Heinz Bloch

Process Pumps: Obstacles to Reliability

Figure 2: Modern Water Management Systems conserve valuable resources, achieve significant maintenance cost reductions, and greatly increase process unit profitability. Paybacks of less than...

The Proper Pump, Maintenance, and Air Line Accessories Mitigate Problems Caused by Contaminated Air:...

Pumping system operators seeking durable, low-maintenance, easy-to-run equipment for fluid management often look to air-operated diaphragm (AOD) pumps. These pumps can move fluids of...

Pump Selection Is Just a Click Away

Successfully maintaining a pump system takes countless man-hours and sizeable investment capital. However, one of the most critical steps in ensuring a pump operates...

Explaining Unexplained Failures: Breaking the Cycle of Pump Repairs Part 4

Lubricant contamination originates from a number of possible sources and can also be a factor in so-called unexplained repeat failures. As if it requires...

Eliminating Pipe Failures from Pneumatic Conveying Line

Robert Forgione, P.E. and his team at the Upper Occoquan Water Reclamation Plant in Centreville, Virginia were wading through yet another dust cloud to...
submersible wastewater pump

Maximizing Pump Performance for Submersible Wastewater Pumps

Motor design is key to the performance and service life of a pump. But determining the size of the motor required to drive the...

See the First One-Piece Silicon Carbide Degassing Rotors

The presence of gas—typically hydrogen—and other particles inside gravity or sand castings has the potential to severely compromise both appearance and performance through the...

The Proper Pump, Maintenance, and Air Line Accessories Mitigate Problems Caused by Contaminated Air:...

Pump operators should use filters and regulators when needed to condition the air supply. This encourages more reliable pump performance and reduces equipment wear...
corrosion barrier

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

Laser metal deposition on pump screw; Dan Hayden (left), Tim Wetherbe (right) Typical weld characteristics are a single layer deposit thickness of around 0.04 inches,...

Reliability Starts from the Ground Up

Asolid foundation is a proven way to increase the mean time between planned maintenance for most types of rotating equipment. Pump bases and foundations...