Wall Street Pump & Valve Industry Watch
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 27.2 percent during the last 12 months, above the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 22.6 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up...
The Revised API 682 Mechanical Seal Standard
The 4th Edition includes details on the revised product coding system, the seal system selection process and seal supply systems.
Magnetic Drive Pumps Versus Canned 
Motor Pumps
The improved design of some mag drive pumps make them an efficient and 
low-maintenance alternative.
In-Valve Metering Reduces Equipment Requirements, Improves Accuracy
This technology is useful in applications where flow meter space is limited.
Color-Coding Systems Establish Best Practice
Visual management helps improve maintenance practices and remove human error from the lubrication process.
The Smart Pump Market
Manufacturers are developing a larger role in creating, driving and selling intelligent pump systems.
Boiler Feed Pumps, Residual Mechanical Unbalance & Process Pump Piping System
Q. What considerations should be made when selecting the proper boiler feed pumps for a typical 400-megawatt, combined-cycle power plant?A. The operating range of the plant compared to the operating...
Extend Braided Pump Packing Life
How do I get maximum performance from my packing?
Solutions to Common Centrifugal 
Pump Problems
The first step in troubleshooting involves examining the pump, the fluid and the system.
Impeller Redesign & Pump Efficiency
Full CFD analysis can improve the operation of high-maintenance pumps.
Sand Mine Increases Production Life of Its Mining Operations
A booster pump equipped with an 800-horsepower, alternating-current motor and variable speed drive efficiently powers and controls a slurry pump.
The Benefits of Digital Pressure Gauges
Monitor and improve pump operation with simple-to-install instrumentation.
Low-Voltage Controls Contribute to Optimum Operations
Improve performance in machines and plants.
Automatic Optimization Enhances Turbomachinery Design
3-D inverse design provides efficiency benefits.
NEMA 2013 Electric Motor Rulemaking Status Report
By moving most polyphase motors to the Premium Efficiency level, a change could be achieved within two years of the enactment of the federal energy code (CFR10, part 431).
A Big Picture Evaluation Can Produce 
Big Savings
A systems approach to efficiency often reduces production costs.
Reduce Thrust Bearing 
Operating Temperatures
Three design techniques can lower the operating temperature of hot running, 
tilting-pad thrust bearings.
API 610 Coupling Standards
A new series of API 610 couplings are designed to be wear and maintenance free and reduce problems associated with stress concentration, backlash and micro-movements.
Power Pump Myths
Dispelling common misconceptions about reciprocating power pumps
Summer Pump Quiz—Solutions
Last of Two Parts
Breadth of Efficiency
In 2012, I wrote a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. In Part Five, I touched on the importance of the breadth of efficiency and how it can be more useful than the peak best efficiency...