Tag Archives: Pumps

H.I. Approves Pentair

Wisconsin facility gains test laboratory approval Last Thursday the Hydraulic Institute introduced its newest test laboratory approval—Pentair, one of its member companies—for its pump test lab facility in Delavan, Wisconsin. The HI program helps pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with a third-party auditor to […]

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Utility Goes Green With VFDs

Canadian power provider Alectra teams up with chemical plant for big savings A chemical production plant in Ontario says it has saved proportionate amounts of money by switching to VFDs for its pump applications and teaming up with utilities on energy-saving projects. Galata Chemicals, in Bradford, Ontario, primarily makes additives for PVC piping material and plastics. […]

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Tromco Nabs Repair Job

Minnesota electric outfit to handle first stage of pump house repair project Everyone feels better when a local business gets awarded a local project. Especially when it cuts costs and averts further downtime. In upstate Minnesota, where lakes are sometimes more frequent than towns, let’s consider 25 miles a ‘local’ radius.  Chisholm, Minnesota-based Tromco Electric will be responsible […]

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Grande Old Time

In NorCal, a one-stop-shop for pumps and motors  This week, our editors came across a nice piece in The Union, a local newspaper serving Nevada County, Calif. It features a family-owned and run shop that combines two established businesses under one roof while keeping both namesakes. Pumps West & Motor Electric, of Grass Valley, Calif., is the result […]

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Pumping Station

News from Sulzer, Flowserve, and the City of Fountains Pump the brakes…it’s a fluid control round-up. As always, please let our editors know if you have anything to add from any of the pump industries. Iconic 92-year old Kansas City fountain being repaired with help of resident campaign. Kansas City is affectionately known as the City of […]

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Advertising Tip #16: Supplement with digital

The Electrical Apparatus magazine has been in print for over 50 years, and we are proud to publish a magazine focused on the electromechanical community. Each issue is made up of articles from our editors and advertisements, yet when we created the Direct and Current e-newsletter and the upcoming Electrical Apparatus podcast we wanted another venue for […]

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Armstrong’s Rising Stars

Talent show will raise money for WaterAid Armstrong Fluid Technology has launched a worldwide employee talent show to raise money for WaterAid, the international charity dedicated to providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. WaterAid is an international organization whose mission is “to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by […]

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Rebuilding the Model

Industrial Electric proves the power of persistence and business adjustment In Utah, an electric motor repair and rebuild service provides an example of persistence, along with a willingness to adjust a business model, that can make it possible to elude the pitfalls plaguing many similar businesses in the industry today. At Industrial Electric, in Orangeville, […]

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Over the Rainbow

California pump station upgrades to conserve water Times of transition at a California Municipal District, as a local pump station will undergo a full redesign and installation makeover, replacing a number of its outdated pumps and natural gas motors with electric ones. Old reliables have served Rainbow Municipal Water District’s Pump Station No. 1 well—for at least […]

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Line ‘Em Up

Shaft alignment vital aboard Navy ships Maintenance priorities aren’t limited to a single dimension of the industry. When it comes to the U.S. Navy, sailors deal with some of the very same obstacles as shop employees, and must be on alert for similar red flags. Aboard any Navy vessel, pumps are clearly of great importance, and thus, […]

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