Outfitting an Innovative Autogas Installation

For more than half a century, Italy has taken a leading role in Europe in identifying and utilizing alternative fuels that can...
Open throat seal chamber in a slurry pump

The Business Case for Mechanical Seals in the Mining Industry: Part 2 of 2

Seal performance in slurry services is largely influenced by two parameters: The design of the seal chamber and maintaining proper control of...
carbon-graphite materials

Goodbye to Tradition

Oil or grease lubricated bearings and plastic bearings can cause problems for users needing high temperature applications. However, there are alternatives. Metallized...
Progressive Cavity Pump

Dry Seal Testing for Progressive Cavity Pumps

The following report will study the effects of loss of liquid in the wet well during operation of the KPCG-21 progressive cavity...
Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures

Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures

With oil and gas prices down by half from their recent highs, operations managers and corrosion engineers are finding that one of...
Pillow block bearing

Extend the Life of Your Pillow Block Bearings

The support bearings of literally millions of machines are located at or near the ends of the shafts so supported. However, design,...
API Seal Flush Plan-11

Solving the API Seal Flush Plan-11 Venting Issue

One of the pumps I am handling in my current project is an OH2 self-venting centrifugal pump. It is designed for 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...

Getting the Most Out of PTFE Diaphragms: Part 2 of 2

There are two grades of PTFE that can be used in the manufacture of diaphragms: conventional (homopolymer) and modified (copolymer). The lowest...