What Are Dosing Pumps?

Accurate dosing of chemicals is a critical part of the production process in many different industries. Whether in a rugged process like wastewater or sludge treatment, or a sterile pharmaceutical process, dosing exactly the right amount of chemicals, at the correct rate, is crucial in ensuring process and product safety, reliability and efficiency. That’s where


Making the Move to Oil-Free Compressed Air

“When will the EPA make oil-free compressed air mandatory?” That’s the million-dollar question among operations managers and industry leaders across the country. The truth is, no one knows for certain. What we do know is that many manufacturers are proactively making the switch to oil-free compressed air systems, as part of their efforts to: Reduce


C&B Equipment Signs Direct Distribution Agreement With SEEPEX

C&B Equipment recently signed a renewable distribution agreement with SEEPEX, a global leader in pump technology. Founded in 1972, SEEPEX has a long tradition of innovative solutions that help customers optimize their systems, boost productivity and lower their operating costs. This makes them a perfect fit for our mission and commitment to customers. SEEPEX specializes


Wastewater Pumping Savings Are Here

See for yourself in just a few minutes Did you know that the modern lift station no longer requires a wet well? This may be a surprise to some, but it’s true. If you manage wet well lift stations, you have an idea of the costs involved just to keep the wet wells clean. Perhaps you use


The Right Compressor Can Help Reduce Contamination Risk in Food Products

As a food or beverage producer, nothing is more important than the quality and safety of your product. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to reduce the risk of contamination, while still operating your facilities efficiently and profitably. Compressed air systems, while a key part of the food production and packaging process, are


C&B Equipment Signs Direct Distribution Agreement With Grundfos

C&B Equipment recently signed a renewable distribution agreement with Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions. With their stainless steel construction and innovative electronics, Grundfos pumps are recognized for their value and reliability. C&B will mainly offer Grundfos dosing pumps and stack pumps: Grundfos dosing pumps meter chemicals in ethanol refineries and manufacturing facilities,


How Can You Protect Bearings and Help Prevent Rotating Equipment Failure?

Most pump bearings fail before their design life span, typically through no fault of either the pump or bearing manufacturer. What, then, is the leading cause of bearing failure? Research shows that 52% of bearing failures are due to contamination of the bearing oil.* In a study into equipment reliability conducted at a major refinery,


A million here, a million there…Soon we’ll be talking about real money!

For now, we are talking about wastewater pumping maintenance costs to municipalities. These costs continue to increase and will not subside, even if “flushables” are outlawed. The public is now “educated” that the toilets are used for disposable of other than human waste and toilet paper. The cost of labor and equipment to clean the


What Is Uptime Solutioneering™?

At C&B Equipment, you’ll hear us talk a lot about Uptime Solutioneering™ and how it helps clients save money by reducing downtime and repair costs. What does it mean? Uptime Solutioneering™: Increasing mean time between failures with engineered solutions. We do this by: Diagnosing what the recurring issue is Testing new solutions for new results


The DIP System Pushes Competitor Over The Edge

Unable To Engineer A Better System, Xylem Stretches The Truth To The Breaking Point And Introduces Flygt Concertor™ Managing wastewater is serious business and you deserve the truth when making critical decisions regarding your wastewater pumping system. So, we were stunned to see that Xylem had chosen to leave the facts behind and make claims


DIP System® Featured in Fluid Handling International Magazine

The Direct In-line Pump System, or DIP System®, has been featured in the October 2016 issue of Fluid Handling International Magazine. This bi-monthly publication is dedicated to liquid and gas handling and transfer equipment in the petrochemical, chemical, oil, wastewater and water industries. The article, “Lifting a Standard,” covers the challenges associated with traditional lift


What Is an Oil Free Compressor?

In a traditional compressor, oil is used to seal, lubricate and cool. This leaves oil content in the compressed air that must then be removed through separation or filtration. In industries where air purity is critical (particularly, in sterile environments), even the tiniest drop of oil brings the risk of contamination. This can result in


Reducing & Preventing Compressed Air System Leaks

In our previous post, we shared best practices for detecting compressed air system leaks. Detection should be part of a larger plan for reducing and preventing air leakage, helping you save energy and increase plant efficiency. Here are five ways to do it. 1. Check Your Connections While leaks can be found anywhere in a


