Wastewater Treatment Facility Embraces Peristaltic Technology
Peristaltic hose and tube pumps add cost savings, versatility and maintenance ease for Nashua treatment facility.Nashua, N.H., is one of many U.S. cities and municipalities selecting peristaltic pumps...
Regular care and inspections help prevent costly downtime.Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill...
This month's Sealing Sense was submitted by FSA member Steve Stratton, edited by Pete Petrunich Successfully sealing bolted flange connections depends on all the components of a well-designed bolted...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs June 2011
Q. When purchasing rotodynamic (centrifugal or vertical) pumps, how can we estimate if the efficiency of the proposed design is the best to be expected for our application?A. The Hydraulic Institute...
Integrated Pumping and Treatment System
A single-source system provides benefits and prevents issues associated with multi-supplier setups.Considering the climate of today's municipal pumping system market, engineers seem to be turning...
Ever-evolving systems to reduce risk and add to the bottom lineThere is little argument that intelligent pumps have significantly improved fluid handling applications in a wide variety of industries...
Working knowledge of standards improves communication with service providers.A quality repair by a professional service center will yield a motor or pump that will meet just about any vibration...
Current state and growth opportunities The low voltage motors market is highly consolidated, with the top five participants accounting for more than 75 percent of the market revenues as of 2009. Low...
Parallel--Not So Parallel--Operation
Using pump system analysis, from simple to the complexMultiple pumps operating in complex systems can be synchronized and controlled by a computer. In this column, I will discuss several simplified...
Pump Performance Monitoring
A Comparison Between Conventional and Thermodynamic MethodsEnergy conservation is the need of the hour. Pumps are found in abundance in almost every industry and utility. Of them, the most common are...
Pump Vibration Monitoring Basics
Knowing the application's demands and the sensor's capabilities is critical for accelerometer selection.Vibration monitoring of critical and auxiliary pumping systems helps improve machine...
Reliable Shock Pulse Evaluation of Anti-Friction Bearing Condition
Ensure proper bearing assessment and maintenance with this proven method.Of the methods used to assess the operating condition of rolling element bearings, one of the most successful and popular...
Trends in Variable Speed Technology
Choose the right variable speed motor for specific equipment.Why and how do leading OEMs choose a variable speed motor for their equipment? While rated efficiency has been an important driver in the...
Variable Speed Pump Operation Cuts Energy Costs; System Static Head Reduces Savings
Determining pump speed using the affinity rules can be a challenge.The days of inexpensive electricity are gone. With environmental pressures on the oil, coal and nuclear industries, electricity...