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Five Key Benefits of Having a 3-Way Thermal Bypass Valve

A thermal bypass valve is a critical component in a hydraulic circuit that regulates the hydraulic oil temperature.  This self-actuated 3-way valve decreases the warmup time and reduces backpressure on the return line.

July 11, 2022

The benefits of Converting Your Control System From Leslie RVB/RVK to AMOT Model G

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Temperature control valves are an integral part of any heating or cooling circuit found on marine vessels. Many of these systems use a legacy Leslie RV Series valve, but efficiency expectations have evolved over the last 40 years. Read this blog article to learn how the AMOT Model G Valve’s modern design can provide an immediate upgrade to your current temperature control solution. 

April 4, 2022

Temperature Control FAQs

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In this blog, we're answering all the temperature control questions we most often hear from our customers.

January 11, 2022

The Relationship Between Oil Viscosity and Equipment Performance

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When it comes to rotating equipment, it is a question of when—not if—a failure will occur. In about 50% of all bearing failures, improper lubrication turns out to be the root cause. Read our blog to learn how oil viscosity relates to engine performance. 

August 11, 2021

How to Clean and Inspect Your Thermostatic Valve

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Read this blog to learn how to properly clean and check your thermostatic valves according to AMOT and engine OEM standards and why this is important to overall engine performance and lifespan.

July 21, 2021

How does oil viscosity affect compressor performance and operating costs?

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When lube oil viscosity goes out of spec, compressor bearings begin to fail. The loss of proper lubrication leads to production downtime and high repair costs. This is particularly challenging for refineries and other petrochemical operations using large gas compressors where the operating environment can be extreme.

May 24, 2021

Three Positive Air Shutoff System Recommendations for the Most Common Applications

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Trying to decide which positive air shut off system (PASS) is best for your application? Read this blog to learn our recommendations for the three most common applications.

April 22, 2021

Diesel Engine Safety FAQs

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From "how does a positive air shut off work?" to "what size valve do I need?" these are the diesel engine safety questions we most often hear from our customers.

April 7, 2021

How the VISCOpro 2100 Can Help Determine Bunker Fuel Quality

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Viscosity is an important parameter in determining the quality of marine fuels, but traditional sample testing may not represent the entire supply. Read our latest blog to learn how the VISCOpro 2100 provides a solution to this dilemma through real-time monitoring of viscosity during bunkering operations.

March 31, 2021

Installing Positive Air Shut Off Systems (PASS) - It's Easier Than You Think

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Many people are concerned that positive air shut off valves are difficult to install. However, this is not the case, and AMOT offers several options for installing our valves, so you can choose what best suits your needs.

March 24, 2021