In recent years, most industry professionals have been leaving the decision of driver size selection to pump-selection software. There is nothing wrong with that choice, and many selection software programs do a great job.
I am often asked why a system is not operating properly. In many cases, I have limited operational experience with the specific user’s fluid piping system. But by breaking down the system into the pump, process and control elements, one can quickly understand how it operates.
April 18 marks National Columnist's Day in the United States, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our expert panel. Jim Elsey, Ray Hardee and Lev Nelik provide readers with educational, compelling content every month, and their columns are favorites among our readers.
My recent series titled “Case Study: Troubleshooting Seal Problems in Cooling Water Pumps,” published in Pumps & Systems (December 2016, and January and February 2017, find them here), described using automated pump field performance data acquisit
Some common goals clients report to me include having a pump that operates reliably for a long time combined with an inexpensive installation. I would argue that it is rare to accomplish both on the same job.
It seems that most pump owners/operators immediately blame the manufacturer if the pump shaft breaks. Yet in most cases, it is not the manufacturers’ fault. This article explores the issue and the potential causes.
The famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Carl Jung is often quoted as saying, “What you resist persists.” I always took it to mean that because I had problems with calculus in college, I would always be in professional positions that would require me to be proficient in the subject.