Friday, November 23, 2012

CAPpings - Agriculture - Corrosion Control - Bearings for machinery - The advantages of application-specific bespoke bearings

Asymmetrical double tapered roller bearings for tractor transmissions - This results in an optimum compromise between the two development objectives, i.e. energy efficiency and absorbing high loads. A spacer ensures that play between the two inner rings does not exceed the desired range of tolerance and also prevents corrosion in this critical area.


Bearings for agricultural machinery - The advantages of application-specific bespoke bearings

When the going gets tough:
Severe mechanical strain and abrasive particles in the operating environment: bearings for agricultural machinery have to work in conditions which are far from ideal. Standard products are often unsuitable in these cases because they have a very limited service life. However, bearings are available which have been developed specially for agricultural machinery and mounted implements. Joint development projects by bearing and machinery manufacturers focus on reliable seals and component integration.

Asymmetrical double tapered roller bearings for tractor transmissions
NSK has not only developed customised bearings for mounted farming implements. It has also come up with units for tractor power trains. Here is an example. The company designed a bespoke bearing for a tractor gearbox consisting of a double tapered roller bearing with an asymmetrical cage. One of the two rows of tapered roller bearings was given longer rollers, enabling it to absorb very high loads. A shorter roller design was chosen for the other row to minimise frictional losses and therefore energy wastage.

This results in an optimum compromise between the two development objectives, i.e. energy efficiency and absorbing high loads. A spacer ensures that play between the two inner rings does not exceed the desired range of tolerance and also prevents corrosion in this critical area.

Article Source: http://www.pandct.com/media/shownews.asp?ID=34976
Publication Date: 21 November 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

CAPpings - US -Transportation -Thomas Built Buses Inc finds corrosion control answers for school bus fleet

Rust and corrosion can be costly for a bus fleet. It's important to protect vehicles against road debris, de-icing chemicals and excessive wear.  We are committed to helping our customers stretch their budget dollars while transporting children to school in the safest and most environmentally-friendly manner, Kelley Platt, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, said. We recognize the need for our customers to be good stewards of their resources throughout the life of our buses, and that extends beyond the initial purchase price.

High Point-based Thomas Built Buses Inc. in the US announced Friday that it has introduced a new line of anti-corrosion treatment products for its Saf-T-Liner C2 bus, a move that reflects the company’s focus on helping customers reduce the cost of ownership and extend the life of a bus.

Each bus fleet faces specific conditions that can accelerate corrosion – from excessive road chemicals to gravel roads. That's why all of our FleetShield coatings are available à la carte. Choose only what you need. The corrosion treatment products include Tuffcoat, EdgeCover and UnderGuard and can be used to protect areas of buses that are most vulnerable to rust and corrosion.

Kelley, who became CEO of Thomas Built Buses in 2010, has focused part of her strategy on helping clients with after-market services and maintenance that extend the life of a school bus.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company

Article Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2012/11/16/thomas-built-buses-introduces.html
http://www.thomasbus.com/_pdf/saf-t-liner-c2-corrosion-protection_fall-2012.pdf
Publication Date: 16 Nov 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CAPpings - Interaction of Corrosion Control Service Industry (PPG Automotive Refinish in the US) with School Students

It's important for these kids to know there's an industry ready to embrace their talent, creativity, ideas and energy.

Great effort to educate the needs of corrosion control through school students.


PPG brings innovation to the classroom

Automotive refinish experts show paint techniques to Hudson, Ohio, students


PPG painter Jason Lutton shows students in Terry Stump's art-and-technology class at Hudson Middle School in Ohio a flame-painted panel. Lutton joined Steve Topczewski, PPG business development manager, automotive refinish, and fellow painter Jeremy Seanor at the school to demonstrate and discuss painting techniques and technology.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2012 – As part of an ongoing community outreach program, PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business representatives Steve Topczewski, business development manager, and painters Jeremy Seanor and Jason Lutton recently visited Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Ohio, to teach eighth-grade students about automotive refinish color and technology.
The PPG experts showed painted panels and shared details about paint application and technology with five art-and-technology classes taught by Terry Stump. The class combines computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, GarageBand for iMovies, and QuickTime with the rigorous and creative demands of drawing and design, the science surrounding cars, racing and fuel and the practical use of all these skills in a business setting. It is the only course of its kind in Ohio.
“Our class is hands-on with an emphasis on real-world applications,” Stump said. “To have these talented people from PPG come in and talk about what they know not only gives keen insight, it confirms the practical applications of what the kids have been studying.”

Article Source: http://www.ppg.com/en/newsroom/news/Pages/20121108A.aspx
Publication Date: 8 November 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CAPpings - India - Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu - Oil spill on agricultural fields leaves farmers on edge - Ruptures from the old pipeline at intermittent points have been a recurrent feature causing anxiety to the farmers

Agriculture fields in Adiakkamangalam, Keezhvelur (Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu) are awash with oil that has leaked from the now decommissioned crude oil pipeline of the ONGC-Cauvery Asset. Paddy crop in varying stages of growth stand wilted under the thick slick of crude oil. Ruptures from the old pipeline at intermittent points have been a recurrent feature causing anxiety to the farmers. Corrosion, one of the major causes for oil pipeline leakage, is often overlooked by the oil companies.


Leak from crude oil trunk line of ONGC-Cauvery Asset
At Adiakkamangalam in Keezhvelur, bronzed paddy fields, with burnt grass blades glistening against the scorching sun, catch the eye. Paddy crop in varying stages of growth stand wilted under the thick slick of crude oil.

These fields are awash with oil that has leaked from the now decommissioned crude oil pipeline of the ONGC-Cauvery Asset. Running through vast landscapes of paddy fields, the decade-old pipeline leaked oil that seeped into the dry surface only to resurface as slick following the recent rain.

The crude oil trunk line AKM Narimanam (Adiakkamangalam) was in use till recently. Now, a new line has been commissioned. Ruptures from the old pipeline at intermittent points have been a recurrent feature causing anxiety to the farmers. In August 2011, a similar rupture along the pipeline near river Devanadhi ruined Samba paddy fields. However, the damage was contained by the river, which washed away the oil slicks into the sea. But now, the crude oil spill has begun flowing along the Kohur irrigation channel, which irrigates over 300 acres, across the villages of Manjavaadi, Anaimangalam, Kohur, Thenkarai and Vadakarai.

It is telling on the already weak prospects of the samba crop. Several acres of paddy fields irrigated by the oil slick-laden water from the channel have been ruined.
Publication Date: 04 November 2012