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December 2014 Edition

December 2014 Edition

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Sullair of Houston Provides Compressed Air Solutions for Extreme Environments

Sullair of Houston designs customized air compressor packages that fit the rough and rugged world outside the walls of an industrial plant. It builds air compressor solutions that operate efficiently in extreme, harsh environments around the globe. This includes offshore or marine environments, high or low ambient conditions—any environment where a standard air compressor will not operate safely or efficiently. “We have been in business for more than 40 years and have solved quite a few compressed air challenges for our customers,” says Loran Circle, director of engineering and sales.

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Cloud Computing with Simulations for Air Compressor Networks

Bob Wilson, from PEMCO Services, discusses using cloud computing solutions to make compressed air audits more affordable for smaller plants. “A number of compressed air specialists are offering services via remote networking over the Internet. The specialist pre-configures the instrumentation and sends it to the client to collect the on-site data. The instruments are then returned to the specialist for analysis and interpretation of the data.”

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The Value of Service Inspection Programs

Ron Nordby recently retired from a long and distinguished career at John Henry Foster in Minnesota. I had the pleasure of getting to know him over many years and was always struck at how close his company was to their customers. Their unique product offerings assisted with this but it was clearly not limited to that reason. Ron writes about one such strategy in this article.

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Atlas Copco's iPM Interior Permanent Magnet Motor and SMARTLink Service

Contributing Editor Scott Williams highlights the iPM interior permanent magnet motor and drive train of the new Atlas Copco GA 7-37 VSD+ air compressors. Also reviewed in this article is their new SMARTLink program leveraging their decision to be the first major manufacturer to ship a separate data logger as a standard feature with most of their rotary screw air compressors.

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Foundry Air Compressors Out of Control

This piece will provoke smiles and head-nodding from any compressed air industry veteran. Ours is not a glamorous business and compressed air systems, quite normally, are buried in grime and the last financial priority of a company.

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