How Does a Hydraulic Flow Control Valve Work? Function of Hydraulic Flow Control Valves, Types, Design Considerations, and More

Flow control valves are used to regulate the flow rate and pressure of liquids or gases through a pipeline. Flow control valves are essential for optimizing system performance, relying on a flow passage or port with a variable flow area. Here’s a look at the function of hydraulic flow control …Read More

What Required Information Must GHS Labels Include? GHS Labeling Requirements, Pictograms, and More

In 2012, OSHA revised its hazard communication standards to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is an international system created by the United Nations (UN) to achieve unified labeling and classification of chemicals. OSHA’s revision of the previous hazard communication standard is known …Read More

Industrial Control Panel Design Guide: Schematics, Standards, Design Considerations & More

Industrial control panels consist of power circuits or control circuits (or both) which provide signals that direct the performance of machinery or equipment. Industrial control panels don’t include the main power, nor do they include the controlled equipment; rather, the panel is mounted on a back panel (or subpanel) or …Read More

Top Energy Conferences: 50 Must-Attend Events and Conferences for Energy Industry Professionals in 2018

Energy is in the news frequently, as regions of the country and world lack power after natural disasters, companies try to find more profitable ways to pursue renewable energy sources, and the industry takes steps to expand while considering the environmental impacts of their actions. Oil and natural gas, mining, …Read More

How Barcodes Work to Increase Efficiency: Reducing Human Error, Optimizing Data Entry, and More

C-suite executives and managers constantly look for tools to increase operational efficiency, from mobile devices to software that is available in the cloud. One tool that consistently delivers increased efficiency and productivity across a broad range of industries is a barcode label. When paired with the right barcode scanning system, …Read More

What to Look for When Buying Equipment Nameplates: Environmental Considerations, Durability, and More

Last Updated: September 7, 2017

Buying nameplates for equipment may seem like a simple task, but there are actually many things to consider before selecting a nameplate. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right nameplates for your equipment.
A Definition of Equipment Nameplates
Equipment nameplates are identification plates for various types of equipment and …Read More

What is a CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) Plate and Why is It Important?

Last Updated: September 5, 2017

CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) sets forth important standards to ensure the safety of shipping containers through the global supply chain. Read on to learn about CSC plates, how they work, and best practices for manufacturers.
A Definition of CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) Plate
CSC, or the International Convention for Safe …Read More

What to Look for When Choosing Military Data Plates: Durability, Materials, Attachment Considerations, and More

Last Updated: August 31, 2017

Companies that manufacture parts or products for military use must be properly labeled with military data plates that meet necessary specifications. Read on to learn about the characteristics of military data plates, durability requirements, and more.
A Definition of Military Data Plates
Military data plates serve as identification plates for military equipment …Read More

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