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November 2014 Edition

November 2014 Edition

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C.H. Reed Provides Total Solutions to Compressed Air Applications

C.H. Reed has over 100 employees in the mid-Atlantic region and offers clients not only compressed air system products but also products that use compressed air including wet or dry finishing and fluid handling equipment. This article examines three installations using centrifugal and rotary screw air compressors, dryers, chillers, aluminum piping and automatic shut-off valves.

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Watts Water Expands Plant with Aluminum Piping

Watts Water’s Franklin NH facility originally opened in 1959. It has undergone sixteen expansions more than tripling its square footage over the years. Compressed air powers cut-off saws, molding equipment, a sand mixing system, conveyor system, a pneumatic turntable and various hand tools. Kyri McDonough, from Parker Transair, shares a case study with us on how the use of aluminum piping helped this foundry with their latest 30,000 square foot expansion.

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SHOW REPORT:Compressed Air Systems for Metal Fabricators at IMTS 2014

Metal fabricators and machining companies convened in Chicago at IMTS 2014. I once again donned my roving reporter cap and provide an article on what I saw in the compressed air booths. Good news for our industry was supplied by a capital spending survey, released by Gardner Business Media, predicting a 37 percent increase in metalcutting machine tool consumption in 2015.

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Compressed Air Supply at a Metal Machining Plant

What information should a factory have on file about their compressed air system? Don van Ormer, from Air Power USA provides us with an excellent example of the supply-side information provided to a client dedicated to metal fabrication and machining. The article also reviews the plants maintenance practices, or lack thereof, affecting several compressed air system components.

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SHOW REPORT: Aeration Blowers at WEFTEC 2014

WEFTEC 2014 was held in New Orleans at the end of September convening over 20,000 registrants in the water industry. Wastewater management, both industrial and municipal, is the primary focus of this convention and aeration blower technologies receive significant exposure. I was pleased to visit the many blower booths and their enthusiasm for their new technologies and initiatives was quite contagious!

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