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Industrial Submersible Pump Repair, Service & Maintenance

Just as the name suggests, a wet well submersible pump operates when submerged in the fluid material such as water or sewage. The motor is usually sealed hermetically and encapsulated in the pump casing to maintain proper operation even when … Continue reading

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Avoid Lubrication Maintenance Mistakes

Problems cause wear and damage, create friction and heat, and can lead to costly repairs. by Matthew McCormack   Avoid Lubrication Maintenance Mistakes Proper lubrication of rolling bearings in rotating machinery—pump systems included—is essential in realizing optimized performance and reliability. Whether … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing Reliable Chopper Pumps

High-velocity mixing nozzles can add oomph for difficult processing areas. by Derek Vaughan  Whether caused by “flushable” wipes, foreign objects in the effluent stream or floating grease mats, wastewater treatment plant operators experience costly and disruptive clogs to pumps, pipes and … Continue reading

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Overcoming Common System Optimization Hurdles

Discover which systems need work and how to justify expenses. by William Livoti The term system optimization is widely known, but how many people truly understand what it means? Total system efficiency has been a real challenge for the industrial … Continue reading

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Is a Slower Pump a Better Pump?

by Jim Elsey For the purpose of this article, I will limit the discussion to an end suction, single stage, centrifugal pump with ball bearings and oil lubrication. Further, we’ll consider the difference between 1,800 and 3,600 rpm units. (Variable … Continue reading

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Choosing Pumps that Comply with FDA FSMA Standards

Regulations in the U.S. Food & Beverage Industry On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a reform designed to encourage proactive prevention rather than reactive response to food … Continue reading

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Industrial Pump Suppliers & Distributors Santa Barbara County

Pump Engineering is the premier supplier and distributor of industrial pumps in Santa Barbara County and the surroundings. Contact us today to request a quote. Pump Engineering has a built a strong reputation as the best suppliers and distributors of … Continue reading

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Predicting Pump Failure Before it Happens

Somewhere in North America today, a pump that is responsible for delivering residential drinking water through a municipal pipeline will stop working. Whatever the cause, the result will be largely the same: water supplies will be diverted, lives will be … Continue reading

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Common Pumping Mistakes

Why does a pump’s hydraulic performance differ from its published curve? This is one of the most common questions about pump performance. The answer to the question is often simple but can be difficult to sort out given the myriad … Continue reading

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Now Offering: Mission Magnum Pumps & Parts

We are the leading mission centrifugal pumps and parts distributors with vast experience and expertise in the sale, service and repair of centrifugal pumps. We provide a series of interchangeable Mission Magnum pump parts that provides a guaranteed unified quality. … Continue reading

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