Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company,
compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of
this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
On June 18, 2019
Often nicknamed manufacturing’s fourth utility alongside
electricity, gas and water, compressed air is used in over 90% of
the world’s manufacturing facilities. As with the other utilities,
it is a...
On May 28, 2019
Piping systems are required to be painted for two reasons, to
comply with the ASME 13.1 standard and to provide extra protection
against environmental factors. Explanation of the
standard The ASME...
On February 28, 2019
Many companies, including those in the food and beverage,
pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics
industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by
oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018
In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining,
hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air
systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of
On June 20, 2018
Snap open a bottle of soda or beer and you will see, hear
and feel the familiar fizz and bubbles. These sensations are the
result of carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless,
On May 28, 2018
There are numerous manufacturers in the water cooler market. Water
coolers are also called chillers but it is important to draw a
clear distinction between process water coolers and chillers...
On May 15, 2018
In an industrial manufacturing plant, coalescing filters are
probably the most important piece of purification equipment found
in a compressed air system. They treat six of the ten main
On April 26, 2018
In a manufacturing facility, it is essential that equipment runs at
optimum performance, not only to maintain production but also
ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when
On January 8, 2018
2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that
trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the
list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018
Compressed air is a major source of energy used in a wide variety
of applications across many industries. A plant compressed air
system can be costly to operate. Optimizing productivity while
On April 27, 2017
As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging
with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion
of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017
Due to the sheer amount of different options available, specifying
the right replacement or new industrial compressor can become a
daunting task. The promise of reduced costs can make...
On March 21, 2017
Refrigerated air dryers are used in many industrial plants as a
cost-effective method of removing water vapor from compressed air
used to power tools and pneumatic machinery. However, different
On December 17, 2016
Winemakers go to great lengths to minimize the Dissolved Oxygen
(DO) pickup of their wine. Oxygen in wine can cause discoloration
and impact taste and aroma. According to Wines and Vines exposure
On December 13, 2016
The Duisburg Base of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is truly vast. The
plant covers nine square kilometres, has 440km of road networks and
a working population of 28,000 people and it incorporates...
On July 14, 2016
Every once in awhile something can go wrong with your
production process. Understanding why is essential to get the
business back up and running. Part one focused on the sources of
On June 9, 2016
You probably already know your compressed air supply is vital to
the production process, if it comes into direct contact with your
product or automates a process, a reliable supply is essential.
On May 20, 2016
With nearly 150 facilities worldwide, PpTek Ltd., located in
Yapton, West Sussex, UK, and Parker are leaders in the field
of regenerative siloxane and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
On February 2, 2016
Recent years have seen a marked increase in the use of
siloxane-containing products, a substantial amount passing through
to waste products both in sewage and landfill sites. As the gas
On January 15, 2016