When classic sealing materials – for instance in temperature ranges
above 300°C and below -50°C – reach their limits alternative
materials are required such as metal with appropriate
On January 21, 2020
Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other
sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes,
fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in
On October 23, 2019
Power generation plants rely heavily on demineralized and deionized
water to maintain required levels of water purity during process
operations. Managing the water supply is critical under...
On September 4, 2019
The costs of renewable energy have fallen significantly in recent
years, helping to advance the industry quickly. But apparently not
quickly enough--in May of 2018 renewable energy represented...
On September 3, 2019
Although other renewable sources of energy may be growing at a
faster rate, more electricity continues to be generated in the U.S.
by conventional hydropower than by wind, solar and geothermal...
On August 22, 2019
Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as
manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and
heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for
On July 23, 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
The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control
viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new
technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in
On May 30, 2019
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal
cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest
environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications
On April 9, 2019
Gas turbine performance is affected by the environmental challenges
of a specific power plant installation. In a recent project
located in the Middle East, a filtration solution to protect the
On January 24, 2019
Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for
high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original
equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019
Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders
to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power
generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
On December 7, 2018
In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic
cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of
components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and
On October 10, 2018
Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow
batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain
chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
On September 19, 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
Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of
modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in
the working environment is potentially explosive? All...
On January 23, 2018
Condensate pots play a key role in maximising the accuracy of
differential pressure flow measurement on steam or vapour
applications. When installed correctly, these simple devices can
On January 17, 2018
Today, ultra-pure water is a primary concern for operators of new
and existing combined cycle power generation plants. Whether you
are an EPC engineer designing a new power plant or an...
On January 10, 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