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 severely restricted...

Control and Consistency: Part 2 of 2

Last month, we discussed how the versatile GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series can be used for a wide range of applications—especially...

Control and Consistency: Part 1 of 2

The GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series are very versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. These butterfly...

How to Respond to Mechanical Seal Leakage in a Centrifugal Pump

In order to understand centrifugal pump leakage, it’s important to first understand the basic operation of a centrifugal pump. As the flow enters through...

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 to become...

Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey,   embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project...

The Innovative Sealing Solution for Difficult Media and Conditions of Use: Part 2 of...

Last month, we outlined the sealing challenges facing one of the most state-of-the art chemical facilities in Europe, the TOTAL refinery at the Leuna...

The Innovative Sealing Solution for Difficult Media and Conditions of Use: Part 1 of...

The TOTAL refinery at the Leuna chemicals site is one of the most state-of-the art facilities of its type in Europe. It processes over...

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 from API...

Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value: Part 3 of 4

Although fulfilling the original design intent and functioning as intended, many “traditional” sealing systems found in industrial applications waste considerable amounts of energy. The uncontrolled...