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1 4 Blower Package For Dilute Phase Conveying
1 4 Blower Package For Dilute Phase Conveying
1 4 Blower Package For Dilute Phase Conveying
1 4 Blower Package For Dilute Phase Conveying
1 4 Blower Package For Dilute Phase Conveying

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.
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Figure 1. An example of a small hopper for bulk material handling under revamp and renovation at workshop.
Figure 1. An example of a small hopper for bulk material handling under revamp and renovation at workshop.
Figure 1. An example of a small hopper for bulk material handling under revamp and renovation at workshop.
Figure 1. An example of a small hopper for bulk material handling under revamp and renovation at workshop.
Figure 1. An example of a small hopper for bulk material handling under revamp and renovation at workshop.

Powder Handling: Silos, Hoppers and Bins, Oh My

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

Aug. 3, 2022
Always consider issues such as maintenance access and pipe rack design
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Don’t Err With Instrument Air Systems

May 23, 2022
Compressors and air dryers are among the elements demanding careful attention
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Understand The Basics Of Piping Stress Analysis

May 7, 2022
Such an evaluation plays a key part in preventing potential failures
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Solids Handling: Better Understand Belt Conveyors

Jan. 31, 2022
Belt behavior is one of a number of critical factors that affect performance
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Consider Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers

Oct. 25, 2021
These units’ small channels offer high efficiency in clean services
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Solids Handling: Consider Chain Conveyors

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

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.
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Environmental Protection: Deftly Deal with Dust

Oct. 9, 2017
Minimize generation and consider either collection or suppression
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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...
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Select the Right Sealless Pump

March 31, 2017
Understand the advantages and limitations of the two main options
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Make Success With Centrifugal Blowers a Breeze

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

Nov. 15, 2016
Understand the appropriate use of different pressure relief devices.
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Processing Equipment: Take Advantage of Liquid-Ring Compressors

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

Dec. 17, 2015
Understand when to use piston and diaphragm devices for precise liquid dosing
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Get Up to Speed on Gear Pumps

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

Oct. 13, 2015
Ensure your layout can handle anticipated stresses.
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Count On Steam Turbines

Aug. 6, 2015
These long-lived low-maintenance drivers suit many applications
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Make the Most of Centrifugal Pumps

June 8, 2015
Understand the factors and issues that can compromise performance
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Investigate Integrally Geared Compressors

April 8, 2015
Units offer higher efficiencies than conventional centrifugal machines
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Head Off Hassles During Startup

Feb. 26, 2015
The right preparation and team are essential
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Select the Right Centrifugal Compressor

Dec. 22, 2014
Hermetically sealed direct-driven units offer economic and technical advantages
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Take Advantage of Gas Turbines

Oct. 29, 2014
Such units can provide a variety of benefits for driving large equipment