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What's the Difference Between a $40 and a $400 Pressure Transmitter?

Kelvin Findlay

There are a lot of differences between a cheap $40 transmitter and a robust $400 unit. It all boils down to accuracy and reliability and the necessary manufacturing processes to go along with them.


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In Memoriam: Remembering a Legend of Flow

Jesse Yoder Ph.D.

Richard W. Miller, a leading authority on flowmeters, died June 14, 2014, at age 79. Mr. Miller authored the definitive Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook (McGraw Hill).


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Application Note: City of Akron Modernizes Treatment Plant to Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations

Provided by GF Piping Systems
In 2012, the EPA revised its turbidity regulations, which required the City of Akron to reduce its 95 percent compliance level for turbidity from 0.3 to 0.15 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU), a reduction of its combined turbidity of 50 percent. GF Piping provided a solution that met Akron's needs on several levels.
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Standards Snapshot: HI 50.7-2010 for Electronic Data Exchange for Pumping Equipment

Amy W. Richardson
The Hydraulic Institute's HI 50.7-2010 standard aims to promote a common method for the digital exchange of technical data for pumping equipment.
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Can Ultrasonic Level Sensors Do Leak Detection?

Provided by Automation Products Group Inc.

Ultrasonic level sensors are incredibly versatile instruments, however, no matter how they are configured, there's one thing they can't do.


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Wastewater Treatment Plant Overcomes Pump Failures with New Elastomer Compound

Provided by Moyno

Progressing-cavity pumps at a wastewater treatment plant in the Canadian city of Hamilton are in need of a stator overhaul that helps them better withstand abrasive and corrosive sludge in daily sewage handling.


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Movers & Shakers: Fluid Handling Appointments, Awards & Acquisitions for August 2014

Amy W. Richardson
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A digest of August 2014 business news & notes from around the fluid handling industry.
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FLEXIM’s Ultrasonic Flowmeter Plays Heroic Role in ‘Planet of the Apes’

Provided by FLEXIM AMERICAS Corporation

Not only do FLEXIM’s flowmeters save the day in real-life applications, but one particular flow solution is now saving the day in the new epic Hollywood film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”


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Guided Wave Radar Versus Load Cells For Cell Culture Process Measurement

Magnetrol International
Because biotechnology companies produce complex molecules for human use, there is need to monitor and control all aspects of this complicated process to ensure safe, viable and consistent products.
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How Shale Gas Can Boost U.S. Manufacturing

The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner.


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