TL-115 – Thermoplastic Pumps

Reprinted from CHEMICAL PROCESSING By Brayton O. Paul, Technical Editor Plastics, alloys meet challenges of hydrofluoric acid etching Wheaton Glass doubles production without speedup, reduces rejects to almost zero. The Decora Division of Wheaton Glass Products, a division of Wheaton Industries in Millville, NJ, eliminated downtime, doubled production and reduced its output of rejected product […]

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TL-118 – Polypropylene Pumps Help Roll Away Costs

Reprinted from INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE & PLANT OPERATION Steel processor has lowered maintenance and raised productivity The use of polypropylene pumps has played a major role in helping a custom processor of flat rolled steel lower maintenance costs and raise productivity. Worthington Steel occupies a unique niche between the integrated mills that concentrate on large-volume, standard

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TL-119 – Pumping Solder Flux

Reprinted from PUMPS AND SYSTEMS MAGAZINE Unique plastic pump distributes solder flux onto printed circuit boards Pumping solder flux that contains 5% hydrochloric acid is a troublesome service. A unique plastic pump that uniformly distributes the flux onto printed circuit boards (PCBs) is critical to the performance of the horizontal solder leveling system developed by

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TL-120 – Pump Upgrading Improves Scrubber Performance and Reduces Down Time

Reprinted from Pollution Equipment News The management philosophy behind the quality reputation of packed tower recirculatory scrubbers manufactured by Gaylord Foundry Equipment, Inc. of Independence, Missouri combines the Truman “the buck stops here” doctrine with the Gaylord belief that “building it better isn’t an option, it’s the way we do it.” This explains why, despite

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TL-121 – Application Possibilities Grow for Plastic Pumps

Reprinted from WATER/Engineering & Management By Ken Comerford GROUNDWATER TREATMENT No matter what design solutions engineers and construction contractors devise to contend with the growing number of water and air pollution regulations, they can’t do very much without pumps. Gravity sometimes may play a role in water and wastewater systems but pumps are, without a

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TL-122 – Thermoplastic Pumps Take the Heat off Utility

Reprinted from INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE & PLANT OPERATION Caustics and acids no longer cause maintenance shutdowns Entergy Corp. is a large investor-owned utility headquartered in New Orleans and serving customers in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. As part of a cost-reduction and profitability program, management began a planned program of reducing maintenance costs through equipment upgrades.

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TL-123 – Non-metallic pumps withstand a wide range of severe service applications

Reprinted from PUMPS AND SYSTEMS By Dan Besic Non-metallic pumps withstand a wide range of severe service applications A recent research program conducted jointly by Pollution Engineering magazine and the customer service division of Vanton Pump & Equipment Corporation queried pump specifiers for the factors contributing to their selection of non-metallic pumps. Although many advantages

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TL-124 – Maintenance at the Boeing Company

Reprinted from PLANT SERVICES By Charles M. Boyles, C.P.E., Editor-in-Chief Upgraded system for handling corrosives improves safety and reduces waste The building has the latest in environmental controls, which provide a safer workplace for employees while increasing productivity and protecting the environment. One of the reasons the Boeing Company has become the largest aerospace firm

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