In the October 2008 issue, we evaluated efficiency and energy savings for a typical centrifugal pump ("Efficiency, Energy and Life Cycle Cost"). Many said the Energy Estimator helps when dealing with...
In the Solution to Pump Challenge #3, we touched on efficiency and energy savings by approximating energy costs. Can we do this more precisely?Pump Challenge #4 asks that you evaluate energy saved...
Several years ago, a golf course community wanted to adorn its entrance with a waterfall. Rocks were arranged to form a wall about 12 ft high, and the water would flow over the wall and into a...
In Pump Challenge #3 (Pumping Prescriptions, September 2009), the specified parameters for energy estimation were 4,000 gpm and 400 ft. Using the Energy Estimator tool, you should receive the...
In Pump Challenge #4, many of you discovered while using the Energy Consumption Evaluator, that the standard listing only goes to 8x6-17 pump size with motor power maxed at 250 hp, which is below...
ZURICH, Switzerland (March 12, 2012) – ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $60 million to provide complete power and propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to...
ZURICH, Switzerland (Feb. 22, 2011) – ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first ever direct current (DC) power grid...
The economic downturn has delivered a heavy blow to the industrial manufacturing sector in North America. Manufacturers are indicating sales drops of 30 percent to nearly 60 percent compared to that...
As energy costs rise and energy efficiency becomes more important in operating pumping systems, equipment suppliers, system designers and operators will maximize the efficiency of system components to...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Back in the old days, level control had little or nothing to do with saving energy. In fact, it was often a necessary evil. Today, that is no longer true - the VFD...
AODD Pumps Benefit from Air Distribution System
Maximize energy efficiency by identifying the pumps’ optimal flow rate and air consumption.Operating a manufacturing plant in which fluids of varying viscosities need to be transferred from one...
Apply the Correct Pump Technology
Many factors must be considered before choosing the proper pump for a specific application.Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series. For part one of the series, click here.Part One of...
Assessing Pump System Performance
Determining which pumps and their associated systems to assess is the first step in the process.First of Two PartsWhat Is a Pump Assessment?A pump assessment is a mini performance test of the pump...
Benefits of Smart Pumps in Building HVAC Systems
The ever-growing need for energy efficiency demands intelligent pumping systems.Electrical energy demand is projected to double by 2030, putting the world in the midst of a global energy dilemma. At...
Pumps & Systems, October 2008The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Ill. is the world's largest commercial building, largest wholesale design center and a premier international business location....
Centrifugal Pump Efficiency—When Is Efficiency Important?
Editor's Note: This is the sixth in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.The power required by a pump is directly proportional to both the...
Executive SummaryWhen assessing the vast chemical industry, it is usually not advisable to deal in generalities. However, as a base for the market's examination, Beth Beloof and Marianne Lines,...
A VFD and a permanent magnet, direct-drive motor replace a gearbox, reduce maintenance costs and provide energy savings.
Pumps & Systems, January 2008Click here to read part two and part three.The stiff competition for global market share is exerting downward pressure on prices at the same time as labor, capital and...
Because operational costs ride on efficiency determinations, accurate measurements of losses occurring within the motor are paramount. The reliability of efficiency data is key to any energy-savings...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007 Because operational costs ride on efficiency determinations, accurate measurements of losses occurring within the motor are paramount. The reliability of...
Desalinated seawater is the primary source of water supply in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), where freshwater is scarce, oil is plentiful and desalination using thermal distillation has been a...
Compression packings have suffered from a reputation of being an old-fashioned technology unsuited to modern industrial processes. In the case of rotating equipment, they are largely superseded by...
While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today's machine builders and...
Energy Savings with a Servo-Electric 
Pump Drive
This drive optimizes hydraulic presses from a technical and energy efficiency perspective.
In the U.S. industrial sector, motor-driven systems consume 70 percent of all electricity. Motor-driven pumps account for more than 30 percent of that amount-more than any other application....
A crucial triumvirate for improving the bottom lineA little more than 10 years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Technology issued a report titled U.S. Industrial Motor Systems...
Energy-Saving Technology
Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps gain energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs with innovative technology.Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are known for their positive attributes of...
Editor’s Note: The editors of Pumps & Systems spent time with incoming Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) President Greg Raty and FSA Technical Director Pete Petrunich to discuss FSA’s role in...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The British Government and business leaders discussed the economic and environmental benefits of the U.K.’s Green Deal—the no-cost-down program to retrofit 26 million...