Pipe Flanges 101

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Nov 23, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Introduction to Pipe Flanges

Whether it's an oil and gas pipeline, irrigation in agriculture, or a piping system for chemical processing, connecting pipes is a common occurrence in a variety of industries. Regardless of the purpose and type of fluid being transferred, the connections must be secure with minimal to no leakage ensuring safety and efficiency. Pipe flanges play a vital role in this process.

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An Overview of 3-A Certification

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Nov 9, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Photo courtesy of iStock/ SeventyFour

As consumers, we make conscious efforts every day to maintain food safety. We wash fruits and vegetables before consuming, keep milk refrigerated, ice cream frozen, and always cook meat to the proper internal temperature. But have you ever considered what steps manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries take to ensure their products and equipment are safe for production?

One method of prioritizing food safety in the design and fabrication of food processing equipment is through 3-A certification.

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Telescoping Loading Arms: The Dixon Difference

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Oct 26, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Watch this video to learn more about Dixon's telescoping loading arm.

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Virtual CNG Pipelines: An Overview

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Oct 12, 2022 10:04:00 AM

Photo courtesy of Sapphire Gas Solutions, LP
Sapphire Gas Solutions compression station

Everything these days is virtual. From doctor's appointments and meetings to school and conferences, the ability to take an event and make it virtual is commonplace in today’s society. But did you know gas pipelines can also be virtual?

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Sanitary Pumps: An Overview

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Sep 28, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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Robotic factory line for processing and bottling of soda and orange juice.


Priming the Pump


There's something oddly satisfying about the sound a soda makes when it's first opened. The hissing sound combined with the subsequent fizzing is distinctive, and the sweet flavor of the first sip is unlike anything else. In between the sounds and enjoying the deliciousness, have you ever wondered how the soda ends up in the bottle or can?

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Diesel, Natural Gas, or Dual: Fueling Options in Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Sep 14, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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Aerial view of natural gas well being drilled in northwestern West Virginia in the Marcellus Shale formation.

What do cars, houses, deodorant, and MRI machines have in common? They all use oil or natural gas. While it’s commonly understood that we use gasoline made from oil to fuel vehicles, and natural gas provides heat for homes and businesses, the extent to which we depend on oil and gas in our everyday lives is often overlooked.

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From Grapes to Glass: The History and Process of Winemaking

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Aug 31, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Whether it's a wedding, New Year's Eve, engagement party, or just a Friday night, wine is a staple component of celebrations and meals around the world. But how exactly does your favorite Moscato or merlot go from grapes to glass? Sip back and relax as we uncork the history and process of making wine.

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Sand vs. Investment Casting

Posted by Agency 102 on Aug 17, 2022 10:30:00 AM

The origins of metal casting date back at least 5,000 years. However, the process has evolved considerably over the years with the discovery of different metals and the advancement of technology. At Dixon®, we use two main casting methods to create metal parts; sand casting and investment casting. Though both processes include pouring molten metal into a mold to create metal parts, there are significant differences between them. Keep reading to learn about these casting processes and their differences.

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Most Common Types of Rail Cars for Freight Shipping

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Aug 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM

While driving down the road it's easy to identify different types of vehicles. Cars, SUVs, and trucks are all easily distinguishable. You can even take it a step further and classify each vehicle based on make and model. But when it comes to rail cars for freight shipping, identifying the different types may not be as simple.

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Getting the Scoop on Dixon's DX60-Series Hygienic Tanker Valve

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Jul 20, 2022 10:30:00 AM

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Whether it’s chocolate on a cone, vanilla in a cup, or a large banana split, no summer or celebration is complete without this sweet treat.

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