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What is NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) and Why Does it Matter?

NPSH or Net Positive Suction Head is a very important part of a pumping system. The systems NPSHA must be higher than the pump's NPSHR in order for proper pump performance and to eliminate the risk of cavitation, which can damage a pump in short order and shut down operations that depend on that pump. Read More...

Springer Pumps Now Carries AFLEX HOSES

AFLEX is one of the largest manufacturers of high-performance PTFE lined flexible hose products in the world. With products for the process industry that include BIOFLEX ULTRA, PHARMALINE N & X, CORROLINE+, and CORROFLON there is one for every application requiring PTFE lined hose. Read More...

Graco SaniForce 2.0 Launch

Graco Inc. recently held a SaniForce 2.0 launch event for distributors. The new SaniForce line features design improvements for diaphragm pumps, Drum Unloaders, and Bin Evacuation Systems. There is are new Air & Electric Driven Large Particle "Poultry" Pumps, an induction plate for Unloaders and more sizes of diaphragm pumps. Watch this brief video for a quick preview and stay tuned for details in upcoming articles and on our catalog. Read More...

NSF 61 Certified APEX and Bredel Pumps for Drinking Water

When manufacturing, selling or distributing water treatment or distribution products in North America, products are required to comply with NSF 61 by 48 States. Also, State agencies can order water producers to remove non-NSF 61 certified products. To date, the Bredel pumps listed below are the only hose pumps to meet NSF 61 requirements. No other manufacturer of hose pumps (Verderflex, Graco, Flowrox, Albin, and others) have NSF 61 certification. Read More...

Defining Boiler Efficiency

THINK ABOUT YOUR WATER HEATING SYSTEM

How efficient is your water heating system?

There are many ways to measure boiler efficiency. Most are based on one part of the system and not the whole. This article by TEA explains the different ways efficiency is measured and defines the best way to determine true Boiler Efficiency.

COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY

Combustion Efficiency is an indication of the burner’s ability to burn fuel. The amount of unburned fuel and excess air in the exhaust, are used to assess a burner’s combustion efficiency. Burners resulting in low levels of unburned fuel, while operating at low …

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TEA Heaters for Ready Mix Industry

TEA Direct Contact Water Heaters

Ready Mix Concrete Plants

TEA Direct Contact Water Heaters have proven themselves as being more than capable to supply all the hot water needs for the Ready Mix industry. The following paragraphs explain the unique differences of what TEA supplies over the competition.

TEA is the only manufacturer to offer a fully removable top. This offers full diameter access for internal servicing. Other heaters only allow internal access through exhaust stack ports.

Both the burner and the combustion zones offer high-velocity flow channel jacket cooling. The jacket utilizes flow channels to direct cooling water in a serpentine flow pattern …

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Precise Pigment Dosing at Paper Mill

This abrasive pigment that controls the shade of the paper stock is added at the preparation stage. “We dose very low, precise volumes as the shade is critical” explains Engineering Manager Tony Halhead. “However, the abrasive nature of the pigment was causing the stators and rotors in our Progressive Cavity (PC) pump to wear, leading to a drop in performance.” Read More...

Bredel CIP Hose Pumps Offer Hygienic Pumping of Hot, Viscous Cheese Sauces and More…

Bredel 50 CIP (clean-in-place) pumps are in operation at a global brand sauce and condiments manufacturing plant in Russia. They transfer cheese sauce, tomato ketchup, and mayonnaise and replaced pumps that were proving difficult to clean and maintain.

Pumps have been installed on two filling lines to transfer cheese sauce, which is heated to 167F. Here, the sauce needs to be pumped quickly from the hoppers to the filling line at flow rates of up to 1849 GPH. If the sauce cools in the pump hose or in the transfer lines, it will solidify, causing huge cleaning issues because hot …

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