VFDs provide smart controls to protect and improve pump system functionality.

Rotor balancing is not the only benefit of a balancing machine.

Proper condition monitoring and intervention could have prevented a pump breakdown.

Automated irrigation pump control protects a Florida nursery's crops.

Control via an iPad helps solve packaged pumping system problems.

Specialized system automates a continuous process industry plant.

Wireless technology can provide monitoring and protection in remote locations.

An evolution in pressure-sensing technologies and the standards that regulate them help prevent equipment failure.

New equipment improves SCADA functions.

Pump monitoring instrumentation is often not included with installations, but proper sensors can protect a pump and help with efficient operation.

This article will define a business case for achieving significant rotating equipment maintenance and energy cost reduction at industrial and municipal facilities.

Any time a measuring instrument is used in a plant, it is expected to provide reliable results.

The town of Walden rests on a high glacial plain in Colorado, just 20 miles from the Wyoming border in Jackson County. Situated in the center of a large open valley called North Park, the 734 residents (based on the 2000 census) of the town and the surrounding area refer to themselves as "North Parkers."

Outdated water systems are pumping beyond their original specifications, resulting in inefficient operation, higher maintenance and operation costs and the potential for a system shutdown. This article takes a look at updating the controls and pumps for a water system.

The DelMonte vegetable processing facility in Crystal City, Texas, is a cannery for spinach, carrots and beets. Located 40 miles from the Mexican border, the plant has been in operation since World War II. The facility's capacity for canned spinach currently approaches 800,000 cans per day, so it needs dependable equipment.

A crucial triumvirate for improving the bottom line. pump system optimization, pump efficiency

Last year in “Trending Revelations in Vibration Analysis,” (Pumps & Systems, June 2009), I discussed the importance of statistic trending in vibrations analysis. Usually, as most would expect, vibrations gradually increase with time. This increase reflects the normal internal wear, accumulative misalignment and deformations that can occur within a pump. All these wear conditions will lead to eventual failure.

An automated monitor provides a live, continuous picture of exactly what is happening inside a turbine for protection, prediction, performance monitoring, and integration of the data with process control.

Released in January 2010, the SDT270 Ultrasonic Detector, in conjunction with its powerful database software, gives the earliest indication of bearing re-lubrication requirements, bearing failure, and pump cavitation.

Lift stations can be difficult and costly to monitor, especially when the stations are located in remote areas.

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