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...

Breaking The Cycle of Pump Repairs: Part 3 of 4

METHODS OF OIL APPLICATION The traditional oil sump was depicted, in figure 5 (see earlier Part 2 of this series, “Insist on Better Pumps,” Modern...

Maintenance Is No Surprise Part 2

In part 1 of this article, we discussed that a rotating machine begins to diminish in life immediately upon its first use. Although this...

Dare to Compare

The chain of events is easy to predict. In municipalities ranging from diverse economic powerhouses to quaint rural villages, centrifugal pumps are relied on...
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,...

Repair, Rehab, Reimagine

Technological advancements are constantly providing better, faster, and safer solutions to the industry’s most challenging obstacles. Quickflange™ is a unique technology that specializes in...

Making More “Elbow” Room

In industrial installations, process plants are designed to minimize floor space. Abbreviated floor space can result in inadequate short runs of straight pipe required...
energy consumption

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 1 of 3

Electrical energy represents a substantial portion of industrial operating expenses. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business that all too often seems resistant...
Classic Components Corp.

Taking an Independent Path

Direct sourcing of electronic components for the industrial control equipment industry used to be pretty simple. An OEM would order direct from...

Improving Cooling Tower Filtration: Part 1 of 2

Keeping an open recirculation cooling water system clean accomplished three crucial operational goals and a fourth overriding goal for sustainability: Assists in maintaining heat transfer...