Dosing pumps are integral to several industries. Let’s talk about what they are, how they work, and which dosing pumps are best.
Dosing pumps are integral to several industries. Let’s talk about what they are, how they work, and which dosing pumps are best.
All mechanical seals leak, but these leaks are referred to as managed leaks. Learn more about them here.
There are a number of different types of industrial pumps used in the oil and gas industry. Learn more about them here.
Compressed air production can account for up to 20 to 40% of a plant’s energy bill. Gardner Denver variable speed air compressors can lower this cost.
The pharmaceutical industry is expanding, which means the tools and technology used within the industry must do the same. One way pharmaceutical companies are keeping up with the changing times is by ensuring that their processing equipment continues to contribute to efficient, contamination-free production. Equipment selections made by medicine and drug manufacturers, as well as
A progressive cavity pump is a type of positive displacement pump that is designed to handle extremely tough pumping applications and high viscous fluids. While it is a versatile pump that can handle a variety of jobs, it is perfectly designed for metering chemicals and pumping viscous, abrasive, or shear-sensitive materials. Other terms for progressive
Also referred to as packaged pump skids, nearly all industrial pumps are sold as skid systems. A skid package includes the pump itself (typically a centrifugal pump) and a driver (such as an electric motor or a diesel engine) that is mounted upon a steel base. For the most part, skid systems are assembled by
Centrifugal pumps are some of the most commonly used industrial pumps in the world. They are used for a wide variety of applications across a number of industries. However, depending on the task that needs to be accomplished, it may be worth your time and money to invest in a multistage pump over a traditional
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, compressed air leaks that are left unaddressed can waste as much as 20-30% of an air compressor’s output. Wow. As easy as it is to ignore these leaks and sweep them under the rug, it is crucial that you identify and fix any leaks in your air compressors
There are so many types of centrifugal pumps, to the point that it can be difficult to keep them all straight. Especially, if you are trying to decide which one is best for you. Today, we are going to teach you about inline pumps. Stick around to learn what they are used for and what
Centrifugal pumps are an essential component of many industrial applications. Oftentimes, your production efficiency is dependent on how well your pumps are functioning. If you notice that your centrifugal pump needs repairs, or there are signs that it is not working as it should, then it is in your best interest to have it fixed
If you are having issues with your compressed air system, then it is likely due to excessive oil carry-over. Oil carry-over is a common problem in rotary screw air compressors. There are several causes of oil carry-over. Luckily, there are ways to fix these problems and prevent them in the future. Key Takeaways Oil carry-over
An industrial air compressor is a device that utilizes either an electric motor or a diesel or gasoline-powered engine to convert power to potential energy stored in pressurized air. While they are similar in functionality to industrial pumps, compressors specialize in air and gas pressurization, while pumps specialize in liquids like water and oil. Industrial
Welcome to our guide that contains everything you need to know about rotary vane vacuum pumps! Before we go into detail about rotary vane vacuum pump repair and maintenance, we better talk about how this variety of pump works and what applications it can be useful for. As an oil-sealed type of vacuum pump, rotary
Industrial water pumps are used in a variety of industries. They come in several different types, shapes, sizes, and configurations, all of which are catered to different environments and pumping requirements. Industrial water pumps have many advanced features designed for the unique demands of different industries and businesses. However, it can be difficult to know
If you are like most people, then you probably don’t understand the difference between fans and blowers or what makes centrifugal blowers unique from the rest. On top of that, there are several different types of centrifugal blowers and understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each type can seem like a daunting task. This buyer’s
The accurate and precise dosing of chemicals is a critical step in the production process for several different industries. Even the slightest variation of a particular chemical can completely change a product or even make it unsafe to use. People aren’t capable of administering the correct dosages of chemicals on such a massive scale. Thus,
You invested a lot of money in your centrifugal pump and want to ensure everything is always in great working condition in order to avoid losing valuable production time and money. If you invested in a high-quality product like ANSI centrifugal pumps, you already have a fantastic workhorse that requires very little maintenance but it
We are excited about the opportunities this brings to expand our footprint in these territories and to offer new services at a value package to existing Ozark Pumps & Parts customers – Dennis Noyes, President of C&B Equipment. The acquisition of Ozark Pumps & Parts will expand C&B Equipment’s service area to provide access to
Centrifugal pumps are the most common type of pump used today. That being said, there are a seemingly endless number of ways to configure centrifugal pumps to meet the needs of almost any industry or application. Determining the right type of pump for your facility depends on what you’re pumping, the pressure in which you’re
Are you in the market for a new air compressor for your facility? Depending on your industry and application, a rotary screw air compressor might be the best fit for your operation. Gardner Denver produces rotary screw air compressors in a variety of types and sizes to help meet the needs of multiple applications and
Have you been considering a liquid ring vacuum pump for your business? Built with environmental safety, durability and long-time run capacities in mind, liquid ring vacuum pumps help businesses in just about any industry with a variety of applications and have the ability to stand up to extreme conditions. Liquid ring vacuum pumps are unique,
Hardworking machines like industrial vacuum pumps are built to last. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that they’re going to last forever. Eventually, after many long hours of hard work, you’ll need to replace your industrial vacuum pump. However, depending on the signs, it can be difficult to determine if you need to repair, rebuild or entirely
An American National Standards Institute (ANSI) centrifugal pump is a type of single-stage, end-suction centrifugal pump. What makes ANSI centrifugal pumps unique is that they’re constructed to meet strict standards and each size of this pump has identical envelope dimensions for all manufacturers. Additionally, ANSI standards in manufacturing allow you to replace pumps without affecting
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions, and C&B Equipment is proud to be a trusted distributor of these quality, innovative pumps. Grundfos’ high-tech, dependable pumps can ensure your business stays up and running when it counts. That sounds great, right? But, what does that mean for your business? How can your business
How do you know you’re purchasing the right seals for your oil and gas company? If you’re working in the oil and gas industry, you know your sealants need to withstand extreme temperatures, chemicals and wear. When you find the right product, it can be difficult to determine if the seals you’re researching are genuine.
