Industrial Utility Efficiency

Vacuum Fundamentals: Process Applications and Oil-Free Technology

Manufacturing has two major categories of industrial vacuum applications, utility and process vacuum. Utility applications are all about utilizing the differential pressure between the inside of the vacuum system and the higher positive pressure of the atmosphere around us to perform a work-based-task in the physical world.

Overcoming Aeration Turndown Limitations with Compressed Gas Mixing

When a facility plans for a wastewater treatment plants, they typically design based on population and industry growth twenty to thirty years into the future. Regulatory requirements often dictate designing the activated sludge process equipment based on future-state influent flow and loading conditions, resulting in decades of constrained, inefficient, and suboptimal operation. 

Show Report: Pneumatic Conveying at the 2023 Powder Show

The 2023 International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition took place April 25-27, 2023 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The event, sponsored by the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA®) and produced by Informa Markets, is the leading powder and bulk handling and dry processing event in North America. It attracted more than 3,000 attendees and featured over 30 conference sessions and 350 exhibitors, showcasing bulk material handling equipment from 30 different countries. Blower & Vacuum Best Practices and Compressed Air Best Practices Magazines were among the publications available at the show’s entrance.

Energy-Saving Industrial Wastewater Agitation Projects

The objective of this article is to look at typical industrial wastewater agitation processes and share various energy saving compressed air/blower projects that have worked well over the years. These basic fundamentals are a good starting point to begin the evaluation of a project idea. There are three primary uses of compressed air in all wastewater treatment applications. This article will focus on agitation and movement of materials.

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Food

Vacuuming fresh food using chamber machines is often a daily activity in butcher shops, at fresh

Wastewater

Most control systems use Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) algorithms for controlling DO,

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

In choosing a system for the safe, clean conveyance of materials, it seems that the choices can be

Plastics

The basic function of vacuum degassing is to remove the vaporized gas and moisture from the

Semicon

Electronics applications typically run their tooling requiring Process Vacuum based on differential

Woodworking

The IWF 2022 International Woodworking Fair was held August 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability

Metals

Many heat-treating applications put difficult demands on vacuum pumps in general and oil-sealed

Paper

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse