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Listed on May 05,2021
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Pressure gauges are an integral part of numerous industries, but unfortunately, they do not get as much attention as required. Industries like brewing, refining, etc., cannot function without pressure gauges, however, just implementing them won’t do the trick, — importance must be placed on pressure gauge calibration as well. Not calibrating p...
Listed on May 05,2021
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A pressure transducer is an instrument that measures pressure, usually that of gases and liquids. On many occasions, these pressure transducers are also used for measuring some other variables related to pressure, such as: speed, flow, altitude, and water level. The work of these transducers is to detect the fluid’s force and give a mechanical outp...
Listed on Apr 29,2021
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What may seem to be a simple task of selecting a soft starter for your motor may be a more demanding task than first meets the eye. “I just need to know the HP and Voltage to pick the correct one, isn’t that right?” Well, in fact, it’s not quite that simple. To properly select a soft starter, there are a number of physical and application attr...
Listed on Apr 29,2021
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The debate surrounding the pros and cons of electric and pneumatic actuators has been raging for years and still no easy answer exists. Here, with the help of Bimba Manufacturing, we focus on the core differentiators to help narrow your decision. The question of whether it’s better to use pneumatic or electric actuators as part of your system ...
Listed on Apr 21,2021
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A hydraulic manifold is a component that regulates fluid flow between pumps and actuators and other components in a hydraulic system. It could be compared to a switchboard in an electrical circuit, because it lets the operator control how much fluid flows between components of a hydraulic machinery. For example, in a backhoe loader, a manifold turn...
Listed on Apr 21,2021
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About a year ago, we published a blog post called 40 Reasons Your Actuator Isn’t Working. Since then, the article has generated thousands of views, and it continues to get hundreds more every month. While there may be 40 reasons valve actuators may stop working, there are really only a handful of components that can cause the problems. So, if ...
Listed on Apr 13,2021
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For well over 30 years, variable frequency drives (VFD) have been controlling the speed of three-phase alternating-current (AC) induction motors. In addition to saving energy, there are many things to consider for maximum efficiency, control, operation and motor life when using VFDs. A VFD’s speed control is necessary for applications where va...
Listed on Apr 13,2021
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For simple and inexpensive control of a proportional valve, Wandfluh, based in Frutigen, Switzerland, has developed the PD3 digital amplifier electronics unit. The device can mount directly on a solenoid coil or connect to a standard solenoid coil with a cable. The product has a standardized IO-Link interface. It permits digital communication,...
Listed on Apr 02,2021
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Whether you’re a machine expert or someone who is still gaining knowledge about motor device parts, you are most likely aware of the actuator and its significance. Actuators serve the general purpose of controlling movements within machines. However, there are various kinds of actuators that produce varying motions and use different power sour...
Listed on Apr 02,2021
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A pneumatic rotary actuator uses compressed air to generate its operating energy. Some are designed specifically to remotely control valves. The clean, dry air can be provided via a central compressed air station, or in case of a compressed gas system, from the process gas. The waste gas can then be released into the air or a downstream lower-press...
Listed on Mar 24,2021
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Head mount temperature transmitter receive the signal from the resistance temperature detector (RTD) or Thermocouple (TC), and converts the measured temperature signal into 2 wire loop powered 4 to 20 mA equivalent signal. Head Mount Temperature Transmitter Head mount transmitter is in housed in the connection head of the sensor and thus the ...
Listed on Mar 24,2021
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The enclosure is a part of the motor used for the protection of the motor from the environment and persons from being touch. A mechanical fan cannot be left open that can harm the personnel in case of accidental touch. That is the reason enclosures are necessary for safety. Motor Enclosures There are certain standardized types of motor e...
Listed on Mar 15,2021
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There has been so much research going on for controlling the noise generated by control valves but before that one must understand how this noise is generated in the valve. Still, very limited ways are available to control the valve noise. Reduce Control Valve Noise The control valve noise problem may involve any or all of the source-path-rec...
Listed on Mar 15,2021
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Check valves are designed to prevent the reversal of flow in a piping system. These valves are activated by the flowing material in the pipeline. The pressure of the fluid passing through the system opens the valve, while any reversal of flow will close the valve. Closure is accomplished by the weight of the check mechanism, by back pressure, ...
Listed on Mar 03,2021
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Instrument calibration is absolutely essential. There are no two ways about it. It can be defined as the process of comparing the measurements made by the instrument to be calibrated against a calibration standard of known accuracy. The device under test can also be calibrated by comparing with an instrument known for its accurate results. Whe...
