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What is the Difference Between Malleability and Ductility?

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In the blog article, “Thermal Shock” I used the word ductility. This word is one of a handful of terms commonly used to describe the characteristics of metals and how they react to externally applied forces. Terms such as malleability, hardness, brittleness, toughness, abrasion resistant and impact resistant are commonly used when describing metals but not always completely understood. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN … Read More

Beat the Rush

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Thank you to everyone who sent in questions to info@hevvypumps.com . We have taken one of the top questions and answered it below! Frequently asked Question: Should we install a vfd to control our pump? Background Variable frequency drives, or VFDs, do pretty much what their name suggests. They drive electric motors at variable frequencies providing significantly more control than … Read More

Single Phasing in Electric Motors

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Causes and Solutions to Protect your Motor I once had a customer ask me for some advice to help them come up with some ideas as to why their pump would trip as soon as it was lowered into slurry.I asked questions such as: Have you checked for proper rotation? Did you check for pluggage in the discharge line? After … Read More

No Flow Meter, No Problem

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The Open Pipe Flow Measurement Method Over the years our team has been involved in countless pump start ups, many of which were field applications where instrumentation was non existent.  There is always an expectation of a specific flow rate or at least a minimum flow rate. Without a flow meter, how do you know if your pump is performing with … Read More

What is the Number One Cause of Pump Motor Failure and How Can it be Prevented?

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According to our electrical team, heat is the number one cause of motor failure. It simply kills them. Temperatures near or above the insulation rating of your motor will cause your motor’s insulation to deteriorate faster, ultimately resulting in premature motor failure. Defining the starting limit for your pump’s electric motors  Our team is often asked one important question: How … Read More

Hevvy Pumps Raises the bar for Quality Standards

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Hevvy Pumps Challenges and Passes their Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015 At Hevvy Pumps we are proud to announce that we have passed our ISO 9001 Quality certification upgrade to the newly released 2015 standard. What does this mean? It means that our focus is to continually improve, ensuring that all our internal capacities and procedures are executed to the highest … Read More

Hevvy Pumps goes to Elko, Nevada

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Join us at the 2018 Elko Mining Show Our partners and friends at Folsom Industrial are proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary serving the mining community at this years Elko Mining Expo. We couldn’t be happier to celebrate this accomplishment with them. Please join us at their outdoor booth #581! Learn about the industrial pumps that Hevvy Pumps has to offer your project: centrifugal … Read More

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How Do You Solve Vibration Issues in a Slurry Pump?

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Vibration issues with your slurry pump might be obvious: your slurry pump shakes like a wet dog, or subtle: you keep losing bearings or seals prematurely and don’t understand why. In either case vibration can cause a number of problems with your pump that can lead to costly repairs, downtime and shorter mean times between failure.  How to Confirm a … Read More

Hevvy Pumps goes to Texas! Meet us at RefComm Galveston 2018

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Join us at the Refining Communities Top Conference We want to get to know you better! If you are attending RefComm Galveston 2018 on May 7-11th, come meet our team at booth #42. Bring your best pump questions and we promise to bring our best answers! RefComm is celebrating 20 years of worldwide excellence in consulting, training and conferences.  RefComm® … Read More

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Slurry Pumps: The Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Guide

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Are your slurry pumps in good condition? I travel to customer sites on a weekly basis and I see a full range of good and bad when it comes to pump maintenance. I decided to write a blog on the most common preventive maintenance tips concerning the Hevvy/Toyo line of pumps so it’s available even when I’m not. This list … Read More