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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 12/10/19 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 12/3/19 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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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/29/19 9:00 AM

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), scientists have been able to spot numerous previously invisible, massive galaxies that date to the first two billion years of the universe’s existence …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/28/19 9:00 AM

Fluid system operators running a process line from a gas cylinder source may occasionally observe outlet pressure increasing in a pressure-reducing regulator — for no apparent reason. As the cylinder …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/26/19 9:00 AM

Vertical pumps are often used in locations with space or weight restrictions. Another advantage of vertical pumps is that the alignment between the driver—usually an electric motor—and pump is easier …

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