How to Select the Best Progressive Cavity Pump

Progressive cavity pumps are effective for certain applications and fluids. However, they are not ideal for every application, which is something that can generally be said for most different types of pumps. Proper pump selection is always critical. You have to find, configure and operate the right pump system to produce the optimum results for […]

The Best Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Production Pumps

Producing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and personal grooming products require a specialized processes. To process and blend sensitive materials, the proper configuration of pumps and mixers is a non-negotiable. In addition, these products can use chemicals, water, powders, thickeners, coloring agents, preservatives, and a wide variety of other substances. Generally, the equipment must meet strong sanitary requirements, […]

Key Pump Challenges to Overcome in Extreme Operating Conditions

Some pump applications present more challenges than others. The environment around your pump system can have extreme temperatures, humidity, or weather patterns, while the processing fluids are hazardous, corrosive, and abrasive. There’s no shortage of applications with unique operating conditions that require proper pump selection, system design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance. Here are 6 of […]

4 Benefits of a Bearing Isolator

The most common cause of pump equipment failure is lubrication contamination. When lubricants become contaminated by outside elements such as water, the damage can be catastrophic. Problems can also occur when lubricants are old, corroded, or dry. Therefore, it is key to maintain your lubrication and make sure lubricants are kept clean, dry, and free […]

Improve Emissions with John Crane Mechanical Seals

Pump fluid are costly and come with a menu of repercussions. Among these are a loss of process fluid, reduced performance and suction pressure, lack of energy efficiency, and dangerous environmental emissions. Can you eliminate to reduce these consequences with intentionally crafted mechanical seals? Eliminating Hazardous Emissions When process fluids or lubricants leak into the […]

Metering Pumps for Power Generation

Power plants worldwide can turn common water into consumable energy. These plants have complex systems that pull water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers by utilizing a series of pumps, clarifiers, and filters. Some of the pumped water is converted into steam energy through specific processes, while a vast majority of water is used for cooling […]

8 Things to Consider When Selecting a Centrifugal Pump

In a perfect world, pump systems are inexpensive, long lasting, energy-efficient, and simple to maintain. Although there may be a perfect pump system for your specific processing application, there are still trade-offs you’ll make. Which should you budge on, and which should you leave as a priority when selecting a centrifugal pump? Best Efficiency Point […]

7 Easy Tips for Better Pump Maintenance

If you want to keep your pump system running at optimum performance and efficiency, you need to perform maintenance. Maintenance entails equipment inspections, testing, minor repairs, settings adjustments, cleaning and replacing worn seals, hoses, bearings, and other standard part audits. We consider this “preventative maintenance,” as it prevents considerable damage and breakdowns that will cost […]

When are On-Site or In-House Pump Repairs the Best Fit?

DXP Cortech goes beyond pump equipment supplies—we provide professional pump system design, installation, maintenance, training, and repair services as well. In addition, your preventative maintenance program will be completely tailored to your needs. To your equipment running optimally, consider whether on-site or in-house pump repairs are the better fit. Pump Repair Services What happens when […]

7 Advantages of Vertical Turbine Pumps

Industries worldwide are using vertical turbine. Due to their continuous engineering evolution, many consider vertical turbine pumps versatile and practical for even the most challenging pump applications. Consider the key advantages that vertical turbine pumps offer when compared to horizontal pumps: Smaller Footprint Vertical turbine pumps take up much less floor space and fit into […]

What is a Regenerative Turbine Pump?

Liquid petroleum gas (LPG), ammonia, refrigerants, and hydrocarbons are a few of the volatile liquids and hard-to-handle fluid applications that deserve our attention. These liquids are not only volatile to move, but generally have low viscosities and higher vapor pressure,  leading to cavitation concerns and other pump system problems. Protect yourself and your operation from […]

What You Need to Know About Secondary Containment

Secondary containment is a term related to sealless pumps, both magnetic drive and canned motor drive pumps (CMP). These pumps are commonly used to process hazardous liquids and toxic materials. Containment of the liquid is critical. However, these pumps do not use a shaft seal for primary containment. What is Secondary Containment? Secondary containment is […]