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Monday, 21 January 2019 16:42

How Generators Work With Automatic Transfer Switches

People in South Florida generally accept that living and working in the sunshine state is a whole lot easier when you have a generator. The generator is your first line of defense against the bad weather we see in and out of hurricane season. But, not everyone is aware that when you combine an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) with your generator, you now have a solution that takes your reliability up to a whole new level.

Monday, 14 January 2019 09:19

Advances in Processor Technology and Memory Capacity Give the Advantage to VFDs

In his June 2018 article at Pumps and Systems, Dan Peters did some comparisons of the practicality of replacing the traditional PLC (programmable logic controllers ) with the more advanced VFD (variable frequency drive) in embedded pump applications. While advances in processor and memory technology have benefited both types of controllers, programming limitations inherent with PLCs may make them as obsolete as the candle after the invention of the light bulb for controlling 3-phase induction motor applications.

Monday, 07 January 2019 09:31

Industrial Control System (ICS) - What is SCADA and How Does it Work

SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; it is a type of industrial control system that can be used remotely. It operates using coded signals over communication channels and can be combined with data acquisition systems to acquire information regarding the status of remote equipment. This information can then be easily displayed, or recorded if needed.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 14:20

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Frequently Asked Questions

There are several types of variable speed drives (VSDs) in use, but variable frequency drives (VFDs) are the most popular. Because they increase efficiency and reduce system wear, VFDs should be considered for any application which requires consistent torque at different load levels.

Monday, 17 December 2018 14:51

Can You Use a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on a Single Phase Motor?

It is not advisable to operate a single motor with a variable frequency drive. While it is technically possible, the disadvantages far outweigh any benefits that you might expect. In a majority of cases, it is less expensive to upgrade to a 3 phase motor for use with a VFD.

Monday, 10 December 2018 09:00

What are Split Case Horizontal Pumps?

If you were to take an informal survey of the pump types in use today, you would probably find that many of them are split case horizontal pumps. These industrial workhorses, while not as flexible as many other designs, have been known to continue to work year after year, even decades, without failure. Let's look at the split case horizontal pumps and what makes them special.

Monday, 03 December 2018 11:29

All About Explosion-Proof Pumps

In certain pumping applications, there can be sensitive hazardous conditions. It could be that the environment around the material to be pumped is explosive for one of several reasons. Or the material to be pumped itself could be considered hazardous. In both cases, the situation may call for a particular type of pump, known as an explosion-proof pump. This type of pump is designed to protect both the environment and the material to be transferred from pump related conditions that could cause detonation.

Monday, 26 November 2018 10:07

Thermal Management in Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

VFDs provide many benefits in their primary functions of providing power and control for industrial motors of all sizes. For centrifugal fans and pumps operating at variable loads VFDs offer:

  • Significant energy savings. VFDs characteristically exhibit energy losses of just 2-4%
  • Smooth start and stop characteristics
  • Flexible precise control


Monday, 19 November 2018 11:32

All About Vertical Turbine Pumps

A vertical turbine pump is an extremely versatile type of centrifugal pump that has a wide range of applications. They can be configured to provide both high flow and high pressure as needed and offer advantages over other pump types for transferring liquid. Let's take a look at the vertical turbine pump, how it works, and where they can be found in use.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:55

Eliminate Harmonics With the Yaskawa U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive Increases Plant Efficiency

In simplest terms, harmonics can be defined as distortions to a voltage or current waveform. These distortions occur when non-linear, or non-sinusoidal, loads draw from a sinusoidal voltage source. In other words, harmonics can be generated whenever the smooth symmetrical sine wave of your AC power source is converted to squarish pulses by any of the plant components below, to name just a few of the most common harmonic sources.

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