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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Effects Does Internal Clearance Have on Bearing Life?

When it comes to maintaining a bearing and maximizing its lifespan, internal clearance is an important factor to understand. If the clearance isn’t right, bearings will not perform efficiently and they will wear out more quickly.   What is Internal Clearance? First, it pays to understand what internal clearance represents. In essence, it is the […]

How to Handle Cavitation in Your Application

Cavitation is a serious concern for pump operators. It occurs when miscalibration or other problems cause the formation and subsequent implosion of vapor bubbles within a pump. Cavitation can happen anywhere the pressure of a process liquid falls below it’s ideal vapor pressure.   Why is Cavitation a Problem? When cavitation occurs, it can do […]

How to Prevent Valve Noise and Flow Damage

Most pump operators and piping system managers are most concerned about leaks and maintaining the desired flow rate. However, two other major issues are valve noise and damage from choked flow or cavitation. Our team at Cortech Engineering has put together a couple of tips you can incorporate into your operation that will help prevent […]

How BJM Shredder Pumps Help to Avoid Pump Repair and Submersible Pump Failure

Pump failure is a common problem at wastewater facilities. Non-biodegradable solids buildup can bring an operation to a grinding halt. The submersible pump will clog and ultimately fail, leading to increased downtime for repairs and maintenance. The good news is there are ways to manage the challenges presented by solids buildup in wastewater operations. Here […]

How High-Temperature Submersible Pumps Can Be a Smart Solution

High temperatures in the water systems of large commercial buildings and industrial operations can pose numerous challenges. Each building will have unique engineering considerations arising from features such as how the building is heated and how its hot water is generated. System components will vary if the building is fed from a regional steam plant […]

The Importance of Shaft Alignment Training

Nearly half of the costs associated with breakdowns of rotating machines are related to shaft misalignment. Important and expensive components can wear out more quickly and cause a lot of downtime. Overall, equipment will suffer and won’t last as long if any shafts are not in complete alignment. Some of the most common issues associated […]

5 Tips for Industrial Pump Repair

When facing a daunting task, like industrial pump repair, Cortech Engineering understands that you need dependable and accurate performance. Why have equipment that doesn’t last long and requires a great deal of downtime? Our team has put together a few tips on how to maintain your pump systems for reliable operation.   Preventative Maintenance and […]