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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The potential of energy storage is ever increasing as technologies become more advanced and more appropriate and the advent of energy storage systems (ESS) begins to gain attention. The Virtual Energy Store of Upside Energy, for example, in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, is expected to utilize machine learning and distributed artificial intelligence […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Mobile machinery or mobile equipment, require industrial sensors that can withstand the test of time and abuse caused by various factors, including shock and vibration, extreme temperatures, and corrosive substances or chemicals. A truck-mounted crane for example, can perform better if equipped with magnetic sensor for hydraulic cylinder, capacitive joystick sensor for […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Using a load-sensing hydraulic control system can help adjust the pressure and flow rate of an industrial equipment. Using LS control, sometimes known as power matching control, will adjust the output flow, thus maintaining a constant pressure drop across an orifice. An orifice can be a flow-control valve, a needle valve, a […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: ExxonMobil Fluid cleanliness is of primary importance to hydraulic systems because the risks associated with contaminants vary: from parts malfunction to wear and tear in components, to longer response times of your system’s key parts, valves to cite an example, among many others. Fluids can be classified as petroleum-based (mostly […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao If you are a boat owner and have never once thought of equipping your boat with an autopilot, you must not be aware of the benefits (and fun) that you are missing on. Autopilots are especially helpful during long cruises, as long as they are working correctly. Image source: Salt Water Sportsman […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Lubricants usually tend to limit the high temperature operation of ball and roller bearings, which are mostly used on centrifugal pumps; larger size pumps require different bearing specifications. Optimizing your bearing lubrication increases the efficiency of your machinery. A chamber metering valve meters grease onto the break. Source: DOPAG Below are the […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Hydraulic power units (HPUs) are a great example of applications where variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used. A VFD uses power electronics to change the frequency of input power to the motor. This allows the VFD to control motor speed. Why is VFD important? When electric motors (e.g.: induction motors, permanent magnet […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Watertight doors (WTDs) are installed to prevent the ingress of water from one compartment to another during flooding. They are usually located at the bottom part of the ship where the engines and shaft tunnel are found. They may be kept close especially when the ship is underway or may be left […]

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Lubricants usually tend to limit the high temperature operation of ball and roller bearings, which are mostly used on centrifugal pumps; larger size pumps require different bearing specifications. Optimizing your bearing lubrication increases the efficiency of your machinery. A chamber metering valve meters grease onto the break. Source: DOPAG Below are the […]

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