The United Nations General Assembly in 1993 designated March 22nd as World Water Day as part of an international campaign that emphasizes the importance of freshwater and managing Earth’s most precious resource.
President Trump has halted grants and contracts issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), raising questions among observers about what affect it would have on the federal department’s activities, according to media reports on Jan. 24, 2017.
The fallout from the U.K.’s historic referendum vote June 23 known as Brexit is continuing.
The world is facing a water crisis. Population is growing, droughts are lasting longer and access to clean water is scarce or non-existent for hundreds of millions of people.
For any centrifugal pump user, knowing the answers to the following six questions is key to reliable and efficient pump operation. The answers below are excerpts from a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency written by Pumps & Systems columnist Joe Evans.
Pumps & Systems columnist Jim Elsey has more than 40 years of experience in the pump industry.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Jan. 5, 2016) - In June 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information that began the process of regulating pump efficiency in the U.S. for the first time. On New Year's Eve, that process culminated in the release of the anticipated final rule.
Many industrial plants, especially those that employ continuous processes, such as chemical, paper and refineries, are located on or near a river. Often, these facilities can pump 25 percent or more of the river flow through the plant.
The efficiency, reliability and safety of industrial compressor technology can be critical in a variety of applications.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Aug. 4, 2015) - In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change, the Obama Administration has revealed the Clean Power Plan, the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations on coal-burning power plants.
BIRMINGHAM (June 30, 2015) – On Monday, the U.S.
Supplied by Design Outreach in partnership with World Vision, SEEPEX and private donors, the LifePump is a progressing cavity pump that can reach depths of 325 feet—more than twice that of a typical hand pump.
"The pump is the heart of industry" is more than metaphor. Without these innovative machines—and the brilliant designers, engineers and end users who interact with them—modern manufacturing as we know it would cease to exist.
During an economic summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, several members of the Gulf Cooperation Council pledged new investments for Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
In Pumps & Systems March 2015, Mike Otten's article "Discover the Untapped Potential of the Internet of Things" explored the value-added services that Internet of Things (IoT) technology provides and how they could transform the pump industry.
According to the United Nations, about 750 million people do not have access to clean water. Much of this precious resource is wasted in such applications as oil production, heating & cooling and agriculture.
"Water is life." Those are the first lines of our new "The Cost of Clean Water" cover series, appearing in our March/April edition. Nowhere is this more true than the Middle East, where urban and industrial growth have stressed already weakened freshwater sources.
Pump efficiency is a fundamental concern for every end user. A thorough understanding of the definition of efficiency and what factors affect it can help operators and engineers optimize equipment design and operation.
In 2015, predicted sales of pumps in the Middle East will exceed US$2 billion. The top two spenders are the oil & gas and water & wastewater industries, which both expect to spend more than half a billion each on rotating equipment.
Between 2010 and 2013, the centrifugal pump market in the Middle East grew by US$150 million. Major pump manufacturers should be encouraged by the opportunity in this dynamic, emerging market. Centrifugal pump technology is a clear favorite among oil & gas producers.
If the leaders at the UAE Government Summit were any indication, governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council have already begun preparing for a future without oil. Increased demand for clean energy and sustainable developments have paired well with other efforts to diversify regional economies.