Controlling Runaway Diesel Engines
 There are many potential ignition sources in a refinery or a petrochemical plant, including hot work, stationary, mobile and vehicular internal combustion engines, as well as improperly...
As the global demand for energy grows, power companies are working to implement new technologies that would enable them to produce more power from existing stations. The following example demonstrates...
Do Pumps Require Less NPSH on Hydrocarbons? Stepping NPSHR to Different Speeds
Do Pumps Require Less NPSH on Hydrocarbons?Yes.The extensive application of pumps to hydrocarbon services in the first half of the 20th century produced numerous observations that centrifugal pumps...
Export control agencies have continuously intensified their focus on pump, valve and other fluid handling equipment companies. In particular, there has been a great deal...
The small town of Groin, Mo., has an excellent source of water. The water board says its wells and distribution system are coasting along at about half the maximum capacity. Since demand is growing at...
It is no revelation that maximizing equipment life directly impacts the bottom line. When it comes to profitability, every dollar saved on equipment maintenance is a dollar earned.Prelube pumps move...
Pump Challenge #1 - an impeller cut problem - is an application of the Affinity Laws to reduce the motor amps and solve a motor tripping problem. The full details of the challenge can be seen by...
Pumps and Systems, August 2009One of the major contributors to unbalance in rotating machinery is eccentricity. When we disassemble parts, we must also reassemble them. Even if the reassembly requires...
Proper installation and adjustment can make the difference between the success and failure of a packed pump. By keeping in mind the fine points of a few key principles, the chances of success are...
Full Stream Filtration in Cooling Tower Water Systems
 full stream filtration in cooling tower water systems cooling towers an effective and common means for industrial process heat extraction are not a closedloop system as a result air and...
Q. What causes radial thrust on volute pump impellers? Should the pressure in the volute be uniform with proper design?A. Single and dual volute pumps are typically designed for uniform mean velocity...