What are the key steps to cutting packing for optimum performance?
 What are the key steps to cutting packing for optimum performance?This month's “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA Member Ron Frisard and sponsored by the Compression Packing...
How to Size Shims
I received many comments and suggestions on proper installation practices, following my article “Grouting: Pumps and Telephone Poles,” Pumps & Systems, July 2010). My long-time friend and...
Microprocessor-Based Pump/Motor Protection Relays
Today's lean maintenance staff needs pump and motor protective devices that diagnose and predict problems before they become acute.Pumps are indispensable in mining, petroleum recovery (wellhead...
New Leak Prevention Technology
Air-operated piston assembly, injectable and air flush enhance this sealing system's performance in harsh applications A leak prevention system (LPS) is available that is effective in sealing...
Oil & Gas Project Sets New Standards
 Tailored sealing solutions supply high-pressure sealing for Russia's East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline system.The East Siberia Pacific Ocean (ESPO) is a project of superlatives. The...
Peristaltic Pumps in Chemical Applications
 Providing a low life-cycle choice for chemical meteringIn recent years, peristaltic pumps have become a more popular choice than diaphragm metering and progressing cavity (PC) pumps for chemical...
 Do not let a catastrophic event be your wake-up call to adopt a proactive strategy.All too often, we have found the tipping point to predictive maintenance is a costly breakdown of motors, pumps...
Pump Vibration Analysis
Monitoring vibration—a valuable tool in predictive/preventive maintenance programsThe most revealing information on the condition of rotating machinery is a vibration signature, according to some...
Safe Chemical Transfer
The development of PE resin for industrial piping applicationsSelecting the right material for any industrial piping application can be a daunting task. The life expectancy and overall success of a...
Safe Flushing
Remove grit from pumped fluids to safely flush bearings and seals.Pumps handling dirty fluids risk damage to the mechanical seal and line shaft wet bearings if they are not continuously flushed by...
Suction Specific Speed and Wastewater Pumps
In the February 2010 issue of Pumps & Systems, I wrote an article on my Excel-based Suction Specific Speed and Suction Energy calculators and how they can be used to predict the onset of suction...
The Impact of the Area Ratio
In March 1980, I attended the ASME symposium on Predicting the Performance of Centrifugal Pumps and Compressors in New Orleans. I was about three rows from the podium, sitting next to a fellow who...
The “Real” Golden Age of Sealless Pumps
Critical design improvements enable the promise of sealless pump technologyTwenty years ago, the managers of a wide range of manufacturing and liquid-storage facilities predicted that the industry was...