NASA Tech Briefs describes proportional integral derivative (PID) controllers as "the modern industrial workhorse" because of their distinct role in automating the regulation tasks of toda
Finding ways to effectively reduce equipment, the space it occupies and associated costs is a goal in nearly any industrial application.
What is power factor, and how does it impact your bottom line?
A small percentage of bearings achieve their application design life, and in pump and motor applications, bearings are the most susceptible components to premature failure.
At the end of May 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Final Rule that amends the regulation for integral horsepower motors.
Energy efficiency has become a major focus for the U.S.
In most U.S. states, running a 100-horsepower pump motor continuously for a year can rack up more than $40,000 in energy expenses.
A new line of explosion-proof, inverter-duty motors provides a solution to the problem of electrical bearing damage caused by energy-saving inverters (also known as variable frequency drives) in pe
Pumping systems account for a significant portion of a facility's energy use in many industries.
As the world's largest energy consumer, China is projected to consume two times more energy than the U.S. by 2040.
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Since their inception more than 100 years ago, the two main types of motors in use have been open drip proof (ODP) and totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC).
Every pump industry professional faces the challenge of choosing the most efficient system for a particular application.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a comprehensive national program to reduce emissions from diesel engines.
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Using multiple pumps that run in sequence—also known as running a lead-lag system—is a common way to meet varying pump system demand.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is empowered by congress to review efficiency regulations for covered products every five years.
Electric motor systems with variable frequency drives (VFDs) are becoming more common in large industrial systems because VFDs provide higher system efficiency, greater operational flexibility, imp