The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 25.8 percent over the last twelve months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 9.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index also decreased 20.6...
Despite a downturn resulting from oil prices, the area will continue construction for international events and population increases.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 21.5 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 4.5 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index also decreased 22.4...
Editor's Note: The information presented here is based on reliable insight from experts within the pump industry and relevant association leaders. At press time, details on the new U.S. presidential...
The History of Pumps: Through the Years
Read more about The History of Pumps here.Editor's Note: This is the second of five parts of our feature, The History of Pumps. This timeline was developed through research, credible sources and the...
To state that 2009 was a turbulent year for the pump industry is a substantial understatement. The economy and its impact on business became a daily discussion while the industry struggled throughout...
The Bernoulli Principle
Read Part OneRead History of Pumps seriesThe Bernoulli Principle explains the flow of fluids and was one of the earliest examples of conservation of energy. It states that during steady flow, the...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007The concept of using a positive displacement pump to transfer dewatered biosolids, commonly called sludge cake, is not new. However, the designs of the pumps used...
A positive turn in the economy in 2011 has directly affected attitudes supporting potential growth for the pump industry in 2012. Even with global economic threats and increased environmental...
The Life and Work of Daniel Bernoulli
Editor's Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on Daniel Bernoulli. The series is part of a larger ongoing series on the history of pumps.Have you ever noticed that the pressure...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part one of a two part series about the 'commandments' of increasing pump reliability and life. To read the second part, click...
Near-Perfect New Centrifugal Pump Wear Rings and Bushings
New resin and Kevlar bulk molding compound adds strength to pump wear partsFor years, the pump industry has had problems with centrifugal pumps. The continual wear of rings and bushings has been an...
Given their presence in a number of process industries, metering pumps offer considerable growth opportunities for pump suppliers. As industrial output declined to historically low levels after the...
Maximizing Your Rental Experience
In many cases, users rent pumps to help them meet specific project requirements. The user does not always want to purchase a pump because he may not have the knowledge, manpower or time to service and...
We have just faced the toughest recession of our modern times. In my 40-plus years of executive search for the rotating equipment and valve industry, I have seen no less than six recessions, and this...
Handling Downtime
While scheduled downtime is different from unscheduled, both can take away from a company. An effective reliability program, however, will minimize unplanned downtime and maximize scheduled...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007A large wastewater processing plant experienced continual problems with its influent raw wastewater pumps for several years. These pumps are rated at 70,000-gpm,...
The global economic downturn has resulted in an unprecedented attempt by world governments to help stimulate their individual economies, with the hope that these combined efforts will have a...
A large wastewater processing plant experienced continual problems with its influent raw wastewater pumps for several years. These pumps are rated at 70,000-gpm, 24-ft head and driven by 500-hp,...
Prime Pump Opportunities
The Indian Water and Wastewater IndustryWhile major global economies are still feeling the effects of the 2009 recession, signs of strength are occurring in the Indian economy. Investor confidencehas...
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...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007When I was first asked to define MTBF, MTBR, and MTBPM, I wasn't sure why. Of all the myriad reliability metrics employed, I had to ask myself, "Why were these...
Editor's Note: This is the third part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability, written by pump systems experts. This new...
 Pumps & Systems, March 2007What's hot and what's not with pumps in the water/wastewater industry.Born in the 3rd century BC, pumps are one of the most important mechanical devices in all...
The Challenge"Inaction is the riskiest response to the uncertainties of an economic crisis. But rash or scattershot action can be nearly as damaging."So begins "Seize Advantage in a Downturn,"...
PD Pump Fundamentals, Design and Applications (Part 5): Metering Pumps
Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of five articles based on the Hydraulic Institute's new Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps: Fundamentals, Design and Applications e-Learning course. 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...
Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch August 2011
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) pump and valve stock indices outperformed the broader S&P 500 Index. The JKC Valve Stock Index was up 37.9 percent over the last 12 months, above the broader...
Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch September 2011
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 11.0 percent over the last 12 months, slightly below the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 14.8 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index...
Many pumps in power plants and other heavy industries are designed and custom engineered for specific applications. The repair and servicing of these pumps should also include careful engineering...