INPRO/SEAL – Evaluating Carbon Ring Alternatives

INPRO/SEAL – Evaluating Carbon Ring Alternatives

Operators of general-purpose steam turbines have long stated the shortcomings of conventional carbon ring seals. One drawback is wear at the ring’s inner bore, which gradually increases shaft clearance and steam leakage and leads to regular replacement—as often as four times per year. Despite their disadvantages, carbon rings remain the standard in general-purpose steam turbine […]

How to Install a Vertical Industrial Submersible Pump Motor

How to Install a Vertical Industrial Submersible Pump Motor

Watch step-by-step instructions on how to couple a vertical turbine submersible pump and motor.

INPRO/SEAL – Understanding Leaks & Pump Protection

INPRO/SEAL – Understanding Leaks & Pump Protection

INPRO/SEAL has published two great articles in both Pumps and Systems Magazine and Flow Control.6 Reasons Bearing Isolators Leak Lubricant – Pumps and Systems and Bearing Protection’s Role In Pump Reliability – Flow Control

Predicting Your Pumps Performance

Predicting Your Pumps Performance

Measuring the flow rate of water is the first step to good water management and can also be very important when installing lawn sprinklers.

Measuring Your Flow: The Amount of Water in Pipes

Measuring Your Flow: The Amount of Water in Pipes

Measuring the flow rate of water is the first step to good water management and can also be very important when installing lawn sprinklers.

Making Sense of Pump Testing Standards

Making Sense of Pump Testing Standards

How understanding standards can impact the bottom line.

Vacuum System Troubleshooting

Vacuum System Troubleshooting

Understand the causes of common problems and how to address them. When the desired vacuum condition isn’t provided at a process plant, production often comes to a halt and all eyes become focused on the vacuum pump as the root cause of the problem. However, the vacuum pump usually isn’t culprit. In almost all cases, […]

How to Read a Pump Performance Curve

How to Read a Pump Performance Curve

There are multiple ways to select an industrial pump and multiple styles of centrifugal pumps to choose from. The primary selection tool is called a pump curve. Being able to read and understand a pump curve is frankly an essential skill if you’re someone who needs to select a pump for a specific application and […]

Simplify the Equipment Selection Process

Simplify the Equipment Selection Process

When the pump selection process starts, the required flow of the is often the only known variable for an application. For example, a system must move 2, 000 gallons per minute (gpm) from a holding tank to another tank or process. The size and pressure of the piping and the power of the motor must […]

How to protect pump integrity in the mining sector

Centrifugal process pumps used in critical mining applications have downtime and safety implications. Jacques Visser of Morgan Advanced Materials examines the various technologies available for ensuring pump integrity, safety and performance through the use of modern materials and designs. Centrifugal pumps are widely utilised in the mining industry, primarily for the removal of slurry as […]

How to Improve Vertical Turbine Pump Reliability through Optimum Bearing Selection

How to Improve Vertical Turbine Pump Reliability through Optimum Bearing Selection

By Allan BudrisVertical turbine pumps (VTPs) offer many unique advantages for many applications. VTPs are available in deep well, wet pit (short setting or close-coupled), canned, and submersible motor configurations. Accordingly, my September 2008 column on the advantages and cautions of using VTPs on water and wastewater applications concentrated primarily on cavitation, vibration and axial […]