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.
In last month’s column, we discussed how to use a piping system model for operator training, system troubleshooting and improvements. This month, we will discuss one of the fundamental engineering principles used to build a piping system model.
In previous columns, we have discussed how a physical system can be simulated by developing an accurate model of the system. This month, we will explore how simulators in industrial applications can increase safety and system uptime.
You are driving down the highway in your car when a tire suddenly goes flat. You pull over and prepare to change the tire when, to your dismay, you discover that the spare has no air—and the jack is missing.