INPRO/SEAL – Evaluating Carbon Ring Alternatives

INPRO/SEAL – Evaluating Carbon Ring Alternatives

Operators of general-purpose steam turbines have long stated the shortcomings of conventional carbon ring seals. One drawback is wear at the ring’s inner bore, which gradually increases shaft clearance and steam leakage and leads to regular replacement—as often as four times per year. Despite their disadvantages, carbon rings remain the standard in general-purpose steam turbine […]

INPRO/SEAL – Understanding Leaks & Pump Protection

INPRO/SEAL – Understanding Leaks & Pump Protection

INPRO/SEAL has published two great articles in both Pumps and Systems Magazine and Flow Control.6 Reasons Bearing Isolators Leak Lubricant – Pumps and Systems and Bearing Protection’s Role In Pump Reliability – Flow Control

New Regulations for Pump System Professionals

New Regulations for Pump System Professionals

1. Clean Power Plan Aug. 3, 2015, marked a historic day for the power generation industry. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change, the Obama Administration revealed the Clean Power Plan, the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations on coal-burning power plants. 2. The […]

DOE has set new standards for commercial and industrial pumps

DOE has set new standards for commercial and industrial pumps

Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Pumps Energy Conservation Standards The Department of Energy (DOE) has set new standards for commercial and industrial pumps. Pumps exist in numerous applications, including agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems.  Learn more: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/14

Digital Tools for Mines Help Maintain a Competitive Edge

Digital Tools for Mines Help Maintain a Competitive Edge

Many mining executives are convinced there’s really no alternative: either join the industry’s quickening interest in digital technology or risk losing ground

New Electrochemical Process to Produce Ammonia

New Electrochemical Process to Produce Ammonia

A new electrochemical process to produce ammonia simply from air and water has been developed by U.S. researchers. As well as being more energy efficient than the traditional Haber-Bosch process, it is also more environmentally friendly. Ammonia, or NH3, is made up of three parts hydrogen and one part nitrogen. See full story on processingmagazine.com […]

The World’s Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies

A profound shift in the global economy from developed to emerging markets has changed the landscape for the world’s leading food and beverage manufacturers. The past few years of economic hardship and fluctuating fortunes in different geographic regions have brought about extraordinary investment activity, restructuring, cost cutting and repositioning in the ranks at the world’s […]