Listed on Mar 03,2021
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Time and constant usage are two factors that deteriorate the quality of any equipment. They affect the performance, accuracy and efficiency. The same can be said about your flow meter system. If it is not achieving the desired outputs, you must upgrade it. Here are 5 signs that indicate you need to upgrade your flow meter: Changes in the ...
Listed on Feb 25,2021
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The measurement of pressure had once been a monopoly of Bourdon tube pressure gauges, and if you wanted to check the pressure at any location in a fluid power circuit, you had to go right to the source to install a pressure gauge at the location you wished to measure. The invention of test points and micro-bore hoses allowed for some distance betwe...
Listed on Feb 25,2021
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Instrumentation manifolds are a combination of several valves in one body with multiple connections. This piece of equipment assists pressure instruments directly and indirectly in measuring and equalizing pressures, differential pressures, static, gauge, and variable in process instrumentation lines by bleeding, blocking, and calibrating. Man...
Listed on Feb 19,2021
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Butterfly valves are one of the most useful valves you can install in your service. It covers all three major functions so you get the best of all three kinds of valves. It can start, stop and control the flow of media. This article guides you to understand the butterfly valve more by knowing how it works, understanding the different kinds of butte...
Listed on Feb 19,2021
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Gate valves and globe valves are two of the most common valves used in industrial applications. Both contribute greatly to any industrial services. They may look alike but these valves function differently. In this article, you will know what makes the gate and globe individually unique as well as the major differences between the two valves. ...
Listed on Feb 11,2021
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A proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is a control loop mechanism widely used in industrial control systems and other applications that require continuously modulated control. As implied by its name, the PID controller combines proportional control with additional integral and derivative adjustments, helping the unit to automatic...
Listed on Feb 11,2021
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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are solid-state electronic motor controllers that efficiently meet varying process requirements by adjusting the frequency and voltage of power supplied to an alternating current (AC) motor, enabling it to operate over a wide speed range. Understanding variable frequency drives and applications External sensor...
Listed on Feb 05,2021
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Ball valves are easier to operate at higher pressures due to the control surface being spherical. This means less loading therefore requiring less torque to close the valve, even under extremely high flow rates. This, combined with their quarter-turn configuration, makes high pressure ball valves extremely beneficial in applications such as shut-of...
Listed on Feb 05,2021
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Here at Fluid Controls, we understand that with all the different variations of check valves on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for your application. That is why we have devised this blog to eliminate the stress of trawling the internet for answers and to help you choose the appropriate product once and for all. ...
Listed on Jan 28,2021
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Manifolds are used extensively throughout the oil and gas industry for the distribution of gases and fluids. They are designed to converge multiple junctions into a single channel or diverge a single channel into multiple junctions. Simple manifold systems typically are used to divide one supply input to multiple outputs, while more complex systems...
Listed on Jan 28,2021
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Jan 20,2021
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Many industrial applications require linear motion during their operating sequence. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to accomplish this is with a pneumatic actuator, often referred to as an air cylinder. An actuator is a device that translates a source of static power into useful output motion. It can also be used to apply a force. ...
Listed on Jan 20,2021
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The common Do’s and Don’ts of PLC wiring discussed below. 1) First of all you need a wiring diagram form the manufacturer. 2) Every PLC may have a different wiring diagram. 3) So, be careful about power wiring as well as I/O wiring. 4) Find out if the PLC is powered by an AC voltage or DC voltage first. 5) If it is powered ...
Listed on Jan 12,2021
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The purpose of the solenoid coil is to convert electrical energy into a linear motion. Principle A solenoid valve is an electrically controlled device. The valve consists of a copper wire wound around a hollow form, which is an electric coil with a movable ferromagnetic core also called a plunger located in its center. In the rest positi...
Listed on Jan 12,2021
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In the present times, Smart transmitters are widely used in process industries. However, ordinary transmitters still exist in various industries, its application is confined to non-critical and applications of less importance. Ordinary Transmitter Ordinary pressure transmitters give a 4-20 mA signal output on a two-wire connection, corres...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Contactors and relays are two closely related terms leading to confusions and misinterpretations most of the times. Both of them are electrically operated switches used for control and switching of loads. The basic principle of operation of the contactor and the relay are the same. The difference between them is in term of their application and whe...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Pressure switches are commonly used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. To meet the varying demands of these applications, numerous pressure switch designs are available. The key to selecting the best pressure switch for your application is understanding the differences in pressure switch designs. Sensing Technologies ...
