Different material and design combinations offer application-specific advantages.
Driving down investment, energy and maintenance costs translates into big savings throughout an installation’s lifetime.
Careful analysis identified the issue with this multistage, oil transfer pump.
This technology self-lubricates, reduces friction and performs in wet or dry operating conditions.
Q. What are some differences between specific speed and suction specific speed for a rotodynamic pump? A. The Hydraulic Institute defines specific speed as an index of pump performance (developed...
In the previous article calculating the cost of elements in a piping system (Pumps & Systems, July 2014), the energy consumed and power cost balanced exactly to demonstrate the process. Seldom is life...
Head-to-head comparisons show decreased compressed air use and enhanced flow.
In my July 2014 column, I demonstrated that three-phase voltage variation can significantly affect several alternating current (AC) motor characteristics. If that variation is large, it can also...
Design of the pump inlet piping can protect overall operation.
Abrasive processing and wide temperature range are some of the pumping difficulties for high-performance liquid chromatography.
The computational fluid dynamics process advances highly efficient pump designs for difficult applications.
How do end users choose, and what are each type’s ideal applications?
When the pump selection process starts, the required flow of the is often the only known variable for an application. For example, a system must move 2,000 gallons per minute (gpm) from a holding tank...
Lip and labyrinth seals provide protection in harsh oil and gas applications.
This four-part series explains the reasons behind repeat pump failures and uses a real-world field example involving boiler feedwater pumps.
LNG benefits have increased the demand for this cleaner burning fuel and associated production and distribution equipment.
Outside lubrication experts help improve protocols and minimize downtime.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 18.5 percent during the last 12 months, staying close to the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 21.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was...
An energy efficiency and reliability study helped one plant save $1 million annually by avoiding downtime.
Safely immerse motor compressors in process gas without risking costly damage.
Reconstruction and infrastructure upgrades require pumps made from durable materials.
Trusted gateway connections allow for system growth, efficiency and consistent maintenance at Swedish paper mill.
Cost estimation errors are common in a variety of projects. Recent studies have shown the cost of machinery can represent 20 to 35 percent of a processing and manufacturing project’s total cost. The...