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QUIZ CORNER: How Flow Turndown Affects Measurement Range

What is the additional measurement range in which a flowmeter can accurately measure flow if its turndown is improved from 50-to-1 to 100-to-1?

Q&A: Next Steps for Condition Monitoring
Kamalina Srikant and Theresa Woodiel of National Instruments discuss the role predictive technology will play in ensuring equipment uptime going forward.
Part IX: Bypassing the Control Valve Eliminates Process Bubble Troubles

David W. Spitzer offers the latest in his ongoing series of articles focused on a problematic reactor measurement affected by ammonia bubbles. The solution is getting close.

CASE STUDY: System Integrator Improves Customer Service with SCADA Security Upgrade
As a systems integrator, Morehouse Engineering helped a water treatment plant remotely monitor its facility through a cybersecure VPN.
PUMP GUY: Revealing common assumptions about pumping  systems efficiency

You wrote recently that the pump head is determined by the impeller diameter and speed. How can I use the impeller size and RPM to determine the head and probable performance curve?

How Modern Sealing Systems Are Driving Cost & Energy Efficiency

Sealing systems present a significant opportunity for industry to save energy, improve equipment reliability, meet changing environmental and safety regulations, increase process plant productivity, and reduce overall maintenance costs.
 

Part VIII: A Modified Control Strategy Eliminates Problematic Process Bubbles

A modified control strategy yields some positive results in the measurement we've been considering for the past several months.

How to Properly Mount Bearings

In theory, the life of a rolling bearing can exceed the life of the machinery in which it performs. In real-world experience, however, bearing failures occur for a variety of reasons.

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5 Common Obstacles to Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Success

There are a few common obstacles, that if directly addressed, can help organizations move forward successfully with their condition monitoring and predictive maintenance systems.

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With API 624 Valve Emissions Standard In Effect, End-Users Ramp Up Compliance Efforts

A preliminary survey shows end-users are moving to comply with the new API 624 valve emissions standard, which was published and put into effect in February following a two-year development effort.

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5 Common Obstacles to Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Success

There are a few common obstacles, that if directly addressed, can help organizations move forward successfully with their condition monitoring and predictive maintenance systems.

More

With API 624 Valve Emissions Standard In Effect, End-Users Ramp Up Compliance Efforts

A preliminary survey shows end-users are moving to comply with the new API 624 valve emissions standard, which was published and put into effect in February following a two-year development effort.

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