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...

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...
SPM

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...

Electrical Signature Analysis for Power Plant Pump Performance Assessment

One nuclear power generating facility, located in the Northeastern United States, relies on four vertical service water pumps to feed water to a heat...

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...
AutoPumps

For Landfill and Remediation Pumping, AutoPumps Can Take the Heat

AutoPumps are air-powered positive displacement pumps that require no surface timer-based controllers, bubblers, or sensors in the well to operate. The pump is activated...
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...
ProSonic

Going Pro to Measure the Flow

Measuring of demineralized water in utilities, for example in boiler condensate return lines, requires reliable devices, and there is a need for economical and...

Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership Models: Part 1 of 2

Electric utilities are undergoing a transformation not seen since the Tennessee Valley Authority brought electricity to rural America. The complex challenges facing electric distribution...

Take a Tip from the Navy SEALs

When going after the world’s most infamous fugitive terrorist in 2011, the U.S. government theoretically could have sent in the Army’s entire 4th Infantry...