Organization Spotlight: Helpful Engineering
Travis Ziebro of Punchlist Zero and Benjamin Treuhaft of Helpful Engineering had a free-ranging conversation about the future of engineering and open source product development. The highlights are captured below. …
Industrial Data Labs and PL0 Announce Strategic Partnership
Industrial Data Labs and Punchlist Zero have announced a strategic partnership to bring better education and training to the valve industry. Industrial Data Labs has obtained sponsorship of Punchlist Zero’s…
Pinch valves are used to stop or control the flow of a fluid by “pinching” an internal sleeve that restricts flow within a valve assembly and controls it for an…
Company Spotlight: Transcend
Transcend automates the process of water facility designs via a cloud-based SaaS platform. They recently announced the completion of a $3 million Series A funding round. Punchlist Zero caught up…
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Pros and Cons of Engineering Outsourcing
At some point, the building of equipment, plant, or process requires engineering outsourcing to move forward. This may be due to increased workload, lack of in house talent, or strategically…
Pipe Spool Drawings
Pipe spool drawings, sometimes referred to as piping isometrics, provide a 3 dimension view of a piping run to allow shop personnel to fit and weld the piping run together….
Safety and Relief Valves
The terms safety valves and relief valves are often used interchangeably for pressure relief devices. Both valve types allow for overpressurization relief in a process system, but operate differently. In…
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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.