The History of Pumps: 4,000 Years of Vision, Design and Innovation
Read more about The History of Pumps here. Design, vision, technology and a focus on efficiency have shaped the evolution of the pump industry. The pump is one of civilization's earliest...
The Hydraulic Institute’s New Test Standard
ANSI/HI 14.6 gives the pump community a globally accepted test standard 
for rotodynamic pumps.
Improve pumping system uptime and efficiencyImproving the reliability and efficiency of pumping systems is crucial. The expanding capabilities of operator interfaces (OI) provide a powerful tool to...
The New Wastewater
Modern trash causes big issues for wastewater collection systems.Daily challenges abound for collection system operators and administrators as they work to support the proper operation of their pipes,...
The Power of Wear Rings Part Two: Efficiency
With a 50 percent decrease in clearance, efficiency is increased by 2 to 4 percent.Part One of this series discussed how wear rings impact pump reliability by increasing rotor stability—reducing...
Pumps & Systems, January 2008Last month we looked at possible ways to optimize pumping systems. This month we'll look at some energy efficiency organizations and utilities that have taken on the...
Trends in Variable Speed Technology
Choose the right variable speed motor for specific equipment.Why and how do leading OEMs choose a variable speed motor for their equipment? While rated efficiency has been an important driver in the...
Pumps & Systems, June 2008The rotary lobe pump belongs to the positive displacement pump family. It is a dual shaft pump design with external timing gears, allowing two intermeshing rotors to...
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 29, 2013) – The Hydraulic Institute, leading the efforts of the pump industry in North America to address the U.S. DOE pump efficiency rule-making, announced to its members...
Pumps & Systems, October 2008Editor's Note: This is the fifth part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability, written...
Pumps & Systems, September 2008Editor's Note: This is the fourth part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability,...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Pump and System InteractionEditor's Note: This is the second part of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and...
Pumps & Systems, November 2008 Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a series based on Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability,...
Unlock Opportunities to Improve Oversized Pump Efficiency
Walking the system and asking questions before taking measurements is vital.
Pumps and Systems, March 2009When you think about it, getting people and businesses to acknowledge the benefits of increasing energy efficiency is an easy sell. Are there any people or companies...
Variable Frequency Parallel Pump Analyzer
There are several ways to control two identical, parallel pumps operating under variable frequency control in pumping applications. One method is to size a single drive to handle both pumps and vary...
Variable Speed Pump Analysis
When selecting a pump for variable speed operation, a number of conditions must be evaluated. For example, will the performance curve allow the range of operation required by the application? Will the...
Variable Speed Pump Operation Cuts Energy Costs; System Static Head Reduces Savings
Determining pump speed using the affinity rules can be a challenge.The days of inexpensive electricity are gone. With environmental pressures on the oil, coal and nuclear industries, electricity...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part two of a three part series about variable speed pump selection. To read the previous article, click here. To read the next article in...
When we start the pump selection process for a particular application, one of our major concerns is efficiency. If several different models of similar quality meet our conditions, we will usually...
Wireless System Keeps Water Flowing
Lindmore Irrigation District uses Ethernet radios to improve SCADA communications system and pumping efficiency.In many areas of the world, agriculture depends on irrigation. This is particularly true...