Amin Almasi

rotating equipment consultant
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AMIN ALMASI is a mechanical consultant based in Sydney, Australia. He specializes in mechanical equipment and offers his insight on a variety of topics including pumps, condition monitoring, reliability, as well as powder and fluid handling and water treatment.

Key Elements of Operational Flexibility in Chemical Plants

Jan. 26, 2024
Reconfigurability, adaptability and production flexibility become exceptionally valuable during disruptive events.

Stress Busters: How to Avoid Fatigue-Related Failure in Chemical Processing Equipment

Nov. 15, 2023
What engineers and operators should know about stress concentrations, crack developments, fatigue and buckling

The Dynamics of Pneumatic Conveyors in Chemical Processing: Flow, Control and Reliability

Sept. 6, 2023
An overview of the different types of pneumatic conveyors, how they work and application-specific considerations.

Bulking Up: Wear-Resistant Materials for Powder, Solids Handling Equipment

Aug. 11, 2023
How high-strength materials can reduce downtime and improve the performance of bulk material, slurry handling and other critical chemical processing systems

Optimizing Heat Exchangers in Chemical Processing: Shell-and-Tube vs. Plate Types

July 26, 2023
A look at how to match configurations to applications, needs and operating environment

Powder Handling: Silos, Hoppers and Bins, Oh My

Jan. 24, 2023
9 critical design tips are essential to ensure reliability and safety

Prevent Plant Layout Problems

Aug. 3, 2022
Always consider issues such as maintenance access and pipe rack design

Don’t Err With Instrument Air Systems

May 23, 2022
Compressors and air dryers are among the elements demanding careful attention

Understand The Basics Of Piping Stress Analysis

May 7, 2022
Such an evaluation plays a key part in preventing potential failures

Solids Handling: Better Understand Belt Conveyors

Jan. 31, 2022
Belt behavior is one of a number of critical factors that affect performance

Consider Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers

Oct. 25, 2021
These units’ small channels offer high efficiency in clean services

Solids Handling: Consider Chain Conveyors

Sept. 7, 2021
Such devices offer advantages for moving solids over short distances

Explosion Prevention: Get A Flair For Flares

May 4, 2021
This important safety system is more complicated than often assumed

Understand Industrial Wastewater Treatment

April 13, 2018
A variety of techniques play roles in removing contamination

Make the Right Moves With Belt Conveyors

Feb. 13, 2018
Understand important factors in their selection, design and operation

Vanquish Vertical Pump Vexations

Dec. 5, 2017
Address common problems including undersized motor drivers

Manage Machine Misalignment

Nov. 20, 2017
The ultimate goals of alignment are to increase the operating life and reliability of rotating machinery and to achieve high efficiency.

Environmental Protection: Deftly Deal with Dust

Oct. 9, 2017
Minimize generation and consider either collection or suppression

Powder Handling: Size Up Size Reduction

Aug. 14, 2017
Understand the operation and appropriate application of mills and pulverizers

Separation: Be Clear About Clarifiers

June 28, 2017
Removing suspended solids from liquids is necessary in many processes. Plants generally use clarifiers for this. Clarifiers are settling tanks and, thus, often also are called...

Select the Right Sealless Pump

March 31, 2017
Understand the advantages and limitations of the two main options

Make Success With Centrifugal Blowers a Breeze

Feb. 1, 2017
Consider a variety of factors to achieve efficient and reliable operation.

Properly Protect Against Overpressure

Nov. 15, 2016
Understand the appropriate use of different pressure relief devices.

Processing Equipment: Take Advantage of Liquid-Ring Compressors

Sept. 26, 2016
These compact devices boast several benefits and suit numerous small services

Processing Equipment: Consider Gas Engines

July 6, 2016
These versatile and reliable drivers suit a variety of applications.

Fluid Handling: Pick the Proper Valve

April 26, 2016
Consider a number of factors to match a valve to the application

Corrosion Prevention: Properly Apply Plastic Piping

Feb. 22, 2016
Use of such piping requires careful consideration of a number of issues

Master Metering Pumps

Dec. 17, 2015
Understand when to use piston and diaphragm devices for precise liquid dosing

Get Up to Speed on Gear Pumps

Nov. 19, 2015
These positive-displacement devices can provide a variety of benefits

Mind Piping System Mechanics

Oct. 13, 2015
Ensure your layout can handle anticipated stresses.