In many types of processing plants the decision to purchase a new pump is made and then an order is placed with the winning technology and brand. There are many styles, brands and makes of pumps, which makes selection of the right technology difficult. When the pump arrives, it is placed into the process and if all goes well the pump delivers the desired result. In many cases the owner hires electrical, mechanical and sometimes engineering to provide the optimal layout for the pump.
Problems sometimes occur because some on the team do not know or understand key requirements and auxiliaries necessary for a successful installation and optimal performance. Safety sometimes can be improved by taking a different approach to purchasing pumps.
Packaged pumping systems are gaining momentum in the industry. They offer improved safety, compact layout, factory-tested systems and sole source responsibility for the system if problems arise. The manufacturer of the pump understands the best layout, auxiliaries and safety devices to ensure the best result for the pump.
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President of North American Operations and Vice President of Global Sales
Todd Loudin is President of North American Operations and Vice President of Global Sales for Flowrox. Loudin has been with Flowrox for 23 years. He has a BS and MBA from Loyola.