well maintenance Articles

  • Inflatable Packers for the Water Well Developments and Maintenance

    Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements manufacture inflatable packers for the water well, borehole development and maintenance, including high pressure inflatable packers for hydro fracturing and block caving ...

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Monitoring hydrocarbons in Bilge water - Case study

    The Situation Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminants may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged ...

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Inflatable packers for the water well developments and maintenance by replacement inflatable packers and elements

    Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements manufacture inflatable packers for the water well development and maintenance, including high pressure inflatable packers for hydro fracturing and block caving procedures. Of course, Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements manufacture inflatable packers and associated equipment for diverse applications such as oil and gas exploration, construction, ...

  • Required maintenance

    Many consider the ’60s through today as an era of analytical and technological revolution. In the ’50s, labs were running manual chemistries, using handwritten QC charts and keeping data in log books and file cabinets. Lab technicians were creating calibration curves by hand. No auto-sampling, no computer control, no electronic interpolation of data. Technicon offered a few automated chemistries ...


  • Clarifier maintenance

    Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill will. Regular maintenance, an annual inspection of the mechanism and an occasional touchup of the paint or coating system are simple and inexpensive proactive steps that will usually prevent most problems. Three components of all clarifiers require maintenance: ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • A review of the three most popular maintenance systems: how well is the energy sector represented?

    A recent review of maintenance literature found that total productive maintenance (TPM), reliability–centred maintenance (RCM), and condition–based maintenance (CBM) were the most popular maintenance management models discussed in academic journals. In this paper, a comprehensive review of these three models is undertaken to identify empirical 'real world' examples of each model being used in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimized Maintenance, a Roadmap to Excellence

    ABSTRACTMaintaining assets is a key business process in any municipal operations. When done effectively it can result in optimal asset performance, reliability and maximize the overall return on investment in the asset. Indeed, maintenance is a key enabler of many municipalities’ vision of sustainability. Unfortunately, most Utilities still struggle at the maintenance function and many would rate ...

  • DCWW Network Maintenance

    Hydro-Logic has been commissioned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to install, operate and maintain a large network of telemetry enabled reservoir level and compensation flow gauges across the whole of Wales. The initial contract covered five years and following an EU OJEC re-tendering process, a new contract for six years was awarded in April 2006. Both contracts include the survey and rehabilitation of ...

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Industrial Maintenance for Compressor Stations

    Transporting natural gas via pipelines is very safe and cost-efficient. However, in order for the transportation process to work properly it is imperative that the natural gas be kept at the correct pressure. To accomplish this compressor stations are needed at regular intervals. Let’s take a look at some key components of compressor stations as well as industrial maintenance needs. The ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Cleaning & maintenance magazine

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend away from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more energy and are more costly and less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce, as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Using fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a ...


  • Pump Maintenance Know-How

    It’s no secret that a pump that runs at peak efficiency uses less fuel, experiences less downtime and costs less to operate. The time you spend maintaining your pump is actually an investment in its lifetime performance and value. In fact, there are many ways that a diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs, while increasing efficiency. For instance, by ensuring your pump investment ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Everything Depends on Pressure And Maintenance

    Energy and cost efficiency of biological treatment plants Every biologically working sewage plant needs a compressed air station for the oxygen supply of the aeration basin. This station only works at the highest possible energy efficiency level if excessive plant pressure through the subordinated system, excessive intake temperatures due to insufficient aeration and deaeration, and ...

  • Infrastructure Maintenance - An Economic Opportunity

    Public safety and the cost of doing business are deeply impacted when infrastructure is neglected. Here’s a look at the high cost of low maintenance and what can be done about it. A Bridge Too Far There are over 607,000 bridges in the United States. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,1 published by the American Society of ...


    By ASTM International

  • In-well Vapor Stripping - Technology Overview

    In-well vapor stripping technology involves the creation of a ground-water circulation pattern and simultaneous aeration within the stripping well to volatilize VOCs from the circulating ground-water. Air-lift pumping is used to lift ground-water and strip it of contaminants. Contaminated vapors may be drawn off for aboveground treatment or released to the vadose zone for biodegradation. ...


  • Treatment of pumping wells case study

    Results from an Australian Trial Problem The pumping wells had accumulated fat and grease on their walls. With time septic conditions had set in giving rise to strong malodours and the local residents had started to complain about the smell. In addition acids produced under septic conditions were damaging the structural integrity of the pipes and pumps and increasing ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    Contrary to popular belief, an oil well can be an explosive hazard even when it is not in operation (pumping steady). An EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics cited that the oil and gas sector experiences the most deaths from fires and explosions, compared to other private industries. Risks of Explosive Elements around Oil Wells A recent explosion in ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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