How to optimize IP rating of equipment

EN 60529 outlines an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the ingression into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system utilizes the letters “IP”(“Ingress Protection”) followed by two digits. The first digit of the IP code…

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Footprint estimation of Centrifugal Compressors

Compressors are widely used in industries to transport fluids. There are many types of compressors in industry, thus a proper selection is needed to fulfil the typical necessity of each industry. Foot print of compressor is very important from techno-economic point of view. Rotary equipment is used for high volume…

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Calculation for centrifugal pumps

Horizontal Centrifugal Pumps are used in Oil & Gas, Fertilizer, Petrochemical and utilities of all manufacturing installations. It is important to estimate the size of a pump to finalize its power requirement, driver requirement and as well as its foot print before finalizing the model. Main principles of pumps selection…

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A Refresher on Engineering Materials

Note on Compressor sealing material Fluorocarbon elastomer specifically designed for ED (explosive decompression) resistance in compressor components, valves and pumps in hydrocarbon refining, pipeline and oilfield applications. ED is a phenomenon that often occurs when high-pressure gas molecules migrate into an elastomer at a compressed state. When the pressure surrounding…

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