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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/31/20 8:45 AM

Energy management and greater efficiency are goals of every petrochem refinery, and it’s especially salient in California. With pumps being one of the biggest consumers of energy, any effort to …

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by Paul Lesnau, on 3/26/20 8:45 AM

From the moment a pump is first installed, it begins its progression toward eventual failure. Tight connections, perfect alignment, and well-lubricated bearings are continually subjected to vibration, heat, and stress …

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by Paul Lesnau, on 3/24/20 8:45 AM

Based on numbers alone, the motors and pumps critical to petrochemical plant operations present some of the biggest risks to operations when one of these assets fails. Two of the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/11/20 9:00 AM

Colored hydrogel tiles could find use as smart chemical arrays Remember the Rubik’s cube, the colorful puzzle that only a few of your friends could master? It has now been …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/10/20 9:00 AM

A new eco-friendly battery concept made from abundant materials has twice the energy density compared with previous versions As part of the push to move away from batteries that use …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/7/20 9:00 AM

Organic electronics have been quickly gaining traction in the world of technology ever since the discovery of electrically conducting plastics and polymers Organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays have recently …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/6/20 1:15 PM

Sample identification. Efficient, quality sampling. Safe, accurate sample handling. Logical sampling locations. Over the years, patterns have emerged, and some of the most common problems our team sees can be …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/4/20 8:45 AM

A trip through the light fantastic The laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is nearly 60 years old! From Max Planck’s discovery that light is a form of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/3/20 8:45 AM

Scientists have manipulated this seawater species as a possible replacement for crude oil. Researchers from the U.S. Navy and the University of Manchester in England are using bacteria that grows …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/31/20 1:15 PM

The microfluidic sheet can form 3D shapes and move autonomously in a reactant-filled fluid Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a sheet of 2D material that changes shape …

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