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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/26/18 9:00 AM

Swagelok offers 15 standard designs, that can be configured to your specific needs "Swagelok's basic layouts were really helpful. Then we made modifications to meet our precise needs." - Lab Lead, …

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Topics:Assembly SolutionsAssembly ServicesGrab Sample Systems

by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/20/18 9:00 AM

A team of engineers has 3D-printed porous graphene aerogel structures that can support extremely high levels of manganese oxide. The result is a supercapacitor electrode that not only recharges extremely …

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Topics:Mission Critical

by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/19/18 9:15 AM

NASA scientists are developing an ultra-dark coating comprised of nearly invisible shag rug-like strands made of pure carbon. This new material could have multiple spaceflight applications, including a mini electron …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/18/18 9:15 AM

A new design for a fusion reactor overcomes one of the thorniest obstacles in making fusion power plants a reality—getting rid of excess heat. It accomplishes this using something like …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/17/18 9:30 AM

In an industrial plant or refinery, potential safety risks lurk around every corner. One critical area of focus is your plant’s industrial fluid systems. Such systems often transport high-pressure and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/14/18 8:45 PM

With our mechanical seal support systems you'll extend useful life and keep costs down "Pump shaft seals cost thousands of dollars, and a refinery might have 1,000 of them or …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesSeal Support Systems

by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/13/18 8:30 AM

Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots deployed inside your oil or gas pipeline. You inject them at one end, retrieve them at the other, and read the data they’ve collected …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/12/18 9:30 AM

Scientists have now demonstrated that graphene—a single layer of linked carbon atoms—can convert electronic signals from the gigahertz range (the range of today’s silicon-based components) into signals in the terahertz …

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Topics:Mission Critical

by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/11/18 9:00 AM

A new fiber optic technology will dramatically increase the speed and carrying capacity of fiber optic cables. It not only makes use of invisible light, but twists the light to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/10/18 9:00 AM

Sampling systems are among the most complex systems in a plant. They feature numerous components and processes that must work together to produce an analytical reading of process stream conditions …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/6/18 9:30 AM

A new material that can be put on rooftops to cool buildings with extremely low use of power can now be produced at low cost and at scale. Developed in …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/5/18 9:30 AM

Scientists have now figured out a way to place numerous hack-proof, quantum light sources on a chip. It’s the first step in a completely unhackable technology, as well as a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/4/18 9:30 AM

Since graphene was isolated in 2004, scientists around the world have been in a race to synthesize 2D materials due to their unique properties. The latest development, made from iron …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/3/18 8:45 AM

Air-cooled weld heads offer many advantages, especially with the Swagelok Welding System M200 Power Supply "With no water involved, you can get set up more easily, and you don't have …

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Topics:TubingTipsOrbital Welding

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