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Lewis-Goetz (Industrial Company) Turns 80

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. So hazardous is this material to humans that OSHA lists the Permissible [...]

Selecting the Right Conveyor Belt Supplier Checklist

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Selecting the Right Lubricant Product to Insure Proper Gasket Seating Stress

Spring turnaround season is right around the corner and to prepare you will need plenty of lubricants and to know the benefits of selecting the optimal product. Your gasket supplier should be able to help you select the right one. Anti-seize lubricants have three major benefits: They provide for uniformity of bolt-up assembly by ensuring [...]