When designing cooling tower suction piping, it is absolutely critical that engineers have sufficient NPSH to the condenser water pump and avoid any piping design errors that could cause air to come out of the pumping solution. If either of these becomes a problem…Read More
“Would my project be better served by an open loop cooling tower or a closed loop cooling tower?”
It’s a question that anyone in the early stages of designing a hydronic system that requires heat rejection is certain to ask. The answer is partly intuitive but also based o…Read More
One challenge to selecting a steam condensate return unit is the return temperature of the condensate after leaving the steam heat exchanger. This week we'll offer some suggestions to assist the engineer or designer...Read More
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a pump curve must be worth several thousand.
Make no mistake, there’s a lot of information on a centrifugal pump curve like the one shown here. It’s no wonder that many newly practicing engineers are a little intimated by them.