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Wednesday Webinar: Vibration Concepts

For this Wednesday Webinar, join Glen Powell as he introduces concepts and terminology related to vibration, with the goal of broadening your knowledge. This will provide you with enhanced knowledge and understanding of vibration and its importance as it relates to the reliability of machines.

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Performance Testing: What Is Your Pump Trying to Tell You? (Webinar)

Would you drive a car off the lot without taking it for a test drive first? Probably not. And yet so many end-users “drive” their pumps off the lot and expect it to work exactly to specification.

Pump testing is an essential step in evaluating the hydraulic and mechanical performance of a pump before installation. Testing is applicable to new pumps, refurbished pumps, or re-engineered pumps and offers insights into equipment reliability, performance and can measure the effect of design changes.

Understanding the power and benefit of aftermarket testing can be confusing. Especially without the knowledge of the various testing capabilities available. Hydro’s testing facility is designed in compliance with Hydraulic Institute Standards and API 610. It’s capable of testing horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps up to 5,000 horsepower. This webinar will focus on aspects of aftermarket testing on problem pumps by diving deep into several case studies where issues were found with a pump prior to assembly—helping save time, headache, and money.

Register at pumpsandsystems.com/webinars

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Ares Panagoulias Recognized by Pumps & Systems as a “Top 10 Pump Professional”

a group of people in a roomHydro is excited to announce that our very own Ares Panagoulias has been chosen by Pumps and Systems Magazine as one of “2021’s 10 Pump Professionals to Watch”.  This annual list is compiled and curated by the editors and the editorial board of Pumps and Systems Magazine, the premier industry publication for the North American Pump Industry. The list recognizes some of the best and the brightest in the pump industry.

a group of people posing for the cameraAn Eye Toward the Future

Ares has been with Hydro since August of 2011, starting as Test Lab Engineer, then quickly rising through the ranks to become Test Lab Manager, then Sales & Engineering Manager of Wireless Condition Monitoring, and now he is The Director of Condition Monitoring and Test Lab.

Ares’ contributions to both Hydro and the pump industry are quite substantial given the relatively short time he’s been in the field. His commitment to keeping Hydro on the cutting edge of pump technology is one of the many reasons we agree that Ares Panagoulias is a standout in the pump industry. Congratulations Ares!

https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/10-pump-professionals-watch-ares-panagoulias

Case Study: Batch of 21 Pumps Tested & Validated Under Expedited Conditions from Hydro, Inc. on Vimeo.

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Moving Forward Together – Centaur Monitoring & Diagnostic Center

a group of people sitting at a desk in front of a windowHydro is proud to announce the inauguration of the Centaur Monitoring and Diagnostic Center at the HydroAire Service 40th Street location in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The M&D Center supports end-users who monitor their critical equipment through Hydro’s condition monitoring service, Centaur. Having a dedicated space for monitoring and analysis facilitates a quick response when emergent issues are detected.

Ease of Mind: An Expert Set of Eyes

Centaur allows real-time remote access to live and historical equipment data, enabling Hydro’s team of skilled vibration specialists to perform advanced asset monitoring in tandem with the equipment end users. As part of Centaur’s standard service offering, the engineering team provides monitoring oversight, monthly health reports, and advanced analytical support.

The Centaur engineering team is supplemented by Hydro’s global engineering network. As an unbiased presence in the aftermarket for over 50 years, Hydro has amassed critical experience over a broad spectrum of manufacturers, designs, and applications. This cross-OEM experience is leveraged when making diagnoses and recommending remedial actions. Continue reading

(Free Webinar) Resonance: A Sleeping Giant

Hydro is pleased to announce we will be collaborating with Pumps & Systems to host a webinar focusing on structural resonance. The free webinar will be held on Thursday, October 21, at 11 a.m. CDT.

Resonance is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and commonly goes undiagnosed, resulting in persistent high amplitude vibration issues for long periods. Resonant excitation occurs when a forcing function (generated by rotating equipment) coincides with a structural natural frequency. This problematic occurrence typically results in highly directional vibration and increased amplitudes that can be difficult to resolve without the proper engineering approach.

Resolving structural resonance problems can be quite expensive when trial and error methods are attempted in the field (such as trying to stiffen or detune a structure). This webinar will focus on ways to identify structural resonance and how to eliminate the high vibration amplitudes that commonly accompany it without the guesswork. Hydro Reliability Services’ Glen Powell, Reliability Engineer, and Kyle Bowlin, General Manager, will be presenting.

 

 

Interested in attending the webinar? Sign-up on Pumps & Systems