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Webinars

  • Advanced hollow fiber UF membranes improve performance in tertiary water treatment
    Growing global demand for clean water and increasing environmental concerns make membrane filtration the technology of choice for municipalities and industries seeking to reuse wastewater and reduce their water footprint. But how is the technology developing in this field?
  • Advanced Conversion: Maximising the Potential for Energy from Waste
    One of the most readily-available and viable solutions to help address the challenge of our growing energy needs is Energy-from-Waste (EfW) – which has the potential to take a multitude of waste streams (such as municipal solid waste) and convert them into energy. We look at how modern techniques can make the technology more efficient.
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Blogs

  • Coming together to clear the FOG
    Posted by Emily Simpson • 14 March 2016
    Marta Perez, Technical Director of British Water writes: Every year there are approximately 366,000 sewer blockages in the UK – of which 80% are caused by fats, oils and grease. Around £8...
    tags: sewer, blockage, fats, oil, grease, food, sewage, water, contractors, FOG, association, British Water
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  • How to improve pump energy efficiency
    Posted by Emily Simpson • 25 February 2016
    Richard Smith of AESSEAL writes: Engineers that specify an appropriate mechanical sealing system on their pumps can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a manufacturing plant as it is est...
    tags: energy, efficiency, AESSEAL, pumps, seal, fluid, valves, power, flush
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  • First-ever pump efficiency standards reflect industry and advocate consensus
    Posted by Emily Simpson • 17 February 2016
    Joanna Mauer of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project writes: At the end of 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards for commercial and industrial pumps t...
    tags: efficiency , standards, energy, pumps, DOE, ratings, air conditioner, manufacturers
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  • Short and Sweet
    Posted by Emily Simpson • 24 November 2015
    Dave Brockway writes: We drive our SUVs to the ATM for cash. For bottom line product info, we scan a QR code for product info.  Medical experts connect IVs for hydration and power up EKGs to che...
    tags: Intelliquip, selling, industry terms, selection, pumps, valves, acronyms, plain speaking
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  • The Blessed Curse of Infrastructure
    Posted by Camille Patricot • 10 September 2015
    Dave Brockway writes: Recently in Frankfurt, Germany attending a trade show. I took advantage of what I’ve always thought to be an impressive German rail system. Our hotel fell within walking d...
    tags: Pumps, Frankfurt, Infrastructure, Engineers, Facilities, Total cost of ownership, Transport
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Features

  • Keeping up with energy demand
    This year sees the 130th year anniversary of SPX Flow's ClydeUnion Pumps manufacturing facility in Glasgow. The company explains how it has evolved over the years to keep up with the increasing demands of the global energy industry.
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  • Bringing electricity to rural locations
    Identifying the potential for running pumps as turbines originated because companies wanted to assess the impact on their systems if a pump stopped and went into reverse operation. One international pump manufacturer decided to examine the issue.
  • Looking towards global horizons Looking towards global horizons
    Atlas Copco’s purchase of Italian manufacturer Varisco has enhanced its position in the pumps business and dewatering applications. We discover what Varisco brings to the group and how the Portable Energy division intends to move forward.
  • Speed and skills solve Texan sinkhole disaster
    When Granbury City, Texas lost an essential wastewater/effluent pump station during storms in May 2015, the pressure was on to replace it. Enprotec, Hibbs & Todd, Inc. of Abilene and Pump Solutions Dallas/Fort Worth rose to the challenge designing and supplying a new station equipped with KSB submersible pumps in just three weeks.
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Downloads

  • Complete guide for the correct selection of pumps in the UNIQA range
    This technical manual discusses the basic technical concepts applicable to all pumps, as well as those which apply specifically to The Zenit Group's UNIQA pumps range.
  • Evaluating the impact of chemical waste: How safety and the bottom line can both benefit
    This paper demonstrates that it is possible to reduce chemical costs by identifying and limiting the wastes found in dispensing, storage and application. Reducing these hidden costs will also improve productivity and health and safety in the workplace.
  • Improving efficiency in electric motors
    This article discusses the rules, guidelines and the best practices to reduce losses in induction electric motors.
  • Feeding the grid from river water
    The German Federal Government supports the use of regenerative energy. Two prototype river turbines were installed in the river Rhine, near the German town of St Goar. The turbines successfully provided the town with electric power from river water, prompting the company who designed them to put them into commercial operation.
  • Reducing avoidable pressure losses
    Industrial plants frequently employ oversized pumps out of caution. Pressure losses, and consequently energy consumption, may thus be unnecessarily high. Dr Walter Schicketanz explains in detail how such avoidable pressure drops can be determined both theoretically and in the field, as well as examining how to reduce them.
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