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The agriculture industry has historically been a slow adapter of new technology.

Reciprocating compressors are a vital part of the oil and gas refining process.

Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base have both grown around the historic port, known as Wai’Momi to native Hawaiians, adjacent to Honolulu on Oahu's south shore.

As Andres Suazo discussed in an article last month (Pumps & Systems, May 2015), today's industr

Remote monitoring software helps industrial facilities know when a problem arises before it leads to system failure.

A modest investment in sensors can improve the reliability and performance of expensive pumps and pumping systems.

We live in uncertain times when the price of oil can drop by 50 percent in a matter of months.

About 125,000 electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) operate globally in artificial lift applications, producing 60 percent of the world's oil.

Many pumping stations and other remote locations need a local operator interface and remote monitoring but cannot afford a personal computer (PC)-based human machine interface (HMI).

Water pumps have been helping people irrigate for more than 4,000 years, since the Egyptians invented a basic pumping device called a shaduf.

Once a machine or system is up and running, monitoring the asset's operation and performance and deploying proper solutions when problems develop can pay big dividends.

Turbine failure can result in unwanted downtime and costly repairs. Early detection is key to keeping the plant running at optimum efficiency.

Cooling water pumps for power plant condenser cooling systems are large flow-rate, low- to medium-head units that operate at low rotational speeds.

Among artificial lift methods, pumps are the leading choice for many operators.

Electronic motor protection relays are available for general-purpose applications. They protect against problems such as overcurrent, phase loss and voltage unbalance.

Pumping systems that have many components also have many potential failure points. Proactive users monitor as much of the system as possible to address problems at the earliest sign.

In the east African country of Ethiopia, high-tech sugar production plants have been the focus of food-processing investments.

In the past few years, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) services have shown considerable growth in the field of remote diagnostics and fault detection.

In the past decade, microprocessor controller technology has advanced to provide optimum functionality, improved microprocessor capacity and more sophisticated software algorithms—all at a reduced

To manage data from remote systems such as pump stations, overflow tanks or wells, most water treatment systems rely on a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

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