September 2013

Summer Pump Quiz—Solutions Last of Two Parts
The Smart Pump Market Manufacturers are developing a larger role in creating, driving and selling intelligent pump systems.
Extend Braided Pump Packing Life How do I get maximum performance from my packing?
Solutions to Common Centrifugal 
Pump Problems The first step in troubleshooting involves examining the pump, the fluid and the system.
Impeller Redesign & Pump Efficiency Full CFD analysis can improve the operation of high-maintenance pumps.
Sand Mine Increases Production Life of Its Mining Operations A booster pump equipped with an 800-horsepower, alternating-current motor and variable speed drive efficiently powers and controls a slurry pump.
Power Pump Myths Dispelling common misconceptions about reciprocating power pumps
Reduce Thrust Bearing 
Operating Temperatures Three design techniques can lower the operating temperature of hot running, 
tilting-pad thrust bearings.
A Big Picture Evaluation Can Produce 
Big Savings A systems approach to efficiency often reduces production costs.
NEMA 2013 Electric Motor Rulemaking Status Report By moving most polyphase motors to the Premium Efficiency level, a change could be achieved within two years of the enactment of the federal energy code (CFR10, part 431).
Automatic Optimization Enhances Turbomachinery Design 3-D inverse design provides efficiency benefits.
Low-Voltage Controls Contribute to Optimum Operations Improve performance in machines and plants.
Color-Coding Systems Establish Best Practice Visual management helps improve maintenance practices and remove human error from the lubrication process.
In-Valve Metering Reduces Equipment Requirements, Improves Accuracy This technology is useful in applications where flow meter space is limited.
The Revised API 682 Mechanical Seal Standard The 4th Edition includes details on the revised product coding system, the seal system selection process and seal supply systems.
Wall Street Pump & Valve Industry Watch
API 610 Coupling Standards A new series of API 610 couplings are designed to be wear and maintenance free and reduce problems associated with stress concentration, backlash and micro-movements.
Breadth of Efficiency
September 2013
Magnetic Drive Pumps Versus Canned 
Motor Pumps The improved design of some mag drive pumps make them an efficient and 
low-maintenance alternative.
The Benefits of Digital Pressure Gauges Monitor and improve pump operation with simple-to-install instrumentation.
Boiler Feed Pumps, Residual Mechanical Unbalance & Process Pump Piping System
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