I received many comments from Pumps & Systems readers on "How to Calculate Pump Specific Speed" (Pumps &
Diaphragms in pumps and valves isolate liquid from mechanical components.
During an economic summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, several members of the Gulf Cooperation Council pledged new investments for Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
A common myth in the industry is that new pumps are shipped ready to “plug and play.” Assuming their new equipment has arrived fully equipped to run, end users often start new pumps with no oil in the bearings—one of the most common pumping mistakes.
Last month’s column explored the effects that oversizing a pump has on the motor driving the pump, the adverse results of a pump no longer operating at its best efficiency point (BEP) for extended periods of time and situations in which a design margin could increase cost of ownership.
For those of you old enough to remember Lawrence Welk, you’ll notice that the title of this brief column is the final quote from his show’s closing song. I am still a loyal fan of his reruns today.