Having a clear GSD is critical for a successful pump system design
What to address when developing a GSD.
William Livoti prepares end users for dealing with EPC firms.
William Livoti begins a series on pump system standards.
A list of teams to involve in plant improvement
Focus on project justification, goals and expectations.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) held its annual spring conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where the group awarded several individual and group prizes. Long-time members were recognized, as were companies...
Learn how to take a more active role in a major purchasing decision.
Discover which systems need work and how to justify expenses.
Pumps & Systems staff spoke with William C. Livoti, Power Generation Business Development Manager & Energy Efficiency Specialist for WEG, about the major trends to anticipate in 2017 for the...
Overview of a Closed-Loop Heat Exchanger Pump System
Achieving unity power factor through the use of synchronous condensers can be a win-win situation for power utilities and consumers.
Corrections can be a sustainable, cost-saving measure and should be considered by companies with a large installation of these types of motors.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (February 24, 2016) – This week, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced the recipients of several awards and honors, which were presented during HI's 2016 Annual Conference in...
Pump users may have a reasonable expectation that a properly installed fixed-speed pump will run reliably at any point on the manufacturer's published head-capacity curve. While this is true for most...
Pump system professionals must be aware of new rules to adapt to an evolving marketplace.
The Clean Power Plan and emphasis on efficiency are moving power utilities to optimize pumping systems.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Nov. 30, 2015) – Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), a Massachusetts public authority established to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people...
Following the correct procedures for pump and motor alignment is necessary for reliable operation.
Modern tools allow plants to predict and prevent costly failures.
Users should consider system changes to comply with the new EISA standard.
Process control software reduces costs while increasing process accuracy and protection.
Looking at the big picture, asking the right questions and incorporating teamwork can determine the cause of failures.
Discharges flowing through the bearings put motors at risk.
How Motors Have Changed the Pump Industry
Read more about The History of Pumps here.   Electric motors have had a huge impact on the pump industry.  While it is not certain how centrifugal pumps were powered in the early...