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Diaphragms in pumps and valves isolate liquid from mechanical components.
Although they have been around nearly as long as the oil industry itself, production additives—chemicals that help move crude through the flow stream faster—rarely receive more than a fleeting con
Proper grinding and removal of waste and debris from the production stream is one of the most important steps to maintaining an efficient and reliable oil refining operation.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 14.7 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 14.0 percent.
For more than six decades, a Canadian energy company has been delivering energy, including oil and gas, across North America.
Last month’s column explored the effects that oversizing a pump has on the motor driving the pump, the adverse results of a pump no longer operating at its best efficiency point (BEP) for extended
At every oil and gas facility, the ability to detect leaks and related problems quickly and accurately is a top priority.
In the event of seismic occurrences, structures and their components often resonate. Resonance occurs when the structure’s natural frequency coincides with the seismic activity’s frequency.
Q. How does a liquid’s viscosity affect the performance of rotary sealless pumps?
Vertical turbine pumps have multiple components that may make alignment complicated in American Petroleum Institute (API) and industrial applications.
As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) develops new regulations to improve pump performance and efficiency, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been on the forefront representing the pump industry.
STANTON, Neb. (Nov. 11, 2014)—Even as the Midwest cold dipped into the teens, the steel at Pump Station 38 was hot to the touch.
The most obvious positive manifestation of the ongoing oil and natural gas production boom in the U.S. can be seen at gas stations across the nation.
Millions of gallons of refined petroleum products pass through storage facilities on a daily basis.
A common myth in the industry is that new pumps are shipped ready to “plug and play.” Assuming their new equipment has arrived fully equipped to run, end users often start new pumps with no oil in
Pump manufacturers have a long, successful history of working with metals and are familiar with the beneficial properties they deliver in a variety of pumping applications.
Q. Can rotary type pumps be used to pump slurries? If so, should users be aware of any special precautions?
Part 1 of this series (Pumps & Systems, March 2015) discussed what happens to a boiler feedwater (BFW) pump during pla
Companies across the globe encounter an increasing number of regulatory and environmental pressures that call for new and specialized services.


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