The demands of modern manufacturing means plant operators need equipment that maximizes uptime, especially in today’s industrial environment where production takes place on a 24/7, 365 basis. While choosing industrial pumps and compressors that are designed for long-term, continuous use helps optimize productivity, it’s also important to understand the value of regular maintenance checks, on-site equipment inspections, and real-time troubleshooting.
For today’s plant engineers, selecting the ideal industrial compressor for your application or challenges comes down to a handful of important variables. Some of these considerations, particularly for plant engineers in industries like oil & gas or chemical and petrochemical, include:
A quality foundation is critical to the stability of any structure, whether it’s a house, office building, or skyscraper.
Today’s oil & gas industry has a very distinct set of challenges plant operators and engineers must overcome. And these hurdles are only amplified by the specific nature of the three distinct streams in oil & gas production: upstream, midstream, and downstream.
The ability to optimize fluid management in several major industrial landscapes is based on pump systems that are engineered to be corrosive resistant. The two most common types of industrial pumps that can combat the use of highly corrosive fluids are fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) pumps and metallic pumps.
When it comes to API pump applications, the most common challenge is identifying the most reliable and efficient way to pump liquid while also preventing the escape of harmful fluid or gas. Leakage of this kind can not only reduce the efficiency of the entire pump system, but also increase operational costs and pose danger to both the operator and the equipment. This is especially critical when pumping corrosive or volatile solutions.
A precise, efficient water metering system is key for any industrial application that requires water flow. This is especially important for concrete batch plants because consistent and accurate water batching helps create a quality, durable final product. While concrete batch plants can and do operate year-round, spring is typically the beginning of the busy season ahead of a summer surge in productivity, and concrete batch plants need to ensure the component parts of their industrial water meters are functioning at peak performance.
What are the main differences between centrifugal and reciprocating industrial pumps? From pump construction and design to operation and reliability, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps offer different benefits and therefore have different ideal applications. Here we break down some of those differences to help you select the pump that best suits your needs.
You may not immediately associate concrete batching with creating a recipe for a cake or a pie, but hang with us for a moment and it’ll make sense. In the conception of a recipe, the accurate measurement and timely introduction of component ingredients like flour or water baking soda is key to a final product that is both visually appealing and delicious.
How this applies to concrete batching is as simple as pie, really.
There’s often much confusion in today’s general manufacturing space about the true nature of positive displacement pumps. In fact, PD pumps are frequently lumped together with centrifugal pumps, which further muddies the waters in terms of how PD pumps work, their real-world value proposition, and which industries or applications are the best fit to maximize performance.
The good news for you is that the confusion, conflation, and chaos around positive displacement pumps ends here. Today. With this very blog entry. We’ll start with a simple, workable definition. PD pumps trap fixed amounts of fluid within the system to create a constant, consistent flowrate that is independent of pressure. Additionally, because of this consistent nature of fluid movement, PD pumps are a mission-critical tool for environments where high-degrees of dosing accuracy is key.