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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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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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Ease of use with skidded chemical-dosing system pays off

These pre-engineered skid systems are for use in a wide variety of liquid-chemical dosing applications, primarily in water and wastewater disinfection treatment.
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In the doctor’s own words

The significance of Tucson, Ariz.-based Otek’s product is best explained in the words of its founder, Dr. Otto Fest.
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A new twist in butterfly valve technology

This butterfly valve’s all thermoplastic design and construction overcomes many of the challenges these type valves face in processing systems.
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