Pressure Cleaning Articles

  • At Goulds Water Technology, business means family and family means business - Case Study

    When Seabury S. Gould founded his pump company in the mid-1800s, he knew he had a good thing going. He believed in the material and the design, and he was proud to be the man behind fresh flowing water for the pioneers opening the West, the farmers in the East and the plantations down South. What Gould didn’t know, and ...

  • Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development

    Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development Where there’s a problem there’s a solution, sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get there. When you’re in the business of providing solutions to municipal and industrial water resource recovery utilities, then it’s helpful to invest in ingenuity. For KLa Systems, a ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Sensitivity analysis on the pollutant trapping efficiencies of a novel sewerage overflow screening device

    A novel ‘Comb Separator’ was developed and tested with the aim of improving sewer solids capture efficiency and reducing blockages on the screen. Experimental results were compared against the industry standard ‘Hydro-Jet™’ screen. Analysing the parameter sensitivity of a hydraulic screen is a standard practice to get better understanding of the device performance. In order to understand the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • K3Delta installs a high-efficiency BBA Pumps jet water unit

    The Dutch K3Delta family business has a rich history. Since 1928 the company has been a leader in the responsible extraction of sand and gravel. Additionally, the company has become a major player in the raw materials market, where sustainable development plays a key role. For the production site at Lingemeer near Echteld, K3Delta has recently installed a new ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Binary vs. Quaternary: Which Pump is Right for You?

    How to decide which chromatography system pump is right for you Well, you’ve made it this far and I am guessing that you are coming back because I have provided some useful information to help you understand the differences and nuances of a binary versus ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Binary vs. Quaternary Pumps: High Pressure Mixing vs. Low Pressure Mixing

    Welcome to the next installment in my series on binary vs. quaternary pumps for liquid chromatography! In my previous post, I discussed how gradients are created as well as the importance of having accuracy and precision in your gradient. ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Binary vs Quaternary Pumps

    How is a Gradient Created? Any liquid chromatograph is an amalgamation of a certain set of components that delivers to the scientist a monograph of the sample they are analyzing.  Traditionally, an LC system consists of a pump, an injector, a column heater, a detector and even more commonly these days a mass spectrometer or mass detector.  In ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Case study - Beltran WESPs deliver superior gas cleaning performance for Zambia’s fast-growing copper industry

    The central importance of copper production to the Zambian economy is reflected in the fact that the value of copper exports in 2010, about $5.8 billion, accounted for 78 percent of the country’s total merchandise export earnings, and helped make it the seventh largest producer in the world. Capitalizing on a worldwide surge in copper prices and the coincident privatization of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • 4 Key Design Criteria for Jet Mixers

    Jet mixers are widely used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to blend the plant influent and suspend light organic solids in circular equalization tanks.  Other applications for these powerful hydraulic mixers include mixing anoxic tanks and anaerobic reactors with the latter application being for industrial waste streams only. Jet ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Study of dilution, height, and lateral spread of vertical dense jets in marine shallow water

    This study provides information for the design of sea outfalls to dispose of brine from desalination plants into shallow lagoons of the sea. The behavior of vertical dense jets was studied experimentally by discharging cold saline water vertically upward into a tank filled with hot freshwater under stagnant ambient conditions. The minimum return point dilution, μmin, was determined ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Key Design Parameters for a Jet Aeration System

    Three Questions To Answer When Adding A New Aeration System Installing an aeration system for your industrial wastewater treatment plant can be a complex process. To make it more efficient, it is important to provide the correct information to your aeration system supplier from the very beginning. Here are three simple questions you should be able to answer when your aeration supplier ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • 5 Must Do Steps to Keep Your Jet Aeration System Running Smoothly

    Sustained low dissolved oxygen levels in an aeration tank can cause a host of problems — including difficulties in maintaining soluble BOD (biochemical oxygen demand), reduced nitrogen removal efficiency, and challenges with biomass separation. A jet aeration system offers a solution, utilizing both a pump and blower to meet the oxygen transfer requirements of a biological process. A well ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Reaching economic leakage level through pressure management

    High non-revenue water (NRW) values as a percentage of system input volume form a serious problem that many water utilities worldwide have to confront nowadays. There are ways to mitigate the effect by adopting strategies with short- and long-term results. Water pressure management (PM) is one of the most efficient and effective NRW reduction strategies. To calculate pressure management of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory - Case Study

    Sweet Rewards: new composite cutting blade and hydraulic ram enable us to overcome accessibility challenges Challenge Replace corroded cast iron pipes without disrupting a factory’s production line. Solution Our consultant Ben Patterson found water standing under the plant’s cleanout grilles. A ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Importance of the Pre-charge of Pressure Tanks.

    A pressure tank consists of an air and water chamber that are divided by a membrane. The air in the air chamber is compressed dry air. This so called pre-charge is a very important factor in the operation of a system with a pressure tank. It acts like a spring and stores the energy in a tank that is used to supply pressurized water when the pump is not running. The membrane that separates the air ...

  • BA-C500 pump still going strong after 10,000 hours in service

    A high volume jet water pump has been working on board of a sand dredger, belonging to the Dutch company De Vries & van de Wiel, since May 2010. This big 20" pump has worked flawlessly without significant maintenance since the first ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Tubing burst pressure

    Randolph Austin peristaltic pumps offer the unique ability to transfer materials without coming in contact with the pump. In a sense, the tubing is the heart of the pump. Using the wrong tubing for an application and you may have a ruptured line with a mess to clean up; selecting the right tubing for the job, results in a better experience. Of the many factors to consider in any application of ...


    By Randolph Austin Company

  • Economy in car-making - powder metallurgy

    Powder metallurgy (PM) has made a major contribution to the technology of automotive manufacture over the past 70 years. It has been and is still the fastest-growing metalworking technology. Today, on average, it provides about 10kg of the total components of a car — more in the US, where cars are larger and use automatic transmissions in nearly all units sold and less in Europe and Japan, ...

  • KLa Jet Aerators/Mixers for Large Diameter Equalization Tanks - Case Study

    Flow Equalization Many municipalities are facing the challenge of having to equalize large volumes of storm water sometimes mixed with raw sewage in order to continuously meet their permit limitations. The equalized flow is stored during a storm event and then slowly diverted to the treatment facility when influent flows return to normal levels.  In the past few years the need ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Skimmer technology - An appraisal of mop skimmer technology case study

    Skimmer technology offers many alternative types such as mop, disc, drum, brush, belt, tube or weir skimmers. 1.0 Background A World patent was awarded to Shell international in 1967, for the use of a continuous belt of material, synthetic or otherwise, which would remove oil from the surface of water, by means of adsorption or absorption. From that time until the ...

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