THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



How Saint Clair Systems Made Sealer Behave

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Saint Clair Systems has been a leader in fluid process control systems and viscosity control for nearly three decades, and in that time they’ve managed to revolutionized the industry and change the future of manufacturing operations. Most recently, Saint Clair tackled a sealer dispensing issue at Tata Motors in India, and today we’re going to tell you a little bit about our most recent feat and how we got to where we are today.

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Topics: Temperature control, Saint Clair Systems, Point of Application, painting

Heat Exchanger Fluid Velocity – Why Should I Care?

Posted by Mike Bonner

Feb 4, 2014 1:17:00 PM

The heat exchanger is the core device in virtually every fluid temperature control system.  Unfortunately, properly selecting a heat exchanger can be a daunting task.  First, there is the thermal load that must be transferred.  Next, are working pressure, flow rate, and chemical compatibility requirements.  Coupled with the thermal transfer, these determine the configuration (gasketed plate, brazed plate, shell & tube, etc.) and the materials of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, etc.). 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Point of Application

When Point-of-Application Temperature Control Isn't Enough

Posted by Mike Bonner

Dec 9, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Temperature control, Point of Application

Temperature Control Where It Counts - At The Point of Application

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM

If your business depends on processes where fluids are dispensed, whether they be adhesives, sealants, potting compounds, coatings, lubricants, or even just water, you know the importance of control.  Control of volume, control of flow rate, control of placement – all have a significant impact on the cost and quality of your output.

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control, Point of Application, coil coating, sustainability

I'm a Chemist...Why Should I Care About Process Temperature Control

Posted by Mike Bonner

Oct 29, 2013 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: cost of temperature, Temperature control, Point of Application

Bypassing the Quality/Cost Trade-Off in Temperature Control

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 8, 2013 10:06:00 AM

It’s the never-ending battle of operations.  On the surface the battle to control or reduce costs seems to be at odds with the desire to improve quality and effectiveness. 

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Topics: cost of temperature, Point of Application

How Sustainability and Innovation Cut Your Fluid Process Control Costs

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 30, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Whether or not you believe that humans have a significant impact on climate change one thing is certain; climate change is moving our industry toward sustainability. In the May 2013 edition of Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, the article Sustainability Drives ECS sums it up,

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Topics: Temperature control, Point of Application, sustainability