There are numerous factors that lead to regulatory compliance, including: reputation, image, ethics, competition, and survival. Regulatory is often looked at as the “show-stopper” or obstacle in many manufacturing processes. While regulatory may sometimes be perceived as negative, it can also be the main key to a company’s success. Continue reading “The Importance of Regulatory Compliance in a Manufacturing Setting”
The cleaning of produced water during oil and gas production and exploration is a crucial, although costly endeavor. In the process of bringing oil and gas up to the surface from a well, several byproducts are also produced. Water is the largest of these byproducts by volume, with 882 billion gallons produced per day. This produced water contains a variety of other compounds and substances, including organic and inorganic compounds, grease, bacteria, and dissolved solids such as iron. Continue reading “The Intricacy of Proper Instrumentation in Cleaning Produced Water”
As technology advances and new ways to solve old problems are discovered, consumers are left to decide whether existing technology suffices for their specific needs or if they need to pursue new, higher cost technology alternatives. This is very much the case when considering flow instrumentation where moving parts, such as turbines and paddles, are being replaced with non-moving part technologies, such as: ultrasonic, thermal, or electromagnetic sensors. But how do you decide which of these products to select for your flow application? Below is a list of items to take into consideration when deciding between mechanical or non-mechanical technology flowmeters. Continue reading “Flow Technologies: Out With the Old, In With the New”
The velocity of an air stream in a duct is not uniform over the cross section of the duct. This is because friction against duct walls causes the air velocity to be lower near the sides than the velocity in the center, creating a parabolic velocity profile. Continue reading “Duct Traversing for Average Air Velocity and Air Volume”
Over the past few months, Dwyer has embarked on a program in transforming from a reactive organization to a proactive one. What do I mean by that? To be proactive in an organization is to reach out to help or assist, instead of being reactive and waiting for someone to reach out to you.
In reaching out to our customers, we wondered both how they, as well as our own team members, would react. In order to find out, Dwyer hired a third party organization to survey our customers. The intent was to allow customers to provide direct feedback so that our team can discover how they are seen by outside eyes. Our organization has done surveys in the past, but never in such a way where the conversation is recorded and our customer-facing teams listen in (with the permission of each customer). The feedback that we received was incredible. Continue reading “Did You Know?”