AODD Pumps Benefit from Air Distribution System
Maximize energy efficiency by identifying the pumps’ optimal flow rate and air consumption.Operating a manufacturing plant in which fluids of varying viscosities need to be transferred from one...
Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch March 2012
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 4 percent through the last 12 months, below the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 0.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was down...
Heating Solution Provides High ROI
A 20-year-old, direct-contact water heating system continues to deliver optimum performance for a Canadian Hospital.Twenty years ago, when Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal embarked on a more than $1...
Seal Features Increase Reliability
Editor's Note: This is the second in a six-part series on seals. For other articles in this series, click here.Proper seal choice is critical for optimal compressor operation.The focus of this...
Lift Station Upgrade Handles Disposable Products
Minnesota utility responds to increasing pump clogging problems.A new-generation of “disposable” products largely created a recurring bottleneck at a strategic lift station along the sanitary...
Manage Pressure and Improve Performance
Simple steps to help boost the performance of pressure-reducing valvesPressure management has become a useful tool for controlling leakage in piping networks. This has primarily been achieved because...
Reclaim Water Pumping
Vertical turbine pumps provide reclaimed water to mines in South America’s deserts.Water is vital to the mining industry, especially in South America where many mining companies are located in areas...
HI Pump FAQs March 2012
Q.  We have purchased and plan to install several sealless pumps in our facility and would like to know what procedures and cautions should be followed during installation and...
What should be considered for the selection of expansion joints for pumps?
What should be considered for the selection of expansion joints for pumps? This month’s “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA member Bud Baltzer. Some past “Sealing Sense” articles...
Mechanical Seal Maintenance Simplified
Power plant slashes maintenance time and labor costs dramatically by switching to split design mechanical shaft seal.For rotating shaft equipment and machinery that include large pumps, seal...
Dewatering and Trash Rental Pumps
Big opportunities for small pumpsOften lost in the discussion of rental pumps is that the majority of pumps that are rented are small pumps.  “Small” actually means portable pumps. For...
Innovative pump solution dewaters the longwall face of a mine, leading to more operational uptime and reduced energy costs.Water is a consistent problem in mining operations. Operating underground in...
Wastewater Pump Stations Relieve Flooding
Major infrastructure upgrades handle the pressure from a Mexican drainage system.Two big wastewater pump stations with high performance submersible motor pumps relieve flooding during the rainy season...
The Changing Face of American Agricultural Irrigation
Regulations, falling aquifers and water restrictions alter irrigation practices.I fondly recall the coolness of the water flowing down the ditch on my father’s farm when I was a youngster. The...
The concept of “suction energy” was developed to enhance the evaluation of the NPSH characteristics of centrifugal pumps, but I fear that it misses the mark. Suction energy is defined as the...
Second of Two Parts To view all of the articles in the Thermal Stress Affects Pipe Forces on Pump series, click here. Two readers responded to “Thermal Stress Affects Pipe Forces on...
Editor's Note: This is the second in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here. Early centrifugal pump design was heavily influenced by turbine...
Pump Readers Respond, March 2012
Insight and reactions to key industry coverage “Pump Ed 101,” November 2011 Click here for full article.In Joe Evans’ November 2011 “Pump Ed 101,” an error appeared in one of the...