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Volume 3, Issue 4
Published: August 17, 2015
Fluid handling systems and pharmaceutics
Fluid handling products such as valves, filtration instrumentation, mixers, recording equipment, pumps and seals among others are used for fluid process handling in pharmaceutical industries. During the...
Here to stay
Positive displacement (PD) flowmeters are not in the news today as much as Coriolis and ultrasonic meters, yet they have been around for much longer than either of these more modern types. Their history...
Keeping the whisky flowing
Situated on the banks of the River Isla in Speyside, UK, the Chivas Brothers’ Glen Keith distillery re-opened in June 2013, having been silent since 1999. Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and...
Flow measurement in biodiesel blending
Biodiesel is an important energy source. Its use is promoted through national and international legislation as part of an overall global strategy to reduce carbon emissions. Produced from sustainable renewable...
One steam, two steam
While many process engineers are familiar with traditional steam flow metering technologies such as orifice plates, venturi, vortex, rotameters, ultrasonic, and others, cone meters are emerging as another...
A hard slug
the Clyde Platform, situated in UKCS block 30/17b, located approximately 175 miles from Aberdeen, since its acquisition of the asset from BP Exploration in January 1997. It is a fixed platform on which...
Under pressure
For companies using liquefied gas tankers to transport their products, it makes sound economic sense that, when the transporter vehicles return to their depot, any product that remains in the tank is extracted...
Pumping out the future
heroes of most everyday processes. On average, the regular person will experience a process that has been powered by a centrifugal pump eight times a day sometimes without even knowing. It is the same...
The little pump that could
In the oil and gas industry, one comes across diaphragm pumps within a wide performance range, from exploration and processing up to transportation to the consumer. A great variety of applications is included...
Closed-loop systems: enhancing productivity
Traditional pump control systems rely upon a series of manual processes that require the attention of an operator or multiple operators along a plant line. In contrast, a closed-loop controller allows...
Making leaks dye
Drips are common – faucets drip, air conditioners drip, wet hair and clothes drip. But when it comes to industrial equipment, drips are no laughing matter. Leaky industrial equipment represents not...
Advanced ceramic materials in severe service valve applications
Perhaps surprisingly, there is no generally agreed or official definition as to what severe service is. Essentially, it may be taken to mean operating conditions where replacement of a valve is either...