In 2015, I wrote a series for Pumps & Systems titled "Efficiency Monitoring Saves Plants Millions." (Read the whole series here.) I gave readers a real-world example of the importance of understanding...
One food processing plant saved energy and simplified maintenance by replacing a surface system.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Jan. 5, 2016) - In June 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information that began the process of regulating pump efficiency in the U.S. for the first time. On...
The Clean Power Plan and emphasis on efficiency are moving power utilities to optimize pumping systems.
While running a pump at its best efficiency point saves money, reduces downtime and improves performance, many plant managers are unaware of how their equipment is actually performing. This series,...
Best Efficiency Point and Best Operation Point
Best Efficiency Point (BEP) is the point at which a pump is least prone to failure and its life expectancy is greatest
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...
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 1, 2015) – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) led the effort to organize the pump industry and facilitated the data gathering and standards development required for the Appliance...
These pumps prevent equipment from corroding, provide lower costs and increase efficiency.
The Pumps & Systems live webinar series continues with an informative and innovative look at Advanced Design Technology's design system, TURBOdesign Suite.The live event is set for Thursday, Sept....
The History of Pumps: 4,000 Years of Vision, Design and Innovation
Read more about The History of Pumps here. Design, vision, technology and a focus on efficiency have shaped the evolution of the pump industry. The pump is one of civilization's earliest...
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...
This discussion opens a three-part series covering mechanical seal piping plans that provide guidelines for various seal arrangements, fluids and control equipment to help you determine what support...
WINTERTHUR, Switzerland (Dec. 19, 2012) – Sulzer Metco announces the completion of the acquisition of Russian company, Protective Coatings LLC, formerly SP Technicord LLC, as of Dec. 18, 2012. With...
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 29, 2013) – The Hydraulic Institute, leading the efforts of the pump industry in North America to address the U.S. DOE pump efficiency rule-making, announced to its members...
Pumps & Systems, May 2008 While complete packaged gas and dry chemical feed systems have been in the water treatment industry for many years, liquid metering pump packaged systems are relatively...
Pumps & Systems, October 2008Low efficiency, high radial loads, noise and vibration become a real problem when pumps operate to the left of the best efficiency point (BEP). Damage to the seal,...
PumpCalcs: Be the Pump Designer
I have seen, and I am sure you have too, countless examples of installed pumps that are poor hydraulic fits. These selection mistakes are called off-design pump selections, bad actors, misapplied...
Reciprocating Pumps vs. Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pumps
Many times, you may be faced with the decision to use a reciprocating pump or a multi-stage centrifugal pump for a given application. There are some pros and cons for either pump design, depending on:...
Off-BEP Energy Cost
Keeping a close eye on pump efficiency can lead to energy savings.Last month, I discussed the Draw Down calculator and its role in determining the actual operating point of wastewater pumps. Like...
Pump Design for Reduced Costs & Efficiency
A 3-D inverse design method provides better cavitation control and reduces manufacturing costs.
SCADA Monitoring Maximizes Pump  System Performance
The system tracks pump efficiency so repairs can be anticipated with timely, accurate and reliable information.
Editor's Note: This is part two of a two part series about the 'commandments' of increasing pump reliability and life.Last month, we discussed Commandment 11, Thou shalt always operate...
Design Software Increases Hydraulic Efficiency
Pump manufacturer streamlines the design and production process.
The Hydraulic Institute’s New Test Standard
ANSI/HI 14.6 gives the pump community a globally accepted test standard 
for rotodynamic pumps.
Air-operated double-diaphragm pump technology delivers the shear-sensitivity and leak-free operation required in this application.
Unlock Opportunities to Improve Oversized Pump Efficiency
Walking the system and asking questions before taking measurements is vital.
Centrifugal Pump Efficiency—Preservation of Efficiency
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.The performance of a centrifugal pump with a trimmed impeller will...