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Pumps & Systems is the voice of the international pump and rotating equipment industry. As the leading media brand for pump users worldwide since 1993, it delivers relevant industry news and powerful technical information to a total average monthly audience of 187,173* managers, engineers, operators and other maintenance professionals. Pumps & Systems is the only North American trade publication that covers pumps and related equipment in every issue. We deliver timely information and pump industry news through our e-newsletters—Pump Users Digest and Products for Pump Users. *web traffic + e-news subscribers + print & pass-along, minus known overlap (Sources: Omeda + BPA)

Pumps & Systems provides easy-to-read editorial that covers practical solutions, real-world applications and technical information, along with industry news and trends.
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In this episode of the Pumps & Systems Podcast, we're speaking with Chris Tindell, regional manager at SEPCO, who’s going to tell us all about condition-based maintenance strategies and how they can be used to improve mechanical seal reliability. Learn more about SEPCO at http://sepco.com/ Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yF4p9lmh1w8 Pumps & Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcast/ Pumps & Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we’re speaking with Scot Hull, Regional Sales Manager at Hydro-Thermal, who is going to be telling us about direct steam injection in food processing applications. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y7Acnv1yPvQ?si=b2sRTCD2pN6Fm67H Pumps & Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcast/ Pumps & Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems Podcast, we’re speaking with Micah Audiss from Romtec, who’s going to tell us all about package systems in the water and wastewater industry - basics, benefits, types and a few real-life examples. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/snzuKIpVhmA?si=zUUX7LR-a1a3WYU5 Pumps & Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcast/ Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we’re speaking with Kevin Haggerty, Garry Queen and Adam Dillon from Dynamatic, who are going to be telling us about the differences between eddy current drives (ECDs) and variable frequency drives (VFDs) in pumping applications. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcast/ Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski #pumps #podcast #drives #VFDs #ECDs
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems Podcast, we’re welcoming back Cody Kaufmann, Business Development Manager at SEPCO. He's going to tell us all about metal-detectable polymers, their history, how they’re being used in the food and beverage industry today and what might be in store for that technology in the future. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! This episode is brought to you by SEPCO: http://www.sepco.com Pumps & Systems YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PumpsandSystemsMag/ Pumps & Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps & Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Ad background music: Fridaze - Lauren Duski Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems Podcast, we’re speaking to Adam Stolberg, executive director of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) and David Williams, Director of Engineering at Liberty Pumps and president of SWPA. They’re going to discuss the outlook for the pumps industry in 2024, including trends, the impact of Build America, Buy America, supply chain issues, and more. They’ll also be telling us a little about the SWPA training being held in Chicago this April. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Pumps & Systems YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PumpsandSystemsMag To learn more about SWPA or register for the 2024 SWPA Pumping Systems and Controls Training Seminar taking place April 16-17 in Chicago, visit https://www.swpa.org/. Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps... Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski #pumps #integritytesting #heatexchangers #podcast
In today’s episode of the Pumps & Systems Podcast, we’re speaking to Adam Dupps, general manager of Masterleo, and Bryan Rumrill, director of sales and business development at Rodem. They’re going to be telling us all about integrity testing: what it is, its benefits and much more. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for new episodes of the podcast! Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z1TOi186Erw For more on integrity testing, be sure to check out this article from Pumps & Systems Magazine's February 2024 issue: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/integrity-testing-proactive-approach-maintaining-heat-exchanger-safety-reliability Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps and Systems Magazine: www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski #pumps #integritytesting #heatexchangers #podcast
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we're joined by Pete Gaydon from the Hydraulic Institute and Sam Goodman from the Department of Energy’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC). They’ll be discussing the Extended Product Systems Rebate Program the Department of Energy is currently running, which is a program that grants rebates for the installation of more energy efficient pumps. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B2xfezdQt3Y?si=7bXqlBDkX0OKd0Qi More information on the Extended Product System Rebate Program: https://www.energy.gov/mesc/extended-product-system-rebates Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski #pumps #rebate #energyefficiency #podcast
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we're joined by Bill DiCroce, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vicinity Energy. He'll be discussing the role heat pumps can play in decarbonization, as well as the efforts cities like Boston are currently making to strive for sustainability and an eventual goal of net zero carbon emissions. To watch the podcast, head over to our YouTube page at youtube.com/@PumpsandSystemsMag Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/podcasts/ Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski #pumps #podcast #heatpumps #decarbonisation #decarbonization
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we're joined by Jay Irwin, chief wastewater operator for Sherman, New York, and Brad Hitselberger, business development manager at Industrial Flow Solutions. They’ll be discussing what happened when the village of Sherman, plagued by sewer overflow, clogging, and maintenance and safety concerns, decided to eliminate their wet well and switch over to a direct in-line pumping system. This episode is sponsored by Industrial Flow Solutions: http://www.flowsolutions.com Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lKY-_XEdT8k?si=BNcRT3dHQPZ_0wxm Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
In today's episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, we're talking to Kyle Harrison and Chico Januszkiewicz from Eaton about medium voltage drives, synchronous transfer systems, maintenance and safety, and a variety of other topics. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! To view the video version of this podcast, head over to the Pumps & Systems YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@PumpsandSystemsMag Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
Welcome to the new Pumps & Systems podcast! In today's episode, we're talking to Cody Kaufmann from SEPCO about the future of bioplastics in both industrial settings and the world as a whole. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode of the podcast! To watch the video of this podcast, head over to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/@PumpsandSystemsMag! This episode is brought to you by SEPCO: http://www.sepco.com Pumps and Systems Podcast homepage: https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pumps-systems-podcast Pumps and Systems Magazine: http://www.pumpsandsystems.com Opening music: Know Myself - Patrick Patrikios Ad background music: Fridaze - Lauren Duski Closing music: Freeling - Lauren Duski
Kristi Hartwell of John Crane is being featured as one of five notable pump industry veterans in the July 2023 issue of Pumps & Systems magazine. Here, she shares her engineering journey.