How to Detect Compressed Air Leaks

In our last article, we revealed the high costs associated with a leaky compressed air system. How can these leaks be detected? Leaks can be found in any part of a compressed air system, from the compressor to the points of use. Common problem areas include: Couplings Hoses Tubes Fittings Pipe joints Disconnects Thread sealants


The High Cost of Compressed Air System Leaks

Compressed air systems are essential for a range of industrial and manufacturing processes…and the fact is, they leak. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the estimated average leakage rate for compressed air systems is 25%, though it can be much higher. Compressed air leaks are too often overlooked, considered an inevitability. However, they come


Three Things You Need to Know About AESSEAL® Cartridge Mechanical Seals

AESSEAL® cartridge mechanical seals are used in a wide range of pumps and rotating equipment worldwide to prevent liquids and gases escaping into the environment. Here are three advantages they offer. 1. Faster, Easier Installation That Reduces Costly Seal Setting Errors AESSEAL® cartridge mechanical seals are pre-assembled at the factory, pressure tested and shipped as


Summit Pump Applications

C&B is proud to supply Summit pumps for our customers. Since 1982, Summit Pump, Inc has manufactured quality pumps and pump parts for industry worldwide. Their main products are horizontal single stage ANSI and process type centrifugal pumps for industrial, commercial and municipal markets. Summit pump applications include: Pulp and Paper Chemical Process Biodiesel Production


C&B Equipment Releases Video Case Study of DIP System® Installation

C&B Equipment has released a video case study showing the results of the region’s first Direct In-Line Pump System (or DIP System®) installation. We performed this installation in April for the Norton Correctional Facility. The installation process was completed within only three days. The DIP System® is designed to make wastewater lift stations much less


Non-Chemical Catalytic Scale Prevention

Scaling caused by hard water can lead to major problems. It can block nozzles, coat pipework, clog boilers and heat exchangers, and cause substantially increased energy use. Scaling can give rise to the need for chemicals or expensive water softening equipment to prevent it from forming and causing pollution. If no treatment is used, then


Why Do You Need a Mechanical Seal Support System?

The primary task of a seal support system is to provide cooling and lubrication of mechanical seal faces, in order to reduce frictional heat. This is accomplished through a controlled flow of clean, cool water or oil, or, where processes cannot tolerate contamination by water or oil barrier fluids, by an inert gas (e.g. air


Top 5 Reasons for Manufacturing Air Compressor Failure

Manufacturing facilities rely heavily on air compressors to keep operations running smoothly, but when they go down it can cause a severe lack of production as well as lost time and profits. With that in mind, here are the top five reasons for air compressor failure so that you can avoid air compressor problems before


Roper Asphalt Pump

Pumping asphalt is extremely tough, however, a Roper pump is well equipped to handle the load.  All Roper pumps are made from high-quality materials and are engineered to have a long life and run as efficiently and precisely as possible, which is why C&B Equipment is proud to offer this brand.


Heat Exchangers, Parts & Repairs

For heat exchangers, parts and repairs, we’re often asked at C&B Equipment why we represent several heat exchanger manufacturers and repair centers. One reason is that a factory with the infrastructure to build equipment for the pharmaceutical industry has internal costs that make them non-competitive for food/beverage/dairy applications. As such, a plant equipped to properly


Water Environment Research Federation – The DIP System

Jon Dunham, Key Account Manager at C&B Equipment recently had an online presentation with the Water Environment Research Federation to present key highlights of the Direct Inline Pump System.®  Since 1889, C&B Equipment has been a major supplier of pumps and compressors to the water sector. C&B Equipment has recognized a need in the wastewater


Proper Application of Epoxy Coatings

When it comes to the proper application of epoxy coatings, like chess, the rules are easy — but mastering it is difficult. Proper product selection, proper surface preparation, proper mixing, proper applying and proper curing sound simple enough, but are relatively difficult to execute. What happens if not applied correctly? Lab and field tests have


C&B’s Jon Dunham Shares All the Perks of The DIP System with PEC

Our very own Jon Dunham, Key Account Manager with C&B Equipment, was excited to visit in Wichita, KS, last Wednesday, March 16th, for a Lunch & Learn event where he delivered training and information on “Ending the Waste In Wastewater Pumping with The DIP System®.” Jon began sharing the perks of the DIP System with a


Convert Existing Dry Pit Pump

Convert existing dry pit pump with designs to fit: Allis Chalmers  •  Fairbanks Morse  •  Aurora  •  Chicago  •  Clow  •  Crane Deming  •  Morris  •  Smith & Loveless  •  Worthington  • Yeomans The particular installation shown here is one of two Crane Deming, 4×4 Special, Model 7156 dry pit pumps. The ABBA unit included


