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For more than 100 years, Wisconsin sand has been prized for industrial applications—including metal casting, construction and consumer products such as iPods. Now, the sand has found new applications in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. During fracking, pumps open up deep rock formations using a high-pressure mixture of solutions such as sand and water.

The rising cost of electrical power has caused many industrial plants to shift their focus to energy consumption. Plants often run pumping equipment continuously, and much research has pointed to opportunities for cost savings by optimizing pumping equipment.

Net positive suction head (NPSH) and its two main components—NPSHR and NPSH

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Based in northern Sweden, the Milko dairy company develops and markets natural dairy products. It is the largest dairy cooperative wholly owned by Swedish farmers and the fifth-largest food company in Sweden.

The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was down 16.4 percent over the last twelve months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 9.5 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index also decreased 18.2 percent for the same time period.1

Once nothing more than science fiction, the technology behind 3-D printing has greatly advanced in the last decade. The fabrication technique has become less costly and more accessible to both businesses and average consumers, leading to "printed" materials ranging from simple models to food.

Unique in design, the disc pump bridges performance gaps of convential pumps in several applications, especially when transferring chemical and petrochemical products.

Each person in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) consumes an average of 816 cubic meters of water per year—65 percent more than the world average. However, several opportunities to increase wastewater treatment and reuse are still being underutilized. Wastewater may hold the key to solving the region's supply problem in the coming decades.

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Net positive suction head (NPSH) and its two main components—NPSHR and

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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