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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PUMP SPECIFIC SPEED
SUCTION SPECIFIC SPEED

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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