For those of us living in the northern hemisphere winter is coming and this message will serve both as a reminder and a warning as to the inevitable arrival of temperatures below freezing. For folks like us who reside in the higher latitudes, we know from experience that at some point in time (someday
Summit Pump now stocks a variety of 300# 2196 casings. Contact us for availability! https://summitpump.com/contact-us/
Open or Closed Tanks and the Effect on NPSHA Calculations When working through NPSHA calculations for pump applications we need to know if the suction supply tank is open to the atmosphere or not. If it is an open tank the calculation is easy; as we just convert the ambient pressure to head for the
Bringing Awareness to Pump Preservation Shelf Life: With the possible exception of Twinkies™*…all things have a finite shelf life. The purpose of this month’s SSWSP is not to go into the details of pump preservation, but to simply make you aware that it is required. For today we will only discuss new single stage pumps
Here are some brief reminders about NPSHA and NPSHR. NPSH changes with: Impeller diameter: For the same flowrate on a given system an impeller of a smaller diameter will have a higher NPSHR. Clearance of impeller and wear rings: As clearances open up on the pump over time the NPSHR will also increase. This effect
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In observation of the holiday, our factory will be closed July 4th & 5th.
“Your pump isn’t producing enough flow!” “I can’t get enough pressure out of your pump!” “Your pump is making noise!” We often get these calls from the field. While it is entirely possible, in reality, it is rarely the pump’s fault. From my almost fifty years of field experience with pump troubleshooting; I’ve found almost 80 percent of all centrifugal
No one specific subject or theme this month, just a random collection of tips. Kind of like the junk drawer in my desk. Pop Quiz: What pump company made the first ANSI (B73.1) Pump? Answer at the end. You’re Grounded: If electric arc welding near the pump, be certain a solid ground is installed
Several times a month we receive an inquiry from a concerned customer that the “stainless steel” they received from Summit Pump is magnetic and/or appears to be rusting. We assure them there is no issue, and explain as follows. In the case of plain/standard 316-SS, it is usually because the piece has been cold worked