Pumps & Systems, October 2008Editor's Note: This is the fifth part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability, written...
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...
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...
Reducing the causes of friction and choosing the proper pump will increase efficiency and cost-savings.Imagine a major-league pitcher standing on the mound. He looks for the signal, nods in agreement,...
Pumps & Systems, February 2009When the City of Delaware, Ohio, expanded its wastewater treatment plant, it looked to increase more than just capacity. It also wanted to increase its efficiency and...
When we start the pump selection process for a particular application, one of our major concerns is efficiency. If several different models of similar quality meet our conditions, we will usually...
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...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008Last month we looked at possible ways to optimize pumping systems. This month we'll look at some energy efficiency organizations and utilities that have taken on the...
Have you ever experienced this? The pump that you purchased for one specific performance is placed in service and operates at another point that is completely different from its original design point...
Hydraulic Institute Pumps FAQs June 2010
Balancing Pump Impellers; High Efficiency Pumps; Boiler Feed Booster PumpsA. Pump impellers are typically balanced in accordance with ISO 1940 balance quality grade G6.3 or better (see Figure B.2)....
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, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part two of a three part series about variable speed pump selection. To read the previous article, click here. To read the next article in...
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...
Pumps & Systems, November 2008 Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability,...
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...
Ever-evolving systems to reduce risk and add to the bottom lineThere is little argument that intelligent pumps have significantly improved fluid handling applications in a wide variety of industries...
Pumps & Systems, June 2008While driving a car with the gas pedal to the floor and then controlling your speed using the brake is obviously inefficient, many facilities use the approach for pump...
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...
A mature community with an aging infrastructure, Beaver Falls, Pa., has faced many challenges. Home to one of the oldest and largest wastewater treatment facilities in Beaver County, the city has been...
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...
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...
“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...
Pumps & Systems, September 2008Editor's Note: This is the fourth part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability,...
Improve pumping system uptime and efficiencyImproving the reliability and efficiency of pumping systems is crucial. The expanding capabilities of operator interfaces (OI) provide a powerful tool to...
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...
Pumps and Systems, June 2009Adjustable Frequency Drive Application and UseIn the early days of adjustable frequency drive (AFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for...
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...