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How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 3 of 5

October 30, 2018

Author: Uriah van Amerom

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In this article, we will look specifically at Class I, Division 1 motors. Specifically, we will look at what these motors are built for and best practices for their operation...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 2 of 5

October 15, 2018

Author: Uriah van Amerom

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Both the NEC and the CEC have adopted an alternative method of hazardous location designation based on the standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IEC method, which applies only to Class I locations (the most common classification in industrial chemical environments), uses class, zone...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 1 of 5

September 24, 2018

Author: Uriah van Amerom

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In this introductory article, we will look at how hazardous environments are classified. Other articles in this series will look at electric motor types suitable for these environments. Electric motors may arc or spark, and they operate at high enough temperatures to pose a serious threat in environments...

Pilot vs. Commercial Plant - Part 3

December 21, 2017

Author: Adam Whalley

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The overuse and over-specification of thermowells is one of the common errors we see in pilot-plant specifications, because they are so useful in commercial plants it intuitively feels right to extend the same philosophy to pilot plants. Clients commonly...