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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/30/18 9:00 AM

Keep costs down but safety high by ensuring your fluid systems components will last. There are several ways to do this. To begin with, make sure the components you choose …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/29/18 9:00 AM

Researchers at Tufts University have developed material composites that can perform complex movements in response to light. They can be formed into films, sponges, monoliths, and hydrogels, and can be …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/26/18 9:00 AM

Nanoporous metals are lightweight, have high surface area, high electrical conductivity, and a uniform pore structure, properties make them ideal for electrochemical reactors, sensors and actuators, among other applications. The …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/25/18 8:55 AM

After over 50 years of teaching students how to design and operate process analyzer systems, Tony Waters details 5 key revelations that stand out. These are the “aha” moments students …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/24/18 1:30 PM

A University of Cambridge team believes they can finally explain the “hydraulic jump,” a phenomenon that has stymied scientists since it was first described by Leonardo Da Vinci. Read the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/23/18 1:15 PM

Our comprehensive product range lowers costs and increases productivity "Use Swagelok application solutions to create fully documented fluid sampling and control systems and bring consistency to your operations. Easy to install and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/23/18 8:45 AM

As a plant manager, you are responsible for running your plant safely and efficiently, maximizing throughput, reducing costs, and avoiding downtime. Swagelok engineers can help with our go-to strategies for …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/19/18 8:45 AM

The amount of data being produced around the world is outstripping our ability to store it. DNA has the potential to solve our storage problem, but methods to harness its …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/18/18 8:45 AM

Computational materials modelling is shortening the time needed to design new alloys for the fossil energy plants of the future. Ultra-supercritical steam plants and oxyfuel combustion boilers will use much …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/17/18 8:45 AM

The pretty-to-look at and oddly-named metal bismuth has been found to hold an almost magical property that will help convert CO2 into liquid fuels and industrial chemicals. The University of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/16/18 12:00 PM

Essential info on our grab sampling systems + a selection matrix "Swagelok’s ability to shape and customize our closed loop sampling system to meet the exact needs of our application and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/15/18 8:30 AM

Fluid system leaks are a common occurrence in most plants. But even the smallest leak can result in major safety and profitability costs. Swagelok engineers have documented a combination of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/12/18 8:45 AM

You have a choice of materials and connections to match your specific needs "A sample cylinder is required for every Grab Sample Module (GSM) system and should be ordered separately …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/11/18 8:30 AM

Graphene, a 2D material made from a layer of carbon one atom thick, is the strongest material known to date, but not very practical in its 2D form. Scientists at …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/10/18 8:45 AM

A single source for everything from assessment through assembly and training "As more industries bring additional analytical equipment online, it becomes more imperative to have quality sample systems that can …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/9/18 1:00 PM

Although of varying designs, all nuclear engines built to date have had at least one thing in common: their only output is heat. They all apply that heat to a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/9/18 9:00 AM

A machine can perform only as well as the weld parameters set by the operator "While a computerized orbital welder creates better, more consistent welds than a pair of human …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/8/18 1:15 PM

Scientists from South Australia’s Flinders University have developed a super sponge composed of two waste products that can absorb boatloads of oil, be wrung out and reused, and is cheap …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/8/18 8:30 AM

You'll need the right type of closed loop sampling system to get the most useful results "Grab sampling, also known as, lab sampling or spot sampling, is the collecting of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/5/18 8:30 AM

Sequestering carbon—capturing carbon and storing it long-term—is a critical part of the strategy for mitigating or slowing global warming. Minerals that do it naturally tend to be very slow about …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/4/18 8:45 AM

Look for a program that has instructors who have spent time in the field "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/3/18 8:45 AM

The chemistry of sulfur, manganese and carbon chemistry all come into play In general, orbital welding gives better results than manual welding when joining two pieces of tubing without using …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/2/18 8:45 AM

Dislocations, atomic-scale line defects that allow everything from metal forging to the protective crumple zones in cars, can now be manipulated on the atomic scale. German researchers have succeeded in …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/1/18 8:30 AM

As we’ve featured in other stories, the mass manufacture of carbon nanotubes has proved notoriously difficult. A new technique that solves the clumping and twisting that usually results from attempts …

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