January 2014

Safety

Reliable gauges improve safety and reliability

Caustic. Flammable. Corrosive. When these adjectives describe the agents that you work with every day, keeping them contained safely is of paramount concern. But what would you say if you knew that th..

Deane, J., WIKA Instrument

Caustic. Flammable. Corrosive. When these adjectives describe the agents that you work with every day, keeping them contained safely is of paramount concern. But what would you say if you knew that the average chemical processing plant has hundreds of connections that are in great and immediate danger of failing and causing spills, accidents and even explosions? To say that we run the risk of seeing a widespread processing plant crisis may not be as alarmist as it sounds. The source of this concern is as ubiquitous as it is simple: the common pressure gauges found all over refineries and chemical processing plants. These simple metal casings with mechanically driven pointer needles that are

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