Pumps & Systems, July 2008The challenges of material price versus performance in food manufacturing equipment have gotten tougher with each price increase for raw materials. Friction welding as a...
Galvanic Corrosion Simulation of Ball Intake Valves
Calculating the effect of finishes, coatings and alternative materials through simulation can optimize material selection.
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the manufacturing of everyday products, including food containers, toys, computers, medical equipment, building...
Pent-up demand in chemical and manufacturing industries will also contribute to the increase in market activity.
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Shrinking resources and growing customer demands have created a whole new world for packaged systems. Not long ago, packagers were simply build-to-print suppliers. Their...
For those of you old enough to remember Lawrence Welk, you’ll notice that the title of this brief column is the final quote from his show’s closing song. I am still a loyal fan of his reruns...
A total of 68 grinder pumps (three different models) was selected for Egypt’s biggest commercial project.
Grinder Pumps for Basement Flood Prevention
A new best practice is available for basement flooding that results from surcharged sanitary or combined sewers during wet-weather events.
A Tennessee community review shows increasingly positive operation and maintenance statistics.
A description of the use of pressure sewer system technology to solve challenging sewage disposal requirements where other methods may be less economically feasible or environmentally...
Grinder/Cutter/Shredder Pump Resolves Sewage Clogs
New cleaning and personal disposable wipes can cause major pumping problems.
Pumps & Systems, April 2008When handling difficult liquids like sludge, restaurant grease or solids-laden fluids, the challenge is continuing flow through the entire operation. When debris or...
Executives share their expert insight on the state of the pump industry.
Lev Nelik answers a reader's question on thermodynamic sub-processes that are highly time dependent
Metallics and plastics offer advantages for different applications.
Heating Solution Provides High ROI
A 20-year-old, direct-contact water heating system continues to deliver optimum performance for a Canadian Hospital.Twenty years ago, when Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal embarked on a more than $1...
HI Pump FAQs August 2012
Q. What is the preferred way to monitor corrosion in a rotodynamic pump?A. Corrosion monitoring is an important aspect of maintaining a pump’s reliability due to the potential risk for failure and...
HI Pump FAQs February 2012
Q. We plan to purchase several slurry pumps and understand that this service is considered severe duty. What guidelines should be followed regarding pump selection based on good wear resistance?A....
HI Pump FAQS January 2012
Answers to the industry's pressing technical and management questionsQ.  When purchasing new rotodynamic pumps, what type of acceptance testing is recommended?A.  Purchasers of rotodynamic...
HI Pump FAQs March 2012
Q.  We have purchased and plan to install several sealless pumps in our facility and would like to know what procedures and cautions should be followed during installation and...
Q. How should measurement uncertainty be accounted for when running a hydraulic acceptance performance test of a rotodynamic pump? A. Measurement uncertainty depends on the residual uncertainty...
Q. We recently purchased several magnetically driven rotary pumps for our process and want to know if we need to be aware of any special operational considerations. A. The operation of magnetically...
High Altitude Condensate Pumping
A progressive cavity pump provides an ideal solution to a difficult pumping application.Pumping applications come in varying degrees of difficulty and complexity. It is not unique to any one industry...
High Pressure Pumping
Breaking ground in desalination performance and energy efficiency with high-pressure pump innovation.According to recent statistics from the International Desalination Association (IDA), growth in...
High Tech Tools for Greener Pumps and Pump Systems
A green product means different things to different people. For some, a green product is alternatively powered, such as some of the recently introduced solar-powered well pumps. For others, green...
High Temperature Electric Submersible Pumps Effective in Oil Sands Production
Some oil and gas industry analysts have estimated that heavy oil and bitumen represent more than two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. As global energy demands increase, demand for production from...
High-Altitude Mining Challenge
Packaged systems solve pumping difficulties at the Toromocho mine site.
Horizontal Multistage Pumping System Provides Natural Gas Liquids Solution
Applications include pumping water for injection and disposal and services such as offshore crude oil main pumps, onshore pipeline oil, amine and pipeline carbon dioxide.
Pumps & Systems, April 2007Sometimes standard methods of vibration analysis are not enough to provide a true picture of the health of a pumping system, especially in the early recognition of an...
Last month's column (Pumps & Systems, February 2014) reviewed the pump selection process and described how many users oversize pumps by adding design margins to account for unknown conditions present...