Cody Kauffman of SEPCO joins the podcast to talk about lantern rings and their role with pumps. SEPCO is the presenting sponsor of the podcast. Questions asked include: What are lantern rings and what is their purpose with pumps? What materials are ideal for lantern rings? What are PTFE & PEEK strengths and weaknesses How Is a lantern ring installed? What could go wrong with lantern rings? Why should lantern rings not be overlooked?
On this episode, listen to a chat with Rob Fenton and Austen Scudder of Eaton as we compare and contrast Active Front End and 18-pulse drives and see which is best for your solution. Questions include: What are the primary applications for 18-Pulse drives? What’s the difference between 18-Pulse and AFE from a technology standpoint? Where are AFE drives most used? What are some of the tradeoffs between the technologies? What are misconceptions about the AFE drives? What are some of the misconceptions about 18-Pulse drives? What’s the future for 18-Pulse and AFE?
In this episode of the Pumps & Systems podcast, learn why bearings can fail and how to mitigate electric current arcing with Schaeffler Sr. Application Engineer Paul McNeill. Schaeffler Group is the presenting sponsor of the podcast. Visit them on the web at www.schaeffler.com. Questions asked include: What are ways that bearings could deteriorate in a pump system? How does a VFD system work, especially as it relates to anything creating parasitic voltages across the bearings? How do bearings resist this voltage? What are some examples of current passing through the bearing as well as the resulting damage? What are some common approaches to minimizing risks for bearing damage? Email podcast host Drew Champlin at dchamplin@cahabamedia.com.
Tim Albers of Nidec Motor Corporation joins the podcast. Albers will be featured in the July 2023 issue of Pumps & Systems magazine as one of our Industry Veterans. Albers, a U.S. Navy Veteran, talks about how the movie "Top Gun" shaped his career, among other things. Albers gives some career insights and shares what the industry means to him. Email podcast host Drew Champlin at dchamplin@cahabamedia.com.
Zach Nepa of SEPCO joins the podcast to talk about the basics of air seals and where they are commonly used. The presenting sponsor of the podcast is SEPCO. Visit them on the web at www.sepco.com. Nepa discusses what the basics of an air seal are as well as what separates air seals from other seals. He also hits on where air seals can be used, such as applications including pulp and paper and chocolate. Other questions hit on maintenance, what happens if an air seal fails and how to make sure they don't fail. E-mail host Drew Champlin at dchamplin@cahabamedia.com.
Repeat guest Patrick Hogg of Nidec Motor Corporation joins the podcast to give the latest on how the pump industry is reacting to several pieces of government legislation. Questions include: Last August, congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act – what are the key components to this? How will this impact motor and pump efficiency? What water/ pump provisions will this bill have? How does this new IRA relate to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)? The IIJA's effect on industry as it relates to potable water Updates on Build America/Buy America Email podcast host Drew Champlin at dchamplin@cahabamedia.com.
This episode features a chat with Ram Venkatadri and Bill Pritchett of John Crane on seal water reduction strategies and ways to improve water quality. The presenting sponsor of the podcast is John Crane. Visit them on the web at www.johncrane.com. Questions/discussion points include: History and trends in sealing technology What is seal water? What is the primary factor driving the need to reduce seal water consumption? What steps can be taken to reduce seal water consumption in the short term? What applications generally consume the most water in a facility? What role does water quality play in reducing overall water consumption? What role does clean water play in cost reduction? What future trends do you see in water savings? What trends are you seeing in industry around water reduction and reuse? How does savings water help reduce costs? Email podcast host Drew Champlin at dchamplin@cahabamedia.com.
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