Download a copy of this paper: Is material quietly disappearing from your pump? The average age of the U.S. nuclear reactor fleet is 39 years old  and many plants are forecast to continue operating for years to come. Many nuclear pumps,
Introduction: The rise in total generation capacity of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is resulting in traditional “base load” coal generation plants being more frequently used to follow fluctuating electricity demand i.e. “peak
We understand that your plant is likely operating with quicker start-ups and shutdowns, and more frequent load changes than it was originally designed. These operating modes can cause pre-mature bearing wear or, in some cases, catastrophic failure
There has been much discussion over when to restack a BWCP rotor or stator for electrical performance reasons (i.e. not mechanical damage, but actual or anticipated performance degradation). There are four primary concerns with an increased
As most pump users know, that when cavitation occurs, it is the result of vapor bubbles collapsing within the impeller passages. It may be within the fluid or on the metal surfaces, and most often does cause vibration in the unit. If severe enough,
All rotating equipment lends themselves to vibration measurement and analysis. During normal operation they emit a specific vibration signature. If this signature changes it provides an indication of a change in the health of the
Introduction: The rise in total generation capacity of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is resulting in traditional “base load” fossil generation plants being more frequently asked to follow fluctuating electricity demand, i.e.