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Taking the Guesswork Out of Pumpdown Curves

Posted by Tom Bassi on Sep 24, 2015 11:16:48 AM

Everyone knows that keeping track of your vacuum system pumpdown curves is important and a valuable asset in troubleshooting leaks in the system. However, creating pumpdown curves aren’t always easy and can take too much of your valuable time!
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Topics: HVAC, Vessel Downtime, Manufacturing, Accuracy, Rough Vacuum Systems, Oil and Gas, Transformers, Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

PID for Vacuum System Automation

Posted by Tom Bassi on Dec 12, 2014 5:55:00 PM

PID is an acronym for using a closed loop feedback system with the terms Proportional, Integral and Derivative.  While it uses calculus-type words, it is straightforward to configure and is what many industrial processes rely on for predictable automation.  It works on the principal of minimizing the error between the current vacuum reading and the desired set point vacuum pressure.   While PID can work on any closed system, it is also very useful for vacuum systems.  The balancing act is tuning
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Topics: Vessel Downtime, Manufacturing, Calibration, Semiconductor, Surface Treatment, Food/Beverage

#1 Reason for Vessel Engine Failure: Can You Afford It?

Posted by Tim Collins on Oct 20, 2014 8:30:00 AM

One of the worst fears of any boater is losing an engine during inclement weather, especially when making landfall in adverse conditions. Any engine failure could mean the loss of the boat and personal danger. Bad fuel is the #1 reason for contamination and engine failure, and it can happen anytime anywhere. However, most boats do not come with a fuel filter alert system. A fuel filter alert system can greatly improve boater safety and save human lives.
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Topics: Vessel Downtime

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