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My previous two columns have described assessing a system that does not use controls. In the first part (Pumps & Systems, October 2014) the assessment process was detailed.
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Power generation plants face difficulty when conserving water, regardless of size or fuel source.
With easy access to electricity, electric motors are now an option for large pumps and compressors once powered by gas engines or turbines.
Who determines where pressure gauges are located in a pump system? How close to the pump should they be, and what happens if these rules are not followed?
Approximately 75,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 ton of steel. Water transfers heat, removes scale from steel and converts gases produced in ovens and furnaces.
Rural wastewater utilities rarely, if ever, consider upgrading to an automated control system.
In today’s industrial facilities, using reliability-centered maintenance as the primary approach to reduce maintenance costs and operational downtime is more commonplace.
Most engineers would say that the International Society of Automation (ISA) 100 standard covers wireless instrumentation in process plants.
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My previous two columns have described assessing a system that does not use controls. In the first part (Pumps & Systems, October 2014) the assessment process was detailed. Last month, I covered performing the system calculations (Pumps & Systems, November 2014).