Second of Three Parts
The changing landscape of hydraulic drives is leading many fluid power specialists to quickly adapt to VSDs.
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.
Pumps and Systems, May 2009 Read how WirelessHART can be implemented in large process plants despite the distances needed for the network. When we think of wireless networks, we typically think of...
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.
Motor control centers, PLCs and VFDs improve uptime and data management to keep pipeline stocks moving.
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.
Efficient AODD Pump Operation
Eliminating dry running can save money and protect equipment.
Energy Savings with a Servo-Electric 
Pump Drive
This drive optimizes hydraulic presses from a technical and energy efficiency perspective.
SCADA Monitoring Maximizes Pump  System Performance
The system tracks pump efficiency so repairs can be anticipated with timely, accurate and reliable information.
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...
11-Year-Old Source of Forced Outages Found
Main oil pump hydraulic geometry was the root cause of numerous false turbine/generator overspeed trips.Troubleshooting rotating equipment failures and improving reliability is a process of...
Field Balancing
One common definition of balance is when the mass centerline and the rotational centerline of a rotating part are equal. Another definition is when zero vibratory force or vibratory motion is imparted...
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...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part two of a three part series about variable speed pump selection. To read the previous article, click here. To read the next article in...
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 and Systems, June 2009Adjustable Frequency Drive Application and UseIn the early days of adjustable frequency drive (AFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for...
Pumps and Systems, August 2009One of the major contributors to unbalance in rotating machinery is eccentricity. When we disassemble parts, we must also reassemble them. Even if the reassembly requires...
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...
Pumps and Systems, April 2009In today's growing industrialized market, the need for reciprocating pumps is increasing daily. As technology drives modernization, the demand placed on the pumping...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007 In the past, the nuclear power industry has experienced equipment failures due to improperly set oilers. There was never a precision tool available to help ensure...
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...
Pumps and Systems, April 2009 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...
Pumps and Systems, February 2007 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...
Pumps and Systems, May 2009 Comparing the vibration performance of identical or like machines can be used to detect defects and judge their severity. What is Comparative Analysis? Comparative...