Each adjustable speed drive can find its own set point independently without stressing the entire system.
Q. When dealing with wastewater treatment pumps, what concerns pertaining to site conditions are relevant? A. The type of pump that can be used depends on the location of installation. These...
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 25.8 percent over the last twelve months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 9.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index also decreased 20.6...
In today's world, facilities face the daunting challenge of minimizing the environmental impact of industrial processes. A primary motivation for industrial plants to control their environmental...
Modern software provides plants with the data they need to improve reliability while empowering pump operators to make well-informed decisions.
System design and instrumentation decisions can impact the efficiency and maintenance requirements of these pumps in wastewater applications.
Manufacturers must develop a long-term market position by diversifying.
At the end of May 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Final Rule that amends the regulation for integral horsepower motors. Until the rule takes effect June 1, 2016, motor...
Optimization of the selected submersible propeller pumps saved the facility up to $200,000 per year.
End users must consider several factors to ensure the correct pump for their specific needs.
These pump types offer longevity, precision and minimal maintenance even when dealing with the harshest treatment chemicals.
Remote monitoring software as part of a complete preventive maintenance plan can provide the insight and data required to troubleshoot pump system problems and prevent total equipment failure. For...
Most experts agree that the majority of centrifugal pump problems occur on the suction side of the pump. Based solely on my experience, I would state the percentage is at least 80 percent, and in the...
New shredder pump technology can prevent costly clogging and minimize damage to equipment and municipal reclamation facilities.
Louisiana's Sabine River Authority incorporated this VFD alternative to divert 141 million gallons of water per day.
These technologies allow membrane-based distillation components to be used to produce high-purity drinking water from heavily compromised water sources.
VFDs can reduce energy consumption and water loss in variable pumping systems.
The Italian wastewater plant dropped required man-hours and saved more than 170,000 annually in landfill costs.
The design and function of this equipment provide distinct benefits for wastewater processing.
For low-flow effluent applications, a technology used for decades in medical instrumentation has proven ideal for low and ultra-low volume metering of methanol.
First of Three Parts
With the right implementation, continuous machine monitoring can improve production and increase equipment effectiveness.
Proper flow measurement provides an accurate and cost-effective solution for challenging operating conditions.
Vertical mixed-flow, line-shaft pumps power a $20 million flood control station.
Wastewater treatment facilities can take advantage of the latest calculation tools to ensure NEC and OSHA compliance.
South East Water combines grinder pumps and a remote control telemetry network to improve groundwater quality and the economy in Mornington Peninsula.
Because of the substantial concentrations of solids that these pumps handle, end users must understand the available sealing options.
Chemical injection will only be successful if all variables are taken into consideration and installation adheres to suggested protocols.
Pump industry insiders look for answers amidst this increasingly difficult challenge.
Part 3 Editor's Note: While running a pump at its best efficiency point saves money, reduces downtime and improves performance, many plant managers are unaware of how their equipment is actually...