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Oil Refinery

Common Pump Problems and Troubleshooting Guide

No job is perfect. All industrial equipment has the potential for failure and things going wrong. Here’s how to troubleshoot the most common issues that happen with pumps and pump equipment. Sometimes pumps will wear out, often for a variety of factors. A lot of the wear and tear can be minimized through routine maintenance of critical components and replacing them when a problem is spotted. No Liquid Being Pumped Potential Cause How to Fix Pump is not primed Ensure pump and volute are completely full of liquid before operating the pump. If any air is trapped in…
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How to Choose the Right Dewatering Pump for Your Application

The process of dewatering involves draining or pumping water from a mine shaft, construction site, or flooded building basement, industrial or city area. The removal of rain or groundwater in the construction and mining industries is essential to provide a dry base and water table stability to enable operations to proceed. Dewatering Methods Different methods of dewatering are not always interchangeable and each method has a fairly narrow range of applications. Dewatering systems in mines and on construction sites can be expensive to set up, so it is critical…
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Mining Pump Applications

Mine Tailings and Transportation

Mining, or the process of extracting or separating valuable minerals from sources of raw material, is one of the oldest industries in the world. A wide variety of different materials are obtained through mining, including a multitude of metals, gemstones, natural gas, and coal. These valuable minerals are processed and extracted in many different ways, but the common denominator is that as these minerals are processed, vast amounts of unused byproduct or waste collects at the site, often called mine tailings. These tailings will need to be continually displaced…
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Most Common Types of Positive Displacement Pumps

Since there are so many different types of pumps and mechanisms, it can be a little confusing to keep track of them and how they all work. To make things a bit easier to digest, we’re going to cover 9 of the most common PD pumps in this post. All types of positive displacement pumps involve a mechanism that falls into two categories depending on the type of motion it utilizes. To make it a bit easier to understand, we have broken down the most common positive displacement pumps into nine basic types based on their mechanics. These two categories of pump movement…
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The Industrial Pumps, How They Power Modern Life

Industrial pumps are an essential component of a society’s infrastructure that helps tremendously with a wide array of issues in day to day life, allowing modern conveniences and streamlined production of economic goods. Although essential and present in almost all industries, many people who are not working out in the field simply don’t know what an industrial pump looks like and how it operates. Pumps make contemporary life possible by constantly working behind the scenes to keep the world moving. Incredibly, pumps account for an estimated 10% of the …
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Oil Refinery

Types of Pumps Used in Oil and Gas Downstream Operations

Pumps are necessary components inside an oil drilling rig. They’re designed to accelerate the transference of fluid from one location to another. Without pumps, refineries cannot operate, as oil displacement is essential to an oil rig’s entire operation. Below, we explore different types of pumps companies use in oil and gas downstream operations, their primary function, and the pros and cons of each model. Centrifugal Pump The most common type of pump found in the oil and gas industry is undoubtedly the centrifugal pump. Centrifugal pumps contain one or more…
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