Pump & Control Valve Optimization
Improving inefficiencies provides opportunities for energy savings.
Part one of two: This column discusses valves and fittings and evaluates how these devices affect the operation of piping systems.
Specialized software helps end users address problems before they happen.
The valves, 78 and 84 inches (1.9 and 2.1 meters) in diameter, were the largest the manufacturer had ever produced.
Coal-burning power plants can expect higher returns by installing pinch valves in emissions scrubbers.
Real-time monitoring software and trained support staff provided early warning of critical equipment issues and prevented costly faults.
LNG benefits have increased the demand for this cleaner burning fuel and associated production and distribution equipment.
Manufacturers can provide solutions for aging water and wastewater systems.
End users must be aware of the valve emission standards to meet industry requirements.
Positive displacement (PD) pumps do not function well if the discharge is blocked. Unlike centrifugal pumps, they have little tolerance for flow restriction. A piston pump will try to continue...
Sales of industrial valves will exceed $53 billion in 2012 according to the latest updates in the McIlvaine report titled Industrial Valves: World Markets. The oil and gas sector will be the largest...
SURREY, B.C. (Jan. 27, 2012) - Singer Valve appointed Mark Gimson as the new business bevelopment & marketing manager.  Gimson is responsible for strategic development in new markets,...
HELSINKI (Jan. 10, 2013) – During recent months, Metso has received various orders for automated process valves from several customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The automated valves of Metso have...
CHICAGO (June 15, 2013) – The oil and gas industry will spend just under $10 billion in 2014 for valves. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company in “Industrial Valves: World...
Correctly selecting and installing the ideal component provides significant health, environmental and economic benefits.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 10.4 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17.8 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 26.5 percent for...
How does this team enhance pump and valve seal performance?
After reading two of my articles on power pump valves, valve springs and net positive suction head required (NPSHR), Brazilian engineer Ricardo Martuscelli emailed me to suggest that I create graphs...
Calculating the effect of finishes, coatings and alternative materials through simulation can optimize material selection.
Q. When selecting wetted pump parts, how much consideration should be given to the temperature of the pumped liquid? A. Handling liquids at temperatures below 32 F (0 C) or above 250 F (120 C)...
Water Hammer (Part Two): Causes and Variables
Last month we used a hypothetical example to illustrate the onset and effects of water hammer. This month we will investigate its major causes and gain an even better perspective on the variables that...
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index increased 28.5 percent during the last 12 months, comparable to the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 28.1 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was...
Fugitive Emission Compliance  Requirements for Valves
Minimizing the potential for leaks by applying proper design and material-selection standards is the first step in emission prevention.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 27.8 percent during the last 12 months, above the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 16.4 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 28.7...
Valve Selection for Lime Slurry Service
Pinch valves are ideal in applications involving scale and buildup.
SEPCO operator explains the process of cutting die form seals for valves. 
Galvanic Corrosion Simulation of Ball Intake Valves
Calculating the effect of finishes, coatings and alternative materials through simulation can optimize material selection.
Peristaltic Pumps in Caustic or Abrasive Applications
New technology offers accurate metering without valves or ancillary equipment.
Theory, Applications and Sizing of Air Valves
Editor's Note: Due to the high number of responses from our readers for more information regarding valve applications in "Surge Control in Pumping Stations" (Pumps & Systems, March 2007), this...