If you look up the definition for the word “pump” in Merriam-Webster, you could be forgiven for thinking that pumps are simple machines. According to the venerable dictionary, it’s “a device that raises, transfers, delivers, or compresses fluids.” And while that definition is true, it fails to capture the complexity of the devices that have been used since at least 200 B.C. From allowable pipe stress and the Reynolds number to energy gradients and specific speed, pumps can get very complicated very quickly. One of the areas that often confuses end users is liquid velocity. Read More about The Role of Liquid Velocity in Centrifugal Pump Systems »
March Pumps recently participated in the 2021 Surface Finishing Mexico Virtual Trade Show. This show provided an opportunity for March Pumps to present its products to North and Central American markets that we are traditionally underrepresented in. The SFM Virtual Show ran March 23rd and 24th, 2021 and was attended by many of Mexico and Central America’s largest surface finishing, aerospace and technology sector companies. March had to the opportunity to introduce its products to this outstanding collection of industry professionals. For more information, visit https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/en/
Motors aren’t everlasting implements, and no motor lives forever. According to Acorn Industrial Services Ltd., most electric motors have a life expectancy of anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 operating hours. But that estimation depends on a number of factors. Is the motor properly secured and any vibrations minimized? Are workplaces kept clean in order to minimize contamination from dirt and grime? And is your motor supplied with high-quality energy? Read More about How Voltage & Phase Affects Amp Draw & HP Consumption »
March Pumps is pleased to be a participant in the 2021 Surface Finishing Mexico Virtual Trade Show. This show provides an opportunity for March Pumps to present its products to North and Central American markets that we are traditionally underrepresented in.
The SFM Virtual Show runs March 23rd and 24th, 2021 and is being attended by many of Mexico and Central America’s largest surface finishing, aerospace and technology sector companies. March looks forward to the opportunity to introduce its products to this outstanding collection of industry professionals. For more information, visit https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/en/.
March Pumps se complace en participar en Surface Finishing Mexico 2021 Feria Virtual. Esta feria provide una oportunidad para presentar a los productos de March Pumps en varias mercados de América del Norte y Centroamérica en los que tradicionalmente estamos subrepresentados.
La Feria Virtual SFM se lleva a cabo el 23 y 24 de marzo de 2021 y muchos de las empresas del sector aeroespacial, tecnológico y acabados de superficies más grandes de México y América Central van a asistir. March tendrá la oportunidad de presentar sus productos a esta destacada colección de profesionales de la industria. Para mas información, favor de visitar https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/.
In some ways, pumps are very simple devices, which explains their regular and repeated use throughout history. In other ways, though, pumps can be extraordinarily complex. Affinity laws. Hydraulic gradients. Suction specific speed. Air entrainment. Cavitation. Those are only a few, randomly selected elements that you need to consider when selecting a pump and designing a system. And another element that you’ll need to think about is the relation between dynamic viscosity and specific gravity — particularly when installing a centrifugal pump. Read More about Specific Gravity vs Viscosity »
Plastic resin is a major player in the raw-materials world. According to the American Chemistry Council, U.S. production of resin reached 7.7 billion pounds in October 2020, a year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent. Allied Market Research also noted that the sector makes a major global impact, reaching a value of $403.1 billion in 2019 that’s expected to grow to $522.5 billion in 2027. Resin is a major component in many types of products — including centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps.
In this post, we’ll explain what plastic resin is, how many types of plastic resins have industrial applications, the plastic resin types we use here at March Pump, and the various ways in which different resins can benefit end users. Read More about Types of Plastic Resins March Pumps Uses: Advantages & Applications »
There are a lot of pump selection criteria that go into maximizing centrifugal pump efficiency and ensuring that you have the proper setup for your site. The size of the pump itself. The sort of liquid you need to move. That liquid’s viscosity, acidity, and percentage of solids. The impeller dimensions and its type of connection to the pump. How far the material needs to move. Indeed, these are all important factors. But there’s something else you can’t forget: the piping itself.
Indeed, pipe can prove just as important as a pump itself — if not more so. Elements as seemingly innocuous as the angle of the pipe and even its diameter can mean the difference between the successful movement of liquid and an ignominious failure. This article will discuss pumps requirements for various kinds of applications, including how pipe length and diameter can come into play.
Believe it or not, the pump is a truly ancient piece of technology. Industry journal Pumps & Systems highlights how the first known pump originated in Egypt around 2,000 BC. Called the shadoof, it aided in irrigation by using a crane-like apparatus to move water. Pumps have advanced a lot since then, but their basics remain the same: Using some kind of mechanical action, they move liquids, gasses, and/or slurries from one place to another. Magnetic drive pumps — such as the kinds we craft here at March Pumps — are particularly interesting since they replace several standard pieces of pump equipment with a magnetic coupling. This leads to greater endurance and longevity. Read More about Common Causes for Magnetic Drive Centrifugal Pump Failure »
We use pumps every day. But do we know how pumps work? From watering our lawns and keeping our pools functional to cooling our homes and fueling our cars, pumps have countless common applications. But the specifics of their function escape most of us. And did you know that pumps feature heavily in industry — almost every industry in fact! Construction, manufacturing, medicine, agriculture, chemical production, and food service are just a few of the areas where pumps play an important role. Read More about Basic Pumps 101: An In-Depth Introduction »
In its various incarnations, stainless steel often seems like an industrial standard for pumps and various other applications. The exact grade of stainless steel may vary, and end users may find themselves combining it with various polymers and other exotic materials, but stainless steel is the standard — right? Well, not exactly. For many applications, ceramic makes much more sense. Why? There are multiple reasons.