Being able to read positive displacement pump curves is important to determine a pump’s ability to produce flow under several conditions, such as viscosity and differential pressure, which can affect pump performance. It is also vital to understanding what the pump is capable of and how to possibly diagnose issues that arise. The following article […]
These are two portable Ampco pump skids built for a pharmaceutical and cosmetics contract manufacturer. They feature Ampco ZP1-060 pumps, along with Nord gear reducer, and a WEG motor mounted on a stainless steel cart with a WEG washdown VFD. Anderson Process continues to be a reliable service provider to many manufacturers throughout the Midwest. […]
Last month we discussed the internal operation of reciprocating pumps, one of two types of positive displacement pumps. This month we will analyze how the other type of PD pump – rotary pumps. Rotary pumps have rotating gears instead of the backward and forwards motion of cylinders like reciprocating pumps. In some cases, they can […]
In a previous article ‘What Exactly Is a Positive Displacement Pump?’ we gave a high-level overview of different types of Positive Displacement Pumps. In this article, we will focus on Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps – how they work, advantages/disadvantages, and common applications in which they are used. As opposed to centrifugal pumps using impellers, the mechanical […]
Precise control mixing of materials can be a challenging feat. Understanding the chemical compatibility and how the liquid properties will react, blend, and change must be closely monitored. Pictured below are several different pumps and a control system we set up for a customer who needed to meter three liquids: propylene glycol, ethanol, and water […]
This Cat high-pressure pump skid is used for flushing out cement drums commonly found on job sites or in cement mix plants. This is a triplex positive displacement pump meaning it has three plunger rods suitable for multi-gun and multi-nozzle high-pressure systems. It features max flow up to 15.6 gpm and a max pressure up […]
A vacuum pump is a device that removes gas molecules or air particles from a sealed volume in order to achieve difference in pressure creating a partial vacuum. Vacuum pumps are designed in a variety of technologies based on the pressure requirements and the application it services. When setting up a vacuum pump system, sizing […]
These Ampco ZP Pump Skids were built for a Dairy / Cheese Manufacturer that Anderson Process has serviced for many years. The skids are for an expansion in the facility, and are duplicates of pumps we have previously built for the same company as they continue to increase production. Over the years we have been […]
WHAT IS PUMP CAVITATION Cavitation is not a new phenomenon that impacts a pump system, but it is an issue that occurs far too often. It occurs when air bubbles are generated inside a pump because of the partial pressure drop of the flowing liquid, resulting in a tiny air bubble. The air bubbles move, […]
Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps work by trapping a fixed amount of fluid, then displacing or forcing it into the discharge pipe. PD Pumps are engineered to use a reciprocating, rotary or diaphragm method to move a variety of fluids. These pumps are most commonly used for pumping viscous liquids and those that contain fragile solids. PD […]
Anderson Process offers a comprehensive line of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps to provide pump systems that deliver reliable performance in demanding applications. Although the basic structure and operation of pumping systems hasn’t changed much over the years, industrial pumps remain a sophisticated piece of machinery, each with its own ideal operating conditions and application. […]
We just sent this cart out to a customer to get installed. We worked with this customer to design and build a solution for recycling used oil from a transmission test system and refine it for re-use. It is part of a larger transmission test system that is used for testing on several types of […]
When you see an all Stainless Steel pump do you only think of food and beverage applications? If cleanability and abrasion are a potential concern, look into an Ampco ZP3 series PD Circumferential Piston Pump to do the job. Here we have five pump, motor, gearbox and base assemblies ready to ship out to a […]
We would like to introduce an exciting advancement in seal-less internal gear pump technology from Pump Solutions Group.
Modern winery facility utilizing stainless steel containers compared to old style wooden barrels.
Learn how Mouvex Eccentric Disc Pumps feature product-recovery capabilities that can be extremely beneficial to your facility by reducing waste and increasing ROI.
We would like to bring to your attention an interesting product that will help you save money on energy costs on some of your challenging pump applications.
A key piece of equipment in water/wastewater filter-press systems is the pump that sends the particulate-laden slurry into the filter press.
Wilden has released a new video explaining how a Wilden Pro Flo X – PX1500 Air-Operated Double-Diaphram Pumps works.
Grand Rapids, MI – In an effort to visually demonstrate how positive-displacement pumps that feature sliding-vane technology are able to capably handle liquids of varying viscosities, Blackmer has created a “Viscosity Video” for distributor use.