Latest Piping Articles

I received a lot of feedback on my column “How Much Energy Do Pipes Remove?” in the September issue of Pumps & Systems

Last month’s column discussed the pre-screening process that identifies and prioritizes systems with a high probability of significant energy savings.

In sewage grinder pumps, domestic wastewater from one or a few households flows by gravitation to a pumping station equipped with one or two grinder pumps, having a discharge pipe of nominal diame

In past “Pumping Prescriptions” columns this year, I have discussed the procedure of piping size selection when given the process flow requirement and how this affects the pump’s power consumption

Part One of this series (Pumps & Systems, August 2014), discussed the new American National Standards Institute/Hydraulic Institute (ANSI/HI 9.8) design standard requirements.

When discussing expansion joint selection, the conversation typically focuses on the quality, durability and capabilities of the expansion joint.

Last month’s column described the process of creating an energy cost balance sheet for a piping system (see Figure 1).

Piping plans for mechanical seals are used to improve the environmental conditions around a seal, extend its capabilities and allow operators to monitor seal performance.

My last column (Pumps & Systems, April 2014) explained why resistance in implementing pump system impro

Previous articles in this series explained how oversized piping systems can have higher operating and maintenance costs.

Process industries rely on vast piping systems and connected equipment that must be sealed safely to protect their employees, profits and the environment.

First of two parts. Read part 2 here.

When set up correctly, a Plan 53B pressurized seal system has the ability to reliably deliver pressurized barrier fluid to the mechanical seal, dissipate the heat load absorbed into the barrier fl

How pipe-joining methods affect system operation.
An all-inclusive system converts wastewater to consumable water.
Two readers responded to “Thermal Stress Affects Pipe Forces on Pumps”.
There are three primary sources of air in a pipeline.

Pipe supports and piping that are not insulated may become brittle and crack, posing high risk to the piping and structural components.

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