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  • Selecting the Most Economic Cartridge Filter

    To do so, you must consider far more than just replacement filter costs

    Ronald V. Repetti is a senior applications specialist and Alan R. Ponchick is a senior sales specialist for CUNO Inc., Meriden, Conn.
    03/08/2004
  • Process engineering: Is your pump cavitating?

    That rumbling/rattling noise you hear from your pump is the symptom for any number of potential problems. The first step is identifying the problem. This article will help you determine what exactly is wrong with your pump.

    Ross Mackay
    02/15/2005
  • Use operators to boost pump reliability

    Preventing pump problems before they happen is the best way to save costs, and it is the operators who are the key to your pump maintenance.

    Ross Mackay
    06/15/2005
  • Saving energy with fluid handling

    This article from Ross Mackay, an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com and author of The Practical Pumping Handbook, discusses how you can save energy in your plant with proper pump selection.

    Ross Mackay
    09/20/2005
  • Pump Start-Ups

    There are only three things we need to do to start a pump.

    Ross Mackay
    01/09/2006
  • The importance of large bore seal chambers

    The introduction of the larger bore seal chamber has provided two major benefits to mechanical seal operation, both of which contribute to increased reliability.

    Ross Mackay
    02/20/2006
  • Flexible Pipe Couplings

    Pipe strain can cause premature failure of pumps. This can frequently be absorbed by a flexible pipe coupling... but only if that pipe coupling is properly installed. Merely putting it into the line without any support, will not achieve any significant relief from the pipe strain. In order to protect the pump against the pipe strain, it must be anchored.

    Ross Mackay
    04/04/2006
  • Pumping Temperature Considerations

    "Bad actor" pumps are those pumps that have trouble with frequent and repetitive failures. In many cases, the source of the problem is an ANSI pump trying valiantly to handle a liquid well beyond the range of its design rating.of 300 degs. F.

    Ross Mackay
    06/19/2006
  • Increase pump performance

    In this web exclusive on ChemicalProcessing.com, pump expert Ross Mackay says a key to a pump's performance is to look at the control system it's running with.

    Ross Mackay
    09/18/2006
  • Treat Tanks with Care

    A variety of easily avoided problems can cause vessel failure.

    Roy E. Sanders, chemical process safety consultant
    10/08/2010
  • Valve innovation helps with nuclear waste

    Valves and actuators designed for handling radioactive waste must meet strict government requirements. This sometimes requires unconventional solutions. Such was the case at the Hanford Waste Treatment Project (WTP), Hanford, Wash.

    Roy Johnson, Flowserve
    12/05/2006
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