Most of my articles are based on discussions with people at operating plants. This article is the result of a question asked at a Piping System Fundamentals course given at a customer’s site. During the training course, I start by identifying th ........

Daniel Partridge at work at one of SA Water’s wastewater treatment plants.
Ensuring wastewater treatment plants operate efficiently and reliably is an important task that operational staff undertake. In a move to recognise the excellent performance, initiative and attention to detail of operational staff, the Water Indus ........

Ted Beesley
Ted Beesley began his career as an accountant before joining his family’s pump company as an accountant/junior sales assistant. Since then Ted has had a long and successful career in pumps, working with companies such as Brown Brothers and Engineer ........

API 610 pumps are expensive, normally custom built and are often on a long delivery. So why would you specify an API 610 pump? Ron Astall explains why. ........

Chris Finlayson (left) and Mitch Ingram (centre) at a gas well in the Surat Basin.
With a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas exploration now in place in several Australian states and territories, there is a risk of reduced supply for customers and exports. However, in a move to secure gas supply, Queensland Gas Company (QGC) ........

Flexible vane pumps are commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry.
The PIA’s Australian Pump Technical Handbook is a cornerstone text for the Australian pump industry and, in our opinion, a must have for anyone who deals with pumps on a regular basis. In this ongoing series, we feature abridged chapters from the c ........


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