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Valve maintenance guides developed for combustion-turbine combined-cycle plants

Rick Roberts, Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI developed two guides for the maintenance of valves in CTCC plants:: Combustion Turbine Combined-Cycle Steam Valves Maintenance Guide and Combined-Cycle Combustion Turbine Steam Turbine Stop and Control Valve Maintenance Guide (1026587).

Exlar publishes Electric Actuators Brochure for Process Control

The brochure highlights the actuator’s performance capabilities in process control applications, including power plants and oil and gas.

Nordson publishes dispensing guide for Automotive

The 13-page guide has helpful information about how to maximize the use of precision dispensing equipment for adhesives, sealants, oils, and coatings.

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Have you checked your wrinkles lately?

By Hugh Davies, Optical Metrology Services
How high precision laser profile measurement tools and video inspection equipment are helping companies verify the quality of CRA-lined pipes by detecting the presence of wrinkles or buckling.

Variable frequency drives: energy savings for pumping applications

By Tom Neuberger and Steven B. Weston, Eaton

Because a VFD alters the frequency of an AC motor, speed, flow, and energy consumption are reduced in the system. The use of VFDs can bring further total system cost reductions, due to the elimination of components required for valve control.

Rupture Pin or rupture disk: which is the clear choice for pressure relief?

Valve World, February 2012

By Julian Taylor, Rupture Pin Technology

The fundamentals of pressure relief applications are safety, efficiency, maintenance level, downtime duration, operating costs and environmental friendliness. Does the Rupture Pin alleviate the issues that go with such applications, or is the rupture disk a more sensible option?

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Assured Automation Valve helps IniTECH Batching Systems

IniTECH incorporated the Assured Automation stainless steel angle body valve into batching systems for the flavor, fragrance and beauty care industries.

Valves provide flood defence for school

Rotork IQ electric valve actuators and a local control centre control three sluice gates at Canford School, protecting it from flooding by a river.

New Technology Solves Aftermarket Parts Problems

Pumps & Systems
By T. Ravisundar, et al
Pump components in the storehouse may not be the same as the components currently operating in a particular process centrifugal pump. Here’s a case study from a nuclear power plant where parts had to be made up.

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA

This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014
San Antonio , TX, USA

The agenda for this event is largely developed by customers, for customers with opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. Join us as we discuss trends and new technologies impacting the automation industry.

June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Orlando , FL, USA

The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

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