New regulations challenge oil and gas producers to optimize operations, and oil-free reciprocating gas compressors can help.
Pressure variation is an important consideration when determining the appropriate size pulsation dampener needed for an application.
Q. What are some ways to monitor the power used by a rotary pump? A. Instrumentation and systems can be used, such as: Torque meter—The most direct way to monitor power is a torque meter with...
Previous articles in this series explained how oversized piping systems can have higher operating and maintenance costs. Higher maintenance costs can adversely affect the reliability and uptime of...
With an agitator and a top-discharge design, these pumps prevent clogging and successfully handle abrasive materials.
Properly aligned bearings can be critical to the life and health of pumps.
Guidelines for reduced vibration and information on how a pump’s foundation and operating speed affect the vibration response
End users must be aware of the valve emission standards to meet industry requirements.
Ease of installation, improved algorithms, enhanced displays, onboard communication and other technology make VFDs an ideal and cost-effective solution.
Appropriate bearing selection and best-practice maintenance procedures can make a difference in pump reliability, service life and production.
First of Two Parts Cavitation can severely damage pumps and is affected by pump design and system issues. What affects it most? Does the suction behavior from the discharge side (system) of a pump...
During the past few years, I have written articles about scientists who have contributed to our understanding of hydraulics. These included Daniel Bernoulli (Pumps & Systems, August 2012 and...
Pete Petrunich retires as technical director after 17 years but leaves a legacy of education and high quality standards.
A Russian oil & gas company produces a compressor station to maximize pipeline capacity.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 14.7 percent during the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 22.5 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 36.1 percent...
Improvement the result of fixing a 20-year design flaw in a turbine-driven coker charge pump.
A northeast Germany refinery increased its MTBF by upgrading eight pumps.