The 5 Most Important Stories in the Pump Industry | Feb 29 – Mar 6, 2016

Here are the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days:

1. Securing Future Water Supplies

The biggest threats to our water supplies are aging infrastructure, pollution, and climate change. There are no surprises here, but the threats are looming larger than ever with stories like lead in municipal drinking water and microplastics being pumped out of WWTPs.

2. It’s a Great Time to be in the Car Business, Not so Much the Pump Business

That’s the key takeaway from this month’s valve and pump industry watch. While auto manufacturers enjoyed a year of record sales in 2015, the pump and valve industries were down between 20 and 25%.

3. Couplings are Critical to the Sucess of a Pumping Installation

Pumps are exciting, motors are exciting, drives and motor controls are exciting. Couplings? Snooze.

They may not elicit the same sort of appreciation as the mechanical equipment they connect, but selection and maintenance of couplings is an important part of maintaining any piece of rotating equipment, including pumping systems.

4. Intro to Boiler Feed Systems

Want to learn about boiler feed systems and how to apply pumps in high-pressure and high-temperature applications? There’s a free webinar coming up that you should look into. If, like me, you come from a water and wastewater background, you have a lot to learn from this free webinar.

5. Designing Intake Systems for Submersible Turbines

While vertical turbines are probably the second most common type of pump after end suction pumps, there is one variety of turbine that many pump professionals don’t see very often: submersible vertical turbines. Refresh your memory on submersible turbine intake design with this quick read.

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