Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reducing Flow vs. Reducing Pressure – Which is it?

There is often a need in any system involving flow of a liquid to control the flow and/or pressure of that liquid.  Since the two are different and yet inter-dependant, it can be confusing when trying to determine if flow control or pressure control … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Pulse – More About Pulsed Ultrasonics

“Pulse” in ultrasonic terms simply means turning the ultrasonic energy on and off repeatedly in either a fixed or random pattern.  At first it seems this would would be counter-productive to the goal of maximizing the ultrasonic cleaning effect.  In … Continue reading

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Sound – The Sounds of Silence?

Today’s blog will let you actually hear some of the qualities of sound that are important to successful ultrasonic cleaning.  Since we humans can not actually hear ultrasound by definition, the sounds you hear will be “translated” into a sound … Continue reading

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Valves – Manual Valves – Gate and Butterfly Valves

The third of the basic types of manual valves is the “Gate” valve.  This type of valve is probably not as familiar as the others but very important in the valve family.  Although gate valves are made at least as … Continue reading

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Valves – Manual Valves – Ball, Rotary and Piston Valves

The ball valve is the most common example of a whole family of valves that include rotary valves, piston valves and other valves that use selective positioning of an inner core with one or more through-holes or cavities to direct flow from … Continue reading

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Valves – Manual Valves – Globe Valves

Today’s blog continues the discussion of valves as promised starting with manually operated valves.  There are three basic types of manual valves – the globe valve, the gate valve and the ball valve.  Of course, there are many variations of each … Continue reading

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Valves – More Than Meets the Eye

Valves that control the flow of a liquid or gas are an obviously important part of any cleaning system.  What isn’t so obvious is the sheer number of valves that are involved and that the selection of the correct valve for a … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Degassing Using a Pulse Degas Cycle

Using a slow rate of pulsed ultrasonics is an excellent way to speed the degassing of liquids in preparation for use in ultrasonic cleaning and rinsing applications.  The blog Ultrasonics – How to Degas Liquids explained the mechanism by which dissolved … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Ultrasonic Generators – What Is “Pulse”

Certain benefits can be derived in ultrasonic cleaning and processing by “pulsing” the ultrasonic generator.  In fact, different pulse rates and duty cycles produce different benefits.  This blog explores how “pulse” works and how its variants benefit ultrasonic cleaning in different ways. … Continue reading

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Pumps – Pump Performance Curves

A rose is a rose is a rose.  But pumps, now that’s a different thing.  Pumps, even though they may look physically the same, can vary significantly in their ability to pump liquids under various conditions.  In order to know … Continue reading

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