March 2012

Maximize energy efficiency by identifying the pumps’ optimal flow rate and air consumption.
Early centrifugal pump design was heavily influenced by turbine technology during the mid to late 1800s.
Big opportunities for small pumps.
A 20-year-old, direct-contact water heating system continues to deliver optimum performance for a Canadian Hospital.
Sealless pumps are used when there is a need to contain toxic, dangerous and/or valuable fluids. pump system optimization
Automated control system improves processes in California vineyard.
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.
Minnesota utility responds to increasing pump clogging problems.
Simple steps to help boost the performance of pressure-reducing valves
Power plant slashes maintenance time and labor costs dramatically by switching to split design mechanical shaft seal.
Insight and reactions to key industry coverage
Vertical turbine pumps provide reclaimed water to mines in South America’s deserts.
Proper seal choice is critical for optimal compressor operation.
Regulations, falling aquifers and water restrictions alter irrigation practices.
Two readers responded to “Thermal Stress Affects Pipe Forces on Pumps”.
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.
Major infrastructure upgrades handle the pressure from a Mexican drainage system.
Innovative pump solution dewaters the longwall face of a mine, leading to more operational uptime and reduced energy costs.
What should be considered for the selection of expansion joints for pumps?

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