A recent Pump audit conducted by Grundfos found multiple opportunties for savings - eliminating $4500 annual maintenance, 97% power consumption, as well as reducing the noise levels that were troubling residents. This case study provided by Grundfos covers the problem, the audit findings, and the solution that was implemented.
Fybroc was the first company to develop a fiberglass reinforced pump - in 1966 - and they have continued to focus on non-metallic pumps for 30 years. It's their only business! Here are 10 reasons for you to consider a Fybroc Fiberglass Pump for excellent corrosion resistance in tough applications like pumping of acids, brines, caustics, bleaches, solvents, seawater and a wide range of waste liquids.
Meet Goulds Pumps' new ICO Open Impeller i-Frame Pump. Challenging solids handling applications get a performance enhancement with this new addition to Goulds' ISO standard pump family.
The ICO pump with a semi open impeller is designed to handle chemical slurries, waste liquids, food & beverages and fibrous pulp and paper. It is also well suited for air and gas handling applications.
The i-Frame pump is fully ISO2858 and ISO5199 compliant and available in 34 sizes. The ICO pump includes a patented Cyclone Seal Chamber, i-FRAME power end for improved service life, and the i-ALERT®2 equipment health monitoring sensor as standard.
In chemical manufacturing facilities, there a wide range of pump types and pump applications.
New Low-Tech, Leak-Free Chocolate Series Pumps
In the processing of chocolate and confectionery, special rotary positive displacement pumps are used to move the chocolate through each of the process steps, from milling cocoa beans to depositing, enrobing or panning. Since the first pumps were used to move chocolate, people have struggled with how to keep it from leaking out along a pump’s shaft where it exits the casing.
John Crane has introduced an innovative gas seal technology to reduce methane emissions by up to 95 percent. It is designed to be retrofitted into centrifugal compressors with oil seals to also significantly lower operating costs and improve reliability.
John Crane recently helped Pumps & Systems editorial staff satisfy reader requests for articles on pump fundamentals. This article was written by John Morton, chairman of the European Sealing Association, and product marketing manager at John Crane. Since Power Generation has no tolerance for down time, your sealing choices can make a significant difference in keeping power reliable.
John states, "At the heart of any power station’s pre-boiler system is the boiler feed pump. Most of these pumps are between-bearings, multistage centrifugal designs with mechanical seals installed at each end of the pump." In this article, John covers:
- What is a boiler feedwater pump?
- Why are these pumps important?
- What sealing methods do plants typically use to keep boiler feedwater pumps running?
- What are the common issues with these methods?
- Are there other options?
What situations make the change to a newer sealing technology worth the cost?
Slurry Pumping Solution for the Aggregate Industry
In 2017, an operator of an aggregate plant in Quebec, Canada that produces crushed stone for concrete and construction contacted the local Goulds Pumps distributor. The original pump installed in their process was a rubber lined slurry pump. Unfortunately, this pump was failing after only 200 to 250 hours of operation, resulting in significant downtime, maintenance, and replacement parts costs. The pump manufacturer had not been able to improve the operating life.
Two ITT Goulds Pumps Products have been named finalists in Plant Engineer’s 2018 Product of the Year Awards. At Hayes Pump, we proudly support Goulds Pumps innovative efforts to continuous improvement by developing award winning pumping solutions. Read about these products and contact Hayes Pump for assistance understanding how these products can help with your applications.
This 2018 year end edition of the Flow Solution News gives you the information you need to keep up with your peers.