Many pump users focus on efficiency ratings when purchasing new equipment, but a much greater source of wasted energy is found when looking at the overall system instead of limiting optimization to the pump design itself. It is rare that a system is operating with equipment that is optimized to deliver flow while operating close to its best efficiency point. More often, pumps are oversized for their systems and achieve the desired flow rate by throttling a valve. The friction added by this valve changes the system curve to achieve the design operating flow; this action is one of the greatest sources of wasted energy in a pump system. Continue reading
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Wednesday Webinar- Pump Curves and Energy Optimization
Join instructor Bob Jennings discusses pump curves and how to optimize pumps to their system to achieve energy savings.
What Happens When Things Go Bump in the Night?
What happens when an alarm is signaled from our Condition Monitoring System? Is the software customizable to customers’ needs? Glad you asked.
It all starts in the home of our Centaur engineers – the Monitoring and Diagnostic Center, where dedicated personnel are checking the status of monitored equipment 24/7. These vibration and pump subject matter experts keep an eye on concerning trends and use the digital twin interface to identify areas of concern. Continue reading
HydroAire: A Partner in Sustainability
Hydro was recently featured in a short video produced by ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, about our combined efforts in saving energy and increasing pump efficiency.
“Water is critical to our operations. ArcelorMittal’s partnership with HydroAire, a Chicago company, helps us work toward one of the 10 sustainable development outcomes: to be a responsible energy user that helps create a lower carbon future.”