Pumps & Systems Podcast
Summary: Pumps & Systems is the voice of the international pump and rotating equipment industry. As the leading media brand for pump users worldwide since 1993, it delivers relevant industry news and powerful technical information to a total average monthly audience of 187,173* managers, engineers, operators and other maintenance professionals. Pumps & Systems is the only North American trade publication that covers pumps and related equipment in every issue. We deliver timely information and pump industry news through our e-newsletters—Pump Users Digest and Products for Pump Users. *web traffic + e-news subscribers + print & pass-along, minus known overlap (Sources: Omeda + BPA) Pumps & Systems provides easy-to-read editorial that covers practical solutions, real-world applications and technical information, along with industry news and trends.
Steve Zakula, a senior product marketing manager, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to discuss the harmonics mitigation process as it relates to variable frequency drives (VFDs). Some questions include: What are harmonics? Where are harmonics commonly found? Why should we be concerned about harmonics? What are ways to avoid or mitigate harmonics? If you have harmonics, how do you get rid of them? Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and all other podcast platforms. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com
Herman Coello, a level marketing manager at Siemens, joined the podcast to talk economy pumping using ultrasonic level controllers (ULC). It’s well known in the water and wastewater industries that pumps are the energy hogs generally accounting for over 50 percent of the electricity consumption. The EPA estimates that optimizing pumping systems can save up to 20 percent in energy costs. However, it is important that optimizing daily pumping routines becomes the first step in this strategy, because it alone can save up to 15% of energy costs. This includes determining how much motors and pumps cost to operate, then, how much it is costs to operate these pumps at variable electricity rates and finally, how much can be saved by scheduling pumping routines around supplier energy rates. The latter is known as economy pumping and significant savings can be realized by utilizing advanced ultrasonic level controllers endowed with energy saving algorithms. Here are some key questions answered by Coello on the podcast: Explain the “economy of pumping.” How does energy management for pump operation relate to the Cost of Water? Who should be concerned in finding ways to reduce electricity cost when it comes to the high energy consumption by motor driven pumps in the water and waste water treatment sector? Are ULCs straight forward to setup when implementing economy pumping schedules? Is the cost of ULCs justifiable to take advantage of the off-peak electricity costs; in other words, how soon can the return on investment be realized? What other benefits besides reducing energy consumption can be achieved with advanced ultrasonic level controllers? Is there an easy and practical way to estimate the electricity costs due motor driven pumps? SEPCO is the presenting sponsor of this podcast. Visit sepco.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.633.4770 for your sealing system solution needs and tell them you heard about SEPCO on the Pumps & Systems podcast. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Castbox and other podcasting applications. Visit pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts for more episodes. Email host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
Augury co-founder and CEO Saar Yoskovitz joins Drew Champlin on the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk about the current state and future of predictive maintenance. Topics include predictive maintenance using Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Companies were slow to adapt to IoT, and Yoskovitz gives insight on how he feels adjustment to IoT and AI will unfold over the next few years based on his company's work. What is predictive maintenance and how is it different from reactive and preventative maintenance? Yoskovitz shares his insights. SEPCO is the presenting sponsor of this podcast. Visit sepco.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.633.4770 for your sealing system solution needs and tell them you heard about SEPCO on the Pumps & Systems podcast. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and more. Hear all episodes at pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts.
Nicole George, product manager of pumping variable frequency drives (VFD) from Eaton, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast. Here, we talk about Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for pumping systems. SEPCO is the presenting sponsor of this podcast. Visit sepco.com, email email@example.com or call 800.633.4770 for your sealing system solution needs and tell them you heard about SEPCO on the Pumps & Systems podcast. George explains how the IoT relates to the pumping system and what it means to be intelligent. How is IoT compatible with VFDs? Listen for your answer here. Other topics discussed include: The different players of the value chain and how they benefit from adopting IoT connected systems. How IoT-enabled pumps can help manage operation more efficiently. How cloud-connected and VFD-powered data analytics and health monitoring help save on labor costs. Subscribe and listen to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and more podcasting apps. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Middleton and Dan Loflin of Siemens join the Pumps & Systems podcast to discuss the latest in pump motor maintenance and downtime prevention. Some topics on the podcast include: Why pump health is important to uptime and operations Efficiency measures in pump starts and stops Return on investment of soft motor starters Why pump cleaning is important Basics of motor starters Latest in motor starter technology and what's next in motor starter technology SEPCO is the presenting sponsor of this podcast. Visit sepco.com, email email@example.com or call 800.633.4770 for your sealing system solution needs and tell them you heard about SEPCO on the Pumps & Systems podcast.
Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr of Caleffi joins the Pumps & Systems podcast this episode to talk the basics of ECM pump technology in HVAC systems. We talk about the importance of the AHR Expo, which will be Jan. 14-16, 2019, at the Atlanta World Congress Center. Go here to register: http://registration.experientevent.com/ShowAHR191 Rohr, a training manager, explains what ECM technology is and how long it has been around. More things you'll learn in this podcast: * the difference between ECM technology and VFD and inverter drives * common applications where ECM technology is used * why some are hesitant to adapt to ECM technology * what magnetic separators are and why they are important * basics of closed loop systems * factors for efficient hydronic system design This podcast is sponsored by Grundfos. You can learn more about Grundfos’ intelligent pump systems at www.grundfos.us Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and more.
Robin MacMillan of National Oilwell Varco joins the Pumps and Systems podcast to give his take on what is going on with oil and gas. Search for the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple iTunes, Google podcasts and more and subscribe. We hit some key trends that we see and what we need to look out for. Other questions include: What is something that could cause the price to raise? Or fall? What segments of your business are seeing the most growth right now? Technologies getting traction in the current market? What trends do you see regarding business models, big data and cybersecurity. This podcast is sponsored by WorldWide Electric. Visit them online at worldwideelectric.net and to see all of WorldWide's affordable and reliable motor and control solutions today.
Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) executive director Adam Stolberg and president Lisa Riles (of Xylem) join the Pumps & Systems podcast. SWPA finished its annual meeting in Chicago on Nov. 15, 2018. Topics addressed in this podcast include: SWPA goals for 2019 Why training is important in the industry How companies can recruit and retain employees How the industry is addressing the problem non-flushable wipes are causing for wastewater treatment facilities. Why systems approach is important for pump professionals to understand. How the recent Infrastructure Bill will impact wastewater plants in the U.S. over the next couple of years. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple iTunes, Google podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Castbox and more. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumps & Systems magazine columnist William Livoti makes his second appearance on the podcast. For reference, check out Episode 3 as he spoke on common reasons why pump systems are poorly designed. One reason is a lack of a general scope document (GSD) or an inadequate GSD. In this episode, Livoti hits the parts of a GSD, how long a GSD should be, how long it should take to write one and a problem associated with a GSD. Listen to all Pumps & Systems podcasts on pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts and subscribe on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Castbox.
Alexandra Gunderson, a data scientist from Arundo Analytics, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk about unstructured data and its relationship to pumps. The interview with Gunderson explores the barriers unstructured data presents for asset-heavy businesses pursuing digital transformation, as well as the innovative solutions being developed in response. Additional insights relevant to the pump industry and enterprises that employ pumps and pump equipment in this context will also be discussed. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, CastBox and more.
Chuck Fernandez, Siemens product manager for low voltage enclosed drives, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk variable frequency drive (VFD) options to meet IEEE 519 standards. What is the best drive technology to ensure compliance with IEEE Std. 519 in municipal pumping projects? There’s no simple answer. Each situation and application is different. Fernandez explains the differences and benefits of five different technologies including active front end (AFE) and 18 pulse. It is aimed at the end user and EPC engineers who are seeking to apply VFDs in these critical applications.
The Pumps & Systems podcast returns with a visit from Rodney Howard as we get into the basics of positive displacement pumps and how they are used in blending applications. Topics covered include: What is a positive displacement (PD) pump? Why use PD pumps in food and beverage applications? What’s the best way to use PD pumps in a metering application? What other components should be included in the system? What common mistakes do you see setting up or operating these systems?
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Eric Petersen, who was named director of the Turbo Lab in March following the retirement of Dr. Dara Childs. Pumps & Systems magazine is at Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia 2018 (TPS). Come see us at Booth 1117. This interview was conducted on Monday, Sept. 17, in Houston. The event runs from the 17-20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Petersen talks about the importance of TPS for Texas A&M students and industry workers. We hear from Petersen on the direction of the Turbo Lab as he takes on this new challenge, and how he will use his background to enhance Turbo Lab. Visit the TPS 2018 website at tps.tamu.edu. Visit pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts to hear all episodes, and subscribe on Apple podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Castbox.
Flowrox president Todd Loudin joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to talk about the basics of peristaltic pumps. Some topics covered include: What situations are the best fit for a peristaltic pumps? What are some common issues with peristaltic pumps? What are the different types of peristaltic pump designs? How have peristaltic pumps changed in the last fifteen years? What do you wish more pump users knew about peristaltic pumps? Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on Apple podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Castbox. Share with your friends in the industry and leave us a rating and review. Contact host Drew Champlin at email@example.com.
Kevin Clark, vice president of Fluke Accelix, joins the Pumps & Systems podcast to cover the use of connected reliability to bring the high-level idea of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)to the plant floor for working men and women charged with maintaining assets in plants or other facilities. Among the questions Clark answers: What does connected reliability mean? What are some examples of IIoT? Can people use IIoT without realizing it? How can connected reliability make maintenance easier? Common pain points in plants What kind of teams should be considering connected reliability and what should their first steps be? What are the requirements for a true connected reliability strategy? Check out pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts for previous episodes of the Pumps & Systems podcast.