Oct 04, 2018

October 2018

As more news comes out about the damage and turmoil caused by Hurricane Florence along the eastern U.S. coast, I am reminded of the devastation Hurricane Harvey left in its wake in Houston last year. When Harvey made landfall, my colleagues and I…
As we continue to see the full impact of Hurricane Florence unfold, it is clear that the biggest threat to public safety associated with this storm has been—and will continue to be—not from high winds, but from excessive runoff leading to water quality…
No plans or models—traditional or digital—truly can show clients how a water treatment plant, a pump station or a wastewater facility will look, feel and function before it is built. While computer-aided design (CAD), 3D modeling and building information…
The pumping industry has faced a growing predicament over the last 25 years. As conservation efforts have lowered overall water consumption, aging pumping systems have been forced to move an increasing amount of solids with less water. The invention of…
Changing the seal oil in the KZN Series of BJM pumps is not as difficult as it looks. Follow these 12 steps to complete the seal oil change. Make sure that the pump cable is disconnected from the power source. Lay the pump down on its side. Remove the…
The Great Lakes region was blessed with abundant fresh water for its rivers and lakes. Water as a resource and method of transportation was an important factor in Akron, Ohio, blossoming as one of America’s manufacturing hubs during the late 1800s and…
In Northern San Diego County approximately 7 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean lies the town of Vista, Calif. Vista was founded in 1882 and quickly grew as its Mediterranean climate proved to be excellent for agricultural homesteaders. During the 1920s…
Modern variable-speed drives (VSD) have been used with positive displacement equipment for more than 20 years. VSD technology originated in the 1960s for small DC motors and evolved for use on large induction motors. Pulse width modulation (PWM)…
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands located between England and France. It is known for its Jersey Royal new potatoes, as well as its dairy products from its iconic purebred cattle—and now, for those with an interest in engineering, research,…
On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf shore, dumping an estimated 27 trillion gal of rain over Texas and Louisiana during a six-day period, including 60 in. of rain in parts of Texas. The Category 4 hurricane devastated the…
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