As a follow up on my AC Motors series, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a short overview of work, power and torque as it applies to the AC motor. I will provide a reference to a more in...
How do I prevent galvanic corrosion in my packing gland?
Galvanic corrosion is an electrochemical process that occurs between two dissimilar metals, or between a metal and a conductive non-metallic material, when both are exposed to an electrically...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs August 2011
Q. Some slurry applications include froth in the liquid, which affects pump performance. What must be done when selecting centrifugal pumps for such applications?A. Froth is an aerated liquid medium...
Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids
How viscosity affects centrifugal pumpsThe Hydraulic Institute published a standard to account for the effects of viscosity of centrifugal pump performance. Effects of Liquid Viscosity on Rotodynamic...
Optimizing Total Cost of Ownership
Initial purchase price is a small fraction of the TCO.How much does a pump cost? Ask a corporate executive or plant manager about the cost of a piece of equipment, and you're likely to hear the...
Pumps in Solar-Cell Production
The correct selection can help keep costs down.The manufacturing of solar cells is one of the fastest growing power-generation segments in the world. Playing an enhanced role with respect to this...
Pump systems can be complicated, making effective training essential.The need for training has never been greater. In tough economic times, training is one way to increase knowledge and fine tune...
Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch August 2011
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) pump and valve stock indices outperformed the broader S&P 500 Index. The JKC Valve Stock Index was up 37.9 percent over the last 12 months, above the broader...