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.
For the last two years I have had the pleasure of writing Pump System Improvement columns for Pumps & Systems magazine. Each column has centered on a typical problem occurring within an operating piping system.
The objective of this month’s column is to show end users how to hydraulically evaluate their pump systems and determine the power required for the drivers to move the desired flow through the piping/process.
It is the best of pumps; it is the worst of pumps. Horizontal split-case (HSC) pumps are used in most industries around the world to move large quantities of fairly clean fluids—usually water—at low to medium pressures. HSC design geometry poses numerous advantages and disadvantages for users.