Why a Gear Pump is Best for Viscous Materials

Oil and other high-viscosity liquids can present a unique challenge for many pumps. Operators who regularly deal with viscous materials prefer gear pump systems because they handle difficult fluids more efficiently and effectively. Gear pumps are often found in applications like oil and gas, industrial, mining and aggregate, water and wastewater treatment, municipal, and food […]

The Benefits of an Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pump (AODD)

The Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pump (AODD) is a type of positive displacement pump that many operators prefer over standard centrifugal pumps for certain thick and viscous fluid applications. AODDs are commonly used in industries like food processing, electronics, pharmaceuticals, paints and oil, acid transfer metering, and gas. Four key benefits of Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm pumps:   Simple […]

4 Drivers of Pump Bearing Longevity

Proactive maintenance is so important when it comes to minimizing downtime and extending the lifespan of your pump equipment. One of the most common sources of pump problems is the pump bearing. If the bearing assembly is damaged, deteriorated or not operating properly, it will lead to excessive heat and vibration. This leads to equipment […]

Why Use a Self-Priming Pump?

Self-priming pumps offer certain advantages over standard centrifugal pumps that require manual priming. The biggest difference is obviously that they prime themselves without the need for outside attention. Not only does this make self-priming pumps more efficient than alternative designs, it also provides additional benefits that are useful in many industrial applications.   How Self-Priming […]

Pitbull Pumps Show the Advantages of Simple Design

You don’t have to have an overcomplicated design to have a quality pump. The core physics of pumping have not changed. Yet, many pump designs have evolved to have so many complex features, especially when it comes to handling solids and debris in wastewater and slurry applications. Some of these features are nice, but are […]

Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps Offer Robust Solutions

Verderflex is a leading manufacturer of peristaltic pumps, which are a specialized type of pump used in a wide variety of industries.   Peristaltic pumps work using alternating compression and relaxation of a hose or tube. The hose draws contents in, then a rotating shoe rolls along the length of the hose. This provides compression […]

Preparing Pumps for Cold Weather Conditions

Winter is already in full swing and you probably already notice that operating your pumps is more challenging when the weather is colder. The colder it gets, the more difficult it is to run and maintain pumps efficiently, especially if you are pumping remote locations.   Slurry pumps are known to struggle the most during […]

How a Slurry Pump Handles the Rough Stuff

Any operator who has ever pumped slurry will tell you how difficult a job it can be. It is one of the most challenging fluids to process because it involves a lot of extra variables. Slurries can contain a high amount of solids and will typically have a much thicker consistency than normal fluids. They […]

How Variable Speed Compressors Are Changing the Industry

Almost every manufacturing facility will have compressed air or refrigeration systems as a major part of the plant. These systems can use up to 30% of the facility’s energy consumption. Traditional screw compressors can be major consumers of energy. Their starting and stopping cycles typically aren’t very efficient, the mechanical components can wear out and […]

Achieving Efficiency in High-Pressure Pumping

High-pressure pumping applications such as chemical, petrochemical, pipeline transfer service, water injection and polyethylene terephthalic acid (PTA) reactor feeds  need an API-compliant centrifugal pump that can handle flow rates of 300-1,500 gallons per minute (gpm) and heads up to 15,000 feet (4,572 meters).   Why You Need Peak Efficiency In these high-pressure applications, reliable performance […]

The Importance of Flow Meters for Optimal Pump Performance

When you are looking for dependable performance and predictable flow rates, installing an in-line flow meter can make a major difference. Especially when combined with a broad data-analysis strategy, flow meters provide valuable insights that help operations keep their systems running efficiently and reduce maintenance costs.   Variable Conditions Pump designs and equipment keep evolving […]

KSB’s Eta Pumps Offer Flexible Solutions

The Eta series of pumps has been around for decades. It’s one of KSB’s most popular pump lines, and Eta pumps are easily the world’s most-utilized in the field of water processing applications. Even as pump technology has continued to change over the years, the core design of Eta pumps has established itself as a […]