Venturi

Venturi Injectors Make Their Impact

Modern pump technology has benefitted dramatically from new materials, modern manufacturing methods, and state-of-the-art controller technology. But one of the most impactful...
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,...

Root Cause Analysis: The Justification Game

How often are good ideas turned away because we cannot seem to justify their returns with hard dollars? More often than not, it is...

How Nuclear Plant Operators Are Evaluating the Potential for Vortex Formation and Air Entrainment...

Over the past several years many US Nuclear Power Stations have been required to take corrective action to address the potential for air entrainment...

Electrical Signature Analysis for Power Plant Pump Performance Assessment

One nuclear power generating facility, located in the Northeastern United States, relies on four vertical service water pumps to feed water to a heat...

Reliability Starts from the Ground Up

Asolid foundation is a proven way to increase the mean time between planned maintenance for most types of rotating equipment. Pump bases and foundations...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

The world’s tallest skyscrapers that are transforming city skylines from Shanghai to Dubai are impressive for their architecture and engineering, but perhaps their most...
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...

The Proper Pump, Maintenance, and Air Line Accessories Mitigate Problems Caused by Contaminated Air:...

Pump operators should use filters and regulators when needed to condition the air supply. This encourages more reliable pump performance and reduces equipment wear...

Taking the Heat at Arkansas Sawmill: Part 2 of 2

Modern sawmills are a far cry from their early predecessors, although the basic need for lumber has not changed. Today’s sawmills are massive, sophisticated...