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The concept of moving water from point A to point B has existed for thousands of years.
Remote monitoring software as part of a complete preventive maintenance plan can provide the insight and data required to troubleshoot pump system problems and prevent total equipment failure.
A wastewater treatment plant is designed to protect the community it serves.
While instrumentation and monitoring software are widely used in manufacturing facilities around the world, these tools alone will not solve every production problem.
The agriculture industry has historically been a slow adapter of new technology.
Reciprocating compressors are a vital part of the oil and gas refining process.
Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base have both grown around the historic port, known as Wai’Momi to native Hawaiians, adjacent to Honolulu on Oahu's south shore.
As Andres Suazo discussed in an article last month (Pumps & Systems, May 2015), today's industri
Remote monitoring software helps industrial facilities know when a problem arises before it leads to system failure.
A modest investment in sensors can improve the reliability and performance of expensive pumps and pumping systems.
We live in uncertain times when the price of oil can drop by 50 percent in a matter of months.
About 125,000 electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) operate globally in artificial lift applications, producing 60 percent of the world's oil.
Many pumping stations and other remote locations need a local operator interface and remote monitoring but cannot afford a personal computer (PC)-based human machine interface (HMI).
Water pumps have been helping people irrigate for more than 4,000 years, since the Egyptians invented a basic pumping device called a shaduf.
Once a machine or system is up and running, monitoring the asset's operation and performance and deploying proper solutions when problems develop can pay big dividends.
Turbine failure can result in unwanted downtime and costly repairs. Early detection is key to keeping the plant running at optimum efficiency.
Cooling water pumps for power plant condenser cooling systems are large flow-rate, low- to medium-head units that operate at low rotational speeds.
Among artificial lift methods, pumps are the leading choice for many operators.
Electronic motor protection relays are available for general-purpose applications. They protect against problems such as overcurrent, phase loss and voltage unbalance.