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Emergency nuclear pump rebuild Emergency nuclear pump rebuild

Faisal Salman and Nick Dagres of Hydro, Inc report how performing new design modifications on two critical safety-related charging pumps have extended their lifespan and reduced maintenance.

Simulations compare energy efficiency of ground source heat pumps

The article 'A simulation-based analysis of variable flow pumping in ground source heat pump systems with different types of borehole heat exchangers: A case study' has been published in Elsevier journal Energy Conversion and Management.

Digital twin tackles design challenges

The US-based Mechanical Solutions Inc. (MSI) specializes in analysis and testing of rotating and reciprocating turbomachines. This article looks at how it used a simulation package from Siemens PLM Software to tackle design challenges in water pumps.

Performance studies on solar water pumping systems

The article 'Review of performance studies of direct coupled photovoltaic water pumping systems and case study' has been published in Elsevier journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Water system optimization with software package Water system optimization with software package

An upgrade of the water treatment and water supply system in Samara in south-east Russia, not only replaced outdated control equipment but also saw the implementation of software-driven process automation implemented across 37 boosting pumping stations.

Using vibration monitoring to identify pump defects

The article 'The monitoring system of an actual technical condition for pumping units with frequency analysis' has been published in Elsevier journal Procedia Engineering.

Reducing wear of positive displacement pumps handling shale oil

The article 'Study on friction and wear reducing surface micro-structures for a positive displacement pump handling highly abrasive shale oil' has been published in the Elsevier journal Tribology International.

Laser scanning: a solution for the end user or a risk for OEMs? Laser scanning: a solution for the end user or a risk for OEMs?

One of the newest and most exciting technologies developed over recent years is the 3D laser scanner. Here, a senior sales engineer of rotating equipment, Jhony Hernandez, discusses the process of 3D laser scanning and its implications for original equipment manufacturers and for end users.