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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/31/19 9:00 AM

When performing sample analysis in an analytical sampling system, an operator may need to precondition the sample before it reaches the sample conditioning system. The two available design options allow …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/30/19 8:45 AM

A breakdown of pressure regulators to alleviate some of the frustration that comes with working with them "To properly select a pressure regulator, one of the most important things is …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/29/19 9:00 AM

Pressure regulators are complex fluid systems components that require careful design and installation to achieve safe, successful performance. Over time they are subject to issues such as loss of pressure …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/28/19 9:00 AM

Soot, or black carbon, is ubiquitous on our planet. Although it is integral to several industrial processes, the basic chemistry of its formation has been unknown until now. Scientists hope …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/25/19 9:00 AM

Metal or carbon fillers are commonly added to epoxies that will be used for applications that require conductivity, like electromagnetic shielding. The drawback is the epoxies are then heavier, weaker, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/24/19 9:00 AM

A new way to manufacture hydrogen at lower temperatures using a ceramic textile has implications for the oil refining, petrochemical manufacturing, and green energy industries. This steam electrolysis method uses …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/23/19 8:45 AM

Start by selecting material for the inside layer, then work your way outward to the cover and end connections "The proper end connection will improve your system by eliminating the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/22/19 9:00 AM

Employers are having a hard time finding and keeping qualified manufacturing workers. Possible causes are a skills gap, a tightening labor market, and the wave of retiring Baby Boomers. The …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/21/19 9:00 AM

Wastewater is full of organic compounds that could be used for energy, bioplastics, or even animal feed, but there has been no efficient means of harvesting them. A new study …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/18/19 9:00 AM

MIT researchers have invented a device that harnesses even small shifts in ambient temperature to produce electrical power. This is the first thermoelectric device that does not require two inputs …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/17/19 9:00 AM

Following some simple guidelines and proven field techniques can help you avoid common problems associated with designing an industrial steam system. The first step is simply to make sure you …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/16/19 8:45 AM

Your specs and our Assembly Services team make an ideal combination "William has learned the hard way that it's far better if he can simply outsource the task of assembling …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/15/19 9:00 AM

Breakthroughs in topological spintronics may pave the way for a heavy metals-free memory called SOT-MRAM, replacing DRAM in PCs, servers, and workstations. Read the full article on Solid State Technology → …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/14/19 9:00 AM

Researchers from Korea have discovered a new way to recycle the unburned carbon from the smokestacks of diesel-burning, oceangoing ships (perhaps the least green type of vessel on the planet), …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/11/19 9:00 AM

Researchers have developed a 2D material, MXene (titanium carbide) that can be dissolved in water to create a “paint.” The exceptionally conductive material can then be sprayed on to flexible …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/10/19 9:00 AM

When performing industrial fluid system maintenance, safety is paramount. The pressure or flow inside a single line represents a hazard to technicians changing a gauge or measurement device. This is …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/9/19 8:45 AM

As baby boomers retire, they take decades of knowledge and experience "2 million engineering and manufacturing jobs will go unfilled as baby boomers retire" - Prediction from Deloitte and The Manufacturing …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/8/19 12:00 PM

Swagelok is facing the skills gap head on. In an era when more Baby Boomers are retiring than students are graduating from college prepared for STEM jobs, Swagelok focuses on …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/8/19 9:00 AM

Only 30% of manufacturing companies reuse the knowledge acquired by their long-term workers. Most fail to properly identify or capture the knowledge they worked so hard to build, so that …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/4/19 9:00 AM

Swagelok’s sponsorship of BLOODHOUND SSC—a team based in Bristol, England pursuing the world land speed record—has enhanced the STEM education program in the Hudson school district in Northeast Ohio. Our …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/3/19 9:00 AM

An international team of scientists with representatives from 60 countries has agreed on new definitions of the kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole. The new definitions hinge upon the laws of …

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