Common Causes of Cavitation in Pumps

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 16, 2017

Frequently occurring in pumping applications, cavitation creates bubbles or vapor cavities in a liquid as a result of rapid changes in pressure. These liquid-free voids typically form in low-pressure zones and can burst when subjected to high pressures, sending powerful shockwaves throughout the entire application.

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The Importance of Backup Components for Pumps

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 8, 2017

Over the years, the team at TPCI has noticed a recurring issue: Many companies with pumping applications will not replace their pump components when necessary. Instead of following the recommended maintenance cycles, they often wait until there’s an emergency or something breaks or fails.

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Specialty Packing Operations at TPCI

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 3, 2017

Plunger packing plays an integral role in sealing pumps and maintaining adequate downstream pressure — a critical condition for applications such as water hauling or water transfer pumps. In plunger pumps or pumps with extension rods, the packing is held stationary inside a stuffing box; in piston-style pumps, the packing sits in a groove.

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Pump Components for the Harsh Applications of the Chemical Processing Industry

Posted by Sam Kelton | March 15, 2017

Steam is one of the chief sources of energy in the rigorous chemical processing industry. Able to create heat, change chamber pressure, separate components, provide water, trigger chemical reactions, and transfer energy in order to power various systems, steam is used in many industrial and chemical applications.

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New Warehouse Improvements

Posted by Sam Kelton | March 2, 2017

Thanks to the leadership of Cleburne Shop Manager Jon Edson, Triangle Pump Components, Inc. has been able to
make great strides in warehouse productivity and performance.

Mr. Edson has invested his time not only in his employees, but also in the advancement of our warehouse management solutions.

His diligent work has helped to greatly improve the shipping and receiving, inventory, and manufacturing departments at TPCI.

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Superior Pump Components for Reciprocating Plunger Pumps in the Oil and Gas Sector

Posted by Sam Kelton | February 16, 2017

The oil and gas industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy as it affects a number of vital industrial sectors. Reciprocating plunger pumps and their performance play a crucial role in the oil and gas industry.

These pumps aid in the extraction of oil and other natural resources from underground formations for the Nation’s petroleum industry.

Reciprocating pumps and pump components such as valves and plungers are well suited for this role. The valves and plungers used in these pumps must be sturdy and reliable as they are critical to the success of these processes.  

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Red Deer Relocation

Posted by Brittany Robbins | January 30, 2017

Triangle Pump Component Inc.’s Red Deer facility and team are moving into a larger warehouse!

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Ensure Speed, Quality, and Savings From Your Component Manufacturer

Posted by Sam Kelton | December 15, 2016

At Triangle Pump Components, Inc. (TPCI), we understand the great responsibility that comes with being a procurement manager. By finding ways to strategically reduce costs, eliminate waste, improve quality, and supplement the bottom line, you play a pivotal role in driving value for your company.

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How Oil Price Fluctuations Affect Small and Midsize Businesses

Posted by Sam Kelton | November 16, 2016

 As oil prices continue to fluctuate, experts are putting forth various predictions about the industry’s future. Diverse factors — ranging from international economic relations with China and the Middle East to uncontrollable disasters like Hurricane Matthew — impact the price of oil and therefore have implications for everyone involved in the industry.

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TPCI Valve Simulation

Posted by Sam Kelton | November 2, 2016

Triangle Pump Components, Inc. (TPCI) contracted Flowserve, a pump manufacturer, to compare pump valve performance using Flowserve’s proprietary PUMP-ALL software program. PUMP-ALL is a proven reciprocal plunger pump simulation program capable of predicting pump and valve performance under a variety of operating conditions, such as suction pressure, discharge pressure, and pump speed.

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