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pump cavitation

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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John Crane Full Split Mechanical Seal

Mechanical Seal Maintenance Simplified

Power plant slashes mechanical seal maintenance time and labor costs dramatically by switching to split design mechanical shaft seal. Originally published by by Tom Evans of John Crane in the March 2012 issue of Pumps & Systems. For rotating shaft equipment and machinery that include large pumps, seal maintenance can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition. […]

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