Know Your Pump Base Plate Installation Options

Pumps can be found mounted in many different ways; there are times and places to do things at least cost, and times and places...

Pump and System Curves for Multi-branched Systems

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology Creating a pump and system curve for a simple piping system with a single flow path and no control...

How to Check a Motor Armature for Damaged Windings

If you have access to a volt/ohm meter, there are three quick checks you can do that will tell you if a motor armature...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits: Part 2 of 2

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect In the first part of this series, we laid out the four basic pneumatic circuits as well as the prerequisites for...

Venturi Injectors Make Their Impact

Modern pump technology has benefitted dramatically from new materials, modern manufacturing methods, and state-of-the-art controller technology. But one of the most impactful technologies that...

Know Your Pump Base Plate Installation Options

Part 3 of a 3-Part Series In the first two parts this series, we looked at many of the ways in which pumps can...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect Pneumatics have been used in automated machines for well over 100 years, with pneumatic technology developing and evolving for over a...

Know Your Pump Base Plate Installation Options

Part 2 of a 3-Part Series In part 1 of this series, we looked at many of the ways in which pumps can be mounted—introducing...

Modern Vibration Analysis Following Bearing Damage Progression to Failure Mode

Imagine a vibration transducer mounted close to the load zone of a bearing (see figure 1). Also imagine that when a rolling element passes...

Eliminating System Pulsations and High Frequencies to Extreme Precision

GE Oil & Gas is developing subsea membrane-based water injection systems for improved oil recovery. The exploration and production activity in deeper waters, harsher...