Advantages and Disadvantages of Butterfly Valves

A butterfly valve is a device that allows you to achieve better flow control. The design uses a metallic disc that rotates a quarter-turn at a time around a fixed-stem axis. The 90-degree turns provide quick-action control between open and closed positions. In addition, the disc is generally sized equally to the internal diameter of […]

Why You Should Match Your Seal to Your Application

Numerous types of seal technology can be used in pumps and other rotating equipment. From simple seals to very complex mechanical seal designs, there are various options to understand and consider for your pump system. One factor that you must review is your processing application. The types of fluids or materials you are moving, flow […]

Discover the Sludge-Pumping Power of Vogelsang

Vogelsang has been a leading company in the pump industry for over 90 years. They have created many advancements in pumping, maceration, spreading, and biogas technology. Numerous industries use Vogelsang pumps with a special focus on wastewater operations. About Vogelsang Vogelsang manufactures dependable products to handle abrasive sludges and solids, such as specialized rotary lobe […]

Benefits of a Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD)

There are many reasons why you may want to consider installing a variable-frequency drive (VFD) on your centrifugal pump system. Energy savings and operating efficiency offset the costs of adding a VFD—but not all pump systems require VFDs. Therefore, it’s critical to understand how to run your pump most efficiently. This article will help you […]

Your Guide to Pump Lubrication

Pump systems transport various materials, from water and chemicals to slurries and solids. Many different types of pumps use different mechanical processes to create suction and push liquids through the pump. For example, you have centrifugal pumps, diaphragm pumps, screw pumps, progressive cavity pumps, and many others. Each pump and system type will require specific […]

Preventative Pump Maintenance: When Should You Replace Your Mechanical Seals?

Mechanical seals are a common failure point on pumps and other rotating equipment. They are prone to degradation, leading to fluid, gas, or air leaks. Eventually, a compromised mechanical seal will hinder pump performance and cause internal damage. For example, you may lose suction pressure, or the pump may lose its prime. Leaking seals can […]

Improve Chemical Treatment for Wastewater Applications

Most water sources and freshwater used for boilers and cooling systems require treatment before producing drinking water or other food and beverage products. In addition, wastewater from these processes need treatment before it is discharged into the local sewers or recycled back into other systems. Which processes and chemicals are best for such extensive treatment? […]

The Finer Points of Laser Pump Alignment

You can achieve optimal pump alignment—technology, technique, and laser alignment being paths to get you there. Keep reading to learn from DXP Pacific’s strategies.   Technology and Technique At DXP Pacific, we often utilize old-school manual pump alignment techniques in addition to high-tech solutions like laser pump alignment. Lasers offer unprecedented accuracy and speed, but […]

6 Ways to Improve Predictive Maintenance

All pump systems can benefit from predictive maintenance (PdM). There are different methods you can use to monitor equipment and track key performance indicators, allowing you to detect potential problems before they happen. This way, you can address them in advance of catastrophic failures and increase uptime helps avoid significant repair expenses. Here are 6 […]

Best Applications for an AODD Pump

Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps (better known as AODD pumps) are growing in popularity throughout various industries and applications. Their unique design and gentle movement make them ideal for handling challenging media, including shear-sensitive solids, slurries, corrosive chemicals, and highly viscous fluids. There are many different ways to utilize AODD pumps effectively. Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps are positive […]

Burlingame Joins DXP

In March, our parent company, DXP Enterprises, Inc., announced the acquisition of Burlingame Engineers—a leading regional company in the process equipment industry. Let’s learn more about what Burlingame brings to the DXP family to best serve our West Coast clients. The History of Burlingame Burlingame Engineers, founded in 1979 and based out of Concord in […]

How Custom Pump System Design Can Save You Money Over Time

Considering the total cost of ownership (TCO) will help you select the best pump system for your operation—but what goes into this total cost?             • Equipment Purchase             • Customizations             • Installation             • Maintenance             • Parts Replacement             • Repairs             • Energy/Fuel Consumption             • Productivity Gains and Losses (Processing […]