Low-cost additions help bottle maker manage compressed air use and energy costs on a shoestring. Saint-Gobain Containers is a building materials company that produces high-performance materials and...
Efficiency Through Indirect Measures
Indirect factors can directly impact the true efficiency of the product-transfer process, if not considered and monitored.For months, the focus of the Pumps & Systems "Efficiency Matters" column...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs October 2010
Bearings used in high-temperature applications, suction recirculation in pumps and Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids Q. We are frequently replacing the ball bearings in an end suction pump that is...
Improving SCADA Operations Using Wireless Pumps
Many reasons for wireless conversion reluctance are resolved with new technology.During the last 10 years, dramatic change has occurred in radio technology and, more important, in how control...
Intelligent Pumping Market
Current analysis and future outlookThe advantages of adopting intelligent pumping systems has been well-documented, including the adaptability to process conditions, lower operating costs and...
Mass-Based Propane Odorant Injection System
The details of a mass-based chemical injection system for an application that requires critical dosing of a trace chemical into a continuous flowing fluid.In 1937, a natural gas leak at a school in...
Not All ANSI Pumps Are Created Equal
OEM pumps and parts outperform replicated products, and can save thousands per year in operating costs. Industrial process managers who purchase and maintain pumps are familiar with a marketing...
Optimization Solutions
Improvements in performance and energy reduction can be achieved with smart drives and system optimization.Intelligent pumping is simply defined by ARC Advisory Group as the combination of a pump and...
Pump Castings
The most misunderstood, most overlooked and possibly most important pump componentIn the 1950s I encountered pumps for the first time while on a sales call with my father, visiting Marlow Pumps in...
Reliable and Efficient Remote Lift Stations
Control panel products enhance smooth operations.Operating reliable, efficient lift stations can be challenging. End-users with a lean staff maintain hundreds of remote stations in a wastewater...
Safer and Smarter Single Phase Pumps
New motor starting controller provides one solution.Pump systems come in all sizes, from large municipal plants to small residential systems using single phase pumps that are three hp or smaller. All...
Specialty Materials Help Improve Pump Reliability and Save Energy
Efficiency degradation in pumps can be related to three areas. Worn clearances between the wear rings of the impeller and the casing can increase leakage and drop the volumetric efficiency of the...
The Attraction of Magnetic Bearings
Magnetic bearing systems represent a different approach from rolling bearings to support rotating machinery, and in recent years, their benefits have attracted attention for more applications.As a...
Variable Frequency Parallel Pump Analyzer
There are several ways to control two identical, parallel pumps operating under variable frequency control in pumping applications. One method is to size a single drive to handle both pumps and vary...
What is the Sealing System Energy Footprint for Removing Diluents from the Process Stream?
The thermal energy footprint of removing diluents introduced by auxiliary processesThis is the third of a four-part “Sealing Sense” series that provides guidance on best practices to minimize the...