Archive | May, 2014


5:43 pm
May 28, 2014
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Rejuvenation Process Gives New Life to Aging Industrial Power Cables

According to Novinium, its environmentally friendly Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) technology can restore aging power cables to like-new performance for significantly less than it would cost to replace them. Cable rejuvenation involves the injection of a healing and upgrading fluid into the strands of medium-voltage power cable to repair and extend its life. In the SPR process, […]


3:23 pm
May 28, 2014
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Vibration-Monitoring Solutions In the Field

Two examples of how vibration monitoring saved time and money in heavy industrial settings. New portable and online-monitoring systems help extend the value of vibration monitoring into the heaviest of industrial operations. Here’s a look at how users avoided serious motor failure in mining and detected a critical bearing failure in paper-pulp production by using […]


3:21 pm
May 28, 2014
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Vibration Monitoring: More Affordable Options, But Analysis Makes it Work

Vibration monitoring is finding wider use through the growing range of smart, affordable mobile devices, but accurate analysis remains a key factor for success. By  Rick Carter, Executive Editor See or hear a piece of rotating equipment vibrate abnormally, and the solution is obvious: shut it down, find the cause and fix it. In the […]


9:54 pm
May 27, 2014
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Industry Veteran Vimal Kapur Named President of Honeywell Process Solutions

Vimal Kapur has been named President of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a Honeywell business that supplies automation control, instrumentation and services to process manufacturers in industries such as oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, petrochemicals,  metals, minerals and mining. A near-30-year veteran of the process automation industry, Kapur has been with Honeywell for more than 25 […]


8:44 pm
May 27, 2014
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Several KLOZURE Bearing Isolators Receive Upgraded IP Ratings

Garlock has announced that several products in its KLOZURE line of bearing isolators have received upgraded ingress protection (IP) ratings from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s NEMA MG-1 2009 Part 5 specification. The GUARDIAN, MICRO-TEC II, SGI and EnDuro have been upgraded from IP55 and IP56 sealing ratings to IP65 and IP66 sealing ratings, confirming their suitability […]


7:54 pm
May 27, 2014
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Safer, Faster, Easier Flange Maintenance

According to Equalizer USA,  its patented flange-spreading tools can be used with all flange-joint types, even those with no access gaps between them. The company says its new Equalizer SWi product range can make activities associated with flange maintenance in a plant safer, more efficient and more cost-effective than in the past. Products in the SWI line are shorter and lighter than […]


7:34 pm
May 26, 2014
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Wireless Machine Condition Sensor for Hazardous Duty

SKF ( has launched a new Wireless Machine Condition Sensor that leverages WirelessHART protocol to deliver dynamic vibration and temperature data for condition monitoring and diagnostics. The product has ATEX Zone 0 certification, which means it is appropriate for use in hazardous environments like those found in petrochemical and oil and gas operations, among others. The product combines both sensor and router node into one […]


3:42 pm
May 22, 2014
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Sonic Resonance Cleans Pipes and Process Equipment

According to AIMM Technologies (AIMM), its Hydrokinetics cleaning technology can clean what’s typically been considered “un-cleanable” interiors of piping, tubes, lines and process equipment in plastics, chemical, refining, offshore and other facilities. Based on the induction of “sonic resonance” into a cleaning water stream, Hydrokinetics has been shown to be capable of doing with a hydroblasting, […]