Tech Talk

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.

Boiler Topics


  BOILER NEW PRODUCT - TECH TALK 2013 FALL
ClearFire-LC High-Capacity, Condensing Hydronic Boiler

  BOILER NEW PRODUCT - TECH TALK 2013 SPRING
Treating Feedwater for Optimum Boiler Equipment Health

  BOILER PROJECT - TECH TALK 2013 SPRING
City of Reno's Renewable Energy
Initiative Successful

  BOILER TIPS - TECH TALK 2013 SPRING
Increasing Efficiency and Heat Recovery in a Boiler System

  BOILER PRODUCT - TECH TALK 2012 FALL
CBEX Elite Offers an Integrated Solution for Citrus Processor

     

Important ASME CODE Changes | READ THIS ARTICLE
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 THIS ARTICLE
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.

Preventive Maintenance Steps For Your Boiler | READ THIS ARTICLE
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.


Pump Topics


  PUMP CASE STUDY - TECH TALK 2013 SUMMER
ITT Goulds Introduces New Double Suction Vertical Pumps

  PUMP CASE STUDY - TECH TALK 2013 SPRING
New Municipal Pump Station
Solves Major Bottleneck

  PUMP TIP - TECH TALK 2013 SPRING
Discover the Effects of Operating Pumps
Away from BEP

  PUMP CASE STUDY - TECH TALK 2012 FALL
Gallo Winery MUST Pumps Add Substantial Efficiency

  ANNOUNCEMENTS - TECH TALK 2012 FALL
Viking Pump Authorized Service Center Approved

     

Pump Fundamentals Content Index | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
This is a reference from Goulds for pump fundamentals and applications, mechanical and motor data, hydraulic data, properties of liquids, and conversion factors.

Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Introduces basic information on head, capacities, speeds, Affinity Laws, Pump and System Curves

Pump Application Guide | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Information on material selection, piping design, field testing, vibration analysis, Vertical and Self-priming pump guidelines

Water Data | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Water properties, resistance coefficients and steam data

Properties of Liquid | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Viscosity, solids and slurries and vapor pressure

Paper Stock | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Covers the special considerations involved in handling paper stock and other fibrous suspensions

Mechanical Data | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Various dimensions, weights, capacities and comparisons

Motor Data | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Enclosures, speeds, frame data, currents, terms and conversion factors

Conversion Factors and
Engineering Data Description | VISIT THIS WEBSITE

Pump Operation and Maintenance Description | VISIT THIS WEBSITE

Misc. Pump Information | VISIT THIS WEBSITE
   Safe Operation of Mag Drive Pumps
   Plain Bearings made with Silicon Carbide
   Centrifugal Pump Operation without NPSH Problems
   Fluoropolymers in Chemical Plant Construction.

Calculate Total Dynamic Head &
Net Positive Suction Head
| READ THIS ARTICLE
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.

Properly Setting Pump Foundation & Baseplates | READ THIS ARTICLE
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 is presented.


If you have any comments or questions that will assist us in serving your needs, please contact us. We’re always looking for better ways to help our customers in the industries we serve. Contact an office near you.

Thank you for your interest in R.F. MacDonald Co.

 

 
 

Listen & Learn

Boiler Safety
Listen to Chris Eschete
from R.F. MacDonald Co.
discuss Boiler Safety and the importance of proper
boiler operator training


Regulatory Basics

Audio visual presentations outlining the emission regulations in the California Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and South Coast Air Districts

Bay Area


San Joaquin Valley


South Coast