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Pump Industry features, July 2009

Waukesha pump for predictable service on an offshore platform

A poorly performing pump on an offshore platform, presented a costly challenge to the oil company. Bryan Orchard looks at the solution AxFlow provided; a W

ATEX certification for hazardous areas

When installing AC drives with electric motors into potentially explosive atmospheres, company’s run the risk of accidents which can result in injuries and


Transporting viscous oil across some of the harshest landscapes in the world needed a pump system that was both reliable and durable. A collaborative appro


A farmers’ cooperative in Germany has been drying animal feed since 1976. They decided to retrofit their equipment after a defective seal allowed hot oil t


When a government project began to revamp the South Korean capital of Seoul, a city hall employee had an idea that would transform one of the cities 27 bri


Climate change, increasing demands on water due to global urbanization and the legal obligations under the EUs Water Framework Directive are making the wat


An ethylene plant in Saudi Arabia needed to reduce thermal cycling time while maintaining the high level of cleanliness required to prevent damage of the t


The Marmaray project, linking the European and Asian sides of Istanbul will be the world’s deepest immersed tube tunnel. The industry’s drive to create eve


Wet scrubber FGD plants play a critical role in reducing emissions of sulphur dioxide from coal-burning power stations. However, the abrasive and corrosive


A coal-fired power plant in the Philippines was in such a state of disrepair that its reduced output was losing revenue. However, the onsite overhaul of fo


Two-shift operation in power stations has brought its share of problems with systems that were originally designed to be operated continually. As Brian Ger


Running pumps as turbines is a well-known concept in the water supply industry. It is seen as an efficient method of generating power as well as recovering


While peristaltic pumps can be found in many water industry applications, there are specific gearbox requirements, making traditional transmissions unsuita


Since fossil fuels will be important for energy production for the foreseeable future, the emission of carbon dioxide CO2 cannot be avoided in the short te


Diversified Chemical Technologies supplies its products to many successful brands, but it believed that its production facilities could be more efficient.


Even in these difficult economic times, health and safety issues must remain a key area of concern for the wastewater treatment industry. Ian Hallows, fro


Engine wash-unit manufacturer Harry Major Machine was on the lookout for a pump that could handle recycled water containing small particles. Following a se


Multiphase pump technology is a relatively new technology, and its development was marked by a number of test projects in which successful results paved th


While the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 focused mainly on alternative energy sources, reducing dependence on foreign sources of oil and increasing domestic


As many manufacturers strive for greater efficiencies from their pumping systems, new measures have been found to test existing equipment. A Grundfos pump


In the past, technical limitations have meant the high-speed machining of precision parts has been restricted to smaller, highly-dynamic machines. Challeng


A European oil and gas technology company had to attain a vital ISO standard to develop its business in Norway. Endura seals, recommended for the company's


High-pressure pumps supplying de-mineralized water through diaphragm heads, with plunger heads providing the coating agent, is the successful solution for


The terms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, coupled with rising energy costs, has led to a radical rethinking about how pumping efficiencies can be improved usin


In January 2006, World Pumps published a feature on external gear pumps for metering sodium hypochlorite and other wastewater treatment chemicals. Here, a


During the last 50 years, an expanding population coupled with a dwindling water supply have made it increasingly crucial that everyone on the planet has a


The essential need of the wastewater industry to accurately control sewage-pumping stations at a minimum cost has driven pump control technology to new hei


Wet scrubber FGD plants play a critical role in reducing emissions of sulphur dioxide from coal-burning power stations. However, the abrasive and corrosive


In May 2009 the spa town of Baden Baden, Germany, played host to the European Desalination Society’s Conference and Exhibition on Desalination for the Envi


Retroflo’s RPC_2000 pump control system can not only give energy and opeartional savings to the water industry, but also represents a breakthrough in the d


Wernert NE pumps reduce emissions of sulphur dioxide from coal-burning power stations.


Veolia Water Solutions relates what desalination companies require from the pump industry.


Summer 2009 sees a new challenge to the land speed record for a steam car, 'Inspriation'. Technology from CAT PUMPS is playing a critical part in this reco


How a sewage pumping station virtually eliminated blockages and vastly reduced operational expenditure by fitting a pump control system from Retroflo.

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