How Advanced Pump Systems with Sealing Technology Can Solve Chronic Reliability Issues

Many fluids are constantly moving in industrial equipment, but they’re not always moving efficiently or most reliably. That’s why there is a rising need in industry for better processes and technology to mitigate these issues and increase pump system reliability.

According to a recent article published on Plant Services, innovative solutions are helping to overcoming existing deficiencies. These include:

  • Pump add-ons
  • Longer lasting seals
  • High-tech sensors for bearings
  • Root-cause troubleshooting tools

Industrial Pumps

How Advanced Pump Systems Improve Water Management Systems

Pumps can account for 40% of energy usage in industrial fluid systems, according to the Hydraulic Institute. And while reliability comes first in pump system design, the institute believes that there is good incentive for stakeholders — including manufacturers, commercial builders and municipalities — to improve the energy efficiency of pump systems and potentially generate significant cost savings.

Real-World Examples and Case Studies

Solutions like these are designed to tackle costly and continuing challenges in fluid handling, maintenance, uptime, and energy and water consumption. Some real-world success stories include the following:

  • Closed-circuit process water management
  • Demand-driven tap water distribution
  • Wastewater solids eradication
  • Noncontact tandem seal in a packaging and tissue plant
  • Fiberoptic load sensing
  • Vibration monitoring and motion analysis
  • Optimizing energy efficiency

The article also includes highlights of a new Pump Savings Calculator from the Hydraulic Institute that shines a light on opportunities for further energy and cost savings.

Check out the full article on to learn more and read complete summaries of the case studies.

About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer, editor, and content marketing specialist for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at