EDITOR’S FILE: 4 Flow Things You Need to Know

Perspectives from the month that was in the world of Flow Control … Premium content program offers proven troubleshooting strategies for pump cavitation; Rheonik buys back Coriolis flowmeter line from GE; Cybersecurity program provides use cases for the energy sector; and MCAA conference sees record attendance.

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Fc Blog 0515 Pump Cavitation1. Got pump cavitation problems? Flow Control launched a “Premium Content” campaign in April with a focus on pump cavitation. Free downloads include a tip sheet that offers practical troubleshooting strategies to alleviate 85 percent of pump cavitation issues, as well as an exclusive Q&A with pump industry expert, Dale Conway, vice president of Engineering for Thompson Pump.

Get your pump cavitation “Premium Content” at flwctrl.com/pumpcavitation1.


Fc Blog 0515 Rheonik2. Rheonik buys back Coriolis flowmeter line from GE. Coriolis flowmeter manufacturer Rheonik Messtechnik GmbH (RMT) has assumed the assets and business of the Rheonik operating unit of GE Measurement and Control. Rheonik, founded in 1986, was the first Coriolis flowmeter supplier to produce Coriolis meters for large line sizes (initially up to 12”). GE Measurement divested itself of Rheonik on Oct. 10, 2014, and Rheonik’s management buyout was officially announced last month.

For more, see “Coriolis Flow Measurement–Past, Present & Future” on page 18 and the original news headline at flwctrl.com/rheonik.


Fc Blog 0515 Cybersecurity3. As cybersecurity continues to weigh on the shoulders of industrial organizations worldwide, the push to identify standards-based methods for protecting networked systems from cyber attacks is heating up. One of the latest initiatives to take on this issue is an effort by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), labeled the “Situational Awareness Use Case for the Energy Sector,” which aims to improve the security of networked technologies in the energy space via commercially available technologies.

Learn more at flwctrl.com/ics-cybersecurity.


Fc Blog 0515 Mcaa4. The Measurement, Control & Automation Association had record attendance at its annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona in April. The event, dubbed the “Industry Forum,” offered measurement-, control- and automation-focused manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to share best practices and interface with peers during three days of training and networking events. All told, the forum attracted 241 registered attendees, the highest total in the event’s history and a 20 percent increase from 2014.

Learn more about this event at flwctrl.com/mcaa2015.

Matt Migliore is the director of content for Flow Control magazine and FlowControlNetwork.com. He has covered technology and industry for 12-plus years. Matt can be reached at 610 828-1711 or Matt@GrandViewMedia.com.

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