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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.

A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a servomotor is an energy-efficient solution that delivers highly dynamic performance with double-digit energy savings typical.

Manually managing a water system can be difficult, especially with population growth and limited resources. Saving time and money are common challenges for utilities.

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I hope that my last column (Pumps & Systems, September 2014) provided a clearer definition of power factor and how it can be calculated.

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?

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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The global water crisis claims 5,500 lives each day—more than war, natural disasters, AIDS or hunger. It is a sobering problem but not an impossible one to solve.

ASTON, Pennsylvania (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Mid-Atlantic Pump & Process Equipment Symposium X was held Sept. 18, in Aston, Pennsylvania. Nearly 300 individuals representing 110 organizations that are customers of Geiger Pump and Equipment attended the single-day symposium.

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