Technical articles

In-depth technical articles where we share some of our know-how with you.

A review of ISO and ANSI pump standards

A review of ISO and ANSI pump standards

Standards for Industrial Pumps: ISO 5199 and ANSI B73.1

Checking alignment with laser measurement equipment

Alignment of Pumps

One of the most important parts of pump setup is making sure that the pump and the drive motor are carefully aligned. Misalignment may account for over 50% of malfunctions in rotating machinery, leading to problems such as worn or broken couplers, vibration, and excessive wear of bearings, seals and wear rings.

HGC high-pressure multi-stage pump

High Pressure Performance: Multi-Stage Pumps from KSB

There are many applications that require pumps that can deliver total developed head ratings of 100 metres or above. Boiler feed applications commonly require high heads, especially for the large boilers used in power stations or in large-scale industrial facilities. Other high pressure applications include pressure washing and descaling operations, condensate circulation systems, and water purification/ desalination systems based on the reverse-osmosis process. Non–industrial applications that make use of high-pressure pumps include firefighting equipment, snow-making equipment for winter sports and service water supply systems for tall buildings.

Radial Split Pump

High-Pressure Multi-Stage Pumps: BB3 vs. BB4

High-capacity multi-stage centrifugal pumps are widely used where the delivery of large volumes of high-pressure fluid is needed. This includes providing heated water for SAGD installations in the oilsands, industrial condensate systems, refineries, pipelines and for water desalination by reverse osmosis.

On-site Testing of Pumps

On-site Testing of Pumps

As was pointed out in a previous article, the key to minimizing the cost of operating pumps lies in making a good match between each machine’s performance characteristics and the requirements of the system where it is installed.

Megger test

The Importance of Electrical Inspections for Pump Maintenance

Why should we make electrical inspections an integral part of our pump maintenance routine? The answer is simple: by performing electrical inspections on pumps and their systems we are able to locate faults before they become failures.