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Submitted by Kair Turubayev || Valin Corporation
Ignoring Alerts: Running VFD’s to Failure

We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting an Autonomous Mobile Robot Vendor

Order picking is perhaps the most time-consuming and labor-intensive activity that is essential to the logistic industry and it's ripe for automation with today's most advanced robotic technologies. Autonomous mobile robots are one of the most effective ways to eliminate cumbersome manual processes and streamline operations.

Submitted by WIKA
Hydrogen: A Promising Way to Decarbonize the Chemical Industry

Worldwide, chemical companies are recognizing the potential of hydrogen as a feedstock and fuel source – and the most viable way for the industry to become carbon-neutral. Obstacles to realizing this future are gas leakage and storage/transport, two issues that reliable measuring instruments can help overcome.

CSU Chico Capstone Mobile Robot Topper project with Valin

Valin and Omron sponsored a Senior Capstone project at CSU Chico recently. The project was two terms long.  During the first term the students worked on understanding the requirements and designing the solution. Check out their final solution in the blog below.

WIKA’s Process Diaphragm Gauge: Durability and Performance Delivered within 10 Days

With all the parts manufactured, assembled, and tested in the USA, WIKA is pleased to be able to offer quick delivery on our most popular industrial process diaphragm gauge: the AWS.

V-Cone® for LNG: Safety and Quality Benefits in Cryogenic Processes

The V-Cone is often implemented in upstream, midstream, and even downstream oil and gas processes to measure a variety of flow media in various states and temperatures. The V-Cone’s options for customization are among the many factors that prompt customers to choose this meter for such diverse and varied applications.

Steam & Water Flow Measurement: Going with the Flow

Given the need for accuracy, consistency and repeatability, brewers should always choose the highest quality meter they can afford. Flow metering is all about optimizing production to give the brewer consistent and reliable results through understanding the precise temperatures, pressures and flow being used.

V-Cone Differential-Pressure Meters: Accuracy To Go With The Flow

When space is tight and straight-run piping is at a premium, V-Cone® differential pressure meters are an excellent choice — especially where the potential for turbulence raises metering accuracy issues. This article describes how to satisfy some challenging water infrastructure applications with the V-Cone meter.

3 Ways to Use Flow Data for Corporate Water Savings

Countless companies have published initiatives on water conservation and efficiency, often for compliance, financial benefits, and social responsibility. According to the EPA, water-related uses account for 19% of California’s electricity, 30% of its natural gas and 88 billion gallons of diesel fuel every year.

ExactSteam™ V-Cone®

Failure to capture meter readings at the low end of the production scale is a missed opportunity for steam system operators. Here’s why that is happening and what you can do to attack the problem.