Selecting the Right Pump Valve for Reciprocating Pumps

Posted by Sam Kelton | October 24, 2019

When selecting a reciprocating pump valve, it’s important to understand many critical details about the pumping application, including the pressure rating and temperature, viscosity, and composition of the fluid being pumped. Is the fluid corrosive? Will it contain abrasive solids? If so, how large might the particulates be? For example, in some mining applications, it makes more sense to select a pump valve that is engineered to withstand small solids and other abrasive materials.

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More Trademarked Products!

Posted by Sam Kelton | August 28, 2019

We are at it again! Triangle Pump Components, Inc. (TPCI) has trademarked more products to distinguish us from the rest of the pack. With so many products on the market today, trademarked names can help identify the efficient, quality products from the generic ones. So without further delay, here are our newly trademarked products . . . 

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Vibration and Cavitation as Related to Reciprocating Pump Valves

Posted by Sam Kelton | July 19, 2019

In a perfect reciprocating pump system, suction and discharge valves should gently open and close as the plunger reaches its full stroke extension into the fluid end or full point of retreat back toward the power end. However, we all know we don’t live in a perfect world and this perfect functionality is never the reality. There is always some lag time in the opening with any model pump valve. The problem is - the more lag, the greater the problem for the pump.

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Update on Our Trademarked Products

Posted by Sam Kelton | July 8, 2019

UPDATE:  Triangle Pump Components, Inc. (TPCI) is proud to announce that the CavPack® Valve Set, Resista® AR Valve, and the DynaRod® Extension Rods have been granted "Registered" trademark status!

Below is a review of the meanings behind the newly registered product names.

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Do Spherical Valves Trump All?

Posted by Sam Kelton | June 13, 2019

Spherical valves are just one of the many valves working in high-pressure applications today in reciprocating pumps. It is a common belief that a valve is a valve and that they are equal regardless of type. While this is true in the sense that all valves allow or inhibit the flow of fluids, there are minute differences that make one valve preferable over another in any application. Let’s take a brief look at the most common types of valves used in reciprocating pumps with some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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The Efficiency of Reciprocating Pumps

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 8, 2019

Reciprocating pumps are useful in various applications. These specialized pumps have countless uses, but their main use is to pump liquids.

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Reciprocating Plunger Pump

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 1, 2019

Industrial applications that require high-pressure system components often rely on plunger pumps for successful operation. These pumps see frequent use in process technology and cleaning applications.

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Introducing our WG Sphera Series!

Posted by TPCI | April 10, 2019

In our industry there has been a shift from the somewhat standard pumping system requirements of the 60’s and 70’s to specifications that are more demanding and application specific. Today’s pumping system professionals are forced to find innovative means of increasing system output, albeit marginally, to meet the ever increasing demands of their markets. As performance expectations rise, so does the demand for valves that leverage price with increased performance. There hasn’t been a realistic and cost efficient solution to this problem until now.

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We Are Celebrating Our 100th Year!

Posted by TPCI | March 29, 2019

This year TPCI celebrates 100 years providing quality products, reliable support, & expert solutions.

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Preventing Suction System Problems in Reciprocating Pumps

Posted by Sam Kelton | March 13, 2019

Reciprocating plunger pumps are a type of positive displacement pump that drives liquid at high pressures in a variety of industrial applications. They operate by creating changes in pressure using a moving component known as a plunger which, on its outward motion, draws fluid into the chamber through the suction valve; then on its inward motion, opens up the discharge valve and pushes the fluid out a delivery pipe at a rapid velocity. Working with the plungers are the pump valves, plunger packing and stuffing box components to ensure optimal performance.

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