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When the pump selection process starts, the required flow of the is often the only known variable for an application. For example, a system must move 2,000 gallons per minute (gpm) from a holding tank to another tank or process.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas in a liquid form that is clear, colorless, odorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. It is produced when natural gas is cooled to minus 259 F (-161.66 C) through a process known as liquefaction.

Few industries can tolerate the unscheduled downtime of critical equipment. In refinery operations, it can have particularly serious implications. For an operation that runs 24 hours per day year-round, the losses—in both production and profitability—can be staggering.

The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 18.5 percent during the last 12 months, staying close to the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 21.3 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 34.9 percent for the same time period.1

The years leading up to the new millennium saw a rapid evolution of industrial communication networks from analog to digital. By 2000, information technology tools were becoming integrated into fluid handling products and systems. This marked the beginning of pump and automation technology convergence.

When dealing with a construction site that is underwater or where the water table is just above sea level, contractors must ensure that the excavation stays dry and safe for workers. This can be even more challenging in locations with conditions affected by water depth and complications like silt and sand.

When dealing with a construction site that is underwater or where the water table is just above sea level, contractors must ensure that the excavation stays dry and safe for workers. This can be even more challenging in locations with conditions affected by water depth and complications like silt and sand.

These are the questions and answers from the session following the Baldor-sponsored Pumps & Systems webinar "Water Pump System Upgrades: An innovative high horsepower / low speed solution," which took place on July 24, 2014.

The purchase of lubrication pumps, distribution systems and connector products is a significant investment, one worthy of proper maintenance and mastery by certified technicians. Companies often carefully select and purchase high-quality pump-to-point lube systems or hydraulic hoses without an understanding of how and when to inspect this equipment.

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In my July 2014 column, I demonstrated that three-phase voltage variation can significantly affect several alternating current (AC) motor characteristics. If that variation is large, it can also reduce motor life.

When the pump selection process starts, the required flow of the is often the only known variable for an application. For example, a system must move 2,000 gallons per minute (gpm) from a holding tank to another tank or process.

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

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The global water crisis claims 5,500 lives each day—more than war, natural disasters, AIDS or hunger. It is a sobering problem but not an impossible one to solve.

SKF hosted their annual Technical Press Day on June 9, 2014, at Penske Headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina. This was my first event to cover for Pumps & Systems, so I had a lot to learn! Here are a just a few of the things I picked up at press day.

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