What Are The Different Pump Types?

What Are The Different Pump Types?

What Are The Different Pump Types? Pump types come in two main categories – Centrifugal Pumps and Positive Displacement Pumps as classified according to the method of how the energy is imparted to the fluid – Kinetic Energy or Positive Displacement and again each of...
What Are Swirl Breaks?

What Are Swirl Breaks?

What Are Swirl Breaks? Swirl breaks are designed into high energy centrifugal pumps (especially modern Boiler Feed Pumps) to dampen vibrations especially at higher speeds caused by rotor dynamic forces. These forces occur at the impeller annuluses (between bushings)...
Failing Mechanical Seals – Implications On Performance

Failing Mechanical Seals – Implications On Performance

Failing Mechanical Seals – Implications On Performance Failing of mechanical seals can have major implications on the performance of pumps. Here we look at a client whose power station has 12 booster pumps that feed their Sulzer HPT Pok30 boiler feed pumps where they...
DE Bearing Failure Peerless CCW Pump

DE Bearing Failure Peerless CCW Pump

Sulzer MC80-260/11 OverhauDE Bearing Failure Peerless CCW Pump One of our clients contacted us stating they were having major issues with one of their Peerless closed cooling water pumps, with the DE bearings failing. Project The Peerless XP was uninstalled and...