Water & Wastewater Pumps Articles

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • All you want to know about sump pumps

    The weather nowadays is extremely unpredictable. It may be sunny now, and may rain heavily the next instant. Also, occasionally there are weather conditions like rains, hurricanes and storms, which can occur when it is least expected and among all of these, floods are the most common. Floods can be very irritating as the water can flow indoors. In such a condition, a sump pump is necessary in ...

  • Xylem unveils fifth generation HYDROVAR

    Highly efficient variable speed drive reduces energy consumption Xylem, a global water technology leader, has released the fifth generation HYDROVAR, an intelligent pump controller that accurately adapts to system demands, helping end users realize cost and energy savings while achieving optimum system performance. The new drive can reduce energy consumption of a pump by as much as 70 ...

  • Amthor International Vacuum Truck

    Vacuum trucks are a type of tank truck that boast heavy duty vacuum pumps. This allows you to load all kinds of substances, including liquids, solids or sludge,through the vacuum pump’s suction lines. Most vacuum pumps use rotary vane vacuum pumps. Here at Amthor International, we provide our clients with a variety of vacuum trucks in the Matador line. Our Vacuum Tank Trucks ...


    By Amthor International

  • A PSO approach for optimum design of dynamic inversion controller in water distribution systems

    Water distribution systems have become immensely complex due to ever increasing water demand and sporadic availability of water at the sources. Generally, water management issues are handled through human intervention, which naturally leads to incompetent trial and error procedures. Moreover, the non-linear system dynamics and sequential pumping operations involved in the water distribution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Skid Systems - Case Study

    A Chemical Metering Pump is seldom used by itself. It is usually a part (ok, the part) of a chemical injection system into a process. Such a system requires various accessories, valves and controls to dispense the exact amount of chemical demanded by the application which may itself vary. Let us say if you are using chemical pump to achieve pH balance for the water. You need to measure the pH of ...

  • Bell & Gossett introduces new hydronic pump selection criteria to maximize system efficiency

    Energy and maintenance expenses account for approximately 75 percent of the life-cycle costs of a centrifugal pump. With a growing emphasis on reducing energy consumption driven by government regulation and businesses seeking operational and financial efficiencies, HVAC system designers are seeking system solutions that maximize efficiencies while reducing costs. To address this demand and the ...

  • Getting an air source heat pump from Better Planet – from first discussion to finished project

    Initial contact The initial contact is often on the phone and we try to establish if an air source heat pump makes sense from a financial and technical point of view. Heat pumps makes sense for most new built projects. For retrofits, heat pumps makes most sense for properties not connected to the gas grid. If you are connected to the gas grid, ...


  • 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 ...

  • ZF has improved pump production with an Equator gauging system - compact, rugged and able to inspect - Case Study

    ZF Marine in Padua, Italy, a manufacturer of pumps for marine propulsion systems, was looking for faster process control, with greater measurement capability. “We realised that it was possible to save time,” explains Gerardo Matterazzo, Quality Manager at ZF, “but we had to identify the right tool. With the Equator process control system from Renishaw, we found a gauging machine ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Horsepower on the pump curve

    Now that the head capacity relationship along the X and Y axes of the pump curve has been established in Part 1 of this series, the pump curve can be used to determine the amount of horsepower required to meet the head and capacity requirements for the job. Horsepower is a unit of power equal to 550 foot pounds per second or 746 watts. Water horsepower is the minimum power ...

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

  • Case Study: Fighting Wipes at Wonderland Pumping Station

    JWC Monsters never back down in the fight against tough wipes clogs! Problem: Clogged pumps and reweaving of materials Solution: Wipes Ready Channel Monster Dealing with tough debris and clogged pumps and pipes are significant and costly issues for many municipal public works departments. These ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Weather Data Has Multiple Uses in Water Management

    According to their website, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) is "proud of its role in managing the water in its jurisdiction and using technology, intelligence and hard work to ensure the best possible balance for man and nature.” As part of this management and use of technology, Orion Weather Stations are located at Jordanelle Dam and Utah Lake Pumping Station with three ...

  • Should I insulate my condensate units’ receiver?

    This issue is not addressed in Xylem Domestic Pump and Hoffman Pump product manuals, factory recommendations or Little Red School House steam system application and sizing guides. Some installations require insulation for safety. Otherwise, it’s a matter of choice based on system design and your understanding of the strengths, limitations and use of products in the system. ...

  • 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

  • Viscous Pumping in Focus

    The performance of a pump is influenced when it handles viscous fluids such as crude oil. For the configuration and design of pumps, this is key. In the industry, pump performance curves are developed by testing with water at temperatures around 25°C and corrected to a specific gravity of one. Engineers use this standard so that they have comparable measurement values around the ...


    By Sulzer

  • Xylem pumps chosen for the biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region - Case Study

    When the time came to select the pumps for the Mall of Scandinavia, high operational reliability and superior efficiency were two of the key parameters. Around 200 Xylem in-line pumps are now helping to handle the supply of heating, cooling and domestic hot water to all areas of the giant installation. Located in Stockholm, Solna, the Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest shopping centre in ...


    By LOWARA S.r.l.- a Xylem brand

  • 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

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