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Process industries rely on vast piping systems and connected equipment that must be sealed safely to protect their employees, profits and the environment.

Previous articles in this series explained how oversized piping systems can have higher operating and maintenance costs.

First of two parts. Read part 2 here.

When set up correctly, a Plan 53B pressurized seal system has the ability to reliably deliver pressurized barrier fluid to the mechanical seal, dissipate the heat load absorbed into the barrier fl

How pipe-joining methods affect system operation.
An all-inclusive system converts wastewater to consumable water.
Two readers responded to “Thermal Stress Affects Pipe Forces on Pumps”.
There are three primary sources of air in a pipeline.

Many pipeline systems throughout the U.S. are in need of maintenance, but this maintenance is often pushed back because there is no way to properly shut down the system.

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This article is part of our ongoing series on The History of Pumps.

A reciprocating power pump, as depicted in Figure 1, is a displacement machine. It has characteristics that are different than a centrifugal pump.


The legendary innovator was responsible for the design of more than 40 patented products during his seven-decade career.

During my time in New Orleans for the Siemens Automation Summit, I had the opportunity to tour Louisiana Sugar Refining, LLC (LSR) in nearby Gramercy, La. In Louisiana, sugar is a big business.

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