Many plants may have a fragmented view of the true factors at work in improving productivity.
A New Way to Skin a Cat-Part 2
A Simplified Method for Monitoring Pump PerformanceSelecting the Optimum Field Test MethodMonitoring performance in the field has always been a challenge due to an absence of field-mounted...
The proper design of complex submersible wastewater systems depends on many factors for optimization.
Achieve High-Quality Pump Repairs
A valuable oil refinery repair program provides continuous improvement and increases customer confidence.
ABU DHABI (13 November 2014)—At the record-setting Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), more than 60,000 visitors toured the halls of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition...
Advanced Automation Enhances  Pump System Performance
Several technological options improve efficiency and system functionality.
The specially designed carrier media and continuous cycling produce minimal sludge and odor.
Energy efficiency and minimal replacement parts make waste heat desalination a cost-effective solution to potable water making needs.
Q. What are some adverse effects that can occur from mechanical processes during pumping operations? A. Numerous mechanical processes during pumping operations are not typically duplicated in...
A Kansas treatment plant expanded operations to meet federal requirements for effluent nitrogen and phosphorus levels.
Pumps & Systems, July 2007When I first discovered the affinity laws, I was impressed by their simplicity, versatility, and power. For me, they held a certain allure. I believed I could use these...
Pumps & Systems, August 2007Conclusion of our look at a new tool that predicts how pumps and systems interact.Last month, I opened this discussion by explaining how the affinity laws are used to...
The cost of aftermarket pump upgrades are minimal compared to the cost of downtime and repairs.
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODDP) require the correct amount of pressure (PSI, pounds per square inch) and air (CFM, cubic feet per minute) to deliver the...
Air Void Tests for Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Feed Pumps
 Test lab engineers perform 40 void tests in 10 days with results that could impact NRC regulations.A major nuclear power company approached an independent pump performance test lab in Chicago to...
AODD Pumps & Mining Safety
These pumps meet this industry’s harsh challenges and help minimize the risks to personnel and the environment.
This technology can tackle basic dewatering applications and precise electrowinning processes.
AODD Pumps Improve Production & 
Energy Efficiency
A new air distribution system enables air-operated double-diaphragm pumps to set a new standard in process optimization.
Sichem turned to air-operated double-diaphragm pumping technology to carefully and efficiently produce chemicals for the oil industry.
A UAE company turned to air-operated double-diaphragm pumping technology to carefully and efficiently produce chemicals for the oil industry.
These pumps provide an efficient solution for handling large particles in sticky solutions.
Previous “Pump System Improvement” columns covered the assessment of simple systems with a single load. The system discussed in this column has multiple loads. Figure 1 is a schematic of a piping...
Assessing Pump System Performance
Determining which pumps and their associated systems to assess is the first step in the process.First of Two PartsWhat Is a Pump Assessment?A pump assessment is a mini performance test of the pump...
ATEX: The Symbol of Safety in Dangerous Chemicals Handling
Safety-conscious chemical companies are making ATEX-certified pumps and equipment mandatory in their day-to-day operations.
Automatic Optimization Enhances Turbomachinery Design
3-D inverse design provides efficiency benefits.
Higher temperatures reduce water’s lubricating effect and stress seal faces.
Q. How does axial thrust compare among different impeller types for a rotodynamic vertical pump? A. The net axial downthrust force is carried by the pump shaft. The shaft will stretch, or elongate,...
Axial Thrust, NPIPR & Hydraulic-Coupled Tubular Diaphragm
Pumps & Systems, February 2013 Q. How does axial thrust compare among different impeller types for a rotodynamic vertical pump?A.  The net axial downthrust force is carried by the pump shaft....
Benefits of Smart Pumps in Building HVAC Systems
The ever-growing need for energy efficiency demands intelligent pumping systems.Electrical energy demand is projected to double by 2030, putting the world in the midst of a global energy dilemma. At...