Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch February 2012
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 12.5 percent for 2011, well below the broader S&P 500 Index, down only 1.1 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was also down 19.2...
Pump Readers Respond to "The History of Pumps"
Readers Respond to “The History of Pumps”:I really enjoyed your article on the history of pumps. I am sure a lot of research had to go into that. I was also surprised to learn how much the...
More Pump History
Editors Note: In the January 2012 issue of Pumps & Systems, we were proud to bring you an in-depth look at some of the highlights of ground-breaking achievements in pump technology through the...
The DEF Market
The diesel exhaust fluid market creates opportunities for pump manufacturers.Growth and innovation in industrial pump design and operation are often driven by outside forces. A common force is the...
The Value of Industrial Pump Genuine Parts and Repair Kits
Many options are available when pump repair is required.The word genuine defines something that is real and authentic. In and of itself, the word represents reliability and something worthy of being...
Specialty Replacement Parts
When stator wear was an issue, a custom-made replacement part was the solution.When a global adhesive and sealant manufacturer needed a maintenance and equipment solution for frequent and premature...
Pump Replacement Part Availability
Address this problem to avoid the possibility of future crises.The crumbling infrastructure of our roads and bridges is the hot topic in today’s political discourse. However, an even bigger problem...
FSA Sealing Sense February 2012
Why don’t my PTFE gaskets seal FRP, plastic and other light load flanges?This month’s “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA member Charlie MiskellManufacturers and distributors of PTFE gaskets...
HI Pump FAQs February 2012
Q. We plan to purchase several slurry pumps and understand that this service is considered severe duty. What guidelines should be followed regarding pump selection based on good wear resistance?A....
Inspections and Repair Enhance Pump Performance
Improvement can result from repair opportunities.Often all that is needed to improve a pump’s dependability and performance is a high quality inspection and repair. Over time, a pump may...
Smooth Equipment Operation
Balancing couplings may not be the ultimate solution for vibration issues.Oil and gas industry customers are increasingly asking original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to balance their couplings to...
Repair Standard for Vertical Pumps
Since the original publication of this draft standard in the January 2008 issue of Pumps & Systems, I have received feedback, encouragement, numerous questions and criticism. The draft listed...
Choose the Right Coating
Understanding coating manufacturers' specification sheets.Choosing a coating for a pump can be a challenging task. A good coating can extend the life cycle of a pump, providing cost and downtime...
High Altitude Condensate Pumping
A progressive cavity pump provides an ideal solution to a difficult pumping application.Pumping applications come in varying degrees of difficulty and complexity. It is not unique to any one industry...
Dry Gas Seal Requirements
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series on seals. For other articles in this series, click here.Find a reliable dry gas seal system for any application.As manufacturers continue to...
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.In this multi-part series, we will investigate several aspects of...