Preventing Irrigation Filter Clogs

October 15, 2021

Irrigation filter clogs in the Midwest can significantly compromise system performance. This in turn leads to considerable impacts on labor and finances in order to correct issues and re-establish normal levels of production. Mid-West Instrument can help you understand the potential causes of irrigation filter clogging in order to take preventative measures. Main Causes of […]

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Your Guide to Picking Pressure Gauges

September 30, 2021

The technology used in pressure gauges has existed for more than a century, and today the pressure gauge remains one of the most common methods of pressure measurement. The question of how to choose the right pressure gauge is an important one and depends on several variables. Learn about Differential Pressure Gauges What are Pressure […]

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Understanding Selective Catalytic Reduction

September 15, 2021

Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is an advanced active emissions control technology system that reduces stationary source emissions in diesel engines. Because of its exceptional economic and environmental benefits, SCR has been particularly helpful in meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest diesel engine emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, off-road equipment, and diesel passenger vehicles. SCR for […]

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What is CSA B51-14? Piping Codes & Standards

August 25, 2021

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is recognized by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and is accredited and recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. CSA B51-14 is a boiler, pressure vessel, and pressure piping code that’s important to companies in the Midwest that are involved in fields […]

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Knowing Your Alcohol Chemical & Physical Properties

August 15, 2021

Alcohols are organic compounds that are characterized by the presence of one, two, or more hydroxyl groups (−OH) attached to the carbon atom in an alkyl group or hydrocarbon chain. If you’re just learning about alcohol in the Midwest, or you’re in need of a refresher, here’s a primer from Mid-West Instrument.What is Alcohol? Alcohol comes […]

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National Backflow Prevention Day

August 5, 2021

August 16, 2021, is National Backflow Prevention Day, which commemorates one of the world’s first backflow-related tragedies and recognizes the countless advancements made in backflow prevention technology since then. Over the ensuing decades, these advancements have improved the daily lives and overall health of billions of people worldwide.What is National Backflow Prevention Day? National Backflow […]

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Use of Level Indicators in Cryogenic Tanks

July 26, 2021

While the storage of food or standard liquids is generally not a complex topic, there are times where special equipment and environmental factors become critical. In cases where compounds like argon, helium, and liquid nitrogen are stored, lower temperatures with special conditions are needed. This is where a cryogenic tank becomes a useful piece of […]

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Backflow Testing

What Happens if My Backflow Test Fails?

July 16, 2021

If your backflow test failed in the Midwest, you’ll be faced with two options: repair or replace. The right decision depends on several criteria, e.g. how old the backflow assembly is, are repair parts readily available, and whether it’s less expensive to replace the assembly than repair. Mid-West Instrument reviews some of the most important […]

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HEPA Filter

What You Need to Know about HEPA Air Filters

July 6, 2021

HEPA (short for High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting) is an acronym that many homeowners and business owners in the Midwest are familiar with in conjunction with several cleaning products, including air filters. But if you’re one of those people, there are probably some things you don’t know about HEPA air filters–and Mid-West Instrument is here to help. […]

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