In the process industries—water, wastewater, oil and gas, food and beverage, chemical processing, mining, building services, pulp and paper—pumps are ubiquitous. The pumps used in those industries vary widely and each requires expert handling. These articles provide information on selecting the right pump for the application, as well as testing and troubleshooting, installation and maintenance on those pumps.

Harnessing institutional knowledge—it is a popular topic of discussion in the pump industry. Here, we pay tribute to and highlight the accomplishments of four such experienced professionals to learn what they want the next generation to know.

Consideration must be given to ensure that electricity or enough fuel is available to operate these drivers in the case of fire.