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Pump Industry features, January 2020

High-pressure homogenization from LEWA

A look at an aseptic diaphragm pump technology from LEWA, which ensures maximum production safety in food industries.

Wear analysis in a large-scale centrifugal slurry pump

A study on one of the largest centrifugal slurry pumps used in the Chinese mining industry.


Five pumps from Termomeccanica were chosen to handle the cooling process in a nuclear power plant.


The piston/cylinder pair suffers from excessive wear, especially under high output pressure.


Hidrostal supplied four of their versatile, purpose built bearing frame pumps to British Sugar for the Wissington site.


The energy conversion characteristics of the impeller blades were quantitatively analyzed.


An increased demand on water supply in Jordan meant that high efficiency pumps, with a strictly ecological orientation, were selected from ANDRITZ.


How a LEWA metering system with ecodos diaphragm metering pumps could dilute emulsifiers to guaranteed high accuracy.


An acoustic image based procedure is proposed for the diagnosis of defects in a centrifugal pump.


A parameter model for predicting pump flow rate was developed.


Hydrated polymer is prone to shear when pumped and this can make the operation uneconomic.


This article describes the main factors to be considered when selecting a submersible dewatering pump.


How a multi-phase pumping system eliminated the need for costly separation at an oil field by pumping directly into a central treatment station.


A prototype was designed to evaluate working performance.


How John Crane's dynamic lift up-stream pumping seal face technology assisted a US manufacturer and blending facility of liquid and dry sweetener products.


The performance of the pumps was compared and analyzed through CFD and a model test.


A small hybrid photovoltaic-wind water pumping system was proposed, modeled and analyzed through computational simulations.


Albert Cho, vice president and general manager at Xylem, discusses how utilities are responding to Covid-19 with digital technologies.


How SLS Series eccentric disc pumps optimized quality and operational sustainability at a bottling plant.


Two methods to decrease the energy consumption of the pumping process were investigated.


Energy losses induced by tip leakage flow were analyzed using the entropy production method.


Ben Shuck, technical service manager for Weir Oil & Gas, discusses the importance of proper equipment maintenance.


A new way of monitoring cavitation in a centrifugal pump can detect the onset of cavitation.


The offshore industry faces the challenges of maximising production while maintaining safety. Sulzer has the know-how, facilities and resources to do that.


A novel eccentric involute screw rotor was constructed.


The fish friendly concrete casing pump sets will be supplied to a new pumping station in Norfolk.


The computational fluid dynamics method was employed and validated against experimental results.


ANDRITZ presents an extensive product portfolio for the water, wastewater, waste management, and raw materials industries at IFAT 2020.


A taxonomy of representative examples of smart material macro- and micro- diaphragm and linear peristaltic pumps was developed.


Xylem’s Flygt Concertor claims to be the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.


Optimal distribution of generated power in parallel multi pump PV systems is analysed.


A tank farm needed the ability to operate in reverse to load and unload tanks, and suction properties were the deciding factors in the final choice.


A simulation model to evaluate different flow, force features of a Gerotor.


The judges shortlisted 37 finalists across eight award categories to go through to the public vote.


Here, we see how a mobile rotary lobe pump from Lewa enables exact metering in the molasses mixing process.


An adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was used to determine the influence of various factors on system performance.


Xylem is able to provide all the production tools for breweries, from the water treatment via filling to wastewater disposal.


The nonlinear vibration behavior of cylindrical micro-pumps was investigated.


The proposed control scheme can offer significant energy saving and lower electric motor rating.


When a UK wastewater works needed an Archimedes screw pump replaced, ECS Engineering Services was asked to perform the work.


How the British Pump Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) EU Directives & Regulations Advisory Scheme can offer UK companies product compliance guidance.


A mathematical model for the suction volume of a disc-seal screw pump was established.


Service and maintenance of pumps have a very long tradition at international technology group ANDRITZ.


To meet modern demands air conditioning units have changed over the years and as a result, condensate pumps have evolved too.


This study considers a self-diagnostic monitoring system for a reciprocating pump for the purpose of diagnosis but also prognosis.


This study addresses advancements related to the correlation between pump design parameters and the kinematic flow ripple in balanced vane pumps.

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Indonesia's water, wastewater and recycling technology event.

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The American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show for the equipment and event rental industry.

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American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition