Pumps & Systems, April 2008Many pump couplings are designed to be a fuse that fails before major damage occurs to expensive pump systems. Premature wear or failure is typically the first symptom...
Water may seem to be everywhere, but a rising portion of the world's population may soon have hardly a drop to drink or use for growing food, supporting industries and cities, and preserving...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008In today's upstream and midstream oil and gas environment, screw pumps are playing a larger role in what has traditionally been a centrifugal and reciprocating pump...
Pumps and Systems, May 2009From the front office to the factory floor, lean initiatives (and more advanced Six Sigma training) can help companies increase production, improve quality and contribute to...
Pumps & Systems, August 2008Editor's Note: This article includes information obtained from various sources and research and is intended to be a general overview of recent mergers and...
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...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008 In the past year, the rate of acceleration in the cost of raw materials (including steel, iron ore, copper and aluminum) has reached unprecedented levels in the...
In the past year, the rate of acceleration in the cost of raw materials (including steel, iron ore, copper and aluminum) has reached unprecedented levels in the pump and rotating equipment industries....
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...
Pumps & Systems, February 2009If you think hydraulic theory can be a tricky subject, consider the contemporary branch of physics known as string theory. It attempts to explain all of the...
Pumps and Systems, July 2009   Within the personal care products industry, changing formulations on a frequent basis to meet marketing requirements can be costly and time consuming in terms...
Gain Efficiency with Volute Design
Simplify the design and analysis of this complex component.
Q. Must multiple pumps operated in series or parallel be identical in size? A. No, they do not have to be identical. However, pumps intended to operate in series must be close in size regarding...
Pumps & Systems, August 2008Progressive maintenance practices are vital to maximize pump life, minimize downtime and avoid costly repairs and lost production. It is good practice to plan the...
Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC) is a leading U.S. contract manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates. Our company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American...
Flash Steam Recovery from Non-Modulating Steam Applications
With today's energy prices, a plant's steam/condensate systems cannot afford to vent flash steam to the atmosphere. The non-modulating steam system's operational design allows the condensate and flash...
Everybody knows that a rotating part or pump is going to produce vibration. Service personnel in the pump repair business, the air compressor industry, and electrical power generator providers all...
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 20, 2012) - Registration for the 2012 Hydraulic Institute (HI) Technical meeting is now open.  This year’s Technical meeting will take place June 5-9 at the Renaissance...
Success Story of the Year 2009
The International Paper plant in Courtland, Ala., had experienced problems with a white water pump on a paper machine since the plant installed the pump in the late 1970s. The problem pump experienced...
Fighting Falling Lake Levels with an On-Shore Centrifugal Pump Commerce, Texas, relies on nearby Lake Tawakoni for supplying water, but falling lake levels were creating problems for its vertical...
The History of Pumps: How Seals Have Changed the Pump Industry
Read more about The History of Pumps here.  1954 API Standard 610 1st Edition is released (with section on mechanical seals).1957 DuPont commercializes the first fluoroelastomer (Viton...
Many publications discuss the causes and cures of cavitation, but few address the reason those bubbles are so destructive. Boiling is the precursor to cavitation in a centrifugal pump. Boiling is not...
Q.We have recently installed several double suction between bearing pumps and would like to verify that their vibration levels are within acceptable limits. How should this be done, and what is an...
An OEM and an end user had installed a number of large, double-suction pumps for a water pumping station project (Figure 1). Soon after, they began to suspect that the pumps were a significant...
These days, the importance of a fresh water supply and safely-treated wastewater return to the river cannot be overemphasized. No matter how hard we try, we are still a long way from the most...
DALLAS (March 30, 2012) - You know Emmitt Smith as a three-time Super Bowl champion. However, did you know that he has gone on to become a successful, forward-thinking businessman? Currently, Mr....
Momentum is building for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012, the world's largest and most comprehensive exposition dedicated to mining equipment, products and services.Registration and housing are open....
EXTON, Pa. (March 27, 2012) – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced that it has donated a selection of 24 Bentley...
BALTIMORE (March 15, 2012) — Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, introduces...