Soil Sampling

Soil Sampling for VOCs: Best Practices: Part 2 of 2

As we touched on in part 1 of this series, there are some limitations to low level analysis. Low level analysis is considered to...
Soil Sampling

Soil Sampling for VOCs: Best Practices: Part 1 of 2

In all types of environmental testing, using proper sample collection methods is vitally important, as the data analyzed in the laboratory is only as...
Chemical Feed Pump

New Chemical Feed Pump at Minnesota Water Treatment Facility Reduces Maintenance and Improves Safety

The Victoria, Minnesota, water treatment facility needed a new pump to feed sodium hypochlorite under high pressure into the post-chlorination cycle of their water...
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...
Vesconite

Pump Refurbishment Package Focuses on Energy Efficiency

An Australian company that specializes in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an important driver in its refurbishment...
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...
Predictive Maintenance

Acorns, User Experience, and Optimization

Along the Tampa Riverwalk, while attending the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) convention, I saw the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The creation...

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 3 of 3

In the conclusion of this series, we will examine the necessity of a functional precision alignment program, specifically how savings will begin to accrue...
GE

Keeping the Lights On . . . Affordably

In today’s economic climate, power generation providers are stuck between the equipment they need and the equipment they can afford. However, as a recent...
PRECISION ALIGNMENT

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 2 of 3

Common attempts at more accurate alignment often produce poor results. Devices such as dial gauges are sometimes employed by in-house maintenance managers to try...