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Components used by engineers and manufacturers that are concerned with machinery and tooling. Includes fasteners, springs, seals and gaskets, pumps, valves, fluid power and hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration and process hardware.

FireBird Gold Edition

Data sheet: FireBird Gold Edition blind rivet nut setting tool from Gesipa download

Gesipa Blind Riveting SystemsTue, 21 Oct 2014

The FireBird Gold Edition battery-powered blind rivet nut setting tool sets blind rivet nuts up to M10 for aluminium and steel and M8 for all materials with 18kN traction power.

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Technical article: what you should know about the ACGIH's threshold for nPB solvents download

Envirotech EuropeThu, 16 Oct 2014

If you work with industrial chemicals, materials or solvents then you may have heard of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). The ACGIH is a scientific, but non-governmental body of industrial hygienists that publishes Threshold Limit Value (TLV) opinions on chemicals such as n-propyl bromide, the base solvent for EnSolv formulations. These TLV opinions are not held to the same standards as limits set by an organisation such as OSHA in the US, but are ...

Video feature: innovation in HPC — the present and the future videoweblink

GEA Process Engineering LtdFri, 10 Oct 2014

This video from GEA Process Engineering explores the role of innovation in the home and personal care (HPC) sector and its importance for the future, both for the customer and the supplier.

Element steam valves

Technical article: ensuring correct sizing of pipework and valves for steam applications download

Burkert Fluid Control SystemsTue, 29 Jul 2014

Steam is used in a range of industries for a variety of processes, from a basic small heating circuit to large-scale hygienic steam production, involving specialist equipment that needs to be designed and maintained properly to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the process equipment. Bürkert UK’s Ian Webster looks at some of the basic calculations that should be understood by design and maintenance engineers in order to achieve a safe and efficient process.

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Technical article: water efficiency can be a steamy issue for power plants download

Industrial Purification SystemsTue, 29 Jul 2014

Generating power can mean the use of a diverse range of technology, from a simple coal-fired facility to the latest in nuclear plants. But all have one thing in common: the need to control heat and produce steam — and this generally necessitates using large volumes of process water. This article from Industrial Purification Systems discusses the use of modern filtration technology as a means to improving both heat transfer efficiencies and plant protection.

Process water filtration

Technical article: process water filtration shouldn’t be clear as mud downloadweblink

Industrial Purification SystemsTue, 22 Jul 2014

According to Steve Cupples of Industrial Purification Systems, industry worldwide uses water in many different ways and in different amounts; therefore, water-saving technology is, in many cases, used in multiple applications. The commonalities, however, are that highly efficient water-saving techniques are proven to not only reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint but also to make huge savings on energy bills and improve production and performance.

Processes and terminology of sealing profiles

White paper: extrusion processes used in specification of sealing profiles download

EMKAThu, 10 Jul 2014

Synthetic rubber is a common material used in virtually every industrial application and available in a range of compounds. Its versatility, resilience and dynamic properties make it an effective choice for applications involving shock absorption, sealing and fluid transportation. Although different rubber processing methods exist, extrusion remains a popular choice for many manufacturers because of the neat, uniform way extruded rubber products can be produced.