This system connects a coated cable within the hose bore to the valve plungers, wedges or flappers at hose end joints. The cable holds valves open when conditions are normal, like a compression spring, but during coupling ejection, hose stretching or hose separation, both valves seat themselves and cut off flow in either direction. They are used in hoses that move industrial fluids or gases, such as in chemical processing, offshore drilling, agriculture, petroleum refining, rail, highway or ocean-going transportation, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and other industries.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply don’t need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
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