System Optimization vs. Component Optimization

Does it really make sense to increase the efficiency of your pump and motor without addressing the downstream components? What is the value (payback)...

Improving Balancing Quality and Profitability in the Overhaul of Turbochargers

For most people, turbochargers are associated with vehicles they see zooming past on the road with an extra boost of power. According to a...

Unique Motor Control in the Harshest Environments

In oil fields around the globe, a giant silhouette can be seen methodically and rhythmically raising its head into the sky and dropping back...

Driven Toward Innovation

Ferdinand Porsche is best known today for the sports cars that bear his name, but, among other engineering breakthroughs, he also built the first...

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....

The Future for Motor Control

ABB’s new AC drive portfolio introduces a new era in control panel design, featuring an intuitive, high contrast and high-resolution control display, enabling easy...

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...

Spreading The Word On Oil Mist Lubrication: Part 2

In the first installment of this article, we documented the first successful application of oil mist lubrication in an Italian refinery, the Raffineria di...

Spreading The Word On Oil Mist Lubrication: Part 1

Since its introduction as a plant-wide lubrication method in the United States, oil mist lubrication has been extended to over 100,000 process pumps and...

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...