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Energy Saver: Tame Your Workhorse

Properly sizing your centrifugal pump and providing the right flow control can save energy

By Alan Rossiter, Energy Columnist, with guest contributor Glenn Cunningham
May 22, 2019

The centrifugal pump is a workhorse in the process industries. However, the way such pumps are used frequently undermines their efficiency. In particular, system designers typically oversize pumps during the design stage to ensure the pumps provide the needed flow. In addition, the methods used for flow control often are wasteful. In this column, we address this pervasive pair of problems.

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