Optimizing Commercial/Utility Pumping Applications
- Enterprise Energy Management. Mahling, Dirk E.; Lehman, Keith // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Dec2005, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p40
The article provides information on the automation system, extended energy-management systems or enterprise energy-management systems (EEMS). The article first looks at a typical North American facility cost and the traditional ways by which facility managers reduce utility and maintenance...
- Recent advances in pump technologies aid paint & coatings producers. Brito, Edison // Processing (08968659);May2012, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses challenges related to paint and coatings production processes and how air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology benefits manufacturers. It states that all paint contains four basic components and due to this producers should use technology which is versatile...
- Estimating Maintenance Costs in a WLC Assessment using 'Maintenance Profiling'. Went, Bob // WET News: Water & Effluent Treatment News;Oct2015 Supplement Pump Action, p20
The article focuses on the estimation of maintenance costs in a Whole Life Cost (WLC), total cost of ownership over the life of an asset. Topics discussed include the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) cost, the energy consumption, and the safety measures for working environment. Also...
- Commissioning Chilled Water Plants On Large Campus Settings. Newell, Donald // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2004, Vol. 76 Issue 10, p24
Provides tips on commissioning for chilled water plants on a campus-type corporate setting. Discussion of the key components of commissioning; Steps on the basic commissioning process; Operational costs for wasted pumping pressure; Reason for the avoidance of pump cavitation.
- TROUBLESHOOTING SYSTEMS. Ellis, Rebecca // Engineered Systems;Oct2012, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p22
The author discusses the challenges involved in troubleshooting heat pumps. She cites the author's experience in commissioning a new building with ground-source water-to-water heat pumps in its central plant and mentions the complexities involved in the process. The author also mentions how the...
- MONTH 1 - THE ENERGY CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITY: Infrastructure Enhancement-Tertiary Pumping System at Building Entrance. McKew, Amanda // Engineered Systems;Apr2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p30
The article presents the energy retrocommissioning report of a tertiary pumping system located at the building entrance. It notes that existing pneumatic controls do not allow for energy management and the motor pump is old and inefficient thus replacing it with DDC and high-efficiency pump...
- Plant tour dispels long-held myth. Hitchcox, Alan L. // Motion System Hydraulics & Pneumatics;Apr2003, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p4
Examines developments relevant to plant tours. Use of plastic cups and plugs to keep contaminants from entering pumps, cylinders, hose assemblies and other components; Development of quick acting couplings; Tunneling technology.
- Update On Tubing & Fittings. // Laboratory Equipment;Nov2001, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p72
Presents several laboratory equipment for tubing and fittings. Use of Tygon Plasticizer-Free Tubing for peristaltic pump applications; Durability and flexibility of the NALGENE 760 Peroxide-Cured Silicone Tubing; Features of the Premium Grade Y Fittings from polycarbonate.
- Update On Pumps & Valves. // Laboratory Equipment;Nov2001, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p82
Introduces several laboratory equipment. Usability of the portable pneumatic pumps; Features of the Type 330 direct acting solenoid valve; Availability of the Model DV22 Microvolume Diaphragm Valve in three configurations.