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January 1, 2012
The EB 291 C and EB 421 C turn-key rotary blowers are supplied connection-ready with integrated mains power supply equipment and monitoring. With drive powers from 18 to 75 kW, they cover...
November 1, 2011
For decades, plant-wide oil-mist systems have been used to lubricate rolling-element bearings in high-speed applications throughout the petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, mining and other chemical process industries (CPI). Applications range from small motors to large rotating cylinders and a variety of fluid movers. Plant-wide oil-mist systems provide a centralized way to supply lubricating oil to...
July 1, 2011
This new line of “top-loading” compressed air filters are designed to make element change-out faster and easier — even in the most...
May 17, 2011
Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; has acquired a 44.3% equity share in Wuxi Compressor Co., Ltd., based in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, after reaching agreement with parent company Wuxi Victor Group Co., Ltd. The investment will enable Kobe Steel to help meet rising demand for process gas (non-standard) compressors in China. The acquisition of the Wuxi shares was made through Kobelco...
April 14, 2011
Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; announces that subsidiary Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. (KCA) is opening a new $20 million factory complex that will double its manufacturing capacity of compressor systems. KCA has also moved its headquarters to the new facility. KCA today (March 14, Pacific Daylight Time) is holding a grand opening of its new headquarters and factory. Today...
March 28, 2011
Up to now, the combination of energy-saving functionality of refrigeration dryers with the exceptional low-pressure dew points of desiccant dryers has only been cost effective for applications requiring large to...
March 28, 2011
Newly available in 76- and 100-mm dia., SmartPipe is a modular, aluminum piping system boasting a low friction coefficient due to its smooth, calibrated construction...
March 28, 2011
This firm has introduced its first stand-alone compressor anti-surge controller with a built-in color HMI (human machine interface) display. The Em-400 HMI displays a live compressor surge map for easy viewing of compressor...
March 28, 2011
This company is offering a free interactive Air System Maintenance CD that details common maintenance functions for rotary screw compressors, refrigerated and desiccant...
March 28, 2011
Said to be the industry’s first intelligent, compressed-air-management program offering plant-wide analysis, realtime process control and pneumatic system design in a single integrated solution, the Norgren IQ program (photo) assesses both supply and demand of compressed air in...
March 28, 2011
This vendor’s line of electrically-powered compressors delivers from 200 to 1,500 cfm at pressures up to 150 psi, producing clean, oil-free air suitable for high-purity applications. The units are also designed with sensitive environmental considerations in mind, with a sound-attenuating canopy...
March 28, 2011
ZD high pressure compressors are said to be the first in the world to offer 100% oil-free air with a Class 0 certification. Risk of any contamination by oil is effectively eliminated, thereby eliminating the need for subsequent product...
March 28, 2011
When compared to the traditional method of flaring propane and other liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), these mobile LPG evacuation units (photo, p. 55) offer a more-cost-efficient and safe alternative for removing residual gas from tanks that needed to be moved, repaired or replaced. The units feature the manufacturer’s LB...
March 28, 2011
This manufacturer is launching the next level of its tried-and-tested system for monitoring reciprocating compressors, the new RecipCOM generation. In addition to continuously monitoring the status of all...
March 28, 2011
VMY ’56 is the official designation of the new generation of this firm’s refrigeration and process-gas compressors (photo). It is the synthesis of 35 years of experience with former VMY series and will replace the well-known series VMY ’46 in the medium term. Designed for all common refrigerants, the VMY compressors are...
March 28, 2011
Soundscreen panels and equipment enclosures provide thermal and acoustical control for blowers, fans, compressors, pumps and other bulk handling equipment. By enclosing the entire noise source, noise levels can be reduced to...
March 28, 2011
KADW products are wall-mounted dessicant dryers with capacities from 7 to 50 ft3/min at 100 psig. They are capable of delivering consistent dew...
March 28, 2011
Specializing in energy-efficient systems for compressed air, this firm has developed systems that allow energy savings of the initial compressor-power consumption. As an example, a...
March 1, 2011
Ingersoll Rand This compressor matches output to demand The Nirvana R190-225ne (photo) is a variable-speed-drive rotary-screw air compressor with an advanced motor design that allows users to match compressor output to required demand. In particular, the Nirvana R190-225ne features a patented modular drive, and a hybrid permanent-magnet motor design. Its variable-speed cooling system ensures consistent...
December 1, 2010
Reciprocating compressors — the most commonly used type of compressor throughout the chemical process industries (CPI) — are flexible and efficient, and they can generate high head (from several bar to several thousand bar) independent of gas density. Worldwide, the installed reciprocating compressor horsepower is approximately two times that of centrifugal compressors. However, the maintenance...
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