Industrial Utility Efficiency    

May 2017 Webinar

The System Assessment

Food

Vacuum and blower systems are commonplace in food manufacturing facilities. Bakeries, flour mills,

Wastewater

This guide explains three blower technologies and,using examples from actual wastewater plants,

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held May 3-5 at the Donald E.

Plastics

Two years ago, sales were picking up and we began operating six extrusion lines on most days. We

Woodworking

Multiple vacuum pumps can be running mostly “dead-headed” in the many production

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability

Metals

AISTech 2016, steel's premier annual technology event, returned to Pittsburgh May 16-19 at the

Printing

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse
The Wastewater Association of Rheinfelden-Schwörstadt operates the wastewater treatment facilities in Schwoerstadt and Rheinfelden-Herten, Germany, as well as several rainwater overflow basins. This wastewater treatment facility now satisfies the highest requirements, and with a population of about 47,000, has reached a size that also guarantees sufficient disposal capacity for future generations.
Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability throughout the product life cycle. To prevent the risks of stability failure of highly moisture sensitive drugs (e.g. dry powder for inhalation), or the risk of biological ingress of parenteral drugs, highly sensitive integrity tests are required. Most test methods are very challenging in regards to time, effort, complexity or the limitation of sensitivity and detection range.
Pneumatic conveying systems are widely used in manufacturing plants and process industries. They provide a practical method of bulk-solid material transport. A surprisingly wide variety of powders and granular material can be effectively moved from one location to another within the plant. “Compared with other bulk-solid transport systems, a properly designed pneumatic conveying system affords many advantages".
If you want to understand vacuum systems, you have to get out of the ruts, and slog through the mud and bounce over the rocks a bit.  If you’re a “compressed air person”, think outside the box for a few pages with me.  I am going to borrow some terms from the “pump people” to explain how vacuum systems are similar, yet different from compressed air systems. There are several ruts to get out of.  Remembering what changes and what doesn’t, what is controlled, and how to design systems for optimal energy consumption.