Critical IssuesEmissions regulations continue to have the largest impact on the portable pump rental industry. In response to the effects of global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical Issues The first critical issue facing the industry is a shortage of people. To combat this challenge, we continue to recruit talent wherever we can find...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008Click here to read part two and part three.The stiff competition for global market share is exerting downward pressure on prices at the same time as labor, capital and...
Critical IssuesThe mechanical seal industry, like the pump industry, will continue to face significant opportunities as well as challenges as we progress further into the globalized 21st century.Chief...
Critical IssuesPublic and private organizations that rely heavily upon pumps and rotating equipment for their operations face similar critical issues which demand solutions. One issue - the need for...
Critical IssuesOur company recently celebrated its 150-year anniversary, and we have to ask ourselves everyday how to position the company to be ready for the next 150 years. The demand for chemical...
Company shares views on industry's future Critical IssuesFor most companies, the U.S. economy, the strength of the U.S. dollar and the housing market will continue to set the pace for the coming...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical Issues Facing Businesses That Cater to Municipal Needs Municipal revenue and budgets have fluctuated over the past year due to changes in the housing...
Q.  Most centrifugal pumps have a horsepower characteristic curve which rises as rate of flow increases to some level and then levels off or turns downward. However, other pumps have more level...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical Issues Our current expectation is for global growth in emerging markets to continue, driven by the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) as well...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical Issues The three critical issues facing our industry over the next 12-18 months are the increased competition from globalization, cost inflation for raw...
With its seemingly limitless supply of lower factory costs, more determined discipline in their factories and rapid acquisition of technological prowess, the Chinese pumps market appears to be...
Editor's Note: This is the first part of a two-part series on Process Control. This month we'll look at the P-proportional control-of PID. The second part discusses the I and D. To read...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical IssuesIn the OEM marketplace in particular, we're really seeing three major issues: globalization, standards and cost sensitivity. Many OEMs can no longer...
  Pumps & Systems, January 2008 Critical IssuesSERO PumpSystems GmbH is a well recognized manufacturer of side channel pumps that has been in operation for more than 100 years, but SERO...
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...
Over the years, the FSA Gasket Division has explored many specific sealing and gasketing issues in Sealing Sense. Regardless of all the insights provided, chances are that users of gaskets will be...
Critical IssuesIn North America, the water and wastewater industry has quietly provided the clean water and the wastewater treatment desired by the consuming public-consistently and without fanfare,...
 Sealless magnetically-coupled (mag-drive) pumps are found throughout the process industries for a variety of hazardous liquids. Like pumps with conventional shaft seals, there are more mag drive...
 Basically, a repair is the simplest, least-involved way of "fixing" a pump, typically caused by a non-recurring accidental event, such as a broken shaft, failed seal, and so on. An overhaul is...