Specialty Materials Help Improve Pump Reliability and Save Energy


Written by:
Dr. Lev Nelik, P.E. APICS

References and Bibliography

1. Nelik, L., “How Much Energy is Wasted When Wear Rings Are Worn to Double Their Initial Value?,” Pumps & Systems, March 2007, page 18
2. Knoch, H., Kracker, J., and Long., W., “Sintered Alpha Silicon Carbide Pump Bearings – Tribological Materials Optimization to Improve Reliability,” Texas A&M Pump Symposium, October 1993, Houston, Texas.
3. Komin, Robert P., “Improving Pump Reliability in light Hydrocarbon and Condensate Service With Graphite/Metal Alloy Wear Parts” Texas A&M Pump Symposium, 1990, Houston, Texas.
4. Walker, Eben T., “Bearings Take the Heat,” Machine Design, May 2004.
5. Komin, Robert P., “Improving boiler feedwater pump reliability with Graphite/Metal alloy wear parts,” Pump Engineer, May 2004.
6. “GRAPHALLOY Pump Application Guide,” Graphite Metallizing Corp., USA, copyright 2008.

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