Electrical capacitance tomography can provide real-time imagery of any pipeline.
The changing landscape of hydraulic drives is leading many fluid power specialists to quickly adapt to VSDs.
Second of Three Parts
The imaging technique provides valuable data on concentration and material distribution for process industries.
Modern software provides plants with the data they need to improve reliability while empowering pump operators to make well-informed decisions.
System design and instrumentation decisions can impact the efficiency and maintenance requirements of these pumps in wastewater applications.
Pressure gauges are inexpensive components that can predict the causes of poor reliability in centrifugal pumps and prevent costly repairs and downtime.
Advanced VFD technology delivers cost and space savings by providing protective features and minimal programming.
VIL pumps and design envelope technology reduce energy use and cool Toronto’s downtown.
Sophisticated asset monitoring systems provide benefits including cost savings, longer equipment life span and production assurance.
Flexible design is important for the future growth of generic, multivariable transcontinental pump stations.
Energy Savings with a Servo-Electric 
Pump Drive
This drive optimizes hydraulic presses from a technical and energy efficiency perspective.
Efficient AODD Pump Operation
Eliminating dry running can save money and protect equipment.
SCADA Monitoring Maximizes Pump  System Performance
The system tracks pump efficiency so repairs can be anticipated with timely, accurate and reliable information.
Motor control centers, PLCs and VFDs improve uptime and data management to keep pipeline stocks moving.
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs April 2012
Q. What is the recommended instrumentation that should be used for measuring bearing housing vibration on rotodynamic pumps?A.  For all speeds, a 6-decibel per octave filter shall be used to...
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Pumps and Systems, March 2009 Enveloping is a tool that can give more information about the life and health of important plant assets. It is primarily used for early detection of faults in rolling...
Editor's Note: This is the first part of a two part series of how adjustable frequency drives work. To read part two, click here. In recent years, adjustable frequency AC drives have become...
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two part series of how adjustable frequency drives work. To read part one, click here. Last month, we looked at adjustable frequency AC drive...
In the foothills of the Andes, among the sprawling vineyards of picturesque Mendoza, Argentina, stands an innocuous equipment cabinet located by the side of an infrequently used mountain pass. The...
Traditionally, the primary use of drives has been in applications such as powering pumps, fans and conveyors. While they will continue to be used in these applications, today's end-users have a...
On July 16 last year, a high-speed centrifugal pump failed catastrophically at a large refinery in South America, causing production losses and costing a substantial amount of money for repairs. The...
Comparing the vibration performance of identical or like machines can be used to detect defects and judge their severity. What is Comparative Analysis? Comparative analysis is a simple yet...
Pumps & Systems, January 2009  The residents of Orlando and nearby communities are more likely to see lightning strike than have their toilets run dry. Extensive high-tech upgrades at...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Why question the PLC? For many, questioning the application of a PLC to the pump station panel is surprising. After all, the pump station panel was once controlled...
Pumps & Systems, February 2009 In the power industry, clean water is crucial for a variety of tasks, including extending the service life of turbine seals and protecting spray nozzles and heat...
The 4-20mA Current Loop The 4-20mA current loop is used to transmit analog data representing various process variables like level, pressure, temperature or flow. Although conceptually simple, a...
Pumps and Systems, January 2007Example 1Vertically mounted pumps can resonate as a total structure in a "rocking" mode, as shown in Figures 1 and 2 below. This is one of the toughest unsolved...