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Fluid Handling


The Case of the Mysterious X-Dimension

All Kadant Johnson PTX® rotary joints have an X-dimension. The X-dimension is the setup dimension used for the initial rotary joint installation and found on the assembly drawing for the specific rotary joint.

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Steam Hammer in Continuous Casting of Steel

Continuous casting of steel is the process where molten steel is solidified into a semi-finished billet, bloom, or slab for subsequent rolling in the finishing mills. Effective water cooling of continuous casting rolls is critical. Any drop in water pressure, even from a leaking hose, can result in reduced water flow causing water to remain in the rolls longer than recommended.

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