What Role Do CO2 Transportation and Injection Pumps Play in ESG?

November 14, 2022 | co2 pumping

Modern industries can achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals through carbon capture and storage. With an ever-increasing drive for the safe handling of industrial and commercial emissions, CO2 injection pumping has become increasingly popular. This article considers how pumping carbon dioxide underground helps to lower undesirable emission levels. The Importance of ESG Initiatives Implementing […]

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Pump Hold Down Fasteners

April 14, 2021 | pump hold down fasteners

How many times are pump operators forced to modify fasteners that are used to secure motors and/or pumps to baseplates? A warehouse spare is ready to be installed and nothing fits, i.e alignment is not successful, major piping does not bolt up cleanly, and operations are anxiously awaiting their new equipment. Chain falls and come-alongs […]

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March 31, 2021 | pump specific speed

Design engineers find composite measurement parameters useful for selecting solutions to engineering problems. These measurement parameters are dimensionless numbers that provide excellent design tools. Fluid engineers use Reynold’s Numbers, while heat transfer engineers use Prandtl and Nusselt numbers. Pump engineers use two closely related dimensionless parameters: specific speed and suction specific speed. Both parameters relate […]

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Mechanical Shaft Seal Leakage Mitigation

March 16, 2021 | mechanical shaft seal leakage mitigation

If a pump operator is fortunate to have equipment with long service life and high reliability, very often the temptation is to overlook these units and focus on other units that are not performing so well. Do not be deceived! A high reliability focused organization will look ahead to potential problems. One area of potential […]

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Horizontal Pump Bearing Housing Lubrication Method

February 26, 2021 | constant oil level in horizontal pump

RING-FED LUBRICATION Whether horizontal pump shafts are supported by rolling element bearings, journal bearings, or a mixture of both, lubrication is critical for maintaining their reliability. This discussion will not focus on lubricating quality (viscosity, type of lubricant, contamination, etc.), but rather on lubricating levels and more specifically, maintaining a constant level. I recall a […]

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The Role of Temperature in Pump Selection

February 12, 2021 | pump temperature

The anticipated temperature range that a pump will need to handle during operation is crucially important to making the right choices about not just which pump to install, but what kinds of components should be installed along with it. Although temperature seems like a familiar concept, in industrial applications it can quickly get complicated. How […]

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How to Read a Centrifugal Pump Curve

September 24, 2018 | reading pump curves

Centrifugal Pump curves show 8 important factors that are critical in selecting the right pump for your application.  These factors are: Flow, Head, Impeller Trim Diameter, Efficiency, Power, NPSHR, MCSF (Minimum Continuous Stable Flow) and RPM.  The Pump curve also displays the Pump model, the Pump size and number of stages for multi-stage pumps. The […]

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Chill Out: PumpWorks Group 2 Process Pump Wins Competition

November 9, 2017 |

PumpWorks recently tested a Group 2 PWA (B73.1 ANSI Process Pump) in a head to head comparison with a major competitor. Our principle area of study for this test was how the Powerframe manages heat.   Heat is generated by the bearings and transferred through conduction from the process fluid to the Powerframe.  The Powerframe operating […]

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Complete Line of API 610 Barrel Pumps Introduced by Pumpworks

October 10, 2017 | 610 barrel pump

Pumpworks introduced a complete line of API 610 BB5 barrel pumps. API 610 11th Edition states that unless otherwise specified, pumps with radially split casings are required for any of the following operating conditions: A pumping temperature of 200 °C (400 °F) or higher (a lower temperature limit should be considered if thermal shock is probable) […]

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