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What industries require filtered compressed air?

I notice that we have some pieces of metals that have been "powder coated", how does that work?

How can I control the pH level in our cooling water with respect to ammonia contamination?

What is a good method of steam tracing large vessels?

What is the best way to heat 150 GPM of water at 30 psig and 50 0F to 200 0F and 150 psig for use in washing a distillation column?

Is it advisable to cool a fin fan by spraying demineralized water on it?

How can I stop chlorine from condensing during transport from an outside cylinder?

What are some guidelines for designing for liquid and gas velocities in process plant piping?

How can I keep our seawater used for heat rejection clean before entering our heat exchangers?

How is instrument air continually supplied in process plant?

What is the maximum recommend pipe velocity for dry and wet gases?

What is the maximum recommended velocity for steam in a plant pipe network?

What is the difference between CFM (cubic feet per minute) and SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute)?

How much water is lost through a commercial cooling tower system with a throughput of about 600 GPM?

What are some common causes of control valve noise?

Are there any special considerations to be taken into account for combusting ammonia?

What are flameless oxidizers?

What particle sizes are electrostatic precipitators used to remove?

How can I determine the length of a pulley belt without stopping our machine?

What are the most common methods of gas purging a vessel?

What could be considered a good upper threshold for heating boiler feed water (BFW)?

For insulated pipes and vessels, what can be considered a "safe touch temperature"?

What is an effective way to dry out a piping system after hydrotest?

What types of gaskets are good for services that include pyrophoric materials?

What is a synchronous motor?