Take Control Of Operations
Plastic pneumatic diaphragm pumps are used widely in chemical, semiconductor and pharmaceutical applications, as well as other industries that require sanitary operating atmospheres. These pumps are...
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...
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Feb. 22, 2012) - Pump Systems Matter (PSM), The Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Schneider Electric and Grundfos are partnering to host a one-day course on March 20, 2012 in...
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...
The DEF Market
The diesel exhaust fluid market creates opportunities for pump manufacturers.Growth and innovation in industrial pump design and operation are often driven by outside forces. A common force is the...
Dry Gas Seal Requirements
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series on seals. For other articles in this series, click here.Find a reliable dry gas seal system for any application.As manufacturers continue to...
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.In this multi-part series, we will investigate several aspects of...
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...
HI Pump FAQS January 2012
Answers to the industry's pressing technical and management questionsQ.  When purchasing new rotodynamic pumps, what type of acceptance testing is recommended?A.  Purchasers of rotodynamic...
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...
“At Flowserve, we feel that the key trends in the pump industry are:Increasing focus on system optimization rather than simply equipment performance.An accelerating conversion from “reactive” to...
As the global demand for energy grows, power companies are working to implement new technologies that would enable them to produce more power from existing stations. The following example demonstrates...
In the October 2008 issue, we evaluated efficiency and energy savings for a typical centrifugal pump ("Efficiency, Energy and Life Cycle Cost"). Many said the Energy Estimator helps when dealing with...
Several years ago, a golf course community wanted to adorn its entrance with a waterfall. Rocks were arranged to form a wall about 12 ft high, and the water would flow over the wall and into a...
In Pump Challenge #3 (Pumping Prescriptions, September 2009), the specified parameters for energy estimation were 4,000 gpm and 400 ft. Using the Energy Estimator tool, you should receive the...
In Pump Challenge #4, many of you discovered while using the Energy Consumption Evaluator, that the standard listing only goes to 8x6-17 pump size with motor power maxed at 250 hp, which is below...
Pumps & Systems, February 2008The second article of this three-part series on "Dematerializing the Process" explores how future industrial process plants will address rising operating costs plus...
As energy costs rise and energy efficiency becomes more important in operating pumping systems, equipment suppliers, system designers and operators will maximize the efficiency of system components to...
In the foothills of the Andes, among the sprawling vineyards of picturesque Mendoza, Argentina, stands an innocuous equipment cabinet located by the side of an infrequently used mountain pass. The...
Pumps & Systems, August 2007Conclusion of our look at a new tool that predicts how pumps and systems interact.Last month, I opened this discussion by explaining how the affinity laws are used to...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Back in the old days, level control had little or nothing to do with saving energy. In fact, it was often a necessary evil. Today, that is no longer true - the VFD...
Assessing Pump System Performance
Determining which pumps and their associated systems to assess is the first step in the process.First of Two PartsWhat Is a Pump Assessment?A pump assessment is a mini performance test of the pump...
Sensors and automation passively participate in our everyday lives to improve comfort, add safety and reliability, and increase the efficiency of needed products and services. As the use of sensors...
Benefits of Smart Pumps in Building HVAC Systems
The ever-growing need for energy efficiency demands intelligent pumping systems.Electrical energy demand is projected to double by 2030, putting the world in the midst of a global energy dilemma. At...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Why question the PLC? For many, questioning the application of a PLC to the pump station panel is surprising. After all, the pump station panel was once controlled...
Pumps & Systems, September 2008Ensuring your sodium hypochlorite chemical feed system is properly set up and maintained is crucial to effective operation. Failure to address certain issues will...
Part Two Part Three 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...
Part One Part Two Conclusion of our series covering applications in which they are used, why they are used, how they fail and things operators can check/do to maintain the performance of the seal...
Part One Part Three Plan 12 Plan 12 is similar to a Plan 11. The flush is taken off of the pump discharge, or and intermediate stage in the case of multiple stage pumps, through a strainer or...
Pumps & Systems, April 2007 You have probably noticed that there are several camps out there when it comes to centrifugal pump applications involving variable frequency drives (VFDs). One...