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Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Centrifugal Pumps

Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Centrifugal Pumps

row of red centrifugal pumps in factoryFluid pumps can be grouped into two general categories: positive displacement and centrifugal. Positive displacement pumps cause the fluid to flow by using a mechanical means to vary the size of the fluid chamber. Centrifugal pumps impart momentum to the fluid by rotating impellers. The momentum produces an increase in pressure or flow at the pump outlet.

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Maintenance Advice from Heat Exchanger Experts

Maintenance Advice from Heat Exchanger ExpertsA heat exchanger is a device for transferring heat from one medium to another. During operation, there is an accumulation of undesired substances on a surface (fouling), which retards the heat exchanging capability of the equipment, enhances pressure loss and augments requisite pumping power.

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Benefits of Alfa Laval Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers play an important role in the operation of many different types of equipment. They can be found in air conditioners and airplane engines, as well as heavy industries involving chemical, petrochemical, sewage treatment and natural-gas processing plants.

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Figure 1. A Simple Heat Exchanger

There are many types of heat exchangers. The simplest double-pipe heat exchanger is very cost-effective to design and operate. In contrast, the modern, high-efficiency and space-saving heat exchanger has become popular for companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint and operating space.

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How a Heat Exchanger Supplier Can Help You

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Many industries use heat exchangers. A good heat exchanger supplier can assist you in many ways, starting with the selection process.

What is a Heat Exchanger?

A heat exchanger is a device that transfers heat between a solid object and a fluid, or between two fluids. Heat exchangers have a wide variety of uses, from home appliances to industrial plants.

Have you ever wondered how your pool stays warm on those cold fall nights without direct heat? A heat exchanger uses either a solar-heated water circuit or a boiler to heat your pool. Heat exchangers use conduction, a type of energy transfer, for heating.

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Heat Exchanger Cleaning Methods

Heat exchangers are vulnerable to clogging, fouling and debris buildup. If the heat exchanger is left unchecked, this can lead to reduced efficiency and even complete failure and shutdown of the equipment.

If the heat exchanger is to be shut down, extensive maintenance must be done. This not only causes losses by hindering (if not halting completely) the industry process, but also costs for the complex cleaning procedures.

Therefore, it is recommended that heat exchangers be regularly checked and cleaned. If your heat exchanger or other equipment does not have a schedule for cleaning and maintenance, you should immediately create one.

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All About Cooling Tower Parts

There are many different designs and types of cooling towers. They range in scale from that of Kalisindh Thermal Power Station in India (202 meters tall), to the 3-meter tall portable cooling towers that are very popular with small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Interestingly, the materials used in cooling towers varies. Until recently, Redwood was used, but now manufacturers use more modern, synthetic materials.

If you’re maintaining a cooling tower or want to upgrade your existing tower – or maybe buy a new one – it’s important to have a basic knowledge of the different parts and components. Here are the main categories of parts that are standard in cooling towers for businesses.

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8 Reasons to Buy Basco Parts from an Authorized Dealer

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Basco is a name that has been well-known in the heat exchange industry since the company was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. Since then, the company has stayed at the forefront of innovation in the heat exchanger market.

In fact, if you have worked anywhere from an HVAC business to a power plant, chances are you are familiar with a part from Basco. There are several good reasons to only purchase Basco parts from an authorized dealer.

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What to Look For in a Heat Transfer Equipment Company

Double Wall Plate Heat ExchangerA good heat transfer equipment company should not only offer top of the line equipment and parts, but also cleaning, repair, and maintenance services. There are many types of heat exchangers available and many variables to consider when looking for the right heat exchanger equipment. A good heat transfer equipment company will guide you through these variables and give you options that best fit your needs.

With all the variables to consider and the tasks that follow installation, finding and choosing a heat transfer equipment can be daunting. Many times, choosing the right company will save a lot of money and hassle in the future.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Absorptive Silencers

In an air-handling system, noise frequently originates from one of several sources, including fans, passage of air through straight ducts, and the impact of air flowing through components such as elbows, branches, and mixing boxes.

Several types of duct silencers may be employed to reduce noise, including absorptive or dissipative silencers, reflective or reactive silencers, diffuser or depressive silencers, and active noise control. We will examine the absorptive silencer.

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Heat Exchanger Cleaning and Maintenance Best Practices

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Heat exchangers need to be regularly inspected, cleaned, coated, and maintained. Performing regular maintenance and upkeep on your units provides reduced downtime, improves energy efficiency, stronger outputs, saves money, and extends the life and worth of your equipment. Inefficient heat transfers can slow down and even stop entire operations. In the world of refineries and energy operations, especially, it is important to keep these units in prime condition.

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