Pumps & Systems, July 2008Click here for "Focus on Fundamentals" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 5. In the June 2008 issue, we turned our attention from centrifugal to positive...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008When choosing a pump for a given application, there are many factors to consider. The system's parameters dictate the pump needed, so the trick to ensuring a...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Much has been reported recently about surface water reservoirs in the Southeast and West maintaining dangerously low levels. In many cases, water levels have dropped to...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008The challenges of material price versus performance in food manufacturing equipment have gotten tougher with each price increase for raw materials. Friction welding as a...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the manufacturing of everyday products, including food containers, toys, computers, medical equipment, building...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Shrinking resources and growing customer demands have created a whole new world for packaged systems. Not long ago, packagers were simply build-to-print suppliers. Their...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Q.Every pump manual clearly requires that a pump shaft must be carefully aligned with its driver shaft before operating the equipment. However, the precision of the...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Routine checkups, a healthy diet, and regular exercise are the prescriptions for a healthy life. The same prescriptions hold true for healthy pumps. Your pumps' "diet and...
An Arizona mining company and an engineering pump system expert share a mutual understanding of what is needed to improve the electrowinning process that drives the copper mine's operations.Our...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Fyrewerks is a fabricator of fire door core panels used in the building industry. By sandwiching the core between a veneer or routed wood exterior, the company provides a...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008In the June 2008 issue we investigated the importance of identifying the actual operating point of a pump in an “as built” system or one that has changed over...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Pump and System InteractionEditor's Note: This is the second part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and...
It is easy to confuse graphite fiber packings with carbon fiber packings. In fact, the terms carbon fiber and graphite fiber are often used interchangeably, even by packing manufacturers. Both...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODDP) require the correct amount of pressure (PSI, pounds per square inch) and air (CFM, cubic feet per minute) to deliver the...