Lakeside

Screw Pumps Show Their Strength

Calhoun’s treatment plant benefits from long-lasting open screw pumps With almost thirty years and counting of uninterrupted service for its 60-inch and 72-inch screw pumps,...
Asphalt Pumping

Take the “Fault” Out of Asphalt Pumping

Anthropologists have determined that the tarlike petroleum byproduct known as bitumen, defined as “a black, viscous mixture of hydrocarbons,” was first used as an...
Struvite

Removing Struvite from Wastewater Systems

Named after Henrich Christian Gottfried Von Struve, who discovered the magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in medieval sewer systems in Hamburg in 1845, struvite is...
EnergyOUT

Expanding the Benefits of Reverse Osmosis

The nexus between water use and energy consumption has never been more critical to both our sustainability and our economy. In myriad ways around...
ethanol plant

Proactive Motor Testing Protects Ethanol Plant

Ethanol has been a clean-burning fuel used in the United States since the 1850s. Ford’s Model T automobile was designed to run on ethanol,...
electric motor test

Bringing the “Baker Test” Up to Date

One of the largest independent engineering service providers in South East England, Mid Kent Electrical Engineering Group, has performed electric motor rewinds and overhauls...
pumping systems

Challenges with Shaft Alignment in Chemical-Transfer Applications

While many chemical fluid-transfer operations may take place in harsh environmental conditions, the pumps and systems used to facilitate product transfer are in actuality...
pump deterioration

Laser Cladding as a Technical Improvement Over Traditional Spray and Fuse Nickel Chrome Boron...

Sand, sludge, corrosives, abrasives, and myriad other challenging fluid components tear into the working surfaces of pumps hour after hour, gradually or catastrophically deteriorating...
drinking water contaminants

Innovative Solutions to Drinking Water Decontamination in Small and Medium Treatment Plants: Part 1of...

Though drinking water tends to be relatively clean compared with water that is being considered for other uses, it sometimes can contain contaminants. Air...
steam flowmeter

Ultrasonic vs. Differential Pressure Flowmeters for High Pressure Steam Service: Part 2 of...

As we discussed in part 1 of this series, the measurement of steam flow during dramatic power boiler load changes is challenge that will...