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Process Equipment | Types of Process EquipmentAny piece of equipment which forms a part of a larger process is collectively known as process equipment. End use industries such as mining, waste water treatment, steam power generation, salt water disposal etc. have elaborate steps and processes which use different types of equipment at each stage. Some of the commonly used process equipment include pumps, valves, vessels, filters, coolers, heat exchangers, pulsation dampeners, piping etc. Read More
Engine Powered Generators | Components and Types of GeneratorsEngine Powered Generators or Gensets are used for power supply in a multitude of applications. Using typical fuels like gasoline, diesel, natural gas etc. for combustion, gensets convert mechanical energy into electrical energy for output. This electric energy is used to power appliances installed in various end-use industry applications. Read More
Steam Driven Generators | Steam Turbines and Electric GeneratorsPower generation from steam has always been a more environment friendly way of generating electricity as compared to using fossil fuels. Hence, steam turbine powered generators have proved to be a great alternative. Find out here how does a steam driven generator work! Read More
Parts of a Pump | Components and Workings of a PumpPumps are used to move fluids in a variety of applications. From small to big applications mostly everyone is familiar with the type of pump required. However, what makes a pump work? In other words, what are the parts or components of a pump which make it work the way it does? Read More
Compressors, Fans and Blowers | Types of Compressor, Fans and BlowersCompressors, Fans and Blowers are used to move/displace air/gasses and fluids in various applications. They key difference lies in the format they move different products. Compressors essentially reduce the volume of gas or liquid using high pressure. Fans move air or liquid using electrical energy and Blowers push liquid or air at moderate speeds. Read More
Centrifugal Pumps - Working, Applications & Types | Power ZoneThis article defines Centrifugal Pumps, shedding light on the working, application and types of Centrifugal Pumps and shall help you buy the most suitable one for your process. Centrifugal Pumps are the most widely used type of pump for the transfer of liquids. In simple words, it is a pump that uses a rotating impeller to move water or other fluids by using centrifugal force. Read More
Understanding How Reciprocating Pumps Work | Designs & Types of Reciprocating PumpsThere is a wide range of reciprocating pumps which includes single-acting reciprocating, double acting – air and steam, and metering (also called piston pumps). Reciprocating pumps are best suited for applications requiring a wide high pressure range. They operate at higher efficiencies as compared to other pump designs. Once we understand the components used in a reciprocating pump we will understand how it works. Read More
What is a Screw Pump? | Types of Screw PumpsScrew pumps encompass a network of screws that mesh together and rotate within a cylindrical cavity or a liner. One side of the pump is known as the suction side, where the fluid enters, and the other is known as the discharge side from which the fluid is dispensed. Once the fluid enters from the suction side, it moves linearly along the network of screws towards the discharge side of the pump and since the screws have very little clearances between them, the fluid gains pressure while moving through the pump. Read More
New Pump Smell
By Alan Parsons
Business Development Manager
I buy used cars. My frugal self just can’t part with the extra money it takes to get from “serves my needs well” to “two digits on the odometer”. I can research the history, the year, and model of the car to see how much maintenance they take compared to others. And, I can afford more car.
Can the same logic be used for pumps and other rotating equipment? Well, depends on what you are after. For pumps, in many cases, the answer is a very strong yes. The first few reasons are fairly obvious:Read More
Rentals: What's the Big Deal?
When an industry needs equipment to finish the job, they often have two choices. They must buy the equipment they need, or find a temporary solution. Finding temporary solutions are becoming to be a stable choice for many companies. Equipment rental industry reports have shown steady growth over the past several years. Projections for the future are also holding steady.Read More