TerraFirma

What Lies Beneath Platte 15

TerraFirma’s recirculation tank with ejector pump (photo credit: Josh Peltier). The highly anticipated Platte 15 multi-use mid-rise structure, located at 15th and Platte streets in...
K-Impeller

Solving Wastewater Challenges with Modern Pump Technology

Performance Curve From self-cleaning toilets to hands-free faucets, new technologies optimize comfort and convenience of everyday life. However, some innovations can expose vulnerabilities in existing...
ESP

Making the Right Choice for the Job

In an effort to develop the perfect balance of reliability, efficiency, and simplicity, Xylem Bell & Gossett recently introduced a true variable speed ECM...
SEEPEX BN 10-6LS

Smart Conveying Technology

The City of Monroe, Washington’s wastewater treatment plant serves roughly 18,000 residents and was using twin double disc pumps to convey primary sludge. A...
Asphalt Pumping

Take the “Fault” Out of Asphalt Pumping

Anthropologists have determined that the tarlike petroleum byproduct known as bitumen, defined as “a black, viscous mixture of hydrocarbons,” was first used as an...
Xylem

DOE Indexes for Pump Efficiency Require Close Analysis

The “Efficiency Island” is shown in red—bounded by the maximum impeller diameter, minimum impeller diameter and the iso-efficiency lines. The goal is to maximize...
chopper pump

Quick Install Needed at Port Site

Purpose-built for hard-to-handle fluids, Landia's Chopper Pump at Fredericia, Denmark. At the Danish deep-water port of Fredericia, close to the international route of the Great...
asphalt pumps

A Beast of a Pump

Sometimes mined, but most often manufactured, the transportation and handling of asphalt is a challenging enterprise. Asphalt in the latter form is a carefully...
Mercy Pumps

An Act of Mercy

Many people in Africa have little or no access to healthcare. As a result, many children, teens and adults suffer and die every day...

Improving Pump and Centrifuge Performance in Crude Oil Tank Bottom Cleaning and Drilling Solids...

In part 1 of this series, we saw that uses of grinders in petroleum-related pump situations can vary widely, from complex crude oil tank-bottom...