Oil and Gas

Submitted on Thu, 04/23/2020
SMX Series

SMX Series of magnetically driven non-metallic pumps offer an innovative true self-priming design with no mechanical seals for years of trouble-free service. 

Submitted by Jon Irvine || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 03/17/2020
Process Piping and Heat: Solutions to Consider

There are several different processes that require a product to flow through a pipe from one piece of equipment to another. A certain level of heat is often required for this process piping, and this heat must be at very high levels for many applications.

Submitted by Tim Tritch || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 03/04/2020
Filtration Strategy

Proper filtration is essential to process flow operation. Improper filtration or lack of filtration can wreak havoc on components, reducing their life and changing the final product. If left unaddressed, this can lead to equipment failure, process upsets, increased quality issues and in some cases, unplanned shutdown. Thus, making an investment in the correct filter for the process is a wise choice.

Submitted on Fri, 02/21/2020

Varnish is a common problem for a wide range of hydraulic fluids and lubricants, especially in turbine and plastic injection molding applications. It results in valve sticking, shorter fluid life, shorter filter life and unscheduled downtime.

Submitted by Patrick Bartell || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 02/12/2020

Achieving effective catalyst regeneration requires a process that produces a very high level of heat in a very efficient manner. Over the years, there have been several different approaches to create this required heat. Traditional steam has been a popular choice as well as heated transfer media. However, these methods have limitations.

Submitted on Mon, 02/10/2020
NX Series I/O System

Omron’s NX Series I/O System is a highly versatile platform thanks to its ability to work with nearly any EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT system. With 130 function slices and a compact, modular design, the NX-I/O makes it easy for manufacturers to expand their I/O functionality.

Submitted on Wed, 01/29/2020
MX-Z2000H-V1 Series Laser Marker

Looking for a better way to permanently apply high-quality, data-packed barcodes and human-readable information to parts and products? Omron's MX-Z2000H-V1 Series Laser Marker is the new state-of-the-art solution for marking objects of many shapes, sizes and materials.

Submitted by Dr. Jon F. Monsen and Dr. Hans D. Baumann
on Wed, 12/18/2019

The devastating effects cavitation can have on control valve internals is widely appreciated. In this article, the authors therefore explain the origins of cavitation, provide an easyto-use method to estimate cavitation sound levels and conclude with approaches to reduce or even avoid cavitation.

Submitted on Fri, 12/06/2019
Des-Case Breathers

Des-Case rolls out a new and improved, patent-pending breather construction. More desiccant and increased airflow without increasing the external dimensions of the breather.

Submitted by Jay Van Horn || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 11/20/2019
Heat Tracing

Laying out an effective heat tracing design requires careful attention to detail. Every aspect of the system must be meticulously considered, including both the temperature requirements of the fluids being protected as well as the physical characteristics of the equipment being heat traced.