Customer Success

The Hydraulic Institute Launches Pump Energy Index Calculator for Department of Energy Regulated Pumps

Calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard released January, 2016 will become a bigger challenge as manufacturers prepare to meet the 2020 compliance and labeling requirements. The DOE Test Procedure, based on the Hydraulic Institute’s standard for pump efficiency testing (HI 40.6), is a multi-stepped process, and the data required to determine a pump’s PEI, can vary according to the product configuration.
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Penn State Engineering Students Use PIPE-FLO® and Vibration Technology to Solve Cavitation Issues

Engineered Software, Inc. and KCF Technologies Inc. recently presented a case study at the 2015 Chem Show in New York City. What made this project so much fun is that it was a Capstone Project conducted by a group of engineering students at Penn State. The students were evaluating the cause of a major cavitation problem at the University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) pumping station in State College, PA.
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Leading Silicon Manufacturer Credits PIPE-FLO® with $30 Million Savings

Recently, ESI had the privilege of working with the facilities engineering team of a major silicon manufacturer. The manufacturer, who had previously used manual calculations in Excel spreadsheets to analyze systems, made the decision to utilize the power of PIPE-FLO® to meet increasing demands to work faster and deliver lower cost solutions. To date, PIPE-FLO® has been credited with saving the manufacturer $30 million due to increased precision in analysis and the identification of further system optimization opportunities.
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Developing a Pump System Assessment with Energy Cost Balance Sheets

Successful implementation of a pump system improvement program starts with everyone involved having a clear understanding of how the pump system operates. In April, we broke down a pump system into the it’s three elements: pump, process, and control elements. Then we discussed how to develop an Energy Cost Balance Sheet for each element. This month we’ll put those techniques to practice by working through the assessment process for a simple system.
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PIPE-FLO® Professional Saves Canadian Nickel Mine over $542k in Annual Operating Costs

ESI’s mission when developing and enhancing PIPE-FLO® and PUMP-FLO™ software is to assist clients in realizing energy efficiencies through improved piping system understanding and superior equipment selection. Recently a plant engineer working at a nickel mine in Canada reached out to ESI when the operators proposed an expansion. By using PIPE-FLO® the plant was able to meet the new process requirements, remove eight stages from each vertical turbine, and save over $542k in annual operating costs.
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CTS Inspection Services Solves Issue with Flow of Fluids

Founded in 2006, CTS Inspection Services offers a range of services including engineering, surveying, project and construction management, support services, and NDT inspections. CTS’ wide clientele includes oil refineries, petrochemical plants, power generation plants and offshore industries. The CTS design team has been using Flow of Fluids to aid clients in the design and specification of pipes, pumps, pressures, and flows.
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