End users should be aware of the latest standards revisions to employ the most up-to-date valve sealing practices.
Isolation valves, centrifugal solids separators and clean-in-place connections improve thermal performance.
With today's mandate for reduced fugitive emissions and improved air quality in industrial valves, proper installation of stem packing has become critical. But the importance of effective sealing by...
Pump & Control Valve Optimization
Improving inefficiencies provides opportunities for energy savings.
Methane (CH4) is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emitted in the U.S. In 2013, CH4 accounted for about 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Methane's...

Designing Process Cooling Systems for Optimal Service Intervals

Isolation valves, centrifugal solids separators and clean-in-place connections improve thermal performance.

The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 25.8 percent over the last twelve months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 9.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index also decreased 20.6...
Part one of two: This column discusses valves and fittings and evaluates how these devices affect the operation of piping systems.
In the coastal city of Salalah, Oman, the valves supply consistent service throughout the city's tourism season.
Specialized software helps end users address problems before they happen.
Manufacturers and end users should consider how this standard will affect their business.
The valves, 78 and 84 inches (1.9 and 2.1 meters) in diameter, were the largest the manufacturer had ever produced.
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.
Drops in pressure and shifting flow rates were significant hurdles of a $403 million water project.
Manage Pressure and Improve Performance
Simple steps to help boost the performance of pressure-reducing valvesPressure management has become a useful tool for controlling leakage in piping networks. This has primarily been achieved because...
First of Two Parts Cavitation can severely damage pumps and is affected by pump design and system issues. What affects it most? Does the suction behavior from the discharge side (system) of a pump...
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...
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.