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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/31/19 9:00 AM

Polymer lining presents a cost effective yet mostly untapped solution for subsea applications. That is due to the expensive, complex CRA connectors used to join and terminate piping. A new …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/30/19 9:00 AM

The periodic table just got a new “how-to” guide. At high pressure, atoms combine in unusual ways and produce reactions that are impossible under normal conditions. A new study enables …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/27/19 9:00 AM

A recent study presents new ideas for both the origins of dark matter and how to identify it using astronomical observations. Astronomers have never been able to directly observe dark …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/26/19 9:00 AM

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement in scouting, and a significant milestone for youth that only 4% of scouts obtain. One of the biggest hallmarks of the program …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/25/19 9:00 AM

Streamline maintenance while also enhancing system performance "Swagelok small-bore solutions eliminate the oils, sealants, dies, complicated equipment, fire boxes, air tests, and threaded fitting alignment issues." - From Small Bore …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/24/19 9:00 AM

A multi-lab team of researchers has developed a diagnostic machine that uses X-Rays to identify the causes of defects in 3D printed metal parts. The X-Ray imaging proved able to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/23/19 9:00 AM

Newly discovered properties of a known compound give it a significant leg up over other superconducting materials—perhaps so much so that it becomes the basic material out of which quantum …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/20/19 9:00 AM

Supercapacitors, high-capacity energy storage devices, may soon get a boost from a new type of electrolyte that is chemically related to laxatives. An international team of scientists designed the new …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/19/19 8:45 AM

Which topics drew the most attention this year on the Swagelok Reference Point blog? Find out here, and catch up on any popular posts you missed. Read the full article …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/18/19 9:00 AM

Save time and enhance system performance compared to hard pipe systems "Swagelok tubing meets or exceeds industry standards in a wide range of sizes, forms, and alloys. Ultrahigh and high-purity …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/17/19 9:00 AM

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, producing 84 times more heat than carbon dioxide. For that reason, removing it from the atmosphere might reduce global warming in the short term …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/16/19 9:00 AM

Cavitation and net positive suction head (NPSH) issues are common detriments to effective pump operation, and they’re often misunderstood. Entire plant systems can fail unexpectedly as a result of a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/13/19 9:00 AM

The distribution of and interactions between electrons in transition metals means many of them are already useful for data storage, electrical conduction, and the development of novel materials. Now scientists …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/12/19 9:00 AM

Fluid system operators are being asked to make their systems more efficient than ever, with fewer and fewer resources. Outsourcing common, but critical, fabrication and assembly work can be one …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/11/19 3:00 PM

But first make sure the classes pay a dividend on the time your employees invest "There's no margin for error in a modern refinery or factory. Worker safety must be …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/10/19 9:00 AM

Industrial applications come with many demands, such as resisting corrosive chemicals and handling high temperatures. Considering such demands as well as carefully considering the environment is crucial when selecting the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/9/19 9:00 AM

A new low-cost material is embedded with small electronic components that allow it to “protect you from rain, stains, and bacteria while they harvest the energy of the user to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/6/19 9:00 AM

As daunting as “cybersecurity” sounds, it needn’t be expensive or time-consuming. You can immediately take several straightforward steps to protect your data. The first is as simple as making sure …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/5/19 9:00 AM

Many businesses are seeking ways to convert their existing fleets into energy-efficient vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane. Swagelok’s client Green Alternative Systems (GAS) is the largest …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/4/19 1:00 PM

For 70 years, the petrochemical industry has relied on our patented technology "When evaluating tube-fitting performance, look for these Big Three factors: tube grip, gas seal, and vibration protection. You …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/4/19 9:00 AM

Get graphs generated specifically for the conditions and specifications you set "When we talk about matching a pressure regulator to the job, one of the primary tools is the flow …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/3/19 9:00 AM

As the internet of things (IoT) continues to evolve, connected devices that use cloud computing become the work horses for a successful predictive maintenance program. These devices allow plant personnel …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/2/19 9:00 AM

Scientists have created unique two-dimensional flakes of a transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructure, a crystal with more than one chemical component. The unique aspect is the sharp zigzag boundary between the …

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