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The effects of endocrine substances and persistent micropollutants on our ecosystem often demand an extensive treatment solution.

Cooling towers are used all over the world to cool processes in commercial and residential establishments.

Understanding the causes and effects of minimum flow damage in centrifu

Engineers involved with any project that includes more than a cursory amount of digging must consider how to manage groundwater.

The Sealing Sense column on expansion joints fundamentals in the January 2017 issue of Pumps & Systems (Read it

As 2017 commences, several new factors have come into play in Europe and around the world that have the potential to impact the U.S. pump industry’s business significantly in the coming years.

As corporate citizens, businesses must evaluate their impact on the environment and assess how their product applications affect the communities in which they operate and serve.

Past Pump System Improvement columns have focused on piping systems made of one or two circuits.

In last month’s column, we discussed how to use a piping system model for operator training, system troubleshooting and improvements.

End users frequently ask me, “How long will the pump operate?” Of course, my answer is, “It depends.”

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 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.

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

After reading two of my articles on power pump valves, valve springs and net positive suction head required (NPSHr), Brazilian engineer Ricardo Martuscelli emailed me to suggest that I create