API Tanks – Function and Uses
API tanks see heavy use in the petroleum industry to store oil and other liquids. This article describes the features of an API tank, their construction, the different types, and…
Company Spotlight: Airobotics
The advent of drones has revolutionized industrial data collection. It’s hard to argue that anyone has done this better than Airobotics. Travis Ziebro of Punchlist Zero and Jeff Bricker, General…
Plug valves are a type of valve that utilizes conical and cylindrical plugs to stop or throttle flow in a system. The plug has an opening in the center that…
Work that Menial Job before the Prestigious One
As an Engineering Manager several years ago, our team needed a sharp, newly minted mechanical engineer. As such, I went to Texas A&M to interview five potential engineering candidates. Candidates…
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In the engineering world, most cases of material failure occur as a result of fatigue. Fatigue failure is the fracture that occurs in a material as a result of prolonged…
Heat treatment, also known as heat treating, is a heated metalworking process that brings metal alloys to a melting point and cools to achieve certain properties. In this article, you…
Flange Gaskets – Types & Uses
Flange gaskets are crucial in ensuring the proper functioning ofof piping systems. Gaskets provide proper sealing between flange connections in a system in order to prevent the leak or escape…
Engineering Tools & Calculators See all
Flange Working Pressure Rating
Given design pressure and temperature, calculate an appropriate flange rating.
Heat Trace Requirements
This tool will give you the wattage losses to outside air given the insulation material and pipe size.
Control Panel Heat Dissipation
For calculating the heat rise inside of NEMA or IP rated enclosure.
Margin & Markup
Margin and markup are frequently confused. Don’t make that error with this easy to use tool.
Cable Sizing and Length
Ensure the proper cable size given acceptable loss, voltage, and amps. Or determine how far a particular cable can be run given acceptable loss, voltage, and amps.