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The Right Dispenser System for Your Concrete Batching Plant

Sep 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM
The Right Dispenser System for Your Concrete Batching Plant

Let’s talk about pancakes. The perfect batch of pancakes is really only as good as the batter dispenser mechanism used to drop the right amount of batter into the pan. Too much batter and your pancakes could be too dense; too little batter and your pancakes will have too little structure or shape. In either situation, the proper amount of this foundational ingredient is perhaps the most important element to ensure you have a high quality end product. 

How to Select the Right Side-Entry Mixer for Your Application

Aug 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM
How to Select the Right Side-Entry Mixer for Your Application

The mixer: at its core, it’s a simple technology, but it supports mission-critical needs across a wide range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, and Water & Wastewater. Within the world of Oil & Gas, the most common mixer application is blending within a storage tank, either to create a product that meets the specifications required by refineries or to prevent buildup of bottom sludge and water (BS&W) during storage.  

How Equipment Manufacturers Help Oil and Gas Producers Achieve Sustainability

Jul 21, 2021 2:29:31 PM
How Equipment Manufacturers Help Oil and Gas Producers Achieve Sustainability

As the world sets targets for fewer carbon emissions and introduces new regulations for carbon emissions, the oil and gas industry must adapt. Sustainability is becoming a top priority for oil and gas producers, and there are a wide array of methods available to help reduce the industry’s environmental impact. On top of making strides to reduce their carbon footprint, oil and gas producers are counting on safer, more reliable equipment to achieve sustainability goals.

High-Pressure Pumps: Why Single-Stage is a Better Investment than Multi-Stage for Upstream Oil & Gas

Jun 29, 2021 2:46:44 PM
High-Pressure Pumps: Why Single-Stage is a Better Investment than Multi-Stage for Upstream Oil & Gas

"Which is better: a single-stage pump or a multi-stage pump?” This is a question our oil & gas customers often ask. For upstream applications like brine injection into deep wells, where disposal water needs to be reliably and quickly filtered, the clear answer is single-stage. While horizontal multi-stage pumps have been the accepted technology for years, switching to a single-stage pump comes with significant benefits. 

How to Calibrate Your Additive or Water Meter for Accurate Batching

May 6, 2021 3:36:13 PM
How to Calibrate Your Additive or Water Meter for Accurate Batching

When batching additives or water into your concrete mix, it’s vital that each component is added to the mix accurately. When concrete and admixtures are not properly mixed — or if water is not added in the right proportion — workability is not guaranteed. Your meter and transmitter can help you batch accurately every time, but how do you calibrate it? Here, we’ll discuss how to calibrate your meter for accurate batching.

CASE STUDY: IPEC PROVIDES POLYMER SOLUTION PUMP FOR CUSTOMER NFM

Mar 29, 2021 5:40:50 PM
CASE STUDY: IPEC PROVIDES POLYMER SOLUTION PUMP FOR CUSTOMER NFM

NFM is an innovative provider of extrusion systems and solutions. In order to meet a variety of production demands for the rubber and plastics industries, they found themselves in need of a pump that could accurately inject high viscosity polymer solutions at high flow rates into a twin screw extruder, a system that includes a set of two parallel screws that continuously rotate inside of a barrel. 

Should You Switch from a Sealed to a Sealless Pump?

Mar 16, 2021 5:52:13 PM
Should You Switch from a Sealed to a Sealless Pump?

When engineers need to choose a pump, two broad categories come to mind: mechanically-sealed pumps and sealless magnetic drive pumps. And across industries, pumps with mechanical seals are seen far more commonly because not much is known about the sealless pump. But what’s the difference between these two varieties and what are the benefits to going sealless? This article will explain each and the advantages of going from sealed to sealless.

Power Up with the Primeroyal Series

Feb 3, 2021 1:41:39 PM
Power Up with the Primeroyal Series

Milton Roy has introduced its new Primeroyal® series, their most powerful API 675 pumps yet. Primeroyal pumps are capable of working even in the most challenging environments. Their design, which meets rigorous API 675 standards, offers a range of features and a reduced footprint, which allows it to deliver high volumes of flow and pressure while ensuring accurate and repeatable chemical delivery.

How Increased Spending Can Fix Infrastructure Failures

Jan 8, 2021 12:23:18 PM
How Increased Spending Can Fix Infrastructure Failures

The United States economy relies on infrastructure. From roads and bridges to railways, waterways, and electrical grids, the country depends on it to stimulate economic growth, transport goods from one place to another, and connect people. It allows transportation, internet connection, electrical supply, and directly affects public health by providing safe drinking water, eliminating pollution in bodies of water, and eliminating waste.