Cooling towers are used all over the world to cool processes in commercial and residential establishments.

Understanding the causes and effects of minimum flow damage in centrifu

Engineers involved with any project that includes more than a cursory amount of digging must consider how to manage groundwater.

The Sealing Sense column on expansion joints fundamentals in the January 2017 issue of Pumps & Systems (Read it

As 2017 commences, several new factors have come into play in Europe and around the world that have the potential to impact the U.S. pump industry’s business significantly in the coming years.

As corporate citizens, businesses must evaluate their impact on the environment and assess how their product applications affect the communities in which they operate and serve.

Past Pump System Improvement columns have focused on piping systems made of one or two circuits.

In last month’s column, we discussed how to use a piping system model for operator training, system troubleshooting and improvements.

End users frequently ask me, “How long will the pump operate?” Of course, my answer is, “It depends.”

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

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