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  • To tackle a dwindling water supply, the City of Santa Barbara, CA proposed the reactivation of the Charles D. Meyer Desalination Plant that was placed in stand-by mode and had not operated for more than 20 years. Concerns arose surrounding the environmental impacts that the plant’s reopening would create, including the destruction of marine life through the use of the existing flat panel intake that was part of the plant’s original design.
  • Passive water intake systems often require an airburst system to keep the intake operating efficiently. This article discusses the four main components of an airburst system and buyer options for those components.
  • Tri-County Independent newspaper recently featured an article about Eli E. Hendrick, founder of Hendrick Manufacturing. The article is full of Hendrick's rich history and explains the humble beginnings of Hendrick Manufacturing.
  • At first glance, perforated metal appears to be a simple product. After all, it’s nothing more than a sheet of aluminum, steel, copper or other metallic material punched with a series of holes, shapes or slots. However, that simplicity hides a world of potential. Numerous industries use it to perform a wide variety of functions in their operations. Some of its uses are necessary for filtering materials. Others involve protecting people and components from hazardous environments. In some cases, it can be purely decorative. No matter how it is used, perforated metal can be found in a myriad of industries ranging from industrial manufacturing to food and beverage production.
  • Although there are several different types of water intake screen technologies, traveling screens and wedge wire passive water intake screens are commonly specified as a 316(b) solution. Ultimately, it’s good to understand the basic principles and benefits of each type of system. There are some similarities as well as key differences between the two technologies that should be considered when choosing the appropriate screening system.
  • There are many different types of false bottoms for the brewing process, but if you’re serious about brewing, getting the right equipment for the job is important.
  • The Hendrick companies, including Hendrick Manufacturing and Hendrick Screen, are proud to announce that all companies have successfully achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification.
  • Keeping the customer satisfied lead to Hendrick’s development of a micro-perf pattern for noise reduction applications.
  • When designing an intake system, the water intake screen is a critical element to a well-designed system. The entire water intake system is dependent on the functionality of the water intake screen in order to work correctly. If the screen is designed properly, it leads to an efficient system that will reduce maintenance costs over the system’s lifespan. However, cost savings isn’t the only consideration to a good design.
  • Filtration and separation technologies are critical to many applications that cover a broad cross-section of consumer and industrial products. Whether it’s a heat-sensitive computer that depends on air circulation to keep it operating, a durable method of separating particles within the mining industry, or an effective method of filtering out mash during craft beer production, there are literally millions of uses for filtration and separation that touch our day-to-day lives.