Pump industry companies have not taken the COVID-19 pandemic lightly. In an effort to maintain a safe work environment, they have done everything from incorporating special safety training and procedures to outfitting employees with additional personal protection equipment (PPE). According to a Pumps & Systems May survey conducted, 74% of the more than 100 respondents said … Continue reading "How COVID-19 Has Reshaped Safety Measures at Pump Facilities"
Just like that, another month has passed, which means it’s time for the June pulp and paper industry news roundup. In an effort to do our part to share knowledge, we’ve gathered some of this month’s top news stories that include: In response to short supplies caused in part by COVID-19, paper prices continuing to surge Because … Continue reading "Pulp and Paper News Roundup: June 2020"
SEPCO’s own director of market development, Chuck Tanner, recently spoke with James Kovacevic at Eruditio for a new episode of the “Rooted in Reliability” podcast. During their chat, they discussed the benefits of fluid sealing reliability in the pulp and paper industry. Because of the 25 years of experience under Chuck’s belt, he was the ideal … Continue reading "Industry Podcast Discusses Pulp and Paper Sealing Reliability"
Pump packing is always on our minds. However, the last couple months have been, in a word, challenging. Between the economic issues, social distancing, mask-wearing, constant hand washing, and slow reopening of businesses, life is far from “normal.” There is one thing in particular that most of us have all missed — sports. Sports is … Continue reading "Miss Sports? Check Out This Pump Packing Competition!"
Vertical turbine pumps (VTPs) are used in a wide range of industries, including pulp and paper as well as water and wastewater. And the shafts on these pumps extend deep under the ground — in some cases 2,000 feet. Because of the often harsh and remote conditions in which these pumps operate, their reliability is … Continue reading "Proper Bushings and Seal Technology Ensure VTP Reliability"
May has come and gone, and the pulp and paper industry has not missed a beat. In an effort to share knowledge, we’ve gathered some of this month’s top news stories for the industry. Some topics include: Industry-wide production records being set despite COVID-19 Paper with antimicrobial protection Charitable efforts for pandemic relief efforts Check them out below! U.S. … Continue reading "Pulp and Paper News Roundup: May 2020"
According to a recent Efficient Plant magazine article, an upstate New York paper mill partnered with SEPCO while facing an ongoing problem with a leaking pulper that had significant shaft runout caused by uneven distribution when paper bales were dumped into it. Many mixers, agitators, and pulpers experience similar shaft leakage. Issues arise when the material … Continue reading "How an Air Seal Can Help Solve Pulper Leakage"
Find out what industry stakeholders and experts are predicting for the future of manufacturing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
How often do you change your equipment’s oil — every quarter, every year, once every three years? Contaminated lubricant caused by improperly maintained components like seals, breathers, and filters can directly lead to bearing failure. Effective lubrication reliability practices at your facility or plant can mean the difference between lucrative uptime and costly downtime, as … Continue reading "5 Steps for Achieving Lubrication Reliability"
We are thrilled that the Thermex 210 Bushings were named a Processing 2019 Breakthrough Product of the Year. These annual awards honor innovative technology solutions that made significant contributions to improvements in the process industries within the past year. The Thermex 210 Bushings were one of 10 products to win this prestigious award. The manufacturers recognized with … Continue reading "Thermex Bushings Named Breakthrough Product by Trade Magazine"