Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs June 2012
Produced by the Hydraulic Institute Q.  How can analyzing life-cycle costs help pump owners make decisions about their pumping systems?A.  Analyzing life-cycle costs is a management...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs October 2010
Bearings used in high-temperature applications, suction recirculation in pumps and Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids Q. We are frequently replacing the ball bearings in an end suction pump that is...
Q. What symptoms are typical indicators of an inefficient pumping system?A. Many pumping system components are not dynamic. That is, these components allow fluid or heat transfer but, aside from...
Hydraulic Institute Pump FAQs September 2011
Q. What are bearing isolators and how are they used?A. Bearing isolators are composed of both a stationary and a rotating component that act in concert to retain lubricant and exclude contaminants...
Correct pump configuration solves product damage problems.
Q. What is a string test, and when should one be specified? A. Generating a pump curve requires the measurement of head, capacity and power. From this information, the efficiency of the pump can be...
This article is part of our ongoing series on The History of Pumps. During the past few years, I have written articles about scientists who have contributed to our understanding of hydraulics....
Impeller Redesign & Pump Efficiency
Full CFD analysis can improve the operation of high-maintenance pumps.
Consider application and performance requirements to properly select a pressure sensor for any system.
Improve Speed to Market for Oil & Gas Pumps
Meet strict operator demands in the oilfield and the refinery.
These solutions help enhance operational efficiency, profits and safety.
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part one of a two part series about the 'commandments' of increasing pump reliability and life. To read the second part, click...
For applications in which electricity, people and water meet, this equipment can prevent on-the-job injury and death.
Pumps and Systems, June 2009In the October 2007 issue of P&S, we looked at how several units of measure differ in a linear versus a rotational environment. For example, that simple linear unit...
Reduce high vibration and increase reliability with CST gear motor technology in power generation applications.
Inspections and Repair Enhance Pump Performance
Improvement can result from repair opportunities.Often all that is needed to improve a pump’s dependability and performance is a high quality inspection and repair. Over time, a pump may...
Instrument Reviews Measure Process Health
Reviewing pressure gauge applications and installations can help increase instrument life and decrease total cost of ownership.Pumps sustain the life of process plants as the heart sustains our...
Q. How can we determine the proper size for the intake sump to accommodate several vertical turbine pumps taking input from a river? A. The basic design requirements include adequate depth of flow...
Integrated Pumping and Treatment System
A single-source system provides benefits and prevents issues associated with multi-supplier setups.Considering the climate of today's municipal pumping system market, engineers seem to be turning...
Innovative pumping systems help end users reduce the time to market.
An energy efficiency and reliability study helped one plant save $1 million annually by avoiding downtime.
The village of Kalkaska, Michigan, successfully installed a wastewater solution with limited IT support.
Intelligent Pumping Market
Current analysis and future outlookThe advantages of adopting intelligent pumping systems has been well-documented, including the adaptability to process conditions, lower operating costs and...
Ever-evolving systems to reduce risk and add to the bottom lineThere is little argument that intelligent pumps have significantly improved fluid handling applications in a wide variety of industries...
Contemporary pump engineering principles help achieve optimum efficiencies while cooling a city using renewable energy sources.
Fully integrated systems are critical for utilities when upgrading equipment and instrumentation.
These pumps offer efficiency and reliability in complex industrial operations.
The Internet of Things reduces risk and increases productivity in industrial processes.
With the correct tools and knowledge, these employees can provide solutions for chronic field problems.
Pumps & Systems, June 2007 The globalization wave, outsourcing surge and the sizzling economies in Asia-Pacific - particularly India and China - create an attractive picture for investments...