Water & Wastewater Pumps Articles

  • Steam Enhanced Creosote Pumping - Case Study

    AutoPump Integral to Innovative Steam Injection Process Used to Clean Up DOE Facility in Ohio SteamTech Inc. of Bakersfield, California, a 35-year-old firm with roots in the oil field industry, is working for Bechtel-Jacobs at the Gaseous Diffusion plant in Piketon, Ohio. Bechtel-Jacobs considered several innovative remediation technologies and chose the steam injection process ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • New LFG Collection System Utilizes QED’s Revolutionary LFG Measurement and Control Technology - Case Study

    “The main advantage, to me, is the Fine Tune™ Control Valve* that is used on the QED wellhead - it’s one of those revolutionary things in the landfill gas industry. Gate valves don’t give you very good control unless you always want the valve 100% open and you can apply as much vacuum as possible. But when it comes to low-flow wells then it’s important to be able to ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Leakage control of multi-source water distribution system by network partition and optimal pump schedule in China

    The main aim of an optimal schedule of conventional multi-source water distribution system is to reduce the energy consumption rather than minimizing the network leakage. This research is on the premise of meeting water demand, pressure and water quality considering the states of valve opening and closing, the states of pump opening and closing, and the pump speed as solution space. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Pumping Stations, Your Options

    There are many things to consider when thinking about pumping systems in developments, our Pumping Stations Manager talks through the options. Along with budgets, there are many factors to consider when choosing the right pumping station for a development, such as; Technical specifications – how much effluent is the pumping station going to need to remove? ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • 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

  • Ground Source & Underfloor For A Manor House In Herts

    Better Planet was selected to design, supply, install and commission a Ground Source Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating in connection to an ongoing comprehensive renovation of this Manor House in Hertfordshire. Our involvement started with a room by room heat loss calculation allowing us to size the heat pump and design the underfloor heating. We also carried ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Aquflow

  • 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. ...

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