Pump Systems Matter Blog

Blogs | March 31, 2021

Pumping Out the Word on Energy Savings

By working through distributors, Energy Solutions helps utilities promote energy-efficient pumps.  Utility companies want their customers to become more energy efficient, but sometimes it takes a specialist to move the needle.  That’s where implementers come in. With their intimate knowledge of the supply chain, they help create and manage incentive programs to reach business and […]

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Blogs | March 31, 2021

Four Steps to Pump System Optimization

When it comes to energy use, pumps are low-hanging fruit. They account for 25 percent of all energy consumed by industrial electric motors, and the figure is much higher for pumping intensive applications like municipal water, wastewater, and process plants.  While pumps can be highly efficient—up to 90 percent for individual units—many facilities do not […]

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Blogs | March 31, 2021

Municipal Water Cavitation Fail

Most municipal water case studies do not begin in a lab, but this one does. Eric Dole, a certified Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) with two patents to his name, was conducting research on electrocoagulation in a lab at Red Rock Community College outside Denver. A supervisor at Consolidated Mutual Water, who also taught at […]

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Blogs | March 31, 2021

Calculate Pump Savings Quickly and Accurately

Replacing an old pump or specifying a new one comes down to cost. While we can’t help you with your budget, the Hydraulic Institute’s Pump Savings Calculator can help you get the most pump for your money by determining life cycle energy and cost savings. It bases those calculations on your specific application and local […]

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Blogs | March 31, 2021

Three Keys to Getting the Most from Your Reciprocating Pump

Reciprocating pumps date back more than 2,000 years, but it takes skill and knowledge to operate them efficiently. Unlike other pumps that provide steady fluid pressure, the stroke of a reciprocating pump produces a pulsating flow with a peak up to three times greater than its average flow.   For that reason, it is no surprise […]

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