A Better Way to Compare Pump Efficiency

A Better Way to Compare Pump Efficiency

Comparing pump efficiency just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new rating system developed by the Hydraulic Institute (HI). For the first time ever, pump specifiers or purchasers can go directly to an online tool where they can compare the numerical efficiency scores of any pump….

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How to Pick a Centrifugal Pump Part 8: Motor Speed Considerations

How to Pick a Centrifugal Pump Part 8: Motor Speed Considerations

How does RPM (revolutions per minute) impact pump operation? And what RPM is best suited for hydronic applications? A pump’s RPM or “synchronous speed” is determined by the number of magnetic poles in the motor winding as they interact with...

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How to Pick a Centrifugal Pump Part 1: Designing for Owner Satisfaction

How to Pick a Centrifugal Pump Part 1:  Designing for Owner Satisfaction

Hydronic pumps all do the same basic thing—they circulate water.  So why are there so many different types and configurations? And what criteria determines the best pump for a given application?  That’s what we will be exploring in this series on "How to... 

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Steam Basics Part 4: Vacuum Breakers on Steam-to-Water Heat Exhangers

Steam Basics Part 4:  Vacuum Breakers on Steam-to-Water Heat Exhangers

This week we take a look at the vacuum breaker on a steam-to-water heat exchanger. Steam-to-water heat exchangers, or steam heating coils with on-off or modulating control valves, require a vacuum breaker. This simple and relatively inexpensive device may save ...

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