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Avoid Spills with Dixon ADS Systems

Posted by Dalton Turner on Oct 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Overfill prevention should be a top focus in liquid transfer applications. Obviously, the risks of an overfill vary considerably depending on the media, but any overfill costs money and effort to clean up, especially when nearby equipment is in danger of being damaged.

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Dixon Loading Arms

Posted by Dalton Turner on Oct 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Loading arms improve safety and efficiency by allowing liquid cargos to be transferred into trucks, railcars, vessels and barges using an articulated pipe system. Rigid pipe loading arms are generally constructed of several pipes - or legs - which are linked together with swivel joints and supported by a counterbalance. Loading arms can also be constructed of a combination of pipe and lengths of flexible hose to improve flexibility and range of motion. Dixon manufactures loading arms in 2”, 3” and 4” sizes. Custom-engineered loading arms in other sizes and configurations are also available upon request.

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Actuated Valves, An Introduction

Posted by Dalton Turner on Sep 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM

So, what is an actuated valve? An actuator is a mechanism that controls the positioning of the valve mechanically versus manually. These actuators are critical for ensuring that process control is automated in a consistent manner.

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Bridges: History, Design, and Construction

Posted by Dalton Turner on Sep 1, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Bridges are marvels of architectural engineering that stand peacefully among us. We don’t think of them much, even when we are passing over them. But when you take a moment to realize the problems these infrastructures solve, you begin to appreciate the importance and rich history behind them.

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Outside Air: A Safer Application

Posted by Dalton Turner on Jul 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM

You are sitting in traffic and look over to see dusty air, roadwork signs, and power tools that sound like the roaring of a sold-out football stadium after a game-winning touchdown. You just drove past a construction site and all the equipment that inhabits it.

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FloTech Overfill Protection System Meets Updated NFPA 407 Standards

Posted by Dalton Turner on May 26, 2021 10:49:04 AM

Airport fuel servicing. Not exactly what you think of when you consider the role that aircraft plays when transporting packages, consumer goods, and people across our planet.

Fueling an aircraft is a complex, and high-risk process that is heavily monitored by industry professionals to prevent harmful and costly accidents. Dixon’s overfill protection products play a vital role in the success of safely transporting fuel for aircraft and we will dive into them later, but first let’s review who sets these industry standards.

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