Pump Rebuild Protection to Help Maximize Pump Life

Pumps are major investments for any company, and the practice of rebuild over replacement not only yields cost savings, but often lessens the amount...

The New Iron Age

Across a range of industries, 3D printing technology is changing what manufacturers, design engineers, and maintenance professionals think is possible. The old cost-benefit analysis...

Torque Density vs. Durability

For a wide range of applications, disc couplings are the best solution to link a drive or other power source to rotating equipment. Even...

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...