Design of Trench-Type Wet Wells for Pumping Stations
Pumps & Systems, May 2008In trench-type wet wells, the pump intakes are placed near the bottom of a deep, narrow trench coaxial with the inlet pipe but considerably below it (see Figure 1). The...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs 2008
Q. I have heard that the rate of flow through centrifugal pumps can be regulated by submergence control instead of by throttling the pump discharge. How does this work, and does it damage the pump?A....
Pumps & Systems, May 2008For more than 100 years, machine parts composed of mechanical carbon have provided an alternative solution in applications where temperature and atmosphere prevent the use...
Net Positive Suction Head: NPSHR and NPSHA
Addressing Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) and its relationship to cavitation
Pumps & Systems, May 2008Explore some of the issues associated with vertical pump bearings in general, and nonmetallic bearings specifically. Nonmetallic bearings may not be the best answer in...
Maintaining equipment uptime in a mining operation is essential. For one of South American's largest sulfurated copper mining organizations, unreliability simply wasn't acceptable, so they turned to...
Pumps & Systems, May 2008 Under an Energy Conservation Performance Program, Miami-Dade County commissioned a study to evaluate potential capital improvement projects fully funded from the...