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Pumps & Systems Podcast
15 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Episode 54: Reduce Maintenance & Operating Costs with Ultra-Low Flush & Flushless Seals
Bill Pritchett of John Crane joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk about how users can reduce maintenance and operating costs with flush or flushless seals. The episode is sponsored by John Crane. Visit them on the web at www.johncrane.com. Topics for discussion include: Where the wastewater treatment industry is heading over the next 10 years and the challenges faced. How reducing seal flush waster can reduce maintenance and operating costs. Has the mechanical seal industry developed designs/technology to reduce or eliminate seal flush water? Can seal technology help with a mega drought? Difference between flushless and ultra-low flush seals. That and more on this edition of the Pumps & Systems podcast. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
23 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 53: Challenges of Process Flow Control
Ken McHenry of Custom Valve Concepts joins the podcast to talk challenges of process flow control. The episode is sponsored by SEPCO. Visit them on the web at www.sepco.com. Questions answered include: 1. What is flow control? 2. What are the considerations to selecting the proper method of controlling flow? 3. What are the common impacts on stable flow in a process? 4. How have the events of the last year affected the process flow control industry? 5. What are the trends related to process flow technology? Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on any platform, and listen to all episodes at www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 52: Basics of Compression Packing with Don Olson of John Crane
Don Olson of John Crane joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk basics of compression packing. Compression packing is a seal that reduces leakage between a moving and stationary part. This episode is sponsored by John Crane. Visit them on the web at www.johncrane.com. On the podcast: What is compression packing? Current market trends Types of packing Other methods of construction Reasons for failure in compression packing and how to avoid them Top causes for early packing failure What do we need to know about flush injection and lantern rings? Listen to that and more on this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast. Subscribe on all major podcast platforms. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
19 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 51: Pulp and Paper Industry Outlook for 2021
Episode 51 of the Pumps & Systems podcast features an interview with John Crane experts Nolan Anderson and Mike Compton about the pulp and paper industry as we get into 2021. The podcast is sponsored by John Crane. Visit them on the web at www.johncrane.com. Topics for discussion include: The basics of pulp and paper What components are being used? How the pulp and paper industry has been impacted by COVID-19 How the mills use water in their processes and what they do either from a technology or reliability perspective to reduce those costs How pulp and paper was impacted from a reliability perspective from changing of priorities during the 2020 pandemic year Expectations for 2021 Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on any platform, such as Apple, Google or Spotify. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 50: The New Performance Curve for Tier IV: Package Curves
RJ Gates of Franklin Electric joins the podcast to talk about how users can bring clarity to Tier IV engines with package curves. Franklin Electric is the sponsor of this podcast. Visit them on the web at www.pioneerpump.com. Questions being answered include: What is a pump curve and how is it used? How are Final Tier IV-compliant engines more complex than their predecessors? What is the traditional way to size a diesel engine for a pump? What are package curves? How do package curves illustrate pump performance? What are the benefits of package curves? How can end users achieve a lower cost of ownership with package curves? Listen to all episodes of the Pumps & Systems podcast on various podcast platforms such as Apple, Google, Spotify and more, or by visiting www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
21 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 49: COVID-19, Hurricane Season Effect on Submersible Wastewater Industry
Adam Stolberg and Jeremy Drinkwine of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) join the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk about how 2020 was for the submersible pump industry. Stolberg and Drinkwine discuss COVID-19's effect on the industry and how the 2020 hurricane season affected the industry. The two also dive in on some new SWPA courses being offered this year in conjunction with Pumps & Systems magazine. Visit https://swpau.uscreen.io/ for more information on how to earn CEU credits.
