Shaft & Bearing Material Selection
How important is the hardfacing requirement below the sleeve bearings in the 416 stainless steel (ss) shaft of a vertical turbine pump used to move condensate? Consider an example with a condensate...
Shaft Straightening Methods and Procedures
First of Two PartsStrengthening of bent shafts is a tricky and controversial process. A bent shaft can cause many pump problems—including wear of supporting bushings, leaky seals, high vibrations,...
Shielding Cables on Case Grounds and Surge Protection
Proper shielding and grounding are critical to successful operation.Environments with a lot of electrical magnetic interference (EMI) and/or the potential of power surges, such as those that exist in...
Grinders reduce debris that can cause downtime and pose safety risks.
Simple Defect Elimination
Preventing problems before they occur is the best way to avoid downtime and failures.
Simplified On-site Repair
Portable machine tools expedite in-situ valve and pump repairs at power plants.When power plant pumps, valves and piping systems become worn or corroded due to the amount of steam that passes through...
When the pump selection process starts, the required flow of the is often the only known variable for an application. For example, a system must move 2,000 gallons per minute (gpm) from a holding tank...
Pump industry insiders look for answers amidst this increasingly difficult challenge.
Sliding vane technology provides the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness necessary to meet the fluid-handling demands within the crude oil supply chain.
Sliding Vane Pumps in Crude Oil Operations
Sliding vane technology provides the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness necessary to meet the fluid-handling demands within the crude oil supply chain.
Rugged equipment reliably serves in a Texas in-situ recovery mine.
Engineering got underway for the modern Cresson Mine, located between Cripple Creek and Victor, Colo., in 1993. (The historic underground mining operation for the Cresson Mine was first developed in...
Head-to-head comparisons show decreased compressed air use and enhanced flow.
Vibration and maintenance were reduced with the installation of carefully selected equipment.
Remote monitoring software prevents damage and downtime related to sealing problems.
Smooth Equipment Operation
Balancing couplings may not be the ultimate solution for vibration issues.Oil and gas industry customers are increasingly asking original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to balance their couplings to...
Pumps & Systems,  December 2007 A metering pump is a positive displacement pump having the ability to deliver an accurate measure of liquid. This accurate amount of fluid being pumped...
Pumps and Systems, March 2009The concept of solar and wind energy as a "green" source is not new. However, it is one thing to talk about it, and another thing to actually do something with it. The...
Eliminating electrical wiring reduced expenses and increased irrigation efficiency for a North Carolina business.
The photovoltaic and tracking systems reduce energy expenses over diesel pumps.
New chemical injection pumps provide enhanced solutions to optimize North American unconventional and oil sands production.
This equipment avoids the risk of leaks and pipe damage associated with injection mold pumps.
Because pump systems can be complex, determining the root cause of problems in an operating system can often lead to a hit-and-miss approach that is time consuming and costly. For six years, that was...
A few simple steps can solve spares issues and help extend the lives of old pumps.
Pumps & Systems, August 2008 Epoxy based polymeric coatings and repair materials provide cost effective, prompt solutions for rebuilding, repairing and protecting industrial equipment...
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Fyrewerks is a fabricator of fire door core panels used in the building industry. By sandwiching the core between a veneer or routed wood exterior, the company provides a...
Flow and pressure downstream are important, but inlet pump conditions also require attention during design.Positive displacement pumps, specifically reciprocating and peristaltic types, create...
Sliding vane pumps cut refinery energy costs by an average of $350,000 per year.
Many positive displacement pumps deliver the same flow rate regardless of the static head.
LNG benefits have increased the demand for this cleaner burning fuel and associated production and distribution equipment.