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Time for a Check Up: Why Regular Maintenance Checks Are Important for Pump and Compressor Efficiency

Nov 30, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Time for a Check Up: Why Regular Maintenance Checks Are Important for Pump and Compressor Efficiency

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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About API Magnetic Drive Pumps

Apr 26, 2022 7:30:00 AM
What We Talk About When We Talk About API Magnetic Drive 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. 

How to Make Sure Your Water Meter Is Ready for Spring and Beyond

Mar 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM
How to Make Sure Your Water Meter Is Ready for Spring and Beyond

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. 

The Difference Between Centrifugal and Reciprocating Pumps

Feb 28, 2022 3:45:57 PM
The Difference Between Centrifugal and Reciprocating Pumps

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.

The Importance of Accurate Dosing in Concrete Batching

Jan 24, 2022 9:00:00 AM
The Importance of Accurate Dosing in Concrete Batching

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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Positive Displacement Pumps

Dec 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM
What We Talk About When We Talk About Positive Displacement Pumps

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.