Pumps & Systems, April 2008Artificial lift technology selection is highly dependent on the conditions of the wellbore and the specific application parameters of a given well. Electrical...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008 Biofuel production is one of the fastest growing sectors of the energy industry. To reduce our dependence on finite energy sources such as petroleum fuels and decrease...
Using ESP systems for artificial lift
Pumps & Systems, April 2008When handling difficult liquids like sludge, restaurant grease or solids-laden fluids, the challenge is continuing flow through the entire operation. When debris or...
Q. We are operating a centrifugal pump, and a recent change in the system has resulted in a deficiency of about 5 to 10 percent in the rate of flow. Can anything be done to the pump to increase the...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008 As oil prices and gasoline usage have increased, the demands on U.S. oil and gas wells have grown dramatically. In the past, there was a low cost supply from the...
Last month we explored the effect of the system curve on the output of two identical centrifugal pumps operating in parallel. This month we will review several other factors that can also impact their...
The oil and gas market has remained remarkably stable recently, bolstered by the high price of oil and strong worldwide demand. With refining capacity finite and political unrest in major oil...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008 Dynamic pressure sensors and accelerometers are frequently used for precision measurements in oil, gas and petrochemical industries, as well as for natural gas supply...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008Many pump couplings are designed to be a fuse that fails before major damage occurs to expensive pump systems. Premature wear or failure is typically the first symptom...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008Called the "fastest-growing alternative fuel" in the United States by the Department of Energy, biodiesel continues to play an increasingly significant role in the...
What is the Impact of Flange Finish on Gasket Performance?
While nonmetallic flanges such as glass and reinforced plastic are used for some services, most flanges are metal. Metallic flange surfaces can range from a rough casting to the smoothness produced by...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008In today's upstream and midstream oil and gas environment, screw pumps are playing a larger role in what has traditionally been a centrifugal and reciprocating pump...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008Biodiesel is a relatively new industry. While the plants share a fundamentally similar process, they come in many different sizes, process variations and pumping needs...