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Peristaltic pumps for metering apps reduce chemical costs as much as 20%

Lakehaven Utility District avoids many of the woes said to be associated with diaphragm pumps
April 1, 2014
Technology advocates never fail to tout early-adopter benefits. These can include capturing the attention of collaborating suppliers and partners, being seen as an industry trendsetter and early access to emerging, productivity-enhancing solutions.
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Pump poultry without product damage

Progressive-cavity pump made to exact dimensions needed and with performance guarantee
March 1, 2014
With global markets for processed-meat expected to grow by nearly 6% annually for the next half-decade, poultry demand will drive process-equipment markets.
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From Finland to the world

Heavy-duty valve, pump maker plans further geographic and product line expansion
February 27, 2014
The thing we call globalization was early taken advantage of — was in fact first accomplished by —industrial mega-corporations with the means to distribute product worldwide. The next step taken was to position productive capacity in regional configurations.
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Cool white light best illuminates stainless-steel process vessels

Delivers more light and less heat; has significant impact on visibility, study shows
February 1, 2014
The stainless-steel interiors of process vessels common to food, beverage and pharmaceuticals processing must be subject to regular visual inspection.
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Why use simulators to train operators?

Complexity and an aging workforce addressed with reality-rich models that allow comprehensive approach
January 8, 2014
In the airlines industry, pilots take responsibility not only for complex and expensive equipment but also hundreds of lives. Flight simulators train pilots for non-typical events like engine failures and water landings, and pilots clock specified amounts of time in simulator training to maintain certifications.
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Nestlé enjoys decade of trouble-free cartridge dust-collector performance

Supplier determination and innovative approach enhances employee health and safety
January 8, 2014
When the Nestlé Prepared Foods Co. came to Jonesboro, Ark., a little more than a decade ago, Lee Morgan, the president of Jonesboro-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), said, “We must have that business.”
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Maintain level instrument safety; understand the associated costs

December 6, 2013
Validating level-instrument safety function requires regular proof-testing. Testing confirms integrity of the level-measurement loop portion and maintains average probability of failure on demand (PFD average) within acceptable limits. Without testing, this value will increase to a point where the instrument no longer meets SIL requirements.
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The case for vendor-managed MRO inventory

Cost savings, productivity gains and greater availability among benefits
December 6, 2013
In lean economies, processors look for ways to streamline operations, improve productivity and gain a competitive edge. Typically, they might look first at the price of goods, materials and supplies.
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Measure orthophosphate throughout the wastewater process

December 6, 2013
YSI, a Xylem brand, introduced this orthophosphate analyzer for use in wastewater treatment plants as a stand-alone analyzer or in conjunction with other sensors in the supplier’s continuous monitoring and control system.
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A better way to optimize air consumption in AODD pumps

December 6, 2013
In the world of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps, Grand Terrace, Calif.-based Wilden Pump and Engineering Co. says, this AODD pump represents a significant breakthrough in energy efficiency and overall cost of operation, primarily through incorporation of a “revolutionary” air distribution system.
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