There are many indications that end users should not use a valve for flow control—or at least not to extremes.
In construction, mining and wastewater applications, pump choice is critical.
An aggregate production company saves more than $30,000 annually with new installation efficiency and productivity increases.
Examine all aspects of the application to maximize your investment
Single-Volute & Double-Volute Casings & Reverse Runaway Speed
The introduction of these impellers allow for a higher range of discharge pressure.
VIL pumps and design envelope technology reduce energy use and cool Toronto’s downtown.
Recently, I received a call from a plant operator in Ohio. He said, “We have a big contract from a customer to supply multiple oil heating systems and have just completed the first unit. It is ready...
Characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps
Head, performance curve and affinity laws all contribute to the efficiency of centrifugal pumps.
NPSH: A Characteristic of All Pumps
Note from Terry Henshaw:This is the first in a year‑long series of articles called Understanding NPSH. These articles were originally prepared as class notes for the all‑day seminar on NPSH...
Pumps & Systems, May 2007 How to Talk to Managers Most financial decisions of any consequence at your facility are made by managers; Plant Managers, Project Managers, Operations Managers,...
PumpCalcs: Be the Pump Designer
I have seen, and I am sure you have too, countless examples of installed pumps that are poor hydraulic fits. These selection mistakes are called off-design pump selections, bad actors, misapplied...
KSB's facility in Frankenthal, Germany produces 85,000 standard centrifugal pumps per year.
The Pumps & Systems on Tour project continues at KSB in Frankenthal, Germany on June 5, 2013.
The Pumps & Systems on Tour project continues at KSB in Halle, Germany on June 6, 2013.
Modern, Large Centrifugal Pumps  Provide Reliability
Considering the pump and complete system can decrease unplanned downtime.
Solutions to Common Centrifugal 
Pump Problems
The first step in troubleshooting involves examining the pump, the fluid and the system.
A double-suction split case pump (18-in suction nozzle size), similar to the one shown in Figure 1, moves 8000-gpm at 400-ft head in a paper mill. Before reading further, stop to make a rough guess on...
KSB's SALINO Pressure Center is a low energy, 4-in-1 technology for use in the oil & gas, hotels & resorts and marine industries.
KSB's developed the SALINO system after hearing a desire for energy and space savings from end users. Capable of producing 60,000 gallons of fresh water per day, the product is currently in field...
Pump Design for Reduced Costs & Efficiency
A 3-D inverse design method provides better cavitation control and reduces manufacturing costs.
Molding & Resin Improve Wear Resistance
A composite bulk molding compound prevents wear and downtime.
Editor's Note: This is part two of a two part series about the 'commandments' of increasing pump reliability and life.Last month, we discussed Commandment 11, Thou shalt always operate...
 Powerful Mine Dewatering
Electric and diesel centrifugal pump options
Pump System Efficiency
Focus on efficiency drives savings in energy consumption.
Dewatering Simplified
Versatile options are available for every application.
Centrifugal Pump Efficiency—Preservation of Efficiency
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.The performance of a centrifugal pump with a trimmed impeller will...
Near-Perfect New Centrifugal Pump Wear Rings and Bushings
New resin and Kevlar bulk molding compound adds strength to pump wear partsFor years, the pump industry has had problems with centrifugal pumps. The continual wear of rings and bushings has been an...
As the name suggests, Winter Park, CO is a haven for winter weather fanatics. The city occupies 7.5-sq mi about an hour's drive northwest of Denver. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Winter...