Precision Lubrication

Extending Pump Life through Precision Lubrication

According to major bearing manufacturers such as SKF, an estimated 63 percent of premature bearing failures can be directly or indirectly attributed to lubrication....
Diaphragm for AODD pump

How to Select Diaphragms for AODD Pumps

Selection of the right diaphragm for an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump is a critical consideration for safety, efficiency and trouble-free operations. A number of...

All Electric Double Diaphragm Pump Changes the Game

By Chuck Martin, ABEL Pumps The all electric diaphragm pump is changing the game in double diaphragm pumping. It is a positive displacement pump for...
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Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Cooling Tower Pump Intake Design Related to Hydraulic Performance: Part...

Cooling towers are increasingly being used to provide cooling water to power plants, and in last month’s introduction we looked at some of the...
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Best Practices for Pump Reliability: Pt 1 of 3

Centrifugal pumps in U.S. oil refineries and petrochemical plants typically reach mean-times-between failures (MTBFs) ranging from barely three years to as much as ten...
Chemical Metering Pump

Choosing the Right Chemical Metering Pump for Treatment-Plant Systems: Part 2 of 2

Last month in part 1 of this series, we examined the myriad chemicals that can be used in wastewater-treatment systems, knowing that each one...

Putting a Biogas Digester Solution to Work

Landia’s GasMix is a unique mixing system for anaerobic tanks on biogas plants. All the mechanical components of the Landia GasMix are located outside...
B&G booster pump

Bell & Gossett Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation: Part 1 of 2

When young engineers W.C. Bell and E.J. Gossett formed the Bell & Gossett Company on a cold Chicago day in January 1916, they didn’t...
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What Is Your Zero? Part 2 of 2

In the first part of this series, we illustrated how fluid pressure head is a function of pressure and density and how for every...
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...