The success of rotating equipment often can be traced directly to the surface and structure quality on which it is mounted.
Q. What are the effects of air pockets in a pump piping system, and how can they be eliminated?
A pipeline station and tank farm in the Southwest uses four identical four-stage vertical booster pumps driven by 300-horsepower (hp) electric motors to transfer crude oil between various storage t
Product development is arguably one of the most important pump industry processes.
Submergence is a commonly overlooked pump suction side issue that can create mechanical and hydraulic performance problems.
The high density of rotating equipment used in refineries means that effective asset management of pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators can play a vital role in maintaining plant upt
My past Pumps & Systems columns (read them here) have dealt with using basic engineering principles to better understand the interaction of pump,
Regarding the vibration spectrum on page 12 of the February 2016 issue of Pumps & Systems ("Using Pump Efficiency Monitoring to Make Faster Decisions," Figure 1, see image below and re
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 22.1 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was down 8.8 percent.
Process equipment represents an enormous investment for manufacturers, with medium to large plants having thousands of assets that support the supply chain, production and distribution.
The oil and gas business has always been a water business, with water-oil ratios averaging 8-to-1.
While revolutionary technology changes have transformed the world of health care, entertainment and retail, the industrial marketplace has also been impacted by the digital era.
The pump industry has experienced significant change over the past several decades.
I am often asked to visit plant sites to consult on problems regarding inadequate flow rates in two-pump systems.
Q. What is water hammer, and what is its impact on a pumping system?
Some of the best mechanical systems are designed when engineers focus on efficiency.
When a severe pump failure involving one of three installed circulating water makeup pumps happened, facility personnel grew concerned about the root cause.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 25 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was down 3.9 percent.
The electric utility industry has experienced constant change over the past four decades, even on a scale greater than most other process industries.

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