C&B Equipment Technicians Achieve ASSE 6040 Certification for Medical Gas Installation and Maintenance

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


Signs Your Centrifugal Pump Needs Repair

You rely on centrifugal pumps to carry out a number of operations at your plant. Identifying potential problems with your pumps can mean the difference between a no-fuss scheduled repair and productivity loss from pump failure. Let’s look at six common signs your centrifugal pump needs attention: Pump leakage Unusual noises and/or vibration Reduced pump


What Is a Progressive Cavity Pump?

A progressive cavity pump is a type of positive displacement pump that is adaptable to some of the toughest pumping applications and most difficult fluids. While it is a versatile pump that can handle a variety of jobs, it is perfectly designed for fluid metering and pumping viscous, abrasive or shear-sensitive materials. Other terms for


C&B Equipment Now Offers Vacuum Pump Remanufacturing

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.


How Can You Prevent Unexpected Vacuum Pump Failures?

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


Centrifugal vs Positive Displacement Pumps: What’s the Difference?

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


IoT and Wastewater Pumping with a Robot

Inter·net of things Noun “The interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a


Industrial Air Compressor Maintenance Tips

Proper maintenance and routine inspections of your compressed air system help prevent costly downtime and emergency repairs. These preventative maintenance tasks may be performed by in-house technicians or by companies, like C&B, that offer compressed air services. Air Compressor Maintenance and Inspection Checklists The operator’s manual for your compressor should always be your first point


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