Nicholson industrial steam traps are suited for condensate systems, main steam systems, process control and process heating. The product line includes mechanical, orifice, thermostatic, thermodynamic and clean steam designs.
An augmented reality platform from Baker Furnace allows operators, maintenance personnel and engineers to interact with an industrial furnace through a tablet. Three levels of access via a PLC — augmented operator, augmented maintenance and augmented engineering — provide step-by-step procedures, component manuals, mechanical drawings, electrical drawings and live data at the component level.
The MDA-510 and MDA-550 simplify troubleshooting on single- and three-phase motor-drive systems by providing guided testing. The motor-drive analyzers help technicians quickly capture the most important measurements.
Back in my college days, I was introduced to Peter F. Drucker and his work on leadership, management, labor and economics. One of his famous quotes has stuck with me: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” At first glance, that statement seems obvious. But what are those “right things?” What makes a good leader?
With mounting globalization, diminishing information asymmetry, disruptive business models, accelerating innovation and relentless competition, industrial organizations are having to adapt at a pace unrecognizable to previous generations.
Automation company Endress+Hauser broke ground at its new site in Pearland, Texas, just outside of the Houston area. The $38.5 million, 112,000 ft2 facility will include areas for calibration, repair and training, as well as a new process training unit (PTU).
Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad chose the Rotork client-support program (CSP) for the asset management of Rotork valve actuation equipment at its Port Dickson refinery in Malaysia. The CSP encompasses 157 Rotork electric actuators, a Rotork master station and Pakscan control-loop testing facility.
A top technology market research firm for industry and manufacturing has found a staggering number of distributed control systems are nearing their end of life. We discuss the causes of failure of these aging systems and propose practical solutions to maintain or update these systems.