Power and Efficiency of Worn Out Pumps

Power and Efficiency of Pumps | Flowmetrics

It’s common knowledge that when a pump has internal wear, the performance of it suffers. The flow is reduced and the efficiency drops drastically. The power though is effected by internal wear of pumps. In the most extreme cases, if the impeller is completely worn out, there will be no flow or power. Though in most cases the tight clearance parts, like wear rings and bushings, are the first to go. 

Periodic testing of the pumps will show how the performance is working. The power data can tell the difference between internal wear. For example if the wear ring clearances have worn out or the impeller is deteriorating. Vibration analysis along with a performance audit can help to determine if repair is needed or work can continue on. 

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Big Data Improves Pump Maintenance

Big Data Pump Maintainence


Managing an efficient operation for pump systems is beyond crucial. Routine maintenance is one area where companies fail to capitalize on the technologies that can help. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), can easily be used to help promote an efficient system. A well-designed CMMS helps maintenance professionals prevent failures and malfunctions, and its data-driven capabilities make operations safer and more cost-effective. For industries vested in pumps and systems, using big data improves pump maintenance in their companies and profit margins. Updating existing maintenance practices to a modern CMMS solution offers three key benefits.

The three ways big data improves pump maintenance are:

  1. Prediction & Prevention
  2. Cutting costs while still making profit
  3. Mobile accessibility

These benefits of moving towards a CMMS system seem to have had a great effect in keeping up with efficiency standards. The data gathered from the system helps to provide a more accurate description of the issues at hand, helping to pin point the problems and alleviate time trying to fix the problems.


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Gas Engines for Processing

Gas Engines for Processing | Flowmetrics

For versatility and power, nothing beats the gas-fueled internal combustion engine. It can output enough power for those demanding tasks, be reliable for long hours and years of service, or mobile for sporadic fringe uses. Over the years gas engines have been improved through copious research and careful adaptations in compression ratings and fuel economics.

Many processing facilities utilize gas engines in medium- to large-scale mechanical drivers. These engines can power compressors, pumps, generators, and other equipment. As engine technology improves to provide more power with less fuel usage, processing plants utilize smaller engines and more processing room. Large engines are usually operated at under 1,000 rpm to preserve life while generating enough power to operate the machinery. Running at lower speeds requires significantly larger engines, reducing plant floor space, while faster speeds increase wear and tear damage to the engines.


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Eccentric Disc Pumps for Chemical Applications

Eccentric Disc Pumps for Chemical Applications | Flowmetrics

Eccentric disc pumps work to pump liquids by spinning an off-center disc inside of a pump housing. As the disc spins around inside the housing two low pressure and two high pressure zones are formed. These opposite high and low pressure zones move fluid through the pump. Because the volumes of these pressure zones is known, a constant, regular, measured flow rate can be achieved by varying the speed of the pumps spinning. This consistent flow is necessary for accurate chemical processing or distributors.

Because eccentric disc pumps are by design seal-less, fluids that would react with or corrode common seal materials are able to be pumped through a processing line. By protecting against unintended reactions valuable chemical materials are preserved saving the processing facility in materials costs.


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