The Latest Ultrasonic Flowmeter Technology
In the last decade, ultrasonic flowmeters have grown in popularity in laboratory and process areas as a cost-effective, noninvasive alternative for measuring the velocity and flow rates of liquids and...
Low-cost additions help bottle maker manage compressed air use and energy costs on a shoestring. Saint-Gobain Containers is a building materials company that produces high-performance materials and...
A Texas golf course balanced water needs and environmental concerns with advanced pump controls.
Advanced Automation Enhances  Pump System Performance
Several technological options improve efficiency and system functionality.
Soft Foot: The First Step to Precision Alignment
Soft foot is one of the most prevalent conditions found in rotating machinery. This condition, if not corrected, makes an alignment job much more difficult and sometimes impossible. If the internal...
Loudon Water Implements Vibration Monitoring
As a public water provider, Loudon Water, a water and wastewater authority in Loudon, Va., must be able to supply water to meet the community's needs. As a non-profit organization, it needs to prevent...
New Advances in Variable Frequency Drives
Variable frequency drive technology is more efficient and accurate, which leads to increased energy savings. Advancements in capacitors and direct current (DC) link reactors, IGBTs, heat management,...
Emergence of Intelligent Pumping
Traditional control techniques examine the "running" status and the "not ready" status of the control circuit. While this method has served well for decades, it does have limitations. First,...
Holistic Pump System Designs
Holistic pump system designs optimize system efficiency and life cycle performance.A pump system that is well-designed not only maximizes overall system efficiency, it can also be adapted to changing...
Computing Flow through Wastewater Lift Stations
Lift stations can be difficult and costly to monitor, especially when the stations are located in remote areas.Despite the challenge, collection system operators need to monitor lift stations to track...
Today's electricians are often found working in applications outside the realm of what is traditionally considered "electrical." Through new programs sponsored by the IBEW-JATC training schools and...
Basic Rules for Measuring Frequency Spectra
Frequency analysis is an important method of vibration analysis. It provides information on vibration sources and helps identify those components in the vibration signal that are often small, but...
Reliable and Efficient Remote Lift Stations
Control panel products enhance smooth operations.Operating reliable, efficient lift stations can be challenging. End-users with a lean staff maintain hundreds of remote stations in a wastewater...
Selecting the Best Industrial Vibration Instrumentation
What Are Your Vibration Monitoring Goals? Identifying goals before starting is key to designing a process tailored to specific needs. What are you hoping to accomplish by monitoring vibration?...
Temperature and Vibration Signals
Interpretation of equipment clues can help diagnose problems before failure occurs Two of the most useful indicators of equipment problems are temperature and vibration. Most mechanical...
While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today's machine builders and...