Posts Tagged: Chemical and Process

Case Study: The Perfect Prescription

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato is credited with coining the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” meaning that a need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem. It is unknown whether that phrase was going through Jim Wilden’s head as he watched...

Minimizing Pumping System Friction Losses

Introduction Imagine a major-league pitcher standing on the mound. He looks in for the signal, nods in agreement, starts his windup, rears back and propels the baseball toward home plate. The pitch’s maximum velocity is reached at the moment the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. From that point, studies...

AODD Pumps For Harsh Conditions

Webster’s Dictionary offers a number of definitions for the word harsh, including “having a coarse or uneven surface that is rough or unpleasant to the touch” and “causing a disagreeable or painful sensory reaction.” When choosing the proper pump for an industrial application, the word harsh has two meanings:...

There Were Heroes Amidst The Gulf Oil Spill Fiasco

When the traditional tally of the top news stories of the year is taken in a few months, there is one that is sure to be at the top of nearly every list: the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that...

Case Study: Efficiency Through Indirect Measures

For months, the focus of the Pumps & Systems “Efficiency Matters” column has been on pump design, installation and operation, factors that directly affect the energy consumption of the pump itself. For example, the April and May 2010 articles on pump performance bands discussed how normally, when a positive...

Pumps Play A Role In The Coastal Cleanup

Among isolated spots of more than 1,200 miles of the beaches of Prince William Sound, Alaska’s environment still suffers the effects of the Exxon Valdez disaster that dumped 11 million gallons of fresh crude into the sea two decades ago. Though there have been far bigger spills, the Exxon...

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps

PSG TECHNOLOGIES - AIR-OPERATED DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM PUMPS: PSG offers the latest technologies in Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps (AODDP).  Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps  are positive displacement reciprocating pumps that can be used in multiple fluid transfer applications.  PSG’s AODDP brands use two diaphragms and four check valves that alternate...

Conquering the Challenges of Latex Emulsion-Handling

WILDEN® ADVANCED™ SERIES AIR-OPERATED DOUBLE-DIAPHRAGM (AODD) PUMP TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS THE SHEAR-SENSITIVITY AND LEAK-FREE OPERATION REQUIRED IN THIS CRITICAL APPLICATION Introduction Handling emulsions can be very challenging. Even their basic definition – “a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable” – hints at the difficulties that may...

Advancing AODD Pump Design for Dangerous Chemicals

CONSIDER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY, CONTAINMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY WHEN SELECTING AN AODD PUMP IN DANGEROUS CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS By Edison Brito The chemical industry converts raw materials into 70,000 different products, but each chemical sub-sector presents its own unique challenges and dangers. Namely, each includes dangerous chemicals that are used in...

Advancing AODD Pump Design For Dangerous Chemicals

The chemical industry converts raw materials into 70,000 different products, but each chemical sub-sector presents its own unique challenges and dangers. Namely, each includes dangerous chemicals that are used in the production of tens of thousands of products. Dangerous chemicals require careful transfer and pump components to protect workers...