Listed on May 06,2020
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The disadvantages of pneumatic instruments are painfully evident to anyone familiar with both pneumatic and electronic instruments. Sensitivity to vibration, changes in temperature, mounting position, and the like affect calibration accuracy to a far greater degree for pneumatic instruments than electronic instruments. Compressed air is an expensiv...
Listed on May 06,2020
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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If you are reading this article, then you are probably wondering what exactly is a pressure sensor. Today, we will hopefully cover all of the questions you may have about pressure sensors. What is Pressure? To understand pressure sensors, first, you need to understand the pressure. Pressure is an expression of force exerted on a surf...
Listed on Apr 20,2020
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An orifice meter is a conduit and a restriction to create a pressure drop. An hour glass is a form of orifice. A nozzle, venturi or thin sharp edged orifice can be used as the flow restriction. In order to use any of these devices for measurement it is necessary to empirically calibrate them. That is, pass a known volume through the meter and note ...
Listed on Apr 20,2020
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Water flow meters are used to measure the volume of water used in commercial and residential buildings. The water is supplied to homes and offices via a public water supply system. Water meters may also be used at water sources or throughout the water system to calculate the flow rate of a part of the system. Water flow meters may also measure the ...
Listed on Apr 15,2020
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There are thousands of industrial applications that require a linear motion during their operation sequence. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to accomplish this is with a pneumatic actuator. Pneumatic actuators are also very clean operating because the operating fluid is a gas, which prevents leakage from dripping and contaminating ...
Listed on Apr 15,2020
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For simple and inexpensive control of a proportional valve, Wandfluh, based in Frutigen, Switzerland, has developed the PD3 digital amplifier electronics unit. The device can mount directly on a solenoid coil or connect to a standard solenoid coil with a cable. The product has a standardized IO-Link interface. It permits digital communication,...
Listed on Mar 30,2020
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An Orifice Flange is used in combination with orifice meters to measure the flow rate of oil, gas and other liquids conveyed by the pipeline. Orifice flanges are manufactured to ASME B16.36 in multiple sizes and, material grades. An orifice flange is used to measure the flow of the fluid conveyed by the pipeline via a flow nozzle positioned on...
Listed on Mar 30,2020
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About a year ago, we published a blog post called 40 Reasons Your Actuator Isn’t Working. Since then, the article has generated thousands of views, and it continues to get hundreds more every month. While there may be 40 reasons valve actuators may stop working, there are really only a handful of components that can cause the problems. So, if ...
Listed on Mar 19,2020
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BRIEF EXPLANATION OF VIBRATION SENSOR PRINCIPLES: 1. VELOCITY SENSORS Electromagnetic linear velocity transducers : Typically used to measure oscillatory velocity. A permanent magnet moving back and forth within a coil winding induces an emf in the winding. This emf is proportional to the velocity of oscillation of the magnet. This permanent ...
Listed on Mar 19,2020
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The various types of industrial motors that can be used with variable frequency drives are: Dc motor: dc motors are still in production although the number of active manufacturers has decreased considerably, specifically those that are still manufacturing large dc motors (> 1 MW). Ac asynchronous squirrel cage motor: This type of motor...
Listed on Mar 13,2020
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Mar 13,2020
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Automation is the trend today, everywhere universally. It is the changing the work efficacy to a great extent and also referred to as automatic control. It is being used in factories, automobile, paper, packaging industry, etc. There are even some processes in which they are completely automated and did you know for a fact that there are sever...
Listed on Mar 06,2020
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All water flow meter types have unique working principles, specific benefits, and costs. A water flow meter measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several working principles to choose from, depending on the application, maintenance needs, and budget. The four most common water flow meter types are turbine (also called m...
Listed on Mar 06,2020
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Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters are portable metering devices that measure volume flow in industrial applications from outside the pipe wall, without breaking the line, using ultrasound. Most flow meters have to be mounted inside the pipe (inline), which takes more time and requires the machinery to be dismounted and the work paused. Portable ...
Listed on Feb 28,2020
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Measurement principle Continuous non‐contacting ultrasonic level measurement is based on the time of flight principle. An ultrasonic level instrument measures the time between sound energy transmitter from the sensor, to the surface of the measured material and the echo returning to the sensor. As the speed of sound is known through the ...
Listed on Feb 28,2020
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Manifolds are used in my many fluid power applications, depending upon the application. Manifolds are used in hydraulics as well as pneumatics, and can be used to mount valves or to consolidate plumbing. When used for mounting valves, they are the interface between the valves and the ports to be plumbed into. With industrial style hydraulic va...
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