DXP Cortech Industrial Pumps

3 Great AODD Pump Accessories

Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are known to be very versatile and reliable. They are utilized in many different industries and applications, including mining, water treatment, oil and gas, and food production. The goal of any pump operator is to keep the pump running efficiently with minimal downtime for repairs and maintenance.  Even the best AODD […]

Selecting a Pump for Sulfuric Acid Production

Sulfuric acid is sometimes known as the “king of chemicals” because it is the most widely used chemical in the world. It is used in many different industries and applications, including chemical processing, auto manufacturing, agriculture, petroleum refining and metal processing. It is a key part of the manufacturing chain of thousands of products consumers […]

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 […]

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 Pros and Cons of Aftermarket Pump Parts

Many third-party manufacturers offer replacement parts, upgrades, and customizations designed to benefit your pump system. Trusting something not made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may be challenging. Aftermarket parts may be cheaper or make bold promises, but may also lack in the results you are seeking. Let’s explore some of the pros and cons […]

Improve Pump Safety and Efficiency with Preventative Maintenance

Maintenance is critical when operating any type of equipment. You get the oil changed in your car or truck and you replace worn parts like brake pads and tires. Why wouldn’t you apply the same care to your pump systems and other industrial machinery? You depend on your pump every day.  The proper preventative maintenance […]