When you need to choose a centrifugal pump, your selection process can become slightly more complicated by the array of centrifugal pump styles that are on the market. But one of the most important tools for making this selection is a pump curve, also known as a pump performance curve. Learning how to read a pump curve is essential in making the right choice for an HVAC or water system pump in an industrial building.
Operating anything with an official certification provides a level of trust and confidence from everybody involved. There are many other advantages to obtaining UL 508A Certification, as well.
SCADA, the industry acronym for "Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition", came into widespread use in the early 1960s. Industries across the board quickly realized the benefits of automated monitoring and control of various plant processes, especially when applied to those tasks which are difficult to complete reliably with human operators.
Whether you are running a business or a home, power is something that we all depend on. Even a few minutes without power can cause immense problems in some situations. Think of what would happen if your business' power supply went out for a mere 30 minutes. How many customers would you have to turn away? At home, you may not lose much in 30 minutes. However, it can still be inconvenient if you need to prepare dinner or have a child who is afraid of the dark.
As one of the Sarasota, Florida region's most reputable electrical motor supply and service companies, Mader Electric has been keeping businesses up and running since 1983. We've also been helping Florida residents keep their cool with motor support for air conditioning systems and swimming pools. The region we serve faces some motor endurance challenges which are unique to the Sunshine State. Mader Electric has an extensive electric motor inventory in stock and standing by to help Florida businesses avoid downtime while helping Florida residents keep their cool all year around.
English inventor, Michael Faraday was interested in magnets. In 1822, he invented a simple motor experimentally. His simple device made a coil of wire revolve around a permanent bar magnet when the wire was connected to a battery. The coil always moved to align itself with the poles of the magnet. In essence, the coil became a magnet itself.
Since the very earliest history, people have been using devices for moving water. Efficiently pulling water out of wells has been a problem since agriculture was invented.
There are a few ancient principles that played roles in automation since the mechanical age. Automation did not have to wait for electronic or electrical systems. The concept of automation as a wish or fantasy dates back as early as 762 BC. In Homer's epic poem "The Iliad," the God of blacksmiths, Hephaestus, was depicted as inventing automatons, self-directed machines, to speed the manufacture of weapons, machines replacing human labor. Human beings have held the idea of automation in our collective consciousness for thousands of years. Inventors were working on mechanical forms of automation for centuries.
The VFD (variable frequency drive) has become the "go to" technology for plant engineers seeking an energy efficient solution for controlling electric motor speed and torque. As this informative article from ABB points out, a VFD can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60% by reducing the amount of energy drawn by a motor. Small reductions in speed result in significant energy savings.
A generator is supposed to get you through a power outage. As such, the last thing you want is for yours to break down in the middle of one. Fortunately, there are a few signs you can look for ahead of time that will indicate you need repairs.