Key insights into lowering system pressure will increase efficiency.
Understanding the cause of the potentially damaging pressure surges is the key to finding the right solution.
A nearly fully opened valve allows increasing flow—hence higher production—while eliminating a bottleneck or pinch in the system is possible.
Technological advances related to pump control valves also help pumping system performance and energy savings.
Many of these factors relate to the ongoing instability in various parts of Europe, but in today’s interconnected global economy, innumerable current events and trends can impact the marketplace.
Pumps & Systems staff spoke with Mark Gimson, Business Development and Marketing Manager for Singer Valve Inc., about the major trends to anticipate in 2017 that will affect the pump-related industry....
Proper selection, installation and maintenance can ensure optimal performance and longevity.
Avoiding these shortcuts can prevent many headaches in the long run.
Read these guidelines, and use the scorecard at the end of the article to find out.
In 1996, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's Advanced Test Nuclear Reactor operators manually shut down the reactor after noticing pressure oscillations. A control valve, which...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Part one of two: This column discusses valves and fittings and evaluates how these devices affect the operation of piping systems.
Manufacturers and end users should consider how this standard will affect their business.
End users should be aware of the latest standards revisions to employ the most up-to-date valve sealing practices.
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.
Manufacturers can provide solutions for aging water and wastewater systems.
End users must be aware of the valve emission standards to meet industry requirements.
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...