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Pump Performance Checklist – Reduce Costs – Boost Profits

This article on Pump Performance previously published by Gorman-Rupp. Keeping your pump performance in top shape will help reduce costs and boost profits.  Follow this pump performance checklist and you will be able to cut fuel consumption, reduce replacement parts costs and minimize pumping time on every job! A pump that lets you down when […]

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Pump Cavitation Damage Control Tips

This pump cavitation article previously published by Gorman-Rupp. What Damage does Pump Cavitation Cause? The damage due to cavitation can range from minor pitting to a total breach of the inside of the pump. Some people describe the damage as looking like Swiss cheese or as if “iron worms” have attacked it. As evidenced by […]

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Solids-Handling Pump : Buy Cheap or Buy for Longevity?

This solids-handling pump article previously published by Gorman-Rupp. Companies using solids-handling pumps as part of their processes know that even though the pumps are typically moving trash and other waste products, the type of equipment used can be a huge business decision. Most applications warrant more attention than simply choosing the first pump that pops […]

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Picking the Perfect Pump…for your Pumping Application

Choosing the correct Pump can mean the difference between consistent reliable operation versus downtime causing sometimes catastrophic consequences.  This article outlines the steps and the considerations for ensuring you pick the perfect pump for your application.  Special thanks to the original publisher, John Amundsen, District Manager at The Gorman–Rupp Company. Pumps and pumping systems are […]

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Positive Displacement Pump or Centrifugal – Which one do you need?

When to use a Centrifugal pump or a Positive Displacement pump (“PD Pump”) is not always a clear choice. To make a good choice between these pump types, it is important to understand that these two types of pumps behave very differently. Viking Pump has authored this guide to making the right choice with performance […]

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