In previous columns, we have discussed how a physical system can be simulated by developing an accurate model of the system.

For the last two years I have had the pleasure of writing Pump System Improvement columns for Pumps & Systems magazine.

In my previous column, a plant engineer used a piping system model to determine why the facility’s large cooling water system was not operating properly.

Hydroelectric power is the most widely used renewable energy resource in the world, comprising as much as 25 percent of total global electricity.

Regardless of the application, most uninterruptible power supply (UPS) users require some degree of customization.

Editor’s note: This article provides additional information that further explains Ray Hardee’s monthly Pump System Improvement column appearing in the June 2016 issue.

My longtime readers know that a piping system is made of three parts: the pump elements, process elements and control elements.

During my introduction to a piping system fundamentals course at an open-pit copper mine and mill in the southwestern U.S., I stressed the importance of understanding how the individual items of a

It has long been recognized that rubber expansion joints (REJs) provide critical design functions that impact the reliability of the entire piping system.

Q. What are the effects of air pockets in a pump piping system, and how can they be eliminated?

A pipeline station and tank farm in the Southwest uses four identical four-stage vertical booster pumps driven by 300-horsepower (hp) electric motors to transfer crude oil between various storage t

My past Pumps & Systems columns (read them here) have dealt with using basic engineering principles to better understand the interaction of pump,

Part 1 of this series (Pumps & Systems, February 2016, read it here) examined the process elements of a piping system,

Using the example system in Figure 1, this series will focus on the process elements found in piping systems.

The quality of the world’s sewage systems in past years has been influenced by four main factors: design of the system of pipes and valves, the design of the pump sump, the operation concept and th

Parts 1 and 2 of this series (Pumps & Systems, September and October 2015) discussed the engineering principles that dictate the operation of various elements of a piping system.

Part 1 of this series (Pumps & Systems, September 2015, online here) discussed the engineering principles that dicta