A Major Leap Forward on Energy Efficiency

By Rachel Gold, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy...

Root Cause Analysis: The Justification Game Part 2 of 2

In last month’s introductory article, we discussed some of the barriers to selling not only the concept of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) but also...

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...
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...
Measuring biogas production

Waste Not, Measure More

By David Bowers, ABB  After years of heavy reliance on fossil fuels, societal and environmental pressures are leading governments...

Progressing Cavity Pumps Lower Maintenance Costs and Reduce Downtime for Municipal Sludge Processing Facility

Like many municipal wastewater treatment facilities across the country, a wastewater authority in Illinois was looking for a better way to dispose of the...

Curing a Raw Water Pumping Facility’s Unremitting Driveshaft Failures Part 2 of 2

In the first part of this article, a major pump OEMs had invited Mechanical Solutions, Inc. to resolve an occurrence of multiple pump driveshaft...

The Importance of AHRI Standard 400

In November 2015, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute released an updated “Standards for Performance Rating of Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchangers,” for the...

Automatic Lubrication Systems Stand Up to Corrosive, Caustic Environments: Part 1 of 2

Corrosive plant environments are among the most serious threats to the pulp and paper industry, contributing to extensive production downtime and exorbitant maintenance costs....
Aztech Controls

Outsourcing Critical Aspects of Processing Systems

For equipment designers in processing industries, there are aspects of any system that are more functional in nature, yet still critical. This...