ABBA Parts for Your Pumps

For more than twenty years, ABBA has been manufacturing high-quality replacement parts and assemblies to fit most major brands of centrifugal pumps used in municipal water & wastewater applications. The company’s array of products and services stretches far beyond supplying parts. In addition, they offer fully operational gear and even complete pumps that exactly interchange


Mechanical Seals & Support Systems

At C&B Equipment, we partner with the best to offer our customers the best. A specialist in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems, AESSEAL® manufactures high-quality, mechanical seal types to suit all industries. AESSEAL Mechanical Seals are used in a wide range of pumps and rotating equipment globally to prevent liquids


C&B Equipment Sells Region’s First DIP System

C&B Equipment recently sold the region’s first Direct Inline Pump System, also known as the DIP System, to the State of Kansas for a correctional facility in Norton, Kansas. The wastewater pumping system, expected to be installed in March, was developed by French innovator, Stephane Dumonceaux. Since the first DIP System® was patented, installed and


C&B Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Services

Equipment reliability — a reasonably short phrase for an exceptionally big job. Although C&B Equipment like all other companies has its limits, materials and design is not one of them. In fact, C&B understands design and material properties, as well as what works best in the field better than most. This means our customers have


Got Pump Problems? Industrial Pump Solutions

If the issue is PRICE, DELIVERY, QUALITY or SERVICE, we have a variety of tools in our toolbox to help you succeed. PRICE. The pressure is on everywhere to do more and more with less and less. Smaller budgets, less time, fewer people to do the work. Let C&B Equipment provide real price competition for


Detecting Elastomeric Contamination During Processing

Detecting elastomeric contamination during food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing can be difficult to say the least. Thankfully, Rubber Fab Technologies Group has developed a new line of X-ray inspectable and metal detectable elastomeric products that offer users a true C&B Uptime Solutioneering™ advantage. Over time, equipment handling during sterilization and cleaning can cause component parts


Gaskets for Today’s Sealing Challenges

Since we’ve been around, we’ve seen the asbestos materials go away and about three generations of attempts to replace them. Gaskets for Today’s Sealing Challenges are recognized and addressed. There are some products available that are dependable. Sheets and gaskets can be made from compressed non-asbestos and rubber sheet gaskets, usually Kevlar aramid fibers with


Reducing Inventory for Cost Reduction

With storing costs as high as 36-40% per year, reducing inventory is at the top of many business owners’ list for overall cost reduction. On the other hand, reducing outages (running out of a particular product) is also a critical area of focus for owners. C&B Equipment has developed a suite of strategies that deal


O-Rings Seal the Deal

O-rings are round, black, circular and boring… Unless they are square, rectangular, X-shaped, spotted, purple and failing… Widely used to prevent the loss of fluid or gas, O-rings are of the most common seals used in machine design because they are incredibly inexpensive, easy to make, reliable and have simple mounting requirements. However, although O-rings


C&B Equipment Supplies New and Replacement Pumps

C&B Equipment has the experience, the partners and most importantly, the quality equipment you need to get the job done right — every time. Here are a few of the municipal pump brands and equipment that offer C&B customers their own competitive advantage. Deep Blue Pumps C&B Equipment now offers vertical turbine pumps from the


Choose EnviroAire Compresors for Total Peace of Mind

When you’re looking for Uptime Solutioneering™ to keep your operations running smoothly, there’s only one place to go — C&B Equipment. When you’re looking to improve performance while also reducing your impact on the environment, the Gardner Denver™ EnviroAire oil-less air compressor offered at C&B is the way to go! Best matched for sensitive applications


Convert Dry Pits to Submersible Pumps Over Non-Submersible Pumps

Ready-to-Install, Drop-In Replacement Pumps for Your “Dry Pit” Submersible pumps are found in many applications including drainage, sewage pumping, general industrial pumping and slurry pumping. The pump can either be connected to a pipe, flexible hose, or lowered down guide rails or wires. Since the development of that first pump, the industrial and commercial markets


Get More Productivity When You Modernize Your Lift Stations

The United States has been using wet wells with submersible pumps since the early 1930s. But did you know that this same dated technology is still being used as part of our aging wastewater systems today? What is a wet well? A wet well is a round (typically), concrete cylinder, 8 feet or more in


Get Pumped for the 2015 Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo

C&B Equipment is excited to share their unique vision of Uptime Solutioneering™ at the upcoming 2015 Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo on October 8. The Expo brings together companies, ideas and innovators that are shaping the future of the industry. During the event, attendees can learn, network, connect and enjoy an always welcomed complimentary lunch.


