Posts Tagged: Chemical and Process

AODD Pumps For Harsh Conditions

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Webster’s Dictionary offers a number of definitions for the word harsh, including “having a coarse or uneven surface that is rough or unpleasant to the touch” and “causing a disagreeable or painful sensory reaction.” When choosing the proper pump for an industrial application, the word harsh has two meanings: the characteristics of the product that… Read more »

There Were Heroes Amidst The Gulf Oil Spill Fiasco

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When the traditional tally of the top news stories of the year is taken in a few months, there is one that is sure to be at the top of nearly every list: the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that put the Gulf, the area’s marine… Read more »

Case Study: Efficiency Through Indirect Measures

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For months, the focus of the Pumps & Systems “Efficiency Matters” column has been on pump design, installation and operation, factors that directly affect the energy consumption of the pump itself. For example, the April and May 2010 articles on pump performance bands discussed how normally, when a positive displacement pump has less slip, it… Read more »

Pumps Play A Role In The Coastal Cleanup

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Among isolated spots of more than 1,200 miles of the beaches of Prince William Sound, Alaska’s environment still suffers the effects of the Exxon Valdez disaster that dumped 11 million gallons of fresh crude into the sea two decades ago. Though there have been far bigger spills, the Exxon Valdez disaster ranks as the most… Read more »

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps

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PSG TECHNOLOGIES – AIR-OPERATED DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM PUMPS: PSG offers the latest technologies in Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps (AODDP).  Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps  are positive displacement reciprocating pumps that can be used in multiple fluid transfer applications.  PSG’s AODDP brands use two diaphragms and four check valves that alternate between the suction and discharge of… Read more »

Conquering the Challenges of Latex Emulsion-Handling

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WILDEN® ADVANCED™ SERIES AIR-OPERATED DOUBLE-DIAPHRAGM (AODD) PUMP TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS THE SHEAR-SENSITIVITY AND LEAK-FREE OPERATION REQUIRED IN THIS CRITICAL APPLICATION Introduction Handling emulsions can be very challenging. Even their basic definition – “a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable” – hints at the difficulties that may be lying in wait when creating… Read more »

Advancing AODD Pump Design for Dangerous Chemicals

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CONSIDER CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY, CONTAINMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY WHEN SELECTING AN AODD PUMP IN DANGEROUS CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS By Edison Brito The chemical industry converts raw materials into 70,000 different products, but each chemical sub-sector presents its own unique challenges and dangers. Namely, each includes dangerous chemicals that are used in the production of tens of thousands… Read more »

Advancing AODD Pump Design For Dangerous Chemicals

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The chemical industry converts raw materials into 70,000 different products, but each chemical sub-sector presents its own unique challenges and dangers. Namely, each includes dangerous chemicals that are used in the production of tens of thousands of products. Dangerous chemicals require careful transfer and pump components to protect workers and the environment. When it comes… Read more »

AODD Pumps for Harsh Conditions

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Source: White Paper PRODUCT TYPE AND ENVIRONMENT MUST BE CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING THE PROPER PUMP By Tom Zuckett Introduction Webster’s Dictionary offers a number of definitions for the word “harsh,” including “having a coarse or uneven surface that is rough or unpleasant to the touch” and “causing a disagreeable or painful sensory reaction.” When considering… Read more »