For any centrifugal pump user, knowing the answers to the following six questions is key to reliable and efficient pump operation. The answers below are excerpts from a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency written by Pumps & Systems columnist Joe Evans.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Jan. 5, 2016) - In June 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information that began the process of regulating pump efficiency in the U.S. for the first time. On New Year's Eve, that process culminated in the release of the anticipated final rule.
Many industrial plants, especially those that employ continuous processes, such as chemical, paper and refineries, are located on or near a river. Often, these facilities can pump 25 percent or more of the river flow through the plant.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Aug. 4, 2015) - In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change, the Obama Administration has revealed the Clean Power Plan, the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations on coal-burning power plants.
Supplied by Design Outreach in partnership with World Vision, SEEPEX and private donors, the LifePump is a progressing cavity pump that can reach depths of 325 feet—more than twice that of a typical hand pump.
Pump efficiency is a fundamental concern for every end user. A thorough understanding of the definition of efficiency and what factors affect it can help operators and engineers optimize equipment design and operation.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (Dec. 18, 2014) – In 1967, the Baldor Electric Company headquarters officially moved from the company’s birthplace of St. Louis, Missouri, to the historic town of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The West Halls of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, were packed with people from across the globe, Dec. 9-11, for this year’s POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition.