penstock at a pumping station

Piece by Piece

Ham Baker and Unitspark have completed the intricate installation of a penstock at a pumping station in South London in which a...
Pump and Seal Reliability

Improved Pump and Seal Reliability

The City of Chester, Illinois, was getting only about six months of life out of the mechanical seals in their former non-clog...
Dual unpressurized seal with API plan 76

Environmental Impact of Mechanical Seal Leakage in NGL Pipeline Pumps: Part 1 of 2

Figure 1: Dual unpressurized seal with API plan 76 This article addresses the normal and excessive leakage rates of...
Typical API Plan 54 setup

Tackling and Solving Your Mechanical Seal Problems

An actual pump reliability improvement issue might serve as a model for tackling sealing issues in modern refineries. You really don’t have...

“Sweating” Pipeline Is No Sweat for Electric Utility Project

When an electric utility in the Southeastern United States sought to protect above ground natural gas pipeline against corrosion, the goal was...
High-Capacity Pleated Cartridges

Maximize Your Filtration with High-Capacity Pleated Cartridges

Depending on your application, high-capacity pleated cartridges can have many advantages: One 7 by 36 inch (177.8 by 914.4...
Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value

Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value: Part 4 of 4

In one of the three previous parts this series of articles has dealt with the cost to reheat and/or evaporate flush injection...
warning signs of rotating machinery

Know the Warning Signs

The ability to separate “busy at work” from paying attention to the warning signs of rotating machinery may create confusion for some...
Types of Gasket

How to Choose the Type of Gasket to Use

Many variables affect the selection of a gasket for a pressure vessel or piping system. Our focus here will be to look...
TDWLB pressure/temperature sensor

Change Is In The Air

What's the pressure in that refrigerant line, oil line, water line or gas cylinder? Now you can check your cell phone or...