Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

For decades, plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns, penalties, and...
Water-Energy Efficiency

Addressing the Water-Energy Efficiency Nexus through Variable Frequency Drives

Today, critical processes in water, wastewater and irrigation activities jointly use more than 55 billion kilowatt-hours per year, according to estimates from the U.S....

Element Inspection Criteria for Couplings

Baldor-Dodge Raptor’s easy to assemble, patent-pending split rubber element significantly decreases total cost of ownership and extends driven equipment life. Designed for drop-in interchangeability,...

Getting the Most from Your Bearings: Part 1 of 2

Whether selecting new or maintaining existing process equipment, bearings are a critical component in the equipment’s reliability, efficiency, and life. The majority of rotating...

Highly Efficient Motor for Peristaltic Pumps

Forty percent of the world’s electricity generated today is used solely to power electric motors. In addition, over 40 percent of such electricity is...
Breaking the Chain

Smart Pumps Unleashed

The appeal of smart pump technology is easy to see. Instead of one, persistent pumping action and the resulting energy costs, smart pumps promise...
Screw Pumps

Benefits of Screw Pumps in Oil-and-Gas Fluid-Handling Applications: Part 2 of 2

As mentioned in part 1 of this series, the solution to the shortcomings of centrifugal pumps can be positive displacement (PD) screw pumps. The...
solar-powered pumping system

Shedding Light on Submersibles

Recent changes in solar pumping technology have the potential to turn the market on its head. For years, solar-powered pumping systems have been used...

Simplifying Connectivity in Rotating Equipment Condition Monitoring

By Chinmay Shete, Machfu Rotating equipment, used widely in industrial processes, is relied upon to move fluids and gases through production operations and throughout the...
rotating

A New Paradigm for Rotating Equipment Safety and Profitability

FAT on a Conventional Control System Current control and monitoring solutions for rotating machinery tend to be overly complicated and can actually adversely affect the...