27 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Episode 48: The Gap Between Condition Monitoring & Condition-Based Maintenance
Claire Weatheritt of John Crane joins the podcast to talk about the gap between condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance. Weatheritt is an industry veteran in the field of reliability and asset management. This episode is sponsored by John Crane. Visit them on the web at www.johncrane.com. Questions answered and addressed topics include: What is condition monitoring and what is condition-based maintenance? The gap between the two, how wide is it, why is it the way it is Required functional responsibilities as it pertains to CBM Some success factors for a user’s CBM program. Some measurement and management tips for CBM. What end users and managers should know. Contact podcast host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Episode 47: Machine Health Monitoring in a COVID-19 World with Akshat Sharma of ITT
Akshat Sharma of ITT joined the Pumps & Systems podcast to speak to the topic of machine health monitoring and trends in the industry Some questions Sharma answered include: What is machine health monitoring? What are ways to do this remotely? How much has the health monitoring been affected by the pandemic? What are other trends we are seeing in monitoring since the pandemic really started to affect us? What are some of the biggest challenges we are seeing? How do you see machine health monitoring changing as we move into the future? Email Pumps & Systems podcast host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
22 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Episode 46: Temporary Bypass Pumping Solutions with Pete Snow of Xylem
Pete Snow of Xylem joins the podcast to talk selection criteria as it relates to temporary bypass pumping. Questions include: What is temporary bypass pumping and how/where is it used? How has COVID-19 affected the rental industry, especially as it pertains to temporary bypass pumping? What types of pumps are best suited for temporary bypass pumping? What are the considerations for selecting a pump in bypass projects? What can municipalities do to manage the cost of bypass pumping? Have there been any advances in bypass pumping systems recently? What are mistakes that can be made in temporary bypass pumping and how can they be avoided? Email Pumps & Systems podcast host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
29 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Episode 45: Virtual Reality in Infrastructure Projects Such as Pump Stations
Jeremy Nakashima of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam joined the podcast to discuss how virtual reality works in infrastructure projects such as pump stations. Hear from Nakashima on what virtual reality is, how it is used in designing pump stations, how it can help engineers better visualize a model, how it helps with feedback, change orders, contractors, marketing and more. Email podcast host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
21 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 44: The Basics of AODD Pumps
John Wawrowski of Warren Rupp joins the podcast to talk the basics of AODD pumps. Questions answered include: What is an AODD pump? Where is it commonly used? How can AODD pumps solve common rotating pump problems An inside look at AODD pumps and why all are not alike The “Truth” about AODD pump efficiency How can standardizing on one pump model for your plant saves you tons of money on spare parts in the long run Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on any platform. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts for more.
17 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 43: Preventing Harmonics in Pumping Systems
Harmonics . What are they and how do you prevent them in pumping systems? Eaton experts Paul Olis and Nicole George join the Pumps & Systems podcast to discuss this. Key questions answered are: What are harmonics? Why have harmonics become a bigger topic of discussion in recent years? What are the concerns regarding harmonics? How is harmonic distortion measured? How can harmonics be mitigated? How do passive harmonic solutions compare to others such as active front end? Paul Olis is a marketing analyst for Eaton’s enclosed variable frequency drives product line. He has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University Northwest. He is in his third and final year of Eaton’s rotational leadership program, having already completed roles as a quality engineer for medium voltage drives and as a division sales engineer for low voltage switchgear. Nicole George is the product manager for pumping and enclosed variable frequency drives for Eaton’s Industrial Controls Division, Electrical Sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Florida.
24 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Episode 42: Considerations for Sizing a Pump
Nick Vastine, business applications engineer for Applied Flow Technology, joins the podcast to discuss considerations for sizing a pump. This applies to centrifugal (rotodynamic) pumps. Some questions include: What are the main goals when selecting a pump and piping system? What impact can oversizing or undersizing a pump have on a system? What is BEP, how important is it, what happens when pump operating point gets away from the BEP, etc What are the steps to take when properly sizing a pump? Email podcast host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
21 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Episode 41: Choose the Right Seal Face Technology
Episode 41 focuses on options for choosing the right seal face technology. We are joined by John Crane subject matter experts Mike Kalodimos (first) and Charlie West. With Mike, we talk about what seal face technology is, the option of dynamic lift upstream pumping, how that type deals with severe applications and more. Charlie updates listeners on diamond face, how you grow a diamond, how it helps reduce energy consumption and other types. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on any platform. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 40: Flowserve CEO Scott Rowe on COVID-19 Pandemic
In this episode, hear from Flowserve CEO Scott Rowe on how his global company has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rowe goes in detail on a day in the life of a global CEO during coronavirus, how the supply chains have been disrupted, production delays and more. Also hear from Rowe on how the company is dealing with employees who test positive for the virus and how Flowserve's global manufacturing sites are operating. Rowe finishes the podcast by explaining how he sees the pump industry in the future due to the coronavirus. Subscribe to the podcast on any podcast platform. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com. Visit www.pumpsandsystems.com for more.
