Electric actuation eliminates the capital and maintenance costs associated with air compressors, and the danger of frozen air lines is eliminated. However, electric actuators have very specific limitations that must be observed during the design, start-up, tuning, and operating phase of operation.
Rising energy costs are driving industrial facilities to search for a method to estimate the energy savings potential in their plant compressed air system. The Efficiency Quotient (EQ) rating worksheet determines this, as well as estimated operating cost and an efficiency score.
As energy costs and competition rise, energy efficiency in plant operations is more important than ever. The methods to cut pump energy consumption range from conducting a plant energy audit to picking out the right pumps and capacity requirements.
There are pros and cons to both pneumatic and electric actuators for valve operation. For pinch valve applications, the price break point is around the 8-in size. For valves from ½ to 6 in, pneumatic … [Read More...]
Plant compressed air is expensive to produce, and rising energy costs are driving industrial facilities to search for a method to estimate the energy savings potential in their plant compressed air … [Read More...]
The two main technologies used today in the design of combustible gas safety monitoring systems are infrared gas detection and catalytic bead gas detection. Both technologies reliably detect gas at or … [Read More...]
As energy costs and competition rise, putting pressure on margins and profitability, energy efficiency in plant operations is even more important now than it was in the past. Experience shows that … [Read More...]
A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says in the battle to keep aging process manufacturing infrastructure operating, organizations are prevented from making true upgrades by the lack of … [Read More...]