In case history featurettes, “The Smart Elbow - Built to Endure” describes how replacing worn sweep elbows in pneumatic, liquid, slurry, and steam conveying lines with Smart Elbows eliminated frequent leaks along with their resulting costs in product loss, repair and replacement, production line downtime, and product and facility contamination while preventing exposure to OSHA and EPA compliance risk. The case history featurettes highlight installations in water/wastewater treatment, power generation, trash-to-energy, and a variety of processing plants including food, beverage, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.
Developed for process engineers, plant managers, maintenance engineers, and other professionals, the literature provides a detailed cost analysis from an actual installation illustrating how the Smart Elbow saved a processor $169,600 over five years vs. long radius sweep elbows. The $217,000 needed to replace ordinary sweep elbows every four months over the five years was eliminated along with associated costs, whereas the Smart Elbows did not require replacement after five years in service.
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