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Electronic motor protection relays are available for general-purpose applications. They protect against problems such as overcurrent, phase loss and voltage unbalance.

Pumping systems that have many components also have many potential failure points. Proactive users monitor as much of the system as possible to address problems at the earliest sign.

In the east African country of Ethiopia, high-tech sugar production plants have been the focus of food-processing investments.

In the past few years, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) services have shown considerable growth in the field of remote diagnostics and fault detection.

In the past decade, microprocessor controller technology has advanced to provide optimum functionality, improved microprocessor capacity and more sophisticated software algorithms—all at a reduced

To manage data from remote systems such as pump stations, overflow tanks or wells, most water treatment systems rely on a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

In complex systems, many factors can affect overall performance.

My previous two columns have described assessing a system that does not use controls. In the first part (Pumps & Systems, October 2014) the assessment process was detailed.

In Texas, the hot, dry summers make water use and conservation a top priority.

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

Columns

For those of you old enough to remember Lawrence Welk, you’ll notice that the title of this brief column is the final quote from his show’s closing song. I am still a loyal fan of his reruns today.

In this two-part series, how transient events in process equipment affect other system components will be discussed. Part 1 covers how deaerators (DAs) may be affected by generator trips and how these deaerator transients may also affect system pumps.

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

Blogs

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In 2014, this column focused on improving the operation of piping systems by performing pumped system assessments. The columns have covered energy cost balance sheets, the assessment process and the performance of sample assessments.

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