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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) initiated a national call to action—WATER’S WORTH IT Month was adopted in communities across the U.S. in an effort to promote conservation and personal stewardship.

How important is the hardfacing requirement below the sleeve bearings in the 416 stainless steel (ss) shaft of a vertical turbine pump used to move condensate? Consider an example with a condensate pump that has carbon bearings.

My January 2013 Pumps & Systems’ column focused on the reduction in motor horsepower (HP) as frequency is reduced by a variable frequency drive (VFD).

Pumps & Systems, April 2013

Pumps & Systems, April 2013

Almost 60 percent of the world’s freshwater withdrawals are used for irrigation

Pumps & Systems, March 2013

Pumps & Systems highlights some of the new technologies introduced at the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas.

Pumps & Systems, February 2013

Pumps & Systems, February 2013

It has been my honor to talk with dozens of loyal 20-year readers and learn about how the magazine and the industry have evolved.

Last year, a Pumps & Systems reader asked about matching variable frequency drives (VFDs) and motors.

Memorization and learning are two different things. As I look back on my own education—formal and real life—most of the facts and figures that I memorized are long gone. Even today, routine details seem to slip in and out of memory based on how often I use them.

This article will discuss a case of how measuring vibration can help detect cavitation issues. It will also show how this can relate to a bigger problem at the plant. Sometimes a proposed change of pump type is too drastic.

In exclusive coverage this month, Pumps & Systems brings you two unique stories of how pumps have helped protect the southern U.S. region from a hurricane, and how they continue to help a devastated northeastern U.S. area recover from the fury of an ensuing superstorm.

The 41st Turbomachinery and the 28th International Pump Users Symposia (Sept. 24 – 27) at the George R. Brown Convention Center were well attended and with the relaxed atmosphere, attendees, presenters and exhibitors had great opportunities to network and have great conversations.

The editorial and sales teams from Pumps & Systems and Upstream Pumping Solutions distributed more than 1,600 copies of its two industry leading pumping magazines at WEFTEC. Here are some highlights.
It was my pleasure to attend my first MINExpo and represent Pumps & Systems and Upstream Pumping Solutions, the leading pump magazines for the industrial and upstream oil and gas sectors. Here are some highlights.

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