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One of the many capabilities of PIPE-FLO® Professional is the ability to upload and incorporate GIS Database information directly into your PIPE-FLO® model. Municipal water distribution systems often consist of treatment plant facilities feeding water main pipelines which are routed to commercial and residential areas. Companies which design and construct those systems often use GIS databases to plot the distances and elevations of the piping routes.
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Keen Pump Company, Inc.

Keen Pump Company, Inc. is proud to be a complete wastewater submersible pump manufacturer, headquartered in Ashland, Ohio, USA. Keen Pump designs, builds, and tests complete wastewater submersible pumps for the residential, commercial, municipal, and light industrial markets. Keen Pump has recently added a complete FM3615, Class 1, Division 1, Groups C & D, “Explosion-Proof” listing to all of our 1-10hp grinder pumps. This includes our 1hp progressing cavity “KPCG” and our 2hp centrifugal “KG2” series pumps for all residential applications. The larger horsepower grinders, 3-10hp include the Keen Pump “KG” high flow series and the “KHG” high head series centrifugal grinders.
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What is the relationship between the Flow Coefficient and the Discharge Coefficient?

Equipment manufacturers often use different coefficients to characterize the hydraulic performances of their equipment. Ultimately, using the wrong coefficient when sizing and selecting equipment for your system could lead to waste, insufficient relief capacity for safety valves, or the system failing to operate as designed. Read this month’s article to learn what the relationship between Flow Coefficient and Discharge Coefficient is.
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Overcoming Resistance to Pump System Improvement Programs

In February, we explored how successful implementation of a Pumped System Improvement program can decrease capital, operating, and maintenance costs. However, there is often push back in setting up any new program within a plant and a Pump System Improvement program is no exception. This month we will discuss ways to overcome the resistance introducing this type of program within an operating plant.
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How to Use a Pump Curve to Optimize and Troubleshoot Your Piping System

A pump curve can be a valuable tool, not just for pump selection, but for troubleshooting and system optimization. Detailed information on a pump curve provides insight which can save time and energy which equates to operating dollars. The true value of a clear picture of the pump curve and the ability to use it as a prediction tool becomes apparent, particularly when combined with a simulation program. With PIPE-FLO® users have this ability and more.
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What is Suction Specific Speed and How can it be Used in Centrifugal Pump Selection?

There are many factors that must be considered when sizing and selecting the proper pump for your system. One such factor is Suction Specific Speed (Nss), which is an index that describes the characteristics of the suction side of the impeller. Using a pump that is operating outside of its optimum Nss increases the likelihood of issues such as reversed flow, surges, and cavitation which ultimately lead to increased maintenance costs and system downtime.
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Using PIPE-FLO® to Design New HVAC Chill Water Systems

You know how to design complex HVAC chill water systems with Excel spreadsheets, in fact you do it all the time, but make one mistake and debugging is very tedious and time-consuming. With PIPE-FLO®, users can quickly build and simulate the entire environment, and save it, no changes are too difficult to fix, view the system with all of the building expansions, understand the problem(s), and model suggested changes prior to implementation while reducing operating costs and increasing system efficiency.
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Managing Heat Exchanger Fouling To Reduce Risky Conditions

Removing the fouling when maintaining a heat exchanger often requires operations and engineering teams to perform hazardous procedures to keep the heat exchanger working at peak efficiency. Using proper chemistry control of the fluid and ensuring safety standards are being maintained will eliminate risks associated with fouling, save maintenance costs, and reduce hazards on the plant floor.
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