VFDs can reduce energy consumption and water loss in variable pumping systems.
Compression packings have suffered from a reputation of being an old-fashioned technology unsuited to modern industrial processes. In the case of rotating equipment, they are largely superseded by...
  Maintenance Supervisor Palle Svangren tells Pumps & Systems why Grundfos pumps and motors help make the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel the "Greenest Hotel in the World."
To state that 2009 was a turbulent year for the pump industry is a substantial understatement. The economy and its impact on business became a daily discussion while the industry struggled throughout...
Editor’s Note: The editors of Pumps & Systems spent time with incoming Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) President Greg Raty and FSA Technical Director Pete Petrunich to discuss FSA’s role in...
Desalinated seawater is the primary source of water supply in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), where freshwater is scarce, oil is plentiful and desalination using thermal distillation has been a...
An energy efficiency and reliability study helped one plant save $1 million annually by avoiding downtime.
Unlock a pump’s full potential while saving energy and maintenance dollars.
In the U.S. industrial sector, motor-driven systems consume 70 percent of all electricity. Motor-driven pumps account for more than 30 percent of that amount-more than any other application....
Pumps & Systems, October 2008 To achieve a sustainable future, the green movement demands increased energy efficiency and conservation. Here is a look at how these changes will impact the water...
A VFD and a permanent magnet, direct-drive motor replace a gearbox, reduce maintenance costs and provide energy savings.
The company is first in the electronics sector in Brazil to receive a recommendation for certification of energy efficiency standard. (Jan. 27, 2012) - WEG has just received recommendation for...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The British Government and business leaders discussed the economic and environmental benefits of the U.K.’s Green Deal—the no-cost-down program to retrofit 26 million...
WASHINGTON (May 7, 2012) — Jes Munk Hansen, president of Grundfos North America, recently joined Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish minister for trade and investment, at a congressional forum in Washington,...
Pumps & Systems, the leading magazine for pump users worldwide, presents the next edition of its Live Webinar Series on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern. To register for the FREE Webinar, Optimize...
LONDON (Oct. 14, 2013) – Increasing greenfield projects and rising infrastructure investments are expected to drive demand for industrial pumps in the Turkish market. Energy-efficiency regulations...
Pumps & Systems, August  2008In part one of this two-part column, we will define water hammer and explore the events that cause it. We will also try to gain perspective on the additional...
Optimize Your Maintenance Budget
Learn which equipment to target, what information to collect and how to use it effectively
Energy Savings with a Servo-Electric 
Pump Drive
This drive optimizes hydraulic presses from a technical and energy efficiency perspective.
Pump System Efficiency
Focus on efficiency drives savings in energy consumption.
Polymers in the Mining Industry
Mining operations can meet the demands of increased environmental vigilance with polymer preparation systems.
Plant Upgrades Improve Efficiency at Midwest Refinery
Equipment and technology improvements can be sound investments.
Centrifugal Pump Efficiency—When Is Efficiency Important?
Editor's Note: This is the sixth in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.The power required by a pump is directly proportional to both the...
Pumps & Systems, June 2008Editor's note: This first in a series is based on the opening chapter of Optimizing Pumping Systems, A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and...
In Pump Challenge #3 (Pumping Prescriptions, September 2009), the specified parameters for energy estimation were 4,000 gpm and 400 ft. Using the Energy Estimator tool, you should receive the...
Pumps and Systems in Transcontinental Energy Transfer
Massive amounts of energy are used to transfer oil and refined products over long distances. In the United States, several long distance pipelines move gasoline from the refineries in the Southwest to...
Theory, Applications and Sizing of Air Valves
Editor's Note: Due to the high number of responses from our readers for more information regarding valve applications in "Surge Control in Pumping Stations" (Pumps & Systems, March 2007), this...
Meeting Increased Demand for Efficient Pump Designs
While turbo pumps cover the full range of specific speeds, the overwhelming majority run at low specific speeds and are comprised of an inlet pipe or duct, an impeller and an exit volute. Recent...
Water and wastewater systems in the United States use a tremendous amount of power. The EPA estimates that these systems use 50 trillion watt-hours annually at a cost of $4 billion. Combined with...
Pumps & Systems, June 2007When a motor fails, users can (1) rewind, possibly for high efficiency; (2) replace the failed motor with a new motor; or (3) invest in a premium efficiency product. Here...