In last month’s column (read it here), we looked at the design process for a small waste collection system. Based on the expected plant operation, the system was designed to handle a maximum flow rate of 400 gpm of 80 F water.
My previous article in the April issue of Pumps & Systems (read it here) on the use of automated data acquisition systems focused on testing two pumps individually to compare the pumps’ actual performance
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.