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Volume 3, Issue 3
Published: May 25, 2015
Single rolling diaphragm valve saves the day
Yarra Valley Water (YVW) is the largest of Melbourne’s three water corporations, providing water supply and sewerage services to over 1.7 million people and over 50,000 businesses in the northern...
The Shutter Valve continues to impress
What is surprising is that for such an integral part of our society there has been little to no innovation in the world of valves in over 50 years. Since the early 1960s, mankind has made telephones portable,...
In the dock
Peel Ports, owner of Mersey Docks, is the latest port authority to take advantage of pump supplier AxFlow’s re-engineering facilities at Huddersfield, UK. The Canada and Wallasey Docks on the north...
Blast-proof
specialises in the production of reactive organometallic compounds and silanes. The products are used as a catalyst in the pharmaceutical and plastics industries and in several production processes of...
Processing acids in Jeddah
The city of Jeddah is one of the largest urban commercial centres in Saudi Arabia, with large investment into science and manufacturing industries. The city is also considered Saudi Arabia’s largest...
Optimisation in filter press feeding process
A North German company specialising in the production of edible oils contacted the Swiss pump manufacturer, Emile Egger, with the goal of improving the production processes, in particular for the filter...
Utilising peristaltic pumps
At the end of its life, a car yields on average, 140kg of shredder waste: 26kg of metals, 69kg of plastics, 11kg of minerals and 24kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST)...
How to select diaphragms for AODD pumps
Selection of the right diaphragm for an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump is a critical consideration for safety, efficiency and trouble-free operations. A number of factors must be taken into...
Waste not, leak not
In an ideal world industrial pumps would not leak. In the real world there are good reasons why a majority of pumps do leak, and by design are intended to do so. These are pumps that rely on dynamic sealing...
Maximising a pump's lifespan
While a number of new technologies and processes have transformed the engineering sector, the industrial pump remains at the core of many industrial operations, including water treatment works, chemical...
Energy in the city
The City of Charlotte, North Carolina, US, employs five strategically located wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to support about 805,000 customers in its service area. The City embarked upon an ambitious...
Flow measurement in remote locations
Increasing industrial output, efficiency and the proper management of ever diminishing resources has become a mighty task for companies all over the world. As governments and environmental bodies continue...
Flowmeter system with simplified operating principle
Anyone who works with electronic instruments understands the problem. Manufacturers have a tendency to provide their devices for operation, start-up and maintenance with ever more keys, switches and menu...
A game changer for infusion therapies
Smart infusion pumps have become a ubiquitous sight in many clinical settings. They deliver medication to a patient´s body in a controlled, precise, and automated manner and offer tremendous benefits...
Sensors 101 In the world of fluid control systems
In the world of fluid control systems today, very little can be achieved without the raw data supplied by sensors, which need to be carefully specified to ensure that they are suited to their application....
Precision in detection
Leaks pose a potential safety risk. They occur for a wide variety of reasons, from earthquakes, corrosion and material failure to drilling by product thieves. Special leak detection systems are often used...
Damage prevention
The global oil and gas industry is currently facing challenging times. Escalating operational costs and tax payments have coincided with a time where global oil prices have fallen, leading to increasing...
Performance testing for condensers
Low production was causing headaches for the maintenance crew at a peptone concentration plant – the complex interaction of the condenser, the cooling tower and the vacuum pump meant that there were...