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Lewis-Goetz (Industrial Company) Turns 80

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The year was 1935. The world was recovering from the Great Depression. World War II was just beyond the horizon. That May, Babe Ruth collected the final three home runs of his career at Forbes Field in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Later that year and less than four miles away in Downtown Pittsburgh, Ben Gooding Sr. opened […]

December 11th, 2015|

How Gasket Suppliers Can Help Customers Manage Parts

Flange leaks due to improper installation that are based on product selection and/or fastening techniques can be expensive and unsafe. 75% of gasket failures are due to improper installation. With thousands of standard flanges in your plant, any time reduced to bolt up a flange is an efficiency gain back to you, which means a costs savings to your bottom line.

It takes time and organization […]

November 9th, 2015|

Refining Hazards Your Gasket Supplier Should Make You Aware Of

Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride (AHF) is used as a catalyst in the reaction that combines C3 and C4 olefins and isobutane to produce alkylates, an important component of gasoline. AHF readily reacts with any available moisture to create the corrosive and toxic Hydrofluoric Acid.

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So hazardous is this material to humans that OSHA lists the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) […]

October 30th, 2015|

Selecting the Right Conveyor Belt Supplier Checklist

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Your conveyor system is one of the most important elements of your operation so it’s critical that you work with a partner that understands just that. The simple truth is that you need a supplier that understands your operation, needs and knows conveyor systems like the back of their hand so that you don’t have to.

Here’s a […]

October 21st, 2015|

Does Your Industrial Hose Supplier Know the Hazards of Steam Hose?

As steam hose season approaches and you inspect or replace the products that you have in place, your industrial hose supplier should be aware that tube erosion (typically called the popcorning) in steam hose is most pronounced in hoses on the market which have an inner liner of EPDM rubber. Tube erosion will destroy a steam hose and can damage the steam network. It’s also […]

October 14th, 2015|

Does Your Gasket Supplier Know the Importance of Gasket Stress?

For a great marksman, hitting the center of a target is not a problem. You set up a target, and he can hit it. In fact, he can hit it all day long; because this is what he does. However, all his skill and confidence won’t help him a bit if he’s presented with two targets and not told which one he is to hit. […]

October 9th, 2015|