Sam Kelton

Vice President / General Manager
Triangle Pump Components Inc.

Recent Posts

Reciprocal Pumps in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Sam Kelton | May 8, 2018

Reciprocating pumps are used to transport both clean and abrasive fluids. These pumps are more efficient and robust than their centrifugal or rotary counterparts, making reciprocating pumps the ideal choice for the oil and gas industry.


How to Avoid Pump Packing Failure

Posted by Sam Kelton | April 18, 2018

Offering great versatility, mechanical seals are commonly employed to seal pumping equipment. However, there are still a number of pumps and devices that make use of compression packing for sealing purposes. Such pumps are used across a wide range of industries, including pulp and paper manufacturing, power generation, and water treatment, and play a critical role in supporting various industrial processes.


A Closer Look at Net Positive Suction Head

Posted by Sam Kelton | February 20, 2018

To put it simply, pumps work based on the principle of pressure difference: Fluids flow from regions of higher pressure to regions of lower pressure, and pumps facilitate fluid transfer by creating a pressure difference, or pressure head.


Pump Starvation Information

Posted by Sam Kelton | January 8, 2018

The result of restricted inlet liquid flow, pump starvation can be devastating to pump systems. Starvation causes pumps to run dry, quickly decimating the pump plungers, packing and valves.  


Triangle Pump Components - Volumetric Efficiency

Posted by Sam Kelton | November 15, 2017

Are your pumps running at their maximum strength? To be sure your pumps are operating at optimal volume, it is important to evaluate their volumetric efficiency on a regular basis.


Application Engineer, Inside Sales Manager Join Triangle Pump Components Team

Posted by Sam Kelton | October 17, 2017

Known for manufacturing efficient, long-lasting, and reliable pump products, Triangle Pump Components depends on a strong team to deliver the highest quality pump components to our customers. When a company’s commitment to quality is as tenacious as ours, we strive to hire the best possible candidates for each position across our team.


Triangle Pump Components Gives Back

Posted by Sam Kelton | October 6, 2017

Triangle Pump Components deeply values our customers, their businesses, and the communities in which they live and work. We strongly believe in giving back to the people and organizations that help sustain our business every day. To show our appreciation, we are currently involved with and support several charity organizations, both locally and throughout the United States.


Triangle Pump Components Celebrates Annual Manufacturing Day

Posted by Sam Kelton | October 6, 2017

With Manufacturing Day fast approaching on Friday, October 6, the team at Triangle Pump Components, Inc. is taking some time to reflect on this past year, both in terms of our own achievements and throughout the world of manufacturing.


Delrin® Vs. Titanium Plate Valves

Posted by Sam Kelton | September 27, 2017

Comprised of a disc and a seat, plate valves are an essential component in many types of pumping operations. The disc moves between the seat and retainer in relation to the variations in fluid pressure on its sides, thereby controlling the pressure flow. Other plate valve components include the bolt, the springs, and the plate. 


PTFE, Graphite, and Kevlar: Selecting an Adapted Plunger Packing Material

Posted by Sam Kelton | July 5, 2017

By providing a seal around a plunger, piston, or extension rod, plunger packing helps ensure adequate downstream pressure in various pumping applications. For pumps using plungers or extension rods, the packing remains stationary in a stuffing box, while in piston pumps, it moves with the piston inside a groove.