Are you looking for new ways to increase your company’s productivity and reliability while also saving on costs? Of course, you are. Building a better product for less with greater reliability is manufacturing gold. Over the years, we’ve discovered that many businesses aren’t fully aware of the benefits and affordability of employing intelligent dosing or
Finding the right compressor is sometimes easier said than done. Some may not be powerful enough to meet your specific needs while others have enough power, but take a chunk out of your budget. Fortunately, you have options that are powerful, cost-effective, versatile and reliable thanks to the Hydrovane series of rotary vane compressors from
Industrial and municipal customers in the Kansas City area will benefit from localized service and access to new applications, engineering, pump packages and solutions. C&B Equipment has purchased the stock of Douglas Pump Service, Inc., resulting in an ownership change with C&B becoming the owner of Douglas Pump Service, Inc. The new official name is
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It’s easy to picture a hard-working Elmo Rietschle pump in an industrial environment, right? Even in manufacturing, there’s something that feels blue collar about blower and vacuum pumps. You may be surprised to learn that Elmo Rietschle pumps have their place in the medical field too. Here, we’ve identified six ways Elmo Rietschle pumps help
Have you heard of Gardner Denver? Seen their company pop up in your search? Gardner Denver is a company that engineers air compressors, blowers and vacuum systems. They have been in business for over 155 years, providing solutions to just about every industry in the marketplace. You may be surprised at the industries that can
Liquid ring vacuum pumps, by nature of their job, are constantly exposed to the humid and wet processes they work in. This can lead to lime scale and abrasion, which degrade the pump components and cause a considerable reduction in the performance and output of the pump. You need a pump that is not only
Pharmaceutical production and medical packaging demand the highest levels of safety, cleanliness and efficiency. These processes often involve aggressive chemical environments and high temperatures that degrade ordinary seals. PTFE has been the material of choice, but it can creep and cold flow, which can lead to a loss of seal function. DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM)
DuPont™ Kalrez®️ perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) parts are the gold standard for chemical resistance and high temperature stability. They offer reliable, long-term sealing performance in arduous applications and aggressive chemical environments where other seals fail. That technology doesn’t come cheap…at least not when it comes to the initial purchase price. You will pay more upfront for Kalrez®️
Compression set, chemical degradation, chemically induced swelling, and heat embrittlement are common causes of o-ring seal failure. Choosing the correct material is crucial to maintaining seal integrity. For the best chemical resistance in high temperatures, the gold standard is DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) parts. FFKM parts deliver outstanding thermal stability and excellent chemical resistance due
In the Municipal, Industrial and Manufacturing segments, systems help unify complex processes that require precision and reliability throughout multiple stages of treatment. Grundfos Dosing Skid Systems (DSS) are complete solutions designed to feed liquid chemicals from a tank to an injection point in the process. Video and information provided by Grundfos Dosing Skid Systems combine
Nothing lasts forever, but o-rings can break down and fail before their time. If you’re not getting the life from your o-rings that you should, consider the following common reasons for O-ring failure. Keep in mind that most o-rings fail due to a combination of causes. This is not meant to be a complete troubleshooting
Trusted for over four decades, DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) o-rings offer outstanding resistance to aggressive chemicals and high temperatures. Here’s why they’re a cost-effective solution for your most demanding sealing applications. High Heat, Chemical and Plasma Resistance Kalrez® o-rings deliver outstanding performance in a wide range of aggressive process environments. They resist attack from more
ANSI and API are two process pump styles that are sometimes confused. This uncertainty can lead to users choosing a less expensive ANSI pump when the application demands API (or at the very least, an API pump could do the job more efficiently at a lower operating cost). Less often, a user may choose the
C&B Equipment Service Technicians Tim Hayman and Matt Cowart have achieved their ASSE 6040 Certification for installation and maintenance of medical gas systems. This new certification enhances the safety of gas and vacuum systems for medical applications. Service technicians installing and maintaining these systems are now required by law to have credentials, guaranteeing the quality
New service can save our industrial customers weeks of lead time and approximately half the cost of a new pump system Good news for our friends in the meatpacking, dairy, composites and plastics industries… C&B can now remanufacture and replace vacuum pumps at a fraction of the cost and lead time of a new system.
Identifying potential problems with your vacuum pump system can mean the difference between a scheduled repair and productivity loss from pump failure. Let’s start with four common signs your vacuum pump is in need of attention: Excessive pump leakage Unusual sounds or excessive noise Excessive pump discharge pressure Pump vibration These apply to all vacuum
There are two basic types of pumps: centrifugal and positive displacement. What’s the difference? A centrifugal pump is a pressure-creating device. As pressure goes up, flow goes down in direct correlation. A positive displacement pump is a flow-creating device. It moves fluid at the same speed regardless of the pressure on the inlet end. Let’s
“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 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
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 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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
When equipment rotates hundreds or thousands of times per minute, even a flyspeck of weight unbalance can knock out bearings and seals.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Let’s take a look at some of the effects of misapplied applications in an industrial equipment setting that often lead to pump repairs, or worse, a complete replacement of broken equipment.
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.
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.