6 Tips for Replacing Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals

Mechanical seals play a very important role in any centrifugal pump system. They prevent air and fluid from leaking from the critical connection point between the impeller and the casing. Ultimately, this helps maintain proper pressure inside the pump. A healthy mechanical seal is critical to maintaining optimized pump performance and maximizing the equipment’s overall […]

How to Identify Sources of Pump Failure

It takes a very experienced pump operator to effectively troubleshoot and identify potential sources of pump system failures. It’s not an easy task. However, there are some consistent steps to help decipher the problem and address it with necessary maintenance or repairs.  Recognition of Pump Failure The first questions to ask are when and how […]

Diamonds Are a Pump’s Best Friend: The Power of John Crane Diamond Technology

It was a true game-changer when John Crane started using diamond seal face technology on their mechanical seals in 2019. They have always been known for innovative and durable mechanical seal designs, but their Diamond technology has taken things even further. Since then, they have perfected the diamond-face design and applied it to a wide […]

Sanitary Pump Maintenance: The Steps You Need to Take

There are numerous applications that require sanitary pumps to meet specific hygienic standards. They are commonly used in industries such as food and beverage, chemical processing, dairy, pharmaceuticals, brewing, and distilling. Each application may call for specific hygienic pump specifications. A well-maintained sanitary pump should provide reliable performance for many years. Maintenance can be minimal […]

How Fluid Viscosity Affects Your Pump System

There are many different types of fluids being pumped throughout the world every single day. From clean water to thick slurries and everything in between, every type of liquid will flow through its respective pump system differently. Fluid viscosity is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting pumps and configuring a system […]

Let Blackmer’s Innovation Work for You

As a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps, and compressors since 1903, Blackmer products are used worldwide in a vast range of industries and applications.  Industries & Applications Blackmer’s primary market segments include liquid, gas, and chemical products. Some of the markets they serve are:            • Chemical Processing            • Oil & […]

What You Need to Know About Submersible Water Pumps

Many industries rely on submersible water pumps, which are designed specifically to pump out liquid from a fully submerged state. These portable pumps are ideal for dewatering at mines, construction sites, industrial sumps, and other applications where there is a critical need for efficient dewatering.  How Do Submersible Water Pumps Work? Submersible pumps are similar […]

Advantages & Disadvantages of a Vacuum Pump

Are you trying to decide between a diaphragm pump and a vacuum pump? If so, there are several issues you will need to consider. Vacuum pumps are great for certain applications, but not ideal for others. A diaphragm pump or some other sort of positive displacement pump might be a better solution.  How Does a […]

DXP Pacific Manufacturer Feature: Viking Pump, Inc.

An Iowa-based company that has been in business since 1911, Viking Pump, Inc. produces rotary positive displacement pumps. These pumps are used in a wide variety of industries and are suited for numerous pumping applications. History of Viking Pump, Inc. The origins of Viking Pump began when founder, Jens Nielsen, invented the first internal gear […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Pump Motor Healthy

All pumps operate using some sort of motor drive system. There are actually many different ways to produce pumping power, depending on the type of pump and the operating environment. The most common are fuel-driven or electric motors. All pump motors require monitoring and maintenance to perform their best and last longer. Let’s review some […]

The Importance of Mechanical Seals in Centrifugal Pumps

Mechanical seals are designed to preserve the integrity of the pump system. They prevent fluid leaks and maintain a proper pressure seal within any centrifugal pump. The rotating shaft enters the back end of the pump casing by way of a stuffing box or seal chamber. To achieve better performance, safety, and durability, it is […]

All Things Must Flow with SEEPEX

SEEPEX believes all things flow and change, just like the variety of process fluids their pumps are designed to handle. They are always looking to innovate and push the pump industry forward with new technology and evolved pump designs. They don’t believe in standing still and it shows! A subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, SEEPEX is […]