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...
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, October 2008 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...
Pumps and Systems, March 2009The concept of solar and wind energy as a "green" source is not new. However, it is one thing to talk about it, and another thing to actually do something with it. The...
Success Story of the Year 2011: Rockwell Automation & Insyght Systems
Rockwell Automation, Insyght Systems & the city of Hamilton grab the winThe 2011 Success Story of the Year competition has been a huge...success. Thanks so much to all the organizations that...
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...
Riding the green wave to stay competitive.Being "green" and environmentally friendly are more than buzzwords these days. Now that alternative energy has caught the attention of Silicon Valley,...
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...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008Last month we looked at possible ways to optimize pumping systems. This month we'll look at some energy efficiency organizations and utilities that have taken on the...
Improving the Performance of Existing Pumping Systems
Editor'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 Profitability, written by pump systems...
Production, distribution and refining applications in the oil and gas industry rely heavily on motor-driven pumps and pumping systems. Keeping electric motors driving critical operations at peak...
Pumps & Systems, May 2008 Under an Energy Conservation Performance Program, Miami-Dade County commissioned a study to evaluate potential capital improvement projects fully funded from the...
When we start the pump selection process for a particular application, one of our major concerns is efficiency. If several different models of similar quality meet our conditions, we will usually...
Energy-Saving Technology
Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps gain energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs with innovative technology.Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are known for their positive attributes of...
Many pumps in power plants and other heavy industries are designed and custom engineered for specific applications. The repair and servicing of these pumps should also include careful engineering...