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Articles by Kevin Parker

Work done to get water pumps to world’s poorest farmers

August 1, 2013
It’s a real question: how do you bring 21st century technology to global regions that don’t yet have true capitalism?
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Stepping pump, solar-powered pump will help world’s poorest farmers

July 2, 2013
It’s a real question: how do you bring 21st century technology to global regions that don’t yet have true capitalism? One further wrinkle — and an urgent one it is — the technology you’re dealing with is for one of life’s biggest got-to-haves: water.
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Bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter slated for entrained gas, high-temp applications

All digital signal processing means the measuring tube’s resonant oscillation frequency is retained under all process conditions
July 1, 2013
About one year ago, Krohne introduced its latest bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter, the Optimass 6400. As the instrument nears gaining F.M. and C.S.A. approval for use in hazardous areas, the company anticipates that the flowmeter will find increasing application, including for entrained gas and extreme temperature conditions.
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Flow, the secret to happiness

It’s a state of mind, it’s an Android app and it can be induced in work groups
July 1, 2013
The idea of “flow” as a mental state that you can almost put your hands on, or that at least in some sense is measurable and quantifiable, got its greatest or initial impetus from a psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, whose research has been published in books with titles like The Concept of Flow; Beyond Boredom and Anxiety; and The Flow Experience and its Significance for Human Psychology.
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Stepping pump a first step in helping world's poorest farmers

July 1, 2013
How do you bring 21st century technology to global regions that don’t yet have true capitalism? One further wrinkle — the technology you’re dealing with is for one of life’s biggest got-to-haves: water.
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‘Motor coalition’ asks DOE to reconsider proposed energy- efficiency rating change

Alternative suggested for rating increases that could cost hundreds of millions, impact both users and OEMs
July 1, 2013
Unless simply tired of the subject, almost anyone would agree that in the 21st century energy efficiency is a matter of considerable importance to the process industries. But, as per usual, how to get from here to there can quickly become a matter of heated debate.
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Fire, water, fuel and the mile-high city

July 1, 2013
In early June, editors from Processing magazine were at the AWWA ACE13 annual conference & exposition in Denver, Colo. Temperatures there under the brightest of blue skies were 90 F much of the time, warm for the time of year.
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Rotary lobe pump conveys highly abrasive bonding primer

June 1, 2013
A recently developed rotary lobe pump addresses conveying challenges encountered during the production of highly abrasive bonding primer at Knauf Bauproducte Iphofen of Iphofen, Germany.
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It supports operations intelligence in today's process enterprise

June 1, 2013
The Dow Chemical Co. was an early adopter of a “manufacturing intelligence” solution just introduced for general availability by Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Analytics.
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Long-awaited robot revolution may still be on way

June 1, 2013
Three current trends in industrial robotics, says Dale Arndt, an engineering manager with Fanuc Robotics Canada, are a) smaller robots, b) larger robots and c) robots that work in close collaboration with humans. Arndt was speaking on the show floor at PTX Canada, held in mid-May in Toronto.
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