Green Motors Save GreenbacksPrepare for the new motor manufacturing changes with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.The U.S. has not enacted a wide-reaching, industrial energy efficiency...
Improve Control Valve Performance for Greater Process Reliability
A valve positioner positions the valve in response to input signals from the process control system (or programmable logic controller). Most systems currently use either analog 4-20 mA or digital...
The Benefits of Pump Restoration and Coating
Part one of a two part seriesLast April, I received an email from Paul Maier of the Monroe County Water Authority (MCWA) in Rochester, N.Y. Paul attached a copy of his 2009 WEFTEC presentation and...
Pumps & Systems, November 2007Our repair shop came upon a customer that purposely buys oversized pumps and immediately operates them at nearly 80 percent closed valve. Each year, after the hot...
Healthy Control Valves
A simple maintenance routine can help ensure trouble-free valve operation.Whether the control valve in your system is the first one that has required maintenance or if you are experienced with...
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...
Valve Helps Meet Fire Flow Demands
Millcreek Township connects to neighboring township with a pressure-reducing valve with integral backup.The Millcreek Township Water Authority (MTWA) near Erie, Penn., was created in 1974 to provide...
Flash Steam Recovery Using Condensate Tank Vent Condensers
With today’s energy prices and the need to reduce emissions, a plant cannot allow its steam/condensate systems to vent flash steam to the atmosphere.Depending on the installation costs, plants will...
Quadna Provides Solutions to Navajo Generating Station
Pumps and Systems Success Story of the Year 2010 Honorable MentionDuring a planned nine-week outage at SRP's 2,400 MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Page, Ariz., Quadna tackled the problem of...
Reducing the causes of friction and choosing the proper pump will increase efficiency and cost-savings.Imagine a major-league pitcher standing on the mound. He looks for the signal, nods in agreement,...
Set in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains is the city of Airdrie. Without a water supply, Airdrie purchases its water from neighboring Calgary. Every night, Calgary pumps enough water to fill...
Surge Control in Pumping Stations
This primer presents basic surge control principles and the functions of various valves associated with pumping stations.Water pipelines and distribution systems are subjected to surges almost daily,...
Export control agencies have continuously intensified their focus on pump, valve and other fluid handling equipment companies. In particular, there has been a great deal...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs July 2011
Q. I see that many pumps for pumping slurries are made of either hard metals or elastomers. Why is this and which is better?A. A large variety of metals and elastomers are used for slurry pumps...
Establishes Policy to Return Capital to Shareholders and Enhances Corporate Governance Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure...
Ball Valve Replacement Increases Savings
Rubber-seated ball valve replacement saves energy, money and downtime.Located in northwestern Ohio, the City of Findlay is the epicenter of Hancock County. Built in 1931, the Findlay Water Treatment...
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...