DXP Pacific Industrial Pumps

The Importance of Pump Shaft Alignment

Shaft alignment is one of the most critical steps in the pump installation process. It is also something that must be inspected and tested regularly as part of a proper pump system maintenance plan. Many factors can affect pump shaft alignment. The slightest misalignment can cause significant problems during operation. These issues include poor equipment […]

How to Use Power Sensors to Improve Pump Efficiency

You can use many advanced sensors and monitoring devices to track important operating data for your pump system. When you pair these with analytics software and predictive maintenance strategies, you can employ this technology to your advantage. Your data can help you dial in your equipment and optimize your system for maximum operating efficiency. Pump […]

6 Benefits of a Centrifugal Pump for Chemical Processing

Centrifugal pumps commonly are used for many different processing applications in a variety of industries. Numerous centrifugal pumps are engineered specifically for chemical processing applications. They have specialized coatings, construction materials, and fittings for enhanced corrosion resistance. They are designed to handle harsh chemicals that might hinder optimized performance or cause excess wear and tear […]

8 Steps to Install a Mechanical Seal on a Centrifugal Pump

The mechanical seal is critical to the overall performance and durability of a centrifugal pump. It is designed to prevent fluid from leaking from the rotating shaft. Mechanicals seals feature two smooth and flat seal faces. One rotates with the shaft, while the other remains stationary with the pump casing. The seal faces are flexible […]

6 Ways to Make Your Pump System Piping More Efficient

If you’re looking to optimize your pump system, it goes well beyond the equipment you’re using. Many aspects of the line need to be analyzed and properly designed for maximum flow and energy efficiency. One of the most overlooked issues is often the piping itself. Is your piping system designed and built to achieve the […]

How to Prevent High Temperatures in High-Pressure Pumping Applications

Pumping applications that generate high pressures present a number of unique challenges. Increased pressure can damage the equipment or compromise the process fluid if the operation is not managed carefully. High pressures often lead to higher heat generation as well. Temperatures can rise within the pump and lead to overheating. This issue must be properly […]

Are You Losing Money from Inefficient Pump Motor Management?

Most pumps and other types of rotating equipment run on electricity. If that’s the case at your facility, the odds are good your motors account for a large portion of your electric bill each month. This is why efficient pump motor management is so critical. You could be throwing money out the window every day. […]

Minimize Wear When Pumping Slurries

Many industries require pumping slurries and wastewater. It is common practice in mining and mineral production. Slurries are also used in industrial applications. It is an efficient method to move solids that have been macerated or pulverized by introducing water. Unfortunately, the multiple-media materials in slurries can cause excess wear and tear on standard pumps. […]

Peristaltic vs. Centrifugal Pumps: Differences to Understand

All pumps fall into one of two primary categories: centrifugal pumps and positive displacement (PD) pumps. Then there are a variety of different pump types within each category. Centrifugal pumps are generally more common, while positive displacement pumps are often more specialized for specific fluid, slurry, and solids pumping applications. One of the most interesting […]

6 Reasons Why Mechanical Seals Fail

Mechanical seals are critical for any pump system. They prevent catastrophic leaks and contain the extreme pressures and temperatures caused during the pumping process. A good mechanical seal properly installed and maintained can provide many key benefits. The pump equipment will operate more reliably and efficiently. There is less risk of process fluids leaking out […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid During Pump Installation

Pumps can fail for several reasons. Many failures happen during operation. The equipment can sometimes be at fault. So can the operator, especially when proper maintenance isn’t performed. You have full control of the equipment and can prevent many system failures at one point in the process. We’re talking about pump installation. Taking the right […]

Reduce Shaft Seal Leakage with These 6 Steps

Shaft seal leakage can be a serious problem with pump equipment. Hazardous material could leak into the environment, or outside contaminants could compromise your process fluid. A leaking shaft seal can also lead to poor equipment performance and additional pump damage if left ignored.  It is important to address any detected leaks immediately to avoid […]