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In today’s market, end users are always demanding more from their pumps.
Agriculture is a dominant industry worldwide. Demand for agricultural products is expected to steadily build as populations continue to grow, primarily in regions such as Asia and Latin America.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 0.1 percent during the last 12 months, much lower than the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 14.5 percent.
Established in 1896, the F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. company, today known as Roche, is recognized as the world’s fifth largest pharmaceutical company.
My previous two columns have described assessing a system that does not use controls. In the first part (Pumps & Systems, October 2014) the assessment process was detailed.
Last year, “Reduce Thrust and Extend Bearing Life” (Pumps & Systems, December 2013) discussed the bene
Water is the lifeblood of agriculture, and the lack of it can limit the productivity of an otherwise economically attractive piece of property.
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.
Priming and repriming agricultural pumps pose several challenges.
Peristaltic pumps can provide ideal pumping solutions for many applications, particularly those dealing with materials that are abrasive, corrosive or viscous.
Slurry pumps have the difficult tasks of resisting wear while passing large particles and rocks, preventing air derating when pumping froth and foam, and remaining easy to maintain.
During the past few years, end users in the power generation industry have considered specifying pumps according to American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.
Investments are rampant in the power generation sector as demand for electricity grows in both industrial and residential segments.
Power generation plants face difficulty when conserving water, regardless of size or fuel source.
Nearly every commercial and industrial facility in the world pumps water.
Manufacturing and other plant operators—such as those who work in wastewater, water treatment and power generation—face the daily challenge of maintaining efficient operations.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 0.9 percent during the last 12 months, much lower than the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 16.3 percent.
If used properly, the different approaches to root cause failure analysis (RCFA) all achieve the goal of finding the reason for failure.
Last month’s column (Pumps & Systems, October 2014) described the collection of data when assessing a system with no control.

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