The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are more than 100,000 car
wash facilities throughout the country with Americans spending $5.8
billion annually to have their vehicles cleaned and detailed....
On October 14, 2019
As today’s metal forming plants become more complex, detecting and
identifying issues with all of the moving parts is becoming
increasingly important, though time-consuming. Traditional manual
On September 27, 2019
Whether you choose distillates, liquefied natural
gas (LNG) or scrubbers to meet the new International
Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel regulations in 2020, it will
be even more critical to regularly...
On July 18, 2019
Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in
complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting
shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of
On July 9, 2019
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
The maritime industry is currently going through significant
changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A
stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
On June 12, 2019
The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a
ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the
latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
On June 11, 2019
In the vast universe of manufacturing, machine performance is often
the difference between a delay and on-time delivery; downtime and
productivity; profit and loss. Ensuring peak performance out...
On June 4, 2019
Condition monitoring has a key role to play in every maintenance
programme and can be a valuable tool for optimising safety
standards, maximising operational efficiency, and enhancing
On January 17, 2019
Lighter, versatile, non-corroding and cost-effective. These are
some of the advantages as to why manufacturers are increasingly
replacing metals with plastics for product development....
On November 13, 2018
Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities
in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and
monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is
On August 9, 2018
Safety in your factory or test stands should always be a priority.
Anywhere high pressure or high velocity are at play, being able to
monitor the process and changing conditions, with accuracy,...
On March 1, 2018
When optimally selected and applied, the latest generation of smart
sensors can have a positive impact on predictive maintenance
strategies for fluid power applications. Real-time data collection
On February 27, 2018
Downtime from equipment failures can cost oil and gas companies
hundreds of thousands of dollars each day and pose significant risk
to the safety of crew members. Systems do not break down and fail
On February 6, 2018
Identifying potential issues before they escalate into fully
developed problems offers obvious benefits in all industries, from
manufacturing to sea-based commercial shipping. Preventive
On January 4, 2018
IoT has given way to breakthroughs in everything from safety and
efficiency to better decision-making and increased revenue
generation. In power generation, the rise of the digital plant is
On November 3, 2017
Without question, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way
we look at condition monitoring and diagnostics. Many now consider
checking analog gauges and jotting down measurements on a...
On October 20, 2017
Condition monitoring isn’t a new concept. Since industry has
automated the machining process, companies have constantly sought
ways to maintain high product quality while improving production
On August 24, 2017
You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to
detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand
a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do
On August 22, 2017
Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of
renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the
environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally
On August 16, 2017