Many plants may have a fragmented view of the true factors at work in improving productivity.
Energy efficiency and minimal replacement parts make waste heat desalination a cost-effective solution to potable water making needs.
Because of the substantial concentrations of solids that these pumps handle, end users must understand the available sealing options.
Color-Coding Systems Establish Best Practice
Visual management helps improve maintenance practices and remove human error from the lubrication process.
A compressible design and stop-step feature enhance strength and minimize leakage.
These components do not have to be sealed from harsh operating media.
Diaphragms in pumps and valves isolate liquid from mechanical components. Diaphragm pumps and valves work well in applications with pressures that cause recirculation in centrifugal pumps and...
Grooved Versus Flanged Connections
How pipe-joining methods affect system operation Equipment—such as pumps and chillers—is increasingly being designed with grooved inlets and outlets. Although the standard has been flanged in...
Specialized centrifugal pumps handle liquids with up to 70 percent gases.
In-Valve Metering Reduces Equipment Requirements, Improves Accuracy
This technology is useful in applications where flow meter space is limited.
Magnetic Drive Pumps Versus Canned 
Motor Pumps
The improved design of some mag drive pumps make them an efficient and 
low-maintenance alternative.
The changing properties of wastewater and other fluids can cause unexpected pump performance.
Control system upgrades increase safety and reliability.
Power Management
Adjustable frequency drives for improved energy efficiency and 
parallel, multiphase pumpsMaximizing uptime and minimizing energy consumption (and costs) is key in pumping applications. As...
The addition of a cardan joint helps resolve wear and failure and delivers improved angularity and smooth transmission of radial and axial loads.
Pump Curve Accuracy
Digitization methods are critical when using pump selection software.First of Two PartsMore than 150 pump manufacturers present their pump performance data electronically. These digital pump catalogs...
Modern technology manages water consumption and maximizes efficiency.
Careful planning can save equipment from damage caused by unexpected events.
Rotary Lobe Pumps in Sugar Processing
This pump type manages the temperature and viscosity challenges of handling this difficult product.
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...
While this type of pump is ideal for high-viscosity liquids, it can present users with unique challenges.
Smart Motor Management
Data-driven visibility helps protect industrial processes and motors.Industrial producers typically invest millions in their infrastructure. Despite such investments, many production facilities lack...
Many positive displacement pumps deliver the same flow rate regardless of the static head.
Flow rates capable of exceeding 108,000 gallons per minute power the FlowRider sheet wave surf pool.
The city of Richmond, Canada, selected customized technology to suit the area's unusual requirements.
The Case of Action/Reaction
 Energy efficiency may not always mean total efficiency.The Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted new energy conservation standards for electric motors. The DOE has determined these standards...
Comprehensive testing revealed unexpected relationships.
Understanding the equipment’s operation capabilities and how to calculate the required size is critical.
Understanding the equipment's operation capabilities and how to calculate the required size is critical.
Turbine Bearing Failure
Oil quality assessment causes lubrication issues at a refinery.On Friday, January 7, 2011, a processing unit was shut down due to a sequence of events that led to the loss of main fractionation tower...