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Plumbing Company Learns to Adapt to What Customers Want

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KNOWING WHEN and how to adjust to industry changes allows New York’s Nebrasky Plumbing to grow from a once bankrupt company to a thriving one

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Xylem’s New Adaptable Wastewater Mixer Delivers Next-Level Mixing Efficiency

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New Adaptable Wastewater Mixer Delivers

LEADING GLOBAL water technology company, Xylem Inc. has launched a compact submersible wastewater mixer featuring easily adaptable output capabilities and delivering energy savings of approximately 50 percent.
Xylem’s new Flygt 4220 mixer enhances the resilience and sustainability of wastewater treatment plants, enabling operators to easily manage changing mixing conditions by simply adjusting the mixer output. As the Flygt 4220 can be controlled to deliver only the output required, a plant’s energy consumption can be significantly reduced.

How Low-Cost IoT Technology Manages a Pump System’s Health & Efficiency

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THE HEARTBEAT of U.S. water and wastewater infrastructure is the millions of pump systems that move water through networks of underground pipes to the points of use. Pumps are the critical operational equipment in this delivery, and their health and efficiency are important to all utility personnel including management, operations and maintenance. Limited resources and a lack of technological solutions have hindered the ability of many utilities to manage pump systems.

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Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month

A Valley center pivot irrigates corn with VRI technology. The application depth is adjusted
by changing the sprinkler control valve pulse rate for individual sectors of a field.

JULY IS Smart Irrigation Month! This initiative from the Irrigation Association is used to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies in landscape, turf, and agricultural irrigation. Optimizing water resources is an extremely important part of irrigation.

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An example of a magnetic drive pump. Courtesy of Amin Almasi

PUMPS ARE usually categorized in two major groups: conventional-sealed pumps and seal-less pumps. The first group contains pumps that need a seal system, usually in the form of a mechanical seal. The second group includes all types and models of seal-less pumps; these pumps do not require a seal.

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Ensure Pump Startup Runs Smoothly by Avoiding Common Mistakes.

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WHEN DISCUSSING projects with engineers at shows and exhibitions, the same questions and conversations about commissioning a new progressive cavity (PC) pump seem to arise time and time again. PC pumps are commonly designed with features to make maintenance and installation user friendly.

When commissioning a new pump, users may wonder what they should expect when using a PC pump for the first time. Before initially using the pump, remember the 10 things in this article to avoid many first-time mistakes.

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How to Track Irrigation Run Time

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ARE YOU looking for a way to keep track of the pivots on your farm? The Valley® Irrigation Run Time™ mobile application is a free, new resource that calculates pivot cycles and helps you track run time. With the full mobility of a smartphone or tablet, you can add notes on each machine for access any time, anywhere, no matter what brand of pivot you use

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Post-Season Checklist Helps Growers Tackle Needed Maintenance and Repairs

BEFORE SHUTTING down your irrigation system for the winter, experts suggest conducting a quick inspection – performing routine maintenance and making a plan for any necessary repairs.

“A thorough inspection can help identify potential problems that could result in costly delays or breakdowns next year,” said Evan Carlson, field engineer at Lindsay Corporation.

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  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Slurry Pumps
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Mixers & Agitators 
  • Compressors
  • Autoclaves
  • Pulpers