Industrial Utility Efficiency

# Metals

Many heat-treating applications put difficult demands on vacuum pumps in general and oil-sealed pumps, in particular. Byproducts from the heat-treating process can contaminate the vacuum pump oil and create higher vapor pressures that cause deteriorated vacuum levels in the heat-treating chamber, or buildup and blockages in the pump mechanism.

## Show Report: Blower and Vacuum Technology at AISTech 2016

AISTech 2016, steel's premier annual technology event, returned to Pittsburgh May 16-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. For the first time ever the exposition spanned two levels of the convention center making it the largest yet with a total of 542 exhibiting companies. The total attendance of 7,764 was the third highest in AISTech history.

## Metallurgical High Vacuum Announces ISO-9000-2008 Certification

Metallurgical High Vacuum Corporation (MHV) is proud to announce another milestone in their commitment to excellence: they were awarded certification attesting to establishment of their quality management system in conformance with the International Quality System Standard ISO 9000-2008, with a scope for Design and Manufacture of High Vacuum Mechanical Pumps and Rebuild of Mechanical Pumps.

## Dekker Supplies DuPont Titanium Custom Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps

DEKKER Vacuum Technologies is helping DuPont Titanium Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, meet the world’s needs for this essential chemical. DEKKER has custom designed and manufactured two vacuum pump systems that will be incorporated into DuPont Titanium's \$500-million titanium dioxide capacity expansion project at its plant in Altamira, Mexico.

## Blowers Save Energy at Aluminum Mill

Relatively few people realize that for a variety of industrial manufacturing applications, from air knife drying to simple blow-off nozzles, the use of high pressure compressed air that bleeds into the atmosphere represents a significant waste of energy.