DXP Pacific Industrial Pumps

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 […]

5 Ways to Minimize Pump Downtime

Every pump system will require some downtime for general maintenance, replacing parts and making repairs. It’s inevitable you will have to shut the equipment down from time to time. The key is to minimize how much downtime is required. This will increase uptime with a more efficient and productive pump system. So, how do you […]

How Fluid Viscosity Affects Your Pump System

There are many different types of fluids being pumped throughout the world every single day. From clean water to thick slurries and everything in between, every type of liquid will flow through its respective pump system differently. Fluid viscosity is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting pumps and configuring a system […]

What You Need to Know About Submersible Water Pumps

Many industries rely on submersible water pumps, which are designed specifically to pump out liquid from a fully submerged state. These portable pumps are ideal for dewatering at mines, construction sites, industrial sumps, and other applications where there is a critical need for efficient dewatering.  How Do Submersible Water Pumps Work? Submersible pumps are similar […]

5 Tips for Pumping Corrosive Liquids

Pumping corrosive liquids, abrasive materials, hazardous fluids, and harsh chemicals presents many challenges. Corrosive liquids degrade, damage, and even destroy specific pump system components. In addition, certain metals, plastics, and glass can experience significant corrosion when pumping these fluids and chemicals. There are several concerns when it comes to pumping corrosive liquids. First, your equipment […]