R.F. MacDonald Co.’s
offering of boiler and pump products and services are constantly
evolving and becoming increasingly complex to integrate fully with
facility and process systems, meet environmental demands, and achieve
higher efficiencies. We strive, along with the manufacturers we
represent, to provide our customers with technical information to
maximize equipment utilization, efficiency and reliability. We believe
that knowledge is powerful and can help you and your staff stay
informed about new ideas, trends, concepts and market conditions
that may effect your operation.
ASME CODE Changes | READ
On January 1, 1999 ASME, Section I Power Boiler Code began requiring
documentation and hydrostatic testing of all external piping.
Do You Maintain
A Boiler Log? | READ
A boiler log provides a written record of the boiler operating conditions
on a given day and at a given time. Download or print a free copy.
Maintenance Steps For Your Boiler | READ
Five preventive maintenance steps to keep your boiler room operating
at peak efficiency —eliminating avoidable emergencies that
can lead to costly downtime and increase your boiler's lifetime.
Content Index | VISIT
This is a reference from Goulds for pump fundamentals and applications,
mechanical and motor data, hydraulic data, properties of liquids,
and conversion factors.
Pump Fundamentals | VISIT
Introduces basic information on head, capacities, speeds, Affinity
Laws, Pump and System Curves
Guide | VISIT
Information on material selection, piping design, field testing,
vibration analysis, Vertical and Self-priming pump guidelines
Water properties, resistance coefficients and steam data
of Liquid | VISIT
Viscosity, solids and slurries and vapor pressure
Covers the special considerations involved in handling paper stock
and other fibrous suspensions
Data | VISIT
Various dimensions, weights, capacities and comparisons
Enclosures, speeds, frame data, currents, terms and conversion factors
Conversion Factors and
Engineering Data Description |
Pump Operation and Maintenance Description
Safe Operation of Mag Drive Pumps
Plain Bearings made with Silicon Carbide
Centrifugal Pump Operation without NPSH Problems
Fluoropolymers in Chemical Plant Construction.
Total Dynamic Head &
Net Positive Suction Head
The two most critical values that must be calculated for a pump
system are Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and Net Positive Suction Head
(NPSH). A simple guide to these calculations is provided.
Setting Pump Foundation & Baseplates
Horizontal End Suction ANSI Pumps, Foundation and Baseplate Issues
A summary of the issues surrounding the importance and criteria
for properly setting and installing pump baseplates and foundations
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