Agitator Seal Runs Without Fail for 13 years
Due to heat-shrink technology, agitator seal functions failure free for more than a decade.The year 1997 started with some memorable events depending on your political and/or sporting interests. On...
Drum unloading systems can help ease the transfer of highly viscous media.Drum unloaders are an ideal solution for highly viscous, difficult-to-transfer materials. They can move tomato pastes, peanut...
Centrifugal Pump Specific Speed
Specific speed is a concept developed for water turbines in 1915, which was later applied to centrifugal pumps (Stepanoff, 1948). Specific speed is a way to “normalize” the performance of these...
Dry Split Seal a Solution for High-Temperature Mixing Tanks
Chemical attack is a destructive force in any high-tech manufacturing process. For TIMET’s Las Vegas, Nev., plant, the force was presenting itself during the high temperature mixing of titanium...
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...
How does thermal expansion influence the application of PTFE packing?
For many years, industry has recognized the inherent benefits of braided packings produced from PTFE fiber. Low coefficient of friction and outstanding chemical stability make it well-suited for...
Hybrid Sealing Technology for Flooded Applications
 A combination of two seal types provides the most reliable results. Today's rotary shaft fluid sealing applications typically involve three types of sealing technologies: contact lip seals,...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs September 2011
Q. What are bearing isolators and how are they used?A. Bearing isolators are composed of both a stationary and a rotating component that act in concert to retain lubricant and exclude contaminants...
Intelligent Pumping & SCADA Systems
State and federal requirements increase the need for pump monitoring and control.Intelligent pumping can simply be defined as the combination of a pump and a VFD with digital control capability. As...
Malt Mash Pumping
New pump application helps create high-efficiency brewing process.Although it is a process that is prone to problems, the need to pump malt is central to the brewing industry. However, a project in...
Operation and Maintenance of Vertical Motors
 Construction features are key to vertical motor application and maintenance.The definite-purpose application of vertical motors dictates a number of construction features that set them apart...
Pump Readers Respond, September 2011
"Understanding Factors That Cause Shaft Failures," 
June 2007 Click here for full article. We are facing an issue in the twin screw pumps which pump mill base product intermediate of...
Temperature and Vibration Signals
Interpretation of equipment clues can help diagnose problems before failure occurs Two of the most useful indicators of equipment problems are temperature and vibration. Most mechanical...
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 Trouble With Silicon Carbide
Enable the sealless transition with ceramic-matrix composites. Sealless pumps, such as magnetic-driven and canned-motor pumps, are becoming more common in the petrochemical and power industries for...
Vibration Analysis to Improve Pump Reliability and Save Energy
 Vibration analysis trending can be a helpful tool in predicting brewing problems, before they develop into a big issue. The Kemira/FinnChem plant (Kemira) in Augusta, Ga., started a vibration...
Wall Street Pump and Valve Industry Watch September 2011
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 11.0 percent over the last 12 months, slightly below the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 14.8 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index...
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...