Pumps, Blowers, Compressors, Engines, Seals and Accessories

When it comes to ensuring you’re using the proper equipment for specific applications, C&B Equipment is your one-stop source. With decades of experience working in-house and on-site, C&B understands properties of materials, design and what actually works in the field. We know what to look for, we know how to interpret what we find and


C&B Equipment Corken Industrial Gas Compressor Solutions

At C&B Equipment we partner with the best, so we can offer the best. Corken’s strict focus on quality, performance and ease of routine maintenance has helped the company build a strong presence in the oil and natural gas, chemical/petrochemical,  liquefied gases, transport, liquid terminals and marine markets. With one of the most versatile lines


Corken Sliding Vane Pumps

A reputation built upon decades of maintaining the highest-quality products and customer service standards, combined with a dedication to product performance, makes Corken a great partner for C&B Equipment. Founded in 1924, Corken specializes in building custom compressor packaging and pump skids for liquefied gas transfer, liquid transfer, air boosting and vapor recovery applications for


C&B Equipment Expands Into New Markets With Acquisition of Kansas City-Based Steel Toe Group

In case you haven’t heard, C&B Equipment recently acquired Steel Toe Group (STG), a leading distributor of municipal pumps and mechanical seals, headquartered in Lenexa, Kan. Adding to C&B’s already extensive line-up of industrial equipment, this new acquisition means offering even more product lines in more markets. For instance, C&B customers now have access to


Innovation in Municipal Wastewater Pumping

By Jon Dunham I have sold pumps and pumping systems into the municipal and other market segments for almost 40 years. I now find myself replacing those old, outdated pumps and controls.  I don’t consider that I am old and outdated, though. (No matter what some may think.) Everywhere we turn today, there are articles


What Are You Wasting In Your Handling of Wastewater, And Why?

As seen in Water Online By Jon Dunham, Steel Toe Group From Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Waste; noun – loss of something valuable that occurs because too much of it is being used or because it is being used in a way that is not necessary or effective; An action or use that results in the unnecessary


Lift Station Remote Management

Delivered either with its ALC (Advanced Level Control) panel to be assembled in a customer provided enclosure, or in a complete cabinet, the Lift Station Remote Management is a major component of the DIP System®. Each Variable Frequency (VF) converter is connected to its motor unit and communicates with the other. Speed variation and simplified


Solutions to Municipal Wastewater Problems

The Solution to Municipal Lift Station Problems City sewer lines and pumping stations are notorious for collecting all sorts of trash and debris such as rags, diapers and even thick materials like clothing — all of which need to be physically removed and hauled away before they damage the pumps and other sewer systems. 


Reading Industrial Pump Curves

A properly sized industrial pump will operate efficiently for many years and can save a system from unexpected downtime, costs and wasted energy. Incorrectly sized pumps, on the other hand, can fail if they’re too small or accrue unnecessary expense if too big. 


The Evolution of Wastewater Management

It’s estimated that the first sewers of ancient Rome were built between 800 and 735 BC. Slow to evolve, drainage systems began primarily as a means to drain marshes and storm runoff. In fact, sewage systems really didn’t take off until the arrival of the Cloaca Maxima — an open channel that was later covered


Fluid Hydraulics (Part 3): Pressure and Head

In Parts 1 and 2 of Fluid Hydraulics, we discussed specific gravity, vapor pressure, and volatile substances. Today we are going to wrap things up with two other factors that affect the fluids you pump through your hydraulic equipment — pressure and head. 


Fluid Hydraulics (Part 2): Vapor Pressure

In Part 1 of Fluid Hydraulics we discussed specific gravity and how it varies depending on the density of the fluid. Today we are going to discuss another factor that affects the fluids you pump through your hydraulic equipment — vapor pressure. 


No One Wants to Be First: or How to Become a Leader

By Jon Dunham, Key Account Manager for C&B Equipment As a much younger regional manager for a company that manufactures and sells the leading brand of gasoline pumps, I can relate a valuable lesson that can be learned about pumps. At that time, all gasoline pumps were metered with mechanical meters and registers. No electronics