Home to the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and encompassing more than 115 square miles, Lubbock is the economic, education and health care hub of the South Plains of Texas. With...
Repairing multistage, segmental diffuser, boiler feed pumps and maintaining the original performance can be difficult and challenging. In this case study, a comprehensive inspection and repair program...
A Trio of Solutions for Pumping Wastewater
Pump stations are an integral part of wastewater collection and treatment systems. Various applications include lift stations in the collection network pumping raw sewage up to a level where gravity...
Pumps & Systems, January 2009  The residents of Orlando and nearby communities are more likely to see lightning strike than have their toilets run dry. Extensive high-tech upgrades at...
MORTON GROVE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2012) - Bell & Gossett has announced its training course schedule for the First Quarter of 2012.  The free training seminars are offered at the Bell & Gossett...
MORTON GROVE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2012)Bell & Gossett's new Ultra Setter line of pressure-independent control valves feature a unique design that provides full stroke modulation while maintaining 100...
Cellular Communications for SCADA Applications
Effective and secure cellular communications for remote data acquisitionManagers of water/wastewater facilities need to collect accurate information from remote assets such as pumps, tanks and booster...
Pumps & Systems, February 2009 In the power industry, clean water is crucial for a variety of tasks, including extending the service life of turbine seals and protecting spray nozzles and heat...
Regular care and inspections help prevent costly downtime.Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill...
Find the right flow meter for your process and plant.Selecting a liquid flow meter to measure volumetric flow rate or totalized flow can be a complex process. There are many factors to consider,...
Pumps & Systems, February 2009When the City of Delaware, Ohio, expanded its wastewater treatment plant, it looked to increase more than just capacity. It also wanted to increase its efficiency and...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007 This municipal water system evaluated the cost of upgrading their existing SCADA software and decided it was time to consider replacements. After much...
Efficiency Through Indirect Measures
Indirect factors can directly impact the true efficiency of the product-transfer process, if not considered and monitored.For months, the focus of the Pumps & Systems "Efficiency Matters" column...
Escape to Alcatraz: A Low-Pressure Wastewater Disposal System Solves the Problem
 A low-pressure wastewater disposal alternative offers a cost-saving installation solution for wastewater and raw sewage disposal.Alcatraz Island is probably best known as the place where an...
Editor's Note: The information presented here is based on reliable insight from experts within the pump industry and relevant association leaders. At press time, details on the new U.S. presidential...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008 A Nashville-based hunting club required the flooding of several acres of land. A shallow area approximately 1.5-ft deep needed to be flooded to help attract wild...
ABU DHABI, UAE (19 January 2015)—The fast-growing market for water and wastewater treatment equipment in the GCC, currently estimated to be $2.2 billion and expected to grow at a compound annual...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008As the need to increase efficiency and meet lower emissions requirements puts pressure on gas turbine operators, they look for innovative solutions that do not...
Instrumentation, Control and Computer System Upgrade
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), a municipally owned utility, provides roughly four million residents in southeastern Michigan with an average of 710 million gallons of water per day....
Intelligent Pump Cleaning Cuts Maintenance Time
The installation of an AC drive with an advanced software tool has dramatically cut call-outs for blockages at an Irish county council pumping station. Pump control software has been installed to...
Pumps and Systems, June 2009In response to the substantial flood damage that New Orleans, La., sustained from Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Protection Office awarded a...
Liquid Gold
Pumps in the growing global desalination marketThe topic of water—its use, shortage, value—is currently pervasive. Developing countries face the brunt of this water scarcity as not even a...
Pumps & Systems, January 2009 The Village of Mundelein, Ill., 35 miles northwest of Chicago, had a growing water demand and needed options for managing the increasing demand. Rob Haley, village...
Water shortages, failing infrastructure, broke governments, a crumbling municipal bond market and the need for high subsidies. While the global pump community tools up to participate in the business...
Research and referrals help to choose the best package for the application.Henry Ford, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time, once said, "You can have a Model T in any color as long as it's...
Peristaltic Pump Facts
The peristaltic pump explained—from advancements to maintenanceThe earliest peristaltic pumps have been in existence since the 1930s. Through the years, the designs have been continuously refined...
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (June 20, 2012) – Phoenix Contact celebrated the grand opening of its new Customer and Technology Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Top company officials from the U.S. and Germany welcomed...
Primer on Polymer Handling
There are many benefits of using liquid polymers in water-treatment applications as long as the blending equipment is able to accommodate their unique characteristics.IntroductionA major concern at...
Progressive Cavity Cake Pumps in Wastewater Treatment
Replacing conveyors with pumps improves efficiency and sanitation in an Ohio wastewater treatment plant.A Delaware, Ohio, wastewater treatment plant needed a solution to replace its conveyer system....
Pumping Grit
 Recessed impeller pumps are a solution for grit transfer in wastewater and water treatment applications.Grit is highly abrasive. Selecting pump materials of the correct construction and hardness...