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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.”

In previous columns, we have discussed how a physical system can be simulated by developing an accurate model of the system.

For the last two years I have had the pleasure of writing Pump System Improvement columns for Pumps & Systems magazine.

In my previous column, a plant engineer used a piping system model to determine why the facility’s large cooling water system was not operating properly.

Hydroelectric power is the most widely used renewable energy resource in the world, comprising as much as 25 percent of total global electricity.

Regardless of the application, most uninterruptible power supply (UPS) users require some degree of customization.

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