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  • Reducing the Likelihood of fluid hammers in steam applications

    Many of us have heard the sound of pipes banging as we turn a faucet on or off. This sound is the water in the pipe being forced to stop or suddenly change direction and is called “water hammer.” ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Realizing energy savings in water processing applications using medium voltage adjustable frequency drives

    Why uptime and energy efficiency matter in water processing Making sure that systems and processes are up and running while improving energy efficiency (and cost) is crucial in water processing applications. During the recent recession, federal and municipal budgets tightened, limiting access to capital across the United States. At the same time, increased awareness of the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Preventable Mistakes with Vortex Flow Meters

    Vortex flow meter technology is an ideal technology for many applications particularly saturated and supersaturated steam, volumetric water applications as well as flow energy management (natural gas, compressed air, steam, water) in facilities and large campuses. In some of these applications, vortex installations can be tricky and take flow expertise for the most successful installations. Kam ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Deal With The Pressure - Protect piping system components with Pulsation Dampeners

    Metering pumps with operating pressures of up to 150 psig (pounds per square inch gauge) can create unwanted pressure pulsations within a piping system – a real problem in applications such as filling, mixing and spraying that require a combination of a metering pump’s accuracy and a continuous flow. But the issue can often be addressed with Pulsation Dampeners.The Pulsation Dampeners, usually ...


    By Lutz-JESCO America Corp.

  • Mapping Bedrock Surfaces Near Lake Travis, Texas - Case Study

    In May 2014 and May 2015, AGI conducted a hydrogeology workshop focused on training students how to use a resistivity meter for groundwater exploration at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. Why groundwater exploration? This ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Protect your high pressure pump

    There are many opportunities to protect your high pressure pump. The best pump protection is selecting the right pump for the application. The next best pump protection is proper installation. And the easiest pump protection is regular maintenance. Pump Selection Selecting the correct high pressure pump for the application will offer the best pump protection. Trying to get a pump ...


    By Cat Pumps

  • Why land rights should be on the Rio+20 agenda

    As government leaders prepare for next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: land rights. Strong property rights—the rights for people to access, control, transfer, and exclude others from land and natural resources—create incentives to invest ...

  • XRF Cocoa Powder pellets for Malaria treatment | Spectroscopy Solutions

    XRF pellet preparation is easy, consistent and efficient using the Specac Manual Hydraulic XRF Pellet Press. Popular across a wide range of analysis techniques, the pellet press is highly effective for XRF sample preparation. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Engineering Expertise for a Diamond Mine in Canada`s Far North

    When Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ontario was invited to quote on some work for a diamond mining company in Canada's North West Territories, they were naturally intrigued by such a high interest project. The world of diamonds immediately conjures up exciting thoughts of exotic locations and immense wealth. In fact, the long, complex and arduous task of identifying diamond deposits, the ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Keeping with Tradition - Soil Sampling Manufacturer Celebrates 75 Years of Business

    In the tiny town of American Falls, Idaho, nestled on the equivalent of a small city block, sits the headquarters of AMS Inc. Rick Vollvveiler, owner of the company, says, believe it or not, the vast majority of the residents have no idea what the business does. Little do they know, the environmental and geotechnical sampling and monitoring equipment manufacturer is celebrating 75 years of ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

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