Industrial Utility Efficiency


September 2020 Edition

Industrial Blower& Vacuum Systems

Protect PD Blowers and Vacuum Boosters with Correct Oil for Bearings, Seals and Gears

By Brendan Pankratz, Tuthill

When selecting the right oil for Positive Displacement (PD) blowers or vacuum boosters, it’s important to consider the three primary components the oil is formulated to protect: bearings, seals and gears. Oftentimes, the best option for one of these is not the same as the best option for the others, so a choice needs to be made for the most critical component, while also accounting for the secondary ones.

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Protecting Your Equipment, Protecting your Environment

By Clint Browning and Mike DeLisi, Solberg Manufacturing

In this article, we discuss both vacuum pump inlet and exhaust filtration and explore how protecting your vacuum pump can increase productivity and help businesses reach their sustainability objectives.

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Aeration Blower Systems

Three Different Sized Wastewater Treatment Plants Save Energy and Maintenance Costs with Aeration Blower Inlet Filter Upgrades

By Rob Geyer and Joe DiFederico, Endustra Filter Manufacturers

Optimized intake filters can save thousands of dollars annually in energy savings and may not require construction crews, engineering bids, or grant applications. The benefits can also be realized for treatment plants of all sizes. Described below are examples of three wastewater treatment plants that upgraded filters and came out ahead: a small rural operation with positive displacement (PD) blowers, a suburban plant using multi-stage blowers and a large urban plant that had already upgraded to airfoil bearing high-speed turbo blowers.

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Blower Upgrade Saves Fraser Colorado Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Costs

By Mike Grennier, Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine

When the plant’s original aeration blowers became costly to operate and newer technology offered the promise of energy-savings, Fuqua took decisive action and replaced the older blowers with high-speed turbo blowers. As a result, the plant saves ratepayers approximately $30,000 per year in energy costs and bolsters the plant’s ability to maintain uptime and achieve extremely clean effluent. 

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