Q.What are “nonclog pumps,” and in what applications are they used? Figure 1. Dry pit pump – overhung flexibly coupled vertical end suction A. “Nonclog pumps” are rotodynamic...
Last month’s column described the process of creating an energy cost balance sheet for a piping system (see Figure 1). The manufacturer’s curve was used to calculate the cost of operation for the...
The triplex lift station arrangement provides a solution for grape wastewater processing.
In my June column on pump and motor testing, I said that three-phase voltage variation and unbalance can have a significant effect on motor insulation life. Voltage variation is defined as the...
Customers’ focus on efficiency and new techniques drives better ice quality in water and beverage markets.
This is the first article in a four-part series. Four part 2, click here. Second only to electric motors, centrifugal pumps are usually the simplest machines in a typical process plant. Pumps...
Pump manufacturers must be aware of industry trends to meet changing consumer demands in the food and beverage processing industry.
Drops in pressure and shifting flow rates were significant hurdles of a $403 million water project.
Unlock a pump’s full potential while saving energy and maintenance dollars.
These recommendations will ensure consistent, high lifts.
Manufacturers and operators produce, purchase and use better motors with regulated testing.
One of the oldest sealing devices, compression packing is still very common in modern industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, agriculture, pulp and paper, power generation, and mining....
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 13.8 percent during the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17.2 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 31.3 percent...
Sichem turned to air-operated double-diaphragm pumping technology to carefully and efficiently produce chemicals for the oil industry.
One of the supposed advantages of centrifugal pumps when compared to positive displacement pumps is their ability to operate across a wide flow range. Because a centrifugal pump operates at the...
Diaphragm replacement developments decrease the risk of contamination.
Pumps are the lifeblood of amusement park rides, water attractions, pools and spray parks. They facilitate the thrills, deliver the cooling enjoyment and provide the means of vehicle transportation...
Durable dewatering pumps star in a popular reality show.