ESI In The News

Selecting a Pump for the Total System

I am often asked the best way to arrive at a design point for pump selection. My initial response is to understand how the pump elements will interact with the processes and control elements. This is necessary to get a clear view of the system as a whole, and to meet the systems design requirements. When all the elements of the piping system are working together, the system will meet its design requirements while minimizing the total lifetime costs.
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System Simulation as a Troubleshooting Tool

Often, I am asked why a customer’s system is not operating properly. In many of the cases I have limited operational experience of the customers fluid piping system. By breaking the system down into the pump, process and control elements, one can quickly understand how the piping system operates. Since most of our customers used our piping simulation software they will also include a system simulation file of their system in question.
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Pump Systems Matter Honors Ray Hardee

Pump Systems Matter (PSM), global source for pump system training and education, bestows its prestigious Leadership Award to Ray Hardee, co-founder and chief engineer of Engineered Software, Inc., at the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Annual Conference and Centennial Gala recently held at the JW Marriott – Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. The award recognizes outstanding HI members who made lifetime achievements to the advancement of pumps and pumping systems, energy efficiency, reliability and performance.
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Designing and Operating a Smart Pumping System

Smart pumping is not just about buying a pump for your system that has a high best efficiency point or installing a variable frequency drive to reduce power consumption and energy costs. Successfully designing a smart pumping system allows the plant to operate in steady state conditions with minimal downtime for long periods of time, the key to reliability and profitability in any commercial or industrial facility. Operating in steady state improves product quality, reduces maintenance downtime and costs, maintains environmental compliance, and directly impacts the bottom line.
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Large Closed Loop Service System with Multiple Paths

In past articles, we have focused on piping systems made of only one or two circuits. These types of system are often found in process systems where fluid is pumped from a supply tank acting as the inlet boundary, through the process elements of the system to make the product, and then through the control elements to adjust the flow rate of the system to maintain the desired operating condition.
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