Peristaltic Pumps in the Food and Beverage Industry
Simple maintenance and the ability to clean in place give peristaltic pumps an advantage. Many opportunities are available for peristaltic pump use in food and beverage applications. Peristaltic...
Applying the Correct Pump Technology
Many factors must be considered before choosing the proper pump for a specific application.Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series. For the second and last part in this series, click...
Effective Heat Recovery
In HVAC applications and beyond, plate heat exchangers can help save money and increase energy efficiency.Plate heat exchangers (PHE) effectively heat process streams with steam or hot water and cool...
Enclosure Solutions
Many considerations must be made when selecting an enclosure. The Evolution of Electrical EnclosuresAn enclosure is a housing constructed to provide a degree of protection from accidental contact...
How Do I Choose A Gasket for an FDA Application?
Sealing SenseGasket manufacturers are frequently asked to provide gaskets that comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. This is a broad and complex area and frequently extends...
HVAC Centrifugal Pumps: Past, Present and Future
Centrifugal Pumps have and will continue to be a vital player in the HVAC industry.Look at the skyline of any major U.S. city. The number of buildings is staggering. Given the fact that pumps in HVAC...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs January 2011
Q. For centrifugal pump impellers, what is momentum change, and what is its significance?A. In single suction impellers the axial force related to the momentum of the incoming fluid should be...
Measure Twice, Cut Once!
Aligning an electric motor coupled to a large air blower required multiple measurements.Around 18 years ago, a client needed assistance aligning an electric motor (more than 1,000 horsepower) coupled...
Minimizing Water Hammer and Preventing Surges
Soft starters and VFDs are useful for extending equipment life in HVAC applications.New solutions are available that are specially designed to reduce or eliminate the potential for water hammer in a...
Peristaltic Pumps in the Food and Beverage Industry
Simple maintenance and the ability to clean in place give peristaltic pumps an advantage.Many opportunities are available for peristaltic pump use in food and beverage applications. Peristaltic pumps...
Pulsation and water hammer can be limited with proper forethought and equipment.The control of fluid dynamics is essential to ensure efficient, reliable and safe operation of pumping systems. A pump...
Variable Speed Pump Analysis
When selecting a pump for variable speed operation, a number of conditions must be evaluated. For example, will the performance curve allow the range of operation required by the application? Will the...