Integrity of Pulsation Dampeners in Liquid Systems Part 1

Reciprocating pumps emit pulsations into the attached piping systems causing potentially dangerous unbalanced shaking forces, poor valve dynamics, high maintenance costs, and reduced flow....

Using Coriolis Mass Flow Meters with Positive Displacement Sliding Vane Pumps:...

In part one of this article, we offered a detailed look at the theory of operation for Coriolis flow meters, also known as mass...

What Not to Cool on Some Process Pumps

As of 2014, certain pump cooling provisions can still be found in many process pumps provided by process pump manufacturers. However, the existence of...

Pumping New Life into a Failed Pump

A Caribbean refinery had been using a Union Pump Company (now SPX Clyde Union) 4x6 (4-inch discharge, 6-inch suction) Multi-Phase Extraction (MPE),...

Integrity of Pulsation Dampeners in Liquid Systems Part 2

In the second part of this analysis, we hope to demonstrate the real need for a better system to understand and monitor the integrity...

Fouling and Cleaning Profiles of Filter Membranes

Fouling and cleaning profiles of four types of filter membranes were obtained using Micro-90® and/or Micro® A07. Simulated fouling processes were performed by using...

What Not to Cool on Some Process Pumps

In part 1 of this article, we began our explanation of cooling water-related experience at true Best-of-Class (BOC) companies. Now, in the second half,...

Generating Renewable Energy from Wastewater

As industrial customers seek greater water reuse and repurpose, while facing more stringent discharge limits, creating new designs and applications becomes critical to meet...

Offshore Opportunities Continue for Pumping Professionals

Trained pipefitters and welders come across opportunities to work on offshore oilrigs across U.S. waters and around the globe. They are responsible for ensuring...

Minimizing Leaks and Environmental Hazards for Fluid Transfer

Transporting and securing hazardous material while also minimizing its exposure are the twin goals of any processing engineer. Many of the fluids transferred during...