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How To Prevent Galvanic Corrosion of Valve Stems

Learn how different metals react, and how corrosion inhibitors can help avoid downtime. By Brittany Kelley, A.W. Chesterton Valve packing is a necessity for plants trying to contain product and […]

Used to Determine Size and Cost of Condenser Water Distribution Pipes

Swanson Rink, Inc. was hired to design a new data center on the 29th floor of an existing high-rise data center in Los Angeles. See how Mechanical Engineer, Rory Heim, […]

Harmonics in Water Applications

The water industry requires a reliable solution for securing the flow of water and wastewater. Pumping and aeration systems are integral parts of a reliable solution and these systems consume […]

System philosophy in efficiency optimization

A system approach in efficiency optimization delivers the most rewarding efficiency improvements. This article presents the concept of Efficiency First, where energy saved is regarded as the first fuel, an […]

Most Common Rib Designs for Heat Exchanger Gaskets

There are many styles of heat exchanger gaskets and most have complicated rib designs or partitions. In this document from Durlon® Sealing Solutions, download some of the most common designs.

Test Methods to Qualify Quarter-Turn Valves for Low Emissions Service

Author: Phil Mahoney FSA Member, A.W. Chesterton Co. Currently, two test procedures could be requested to qualify a quarter-turn valve design for fugitive emissions service: International Standards Organization (ISO) 15848-1 […]

How To Troubleshoot A Magnetic Drive Centrifugal Pump

Magnetic drive pumps are a great alternative to traditional mechanically sealed pumps especially when pumping corrosive, dangerous, or expensive fluids.  While usually categorized as a centrifugal pump the addition of […]

Check Valve Sizing is More Important Than You Think

It is surprisingly common for check valve sizing to be an afterthought in the flow control/fluid process industries. Often marketed together with gate and globe valves, check valves are such […]

How do variable speed drives impact mechanical seals?

Author: Henri Azibert, FSA Member The use of variable speed drives (VSD) has become increasingly more prevalent in an effort to improve the energy efficiency of pumping systems. Efficiency is […]

Inpro/Seal Split Air Mizer Installation

This video walks you through how to install a split Inpro/Seal Air Mizer on standard processing equipment.

Which One to Choose – Metallic vs. Non-Metallic Sealless Pumps

Picking a pump can be tricky, as there are a lot of different variables to consider. One of which is metallic or non-metallic. What type of fluid are you pumping, […]

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