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...

Maintenance Is No Surprise Part 1

Rotating machinery has an expected life cycle based upon engineered rate of wear due to load, lubricity and speed. Our predominant speed for machinery...

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...

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...

Combatting Corrosion

Whether pumping slurries and by-products, oil and gas, or water and wastewater, the components that make up an industrial fluid handling system suffer a...

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...