Pumps & Systems, October 2007Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year repairing and replacing pumps well before they have reached their design life. The meantime between failures...
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...
Pumps & Systems, June 2008Vibration is one of the most damaging forces in the industrial environment. Vibration not only reduces the life of equipment, but can also adversely affect the quality of...
As the debate over the pipeline’s future continues, Siemens and TransCanada celebrate six years of collaboration on an advanced oil & gas monitoring system.
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Routine checkups, a healthy diet, and regular exercise are the prescriptions for a healthy life. The same prescriptions hold true for healthy pumps. Your pumps' "diet and...
Large Pump Packaging  for Industrial Plants
Thoughtful design provides more efficient systems.
Air-operated double-diaphragm pump technology delivers the shear-sensitivity and leak-free operation required in this application.
Pumps and Systems, May 2009From the front office to the factory floor, lean initiatives (and more advanced Six Sigma training) can help companies increase production, improve quality and contribute to...
Changing from serial- to Ethernet-based communication is an increasingly popular trend.
Minimizing total cost involves trade-offs between the elements of LCC analysis.
Lift Station Upgrade Handles Disposable Products
Minnesota utility responds to increasing pump clogging problems.A new-generation of “disposable” products largely created a recurring bottleneck at a strategic lift station along the sanitary...
A popular Pumps & Systems LinkedIn conversation:What are line check valves? How do I install them to avoid the upthrust and downthrust that happens with submersible pumps?Ahmed Faisal, General...
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...
Low-Voltage Controls Contribute to Optimum Operations
Improve performance in machines and plants.
Lubrication Maintenance Planning
Optimize a plant’s rotating equipment.
Macro Trends Drive Market Dynamics
Challenges in the food & beverage processing industry
Magnetic Drive Pumps Versus Canned 
Motor Pumps
The improved design of some mag drive pumps make them an efficient and 
low-maintenance alternative.
Magnetic Drive Pumps—a Critical Flow Control Solution
This technology provides an accurate, leak-free flow.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting Tips for Couplings
Elastomeric couplings offer easy maintenance and lower bearing reaction forces.Flexible couplings are available in a variety of designs, types and sizes. The basic function of the flexible coupling is...
There is a saying that “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” This concept can be all too familiar for anyone who has ever neglected a pump. A dependable pump is not truly...
Working knowledge of standards improves communication with service providers.A quality repair by a professional service center will yield a motor or pump that will meet just about any vibration...
Last year, a Pumps & Systems reader asked about matching variable frequency drives (VFDs) and motors. “I have a spare pump in my warehouse that requires 15 horsepower (HP) at best efficiency...
This column presents a discussion between myself and pump users regarding some of their questions, concerns and preferences about materials of construction that they consider for their applications....
Meeting Increased Demand for Efficient Pump Designs
While turbo pumps cover the full range of specific speeds, the overwhelming majority run at low specific speeds and are comprised of an inlet pipe or duct, an impeller and an exit volute. Recent...
Xylem CEO Patrick Decker discusses the need for technological advancements to solve global water scarcity.
Pumps & Systems, August 2008Editor's Note: This article includes information obtained from various sources and research and is intended to be a general overview of recent mergers and...
Global Pumps MarketAs the cornerstone of all industrial applications, pumps continue to sustain their importance in a mature market characterized by steady growth and slow technology change. Key...
National oil companies seek efficient, adaptive technology that excels in deep-water drilling.
Pumps & Systems, July 2007When is a metering pump not just an ordinary metering pump? When it exceeds API 675 performance standards with "pulse-free" linear flow that is being accomplished through...
Sweden's largest dairy cooperative employs digital dosing pumps for the plant's clean-in-place system.