24 minutes | May 4, 2020
Episode 39: Coronavirus' Effect on the Wastewater Industry
This episode features an interview with Justin Hovinen of EBARA pumps as we take a look at how the novel coronavirus has affected the wastewater industry. The episode is sponsored by Ebara Pumps Americas Corporation. Visit them online at www.pumpsebara.com. Hovinen also plays a key role with the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) and explains some training opportunities for industry end users during the trying times of COVID-19. Hovinen goes into great detail on the effects of clogs during the coronavirus, how remote monitoring is playing a key role and how wastewater plants are dealing with social distancing guidelines. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts for more
18 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 38: Problems Facing America's Wastewater Systems
Tom Marshall, Northeast Region Municipal Sales Manager for Crane Pumps & Systems, joins the podcast to talk America's changing waste stream. This episode is sponsored by Crane Pumps & Systems. Visit them online at www.cranepumps.com. Topics for discussion include: 1. Biggest problem facing Americas wastewater systems 2. What creates this clogging? Why is worse now? 3. What can you do to prevent? 4. What kind of products exist for solids handing? 5. What are the differences? When to use each? How do they help the problem? 6. What other changes do you see impacting wastewater treatment plants or municipalities/commercial/industrial Applications Visit www.pumpsandsystems.com for more. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
25 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode 37: Coronavirus' Effect on Pump Industry Distributors
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has altered the day-to-day lives of Americans, especially those in the pump industry. In this episode, we learn how industry distributors are responding to the pandemic. The featured guest is Chris Campo, VP of sales at Seacoast Supply, Inc., in the New England area. Seacoast Supply is a distributor. Here are topics for discussion: (4:45) - How distributors are helping customers in a world where they may not be able to physically see them (8:34) - Which industries are doing well and which ones are struggling (13:08) - How OEMs can improve the relationship with the customer through the distributor (16:56) - Taking care of employees during a time like this (20:40) - Where does the industry go from here Email podcast host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
47 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Episode 36: How Cybersecurity Affects Pumps and Systems with Jerry Reeves of Tosibox
Episode 36 features a broad interview with Jerry Reeves of Tosibox. Reeves is an expert in the cybersecurity industry and this is a must-listen for anyone with a system. Topics for discussion include: 1. How does cybersecurity affect pumps and systems? 2. Who needs to be worried? 3. How to secure smart pumps operating in the cloud 4. Testing smart pumps through penetration testing 5. What if equipment is not connected to the cloud, should you be worried? 6. IACS regulations and NIST compliance 7. Who should have a cybersecurity plan? 8. Who should assemble this plan? 9. Levels of cybersecurity 10. What if the cybersecurity plan is too expensive? 11. What does a high-level plan look like? 12. What to do if an employee leaves
27 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Episode 35: Understanding Water Hammer Problems and Solutions with Dylan Witte
Dylan Witte, project manager of Purple Mountain Technology Group, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to discuss the effects of water hammer on a system and how to circumvent it. Topics for discussion include: What is water hammer and where does it show up? Why should you worry about water hammer? What is the Joukowsky equation? How does the type of fluid, pipe and length of the system affect water hammer response? What are potential consequences? How do we fix water hammer? Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on any podcast platform. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
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