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Fail-Safe Actuator Use in the Oil & Gas Industry

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Selecting Pneumatic and Electrical Actuators: Part 2

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Today’s sophisticated process-control systems require a deep understanding of the specifications of each element in...

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Fail-Safe Actuators: Many Choices to Make

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The simple short phrase “fail-safe actuator” conjures a vision of a wide range of different actuators. In fact, when...

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How to select an Actuator (part. 1): Pneumatic vs. Electric

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  As the process industry continues to achieve more efficient and productive plant design, plant engineers and...

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How Does an Electric Actuator Work?

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An electric actuator is a mechanical device used to convert electricity into kinetic energy in either a single linear...

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What does SIL stand for in safety?

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Nowadays safety systems saturate the industrial substructure, spreading protective influence all the way to an...

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How to Choose the Right Fuse for your Electric Actuator

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Although safeguards are implemented numerous times over while constructing electrically automated flow systems,...

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Troubleshooting Electric Actuators Motor Failure

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The likelihood of a motor failure without external causes is very rare. Motor failure rates from our experience are...

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Anodized Materials for Food Manufacturing / Preparation Equipment

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Due to the nature and physical properties of anodic coatings, anodized aluminum products and components are used in...

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The Evolution of Actuator Design

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Based on the power source used, actuators can be divided into two main categories:

  • Electric actuators: using either...
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Cost vs. cost of ownership: what to consider when buying electric actuators

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Plant engineers are tasked with a vital job: equipping their plants with the most reliable, high quality and...

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Upstream Oil and Gas Equipment - Markets Report  

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Significant global energy demand growth and rising living standards in China, India, and the Middle East, coupled with...

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Heavy Oil vs. Oil Sands

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Oil is a popular topic in the world we live in. For many industries, oil is a subject that is heavily relied upon. The...
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Earth Day: Why it Matters

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Over the years and across the globe, Earth Day has become one of the most widely celebrated environmental events. The...

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Pros & Cons: How Current Oil Prices Affect the Industry

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It is increasingly evident the importance actuators have in the oil and gas industry. Actuators play a vital role in...

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Powder Coating: a Vital Element of Actuators Manufacturing

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Powder coating uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin that are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto...
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