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What Is a Reverse Return System?

An inherently balanced system is worth the investment. How do you get equal flow to components in your piping system with minimal interruption and fine tuning of control valves? In systems with multiple branches and loops, the flow will take the path of least resistance. In an uncontrolled system, there will be an inherent difference in flows to components with a common source.
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Slurry Corrections for Centrifugal Pump Performance

Learn the differences between the HI and Wilson methods. Correctly sizing and selecting a pump is crucial in any situation, especially when efficiency and cost considerations are in play. Improperly sized pumps can lead to additional wear and tear, performance and cavitation issues, and an overall decrease in the life expectancy of a pump. One must also factor in the cost of replacement and the possibility of downtime for the system to repair a pump that is incorrectly sized.
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Empowering Women In Industry - Christy Bermensolo

Meet Steering Committee Member, Christy Bermensolo, CEO of Engineered Software, Inc. Joining ESI in 2006 from Intel Corporation, where she advanced from a chassis and component design engineer to a senior engineer on Thermal and Mechanical System Integration. Her work spanned from large server systems, including the first IA-64 bit server, to enabling components and desktop architecture design. During this time, Bermensolo is credited for developing a patent for a connector (#6,146,176) used in the interconnection of the CPU to Memory Module on the first IA-64bit Itanium server.
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United Way of Thurston County - 2018 Day of Caring

In September 2018, United Way of Thurston County hosted their 26th Annual Day of Caring Event. This even is to bring volunteers and local agencies together to complete service projects in the community. Day of Caring is about team building, giving back and helping organizations in need and has become an event that shuts down offices as employees gather outside of work to make a difference together.
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Sizing Pumps with Monte Carlo Methodology

When it comes to pumping systems that have varying demands, many engineers are hesitant to size the pump to less than the highest possible load. While this is certainly conservative from a flow standpoint, the downside is that additional costs are incurred to mitigate what might be a small risk. To assess that risk and make an informed decision, take a Monte Carlo approach, which can save considerable money.
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Christmas in September - Supporting Combat Veteran's

In support of Veteran’s, Engineered Software, Inc. joined The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 11-4, for their Christmas in September event! This event focuses on raising Christmas gift funds for residents of the WA State Soldiers Home in Orting - along with helping service-members and veterans in-need. ESI is proud to continue its sponsorship and support our very own Jeff Sines.
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Using PIPE-FLO Overtime to Goal Seek VFD Set Points

The PIPE-FLO® Overtime module is an excellent tool for understanding how your piping system will behave as conditions change over a period of time, but it also can be used for determining optimum set points and goal seeking. In this article we'll take a look at how to determine a VFD set point to maintain an end of line pressure.
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How a Piping System Model Can Be Used in a PSM Plan

There are 13 areas included in a process safety management (PSM) plan. The piping system model can be of value in all aspects of the PSM, but the areas of greatest impact are in: process safety information process hazard analysis operating procedures and practices employee training pre-startup safety managing change investigation of incidents Process Safety Information
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Developing a Model for Process Safety Management

Working with chemicals can pose a host of dangers. Those in the process industries must take every step possible to protect employees and others from hazardous conditions. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues and enforces standards designed to increase worker safety, including for facilities that process chemicals. Other countries have similar programs, and the United Nations oversees the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication in an effort to protect workers internationally. One mandated OSHA standard is the Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (standard, 29 CFR1910.119) to prevent the unwanted release of hazardous chemicals that could cause serious exposure.
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