Chemical Processing

The HACCP Framework and Its Importance in the Dairy Industry

Bacterial contamination in the dairy industry can have major implications for operators. It can result in product re-work, wastage or recall – the cost of which can run into millions of pounds once...
On December 18, 2018

Three Key Benefits of Using Non-Spill Quick Couplings

Quick couplings allow fluid lines to be quickly and easily connected and disconnected without the need for tools. Non-spill or dry break couplings are a specific type of connector designed...
On December 12, 2018

Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves

Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000 tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...
On November 28, 2018

THM Analysis Applications in Water Treatment

The quick, accurate, and inexpensive measurement of Trihalomethanes (THMs) creates numerous opportunities to improve the water treatment process. THM levels can be lowered throughout the distribution...
On October 31, 2018

Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Benefits for Automotive Engineers

For automotive engineers looking to reduce vehicle weight, metal-to-plastic conversion is a win-win. At the highest level, injection plastic molds are capable of producing multiples of millions of...
On October 1, 2018

Theme Park Thrills Owe Much to Hydraulics and Accumulators

Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, but for those in the hydraulics industry, they are a place to demonstrate their expertise. Behind many of the rides that make your...
On August 8, 2018

How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting

EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
On July 31, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Properly Clean a Condenser Coil

Condenser coil cleaning is one of those subjects in which there is much misdirection and misinformation being propagated by some manufacturers/distributors that has caused unfortunate confusion in the...
On July 31, 2018

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't typically...
On July 26, 2018

New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: What Every Technician Needs to Know About Refrigeration Oils

Here is some information concerning refrigeration oils that every HVACR technician will find useful. Oil types Mineral – a by-product in the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline. Mineral...
On June 19, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

How to Calculate the Right O-Ring Size with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On May 17, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

3 Microfiltration Processes that Reduce Microplastics in Bottled Water

Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by ingestion of...
On April 6, 2018

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor

The latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to share information with the controller, typically via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and...
On March 15, 2018

O-Ring Selection Made Easy with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-Ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering tool that enables users to...
On February 28, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing

The use of industrial networks to make sensors and actuators more intelligent has become common across modern factory environments, and the use of continuous position sensing is a pathway to achieving...
On February 20, 2018

Select the Best Sealing and Shielding for Linear Mechanics in Harsh Environments

Many factors must be considered when determining which linear actuator to use in an application. Besides technical specifications such as speed, acceleration and payload, there’s another...
On January 25, 2018