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Power generation plants face difficulty when conserving water, regardless of size or fuel source.

With easy access to electricity, electric motors are now an option for large pumps and compressors once powered by gas engines or turbines.

Who determines where pressure gauges are located in a pump system? How close to the pump should they be, and what happens if these rules are not followed?

Approximately 75,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 ton of steel. Water transfers heat, removes scale from steel and converts gases produced in ovens and furnaces.

Rural wastewater utilities rarely, if ever, consider upgrading to an automated control system.

In today’s industrial facilities, using reliability-centered maintenance as the primary approach to reduce maintenance costs and operational downtime is more commonplace.

Most engineers would say that the International Society of Automation (ISA) 100 standard covers wireless instrumentation in process plants.

Many engineers and technicians in the motor control industry consider a programmable logic controller (PLC) a necessary component for variable frequency drive (VFD) control.

Deep lake water cooling (DLWC) is a groundbreaking cooling system that provides an alternative to conventional air conditioning.

Hillview Water Company in Oakhurst, Calif., credits its cellular SCADA system for averting disaster in winter 2011.

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In my last column (Pumps & Systems, October 2014), I explained that a capacitor’s current is totally out of phase with that of a motor’s magnetizing current.

I received a lot of feedback on my column “How Much Energy Do Pipes Remove?” in the September issue of Pumps & Systems.

A reciprocating power pump, as depicted in Figure 1, is a displacement machine. It has characteristics that are different than a centrifugal pump.

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