Take Control Of Operations
Plastic pneumatic diaphragm pumps are used widely in chemical, semiconductor and pharmaceutical applications, as well as other industries that require sanitary operating atmospheres. These pumps are...
AC Power (Part Three): AC Circuit Loads
AC Circuit LoadsLast month we discussed the relationship between voltage and frequency and tried to make that somewhat complex three phase sine wave a bit more understandable. This month we will...
Basic Rules for Measuring Frequency Spectra
Frequency analysis is an important method of vibration analysis. It provides information on vibration sources and helps identify those components in the vibration signal that are often small, but...
High Tech Tools for Greener Pumps and Pump Systems
A green product means different things to different people. For some, a green product is alternatively powered, such as some of the recently introduced solar-powered well pumps. For others, green...
How Poor Repairs on Boiler Feed Pumps Affect Performance and Reliability
Analyzing the poor repairs on a boiler feed pumps and how they affect the pump's performance and reliability.It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This old adage could not have...
Slow Down and Think Causally to Solve Pump Problems
 Is it becoming harder to find time to think instead of react? The blistering pace of information bombarding us and being requested drives us farther into the abyss of reactivity. It is...
Distributors play a vital role in keeping the lines between manufacturers and users operating smoothly. They can expedite response times, enhance a company's reach and even create value-added...
Use Simple Pump Troubleshooting Methods Before Rushing to Fancy Analysis
When the motor amps are kicking a unit offline, the first question is whether the motor or the pump is the problem. Before any sophisticated troubleshooting methods are applied, most experienced...
What is the Energy Footprint of Sealing Systems?
The term carbon footprint has become synonymous with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. Carbon footprint commonly refers to the volume of greenhouse gases, the most prominent of which...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs August 2010
Q. What is the preferred method for starting reciprocating power pumps?A. Starting a reciprocating pump with a closed discharge valve is naturally difficult due to the high torque required to overcome...