was ideal due to: …some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States. It also happens to be located not too far from one of the world’s most massive oil & gas producing regions, […]