Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 4.5 percent over the last 12 months, below the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 2.7 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was down...
Screw Pumps for Heavy Fuel Oil Conditioning
Magnetic-coupled, hermetically-sealed screw pumps solve marine booster pumps seal leakage problem. Screw pump failure in marine fuel oil conditioning systems is one of the most frequent incidents...
Grooved Versus Flanged Connections
How pipe-joining methods affect system operation Equipment—such as pumps and chillers—is increasingly being designed with grooved inlets and outlets. Although the standard has been flanged in...
Wireless I/O for Cathodic Protection Applications
Wireless technology can provide monitoring and protection in remote locations.  In recent years, wireless has become more accepted as a reputable option for industrial applications....
Pumps in Global Power Generation
Pump sales will increase as developing nations expand production to meet demand. While many variables affect the dynamics in global power generation, four major trends drive notable growth...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs June 2012
Produced by the Hydraulic Institute Q.  How can analyzing life-cycle costs help pump owners make decisions about their pumping systems?A.  Analyzing life-cycle costs is a management...
FSA Sealing Sense June 2012
Editor's Note: This article is part of an ongoing feature series. For more "Sealing Sense" articles, click here.How do variable speed drives impact mechanical seals? This month’s “Sealing...
Sealing Supercritical CO2 Applications
Choosing the right sealing system for these applications can reduce maintenance time and costs and improve performance. Energy companies have performed enhanced oil recovery with supercritical...
Centrifugal Vortex Pumps Maximize Wastewater Sludge Transfer
These pumps enhance cost efficiencies and reduce breakdowns. No matter where a community is located, one thing remains constant—it will produce both solid and liquid waste. Wastewater includes...
Monitor & Control Pressure Water Systems
An evolution in pressure-sensing technologies and the standards that regulate them help prevent equipment failure.  Pressure sensing is an age-old technology that is an integral part of...
Odor and Corrosion Control in Wastewater Collection Systems
An all-inclusive system converts wastewater to consumable water.First of Four PartsEditors Note: This is the first of a four-part series that provides a comprehensive evaluation of controlling...
Reverse Osmosis Reduces Wastewater Handling Costs
Unexpected benefits arise from proper environmental cleaning water disposal. National Raisin of Fowler, Calif., was faced with an interesting predicament. Sales and production of its products...
Water System Reclaims Municipal & Industrial Wastewater
An all-inclusive system converts wastewater to consumable water.   Water, in many places, is becoming a matter of life and death. Many nations, especially developing nations, face a serious...
Variable Acceleration Pumping of Sludge or Solids
Advanced pumping technology for liquid/solids separation and clarifier processes in treatment plants At a waste treatment plant or a solids precipitation facility, clarifiers remove solids...
Resonance and Its Effects on Mechanical Structures
Understanding resonance is essential for solving problems of increased vibration. Resonance is a condition that can occur in mechanical structures and can be described as sensitivity to a certain...
Alignment Tolerances
The biggest decision is determining which tolerances to align. In the alignment training classes that we teach, questions arise about alignment tolerances. We often ask, “What are your...
Drives to Reduce Harmonics
Cost-effective solutions reduce harmonics and improve system reliability, efficiency. Energy efficiency requirements, regulatory compliance, increasing energy costs and improving system and...
Vertical Motors Help Solve Pumping Problems
The benefits of these motors provide the flexibility needed for challenging pump applications. In the early 1920s, California’s agricultural industry was booming. As the demand for the Golden...
Wastewater Debris Disposal Options
Strange things can enter municipal wastewater processing plants. While the bulk of the volume is water, the main challenge is what is carried along with it. As the influent enters the plant, the first...
Centrifugal Pump Efficiency — Curve Shape & Breadth of Efficiency
Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.Curve ShapeIn Part 2, I showed the effect of specific speed (Ns) on...
Pump Readers Respond, June 2012
Insight and reactions to key industry coverage "April-Wise Pump Quiz: NPSH and Developed Head," April 2011 Click here for the full article.I read your April 2011 quiz and kept...