Pump System Improvement
My past Pumps & Systems columns (read them here) have dealt with using basic engineering principles to better understand the interaction of pump, process and control elements in fluid piping systems....
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First of Three Parts
This series discusses the control elements of a piping system, which improve the quality of the product. Part 1 (Pumps & Systems, July 2015) covered passive controls, such as overflow and bypass...
Part one of two: This column discusses valves and fittings and evaluates how these devices affect the operation of piping systems.
Ray Hardee gives the formulas for calculating head loss and explores pipelines in detail
Last month's column (Pumps & Systems, February 2014) reviewed the pump selection process and described how many users oversize pumps by adding design margins to account for unknown conditions present...
In 2014, this column focused on improving the operation of piping systems by performing pumped system assessments. The columns have covered energy cost balance sheets, the assessment process and the...
Previous “Pump System Improvement” columns covered the assessment of simple systems with a single load. The system discussed in this column has multiple loads. Figure 1 is a schematic of a piping...