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Submitted on Wed, 09/30/2020
what is heat tape

Heat tape? Heat cable? Heat trace? What’s the difference?

In today’s video, I’ll be explaining what heat tape is and how it’s different from heat cable and heat trace products.

Submitted by Rick Frauton || United Electric Controls
on Thu, 09/03/2020
Preventative Maintenance and Self Diagnostics

Instrumentation operating in the hazardous areas commonly found in petrochemical refineries are subject to challenging conditions. Preventive maintenance is essential to the safe and proper operation of refineries.

Submitted on Tue, 09/01/2020
Stabilized Bromine Sensors

Walchem’s Stabilized Bromine Sensors offer a cost-effective and reliable solution to your control requirements. The sensors continuously and directly measure the chemical concentration, without the use of reagents. 

Submitted by Randy Mulvaney || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 08/11/2020
Silicon-Controlled Rectifier Power Controls: Worth the Investment

In terms of what matters to most in the field today, it is safe to assume that reliability, flexibility, accuracy and cost are at the top of the list. With these factors in mind, implementing a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) control system for an electric heater is often an optimal approach.

Submitted by Peter Jessee || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 08/11/2020
Control Valve Sizing

Most people who are familiar with control valves have seen the formula for calculating the valve capacity (Cv) required to pass a given flow rate of water. This seems fairly straightforward until you ask yourself, what is the correct value of differential pressure to use?

Submitted on Thu, 07/02/2020
How To Use the Watlow Aspyre Power Controller Bake-out Feature

 In this video, Nathan will be focusing on how to increase productivity, which is a key initiative for any company wanting to increase market share in today’s challenging economy. He will be focusing on the Watlow Aspyre power controller and its role in helping increase productivity.

Submitted by Mark White || Parker
on Tue, 06/02/2020

Over 90% of manufacturing facilities world-wide use compressed air as part of their manufacturing process. However, this powerful utility is not without its problems, in the form of compressed air contamination. It is therefore common practice to install compressed air filters as part of a “purification system” to ensure contaminants are reduced and the system operates in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

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
RMF System's Varnish Removal System: Your Varnish Problems Solved

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.