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Pump Industry features, July 2017

Resonance of torsional vibrations of centrifugal pump shafts

Failures of centrifugal pumps in a cooling system of diesel power plant were investigated.

TechnoAlpin helps make provision in plant design

TechnoAlpin helps make provision in plant design


Tests have verified that twisted vice blades on centrifugal pumps are effective and practical.


A numerical study on the influence of cross sectional shape of floor splitter on the effectiveness of vorticity reduction in pump intake.


This article looks at five factors to consider when choosing a diesel generator.


During a mechanical seal replacement of a major gas plant, the pump was found to be operating below Minimum Continuous Stable Flow.


Cost-effective irrigation utilizing clean energy would contribute significantly to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector in Sudan.


The Southern Nevada Water Authority is building a low lake level pumping station for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.


Evaluating the feasibility of using diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings in subsea safety control valves, pistons and pumps.


Research paper 'Mercury ring pump proof-of-principle testing in the THESEUS facility' has been published in Elsevier journal Fusion Engineering and Design.


The company is celebrating at the production facility in Euskirchen in the Eifel region.


Long-term planning is beneficial; project managers and policy-makers need to think more strategically about how to operate and maintain these systems.


The research paper 'An electromagnetically actuated high frequency oscillation pump' has been published in Elsevier journal Mechatronics.


Dry running leads to a surge in pressure, flow or overheating that will instigate a pump failure. As a result, the pumping elements seize up on the shaft.


'Research and current status of the solar photovoltaic water pumping system – A review' has been published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.


One Dutch pumping station benefitted from a new low-energy motor and variable frequency drive (VFD) technology.


'Noise source identification and transmission path optimisation for noise reduction of an axial piston pump' published in Applied Acoustics journal.


Contact seals tend to either wear at the point of contact or groove the shaft.


The research article 'Gear pump for low power output ORC – an efficiency analysis' has been published in Elsevier journal Energy Procedia.


Creating a virtual prototype enables rapid investigation of multiple pump designs over a range of possible operating conditions.


The article 'Study of Moineau-based pumps for the volumetric extrusion of pellets' has been published in Elsevier journal Additive Manufacturing.


Oil wells which use unsuitable artificial-lift methods could suffer from no flow or poor flow.


Research paper 'Nanobubbles: Generation using a multiphase pump, properties and features in flotation' published in Elsevier journal Minerals Engineering.


This article explores the possibility of designing a hydraulic element which is fit for Industry 4.0.


The research paper 'Influence of Polymer Solution on Pump Performances' has been published in Elsevier journal Energy Procedia.


Manufacturers need to find ways to adapt to current challenges, including investing in next-generation technologies.


Research paper 'Study on a novel screw rotor with variable cross-section profiles for twin-screw vacuum pumps' published in Elsevier journal Vacuum.


The isolated Peruvian city of Iquitos is now enjoying a 24-hour supply of energy thanks to a modular power plant supplied by Atlas Copco.


Keeping a golf course lush is crucial. However, at many South African courses, the pump wear parts were failing.


The research article 'The effect of liquid temperature on the performance of an airlift pump' has been published in Elsevier journal Energy Procedia.


Moving highly corrosive fluid at a large oil refinery requires special manipulation measures to protect both the personnel and equipment.


Experimental activity at test rig validating correlations to select pumps running as turbines in microhydro plants.


Plant owners are trying to increase the efficiency of their equipment. This is more difficult for older equipment for which the full specification data is


The research article 'Techno-economic review of solar heat pump systems for residential heating applications' has been published in Elsevier journal Renewa


An oil and gas producer needed an accurate oil meter at each wellhead, where the oil flows into a separator. They anticipated there would be gas entrained


The research article 'The influence of blade configuration on cavitation performance of a condensate pump' has been published in Elsevier journal Annals of


Billions of gallons of soft drinks are produced and consumed annually. However, production quotas can be put under strain if the manufacturing process expe


The research article 'The addition of heat pump electricity load profiles to GB electricity demand: Evidence from a heat pump field trial' will be publishe


Over the years, water scarcity has become a global issue. Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to face water shortages by 2025, according to Gl


The research article 'Investigation on transient behavior of residual heat removal pumps in 1000 MW nuclear power plant using a 1D-3D coupling methodology


New heating decarbonisation targets have been set by the UK government and large heat pumps are expected to play a key role in meeting these standards. Thi


The research paper 'Energy-saving analysis of a hybrid power-driven heat pump system' has been published in Elsevier journal Applied Thermal Engineering.


AODD pumps are reliable and cost effective, but only if they are configured correctly. However, some of these configuration tools can appear overwhelming a


The research paper 'Alternating magnetic field influence on scaling in pump diffusers' will be published in Elsevier's Journal of Cleaner Production.


While innovative, adaptive optics will provide the sharpest views ever taken of the solar surface, these images could be distorted if the thermal system in


Custom design makes for reliable shutdown schedule


The article 'On heat pumps in smart grids: A review' has been published in Elsevier journal Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.


The Naturstromspeicher in Gaildorf is a natural energy storage plant, combining a pumped storage hydro-electric power station with a wind farm. The pilot p


As the Earth's limited water supplies continue to come under intense pressure, we look at how water technology companies are driving technological advancem


The research paper 'Experimental study of gas-liquid two-phase flow patterns within centrifugal pumps impellers' has been published in Elsevier journal Exp

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What’s coming up…
Oct ’21

94th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference

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The American Rental Association's annual trade show and convention.

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International pharmaceutical expo.

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Exhibition of machines and equipment for agriculture and green area maintenance.

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The session will cover pump types, hydraulic principals, system considerations and ways of avoiding cavitation damage.