Water, Wastewater, & Flood Control

MSI is deeply involved in the water, wastewater, and flood control industry.  With services ranging from field testing & vibration troubleshooting to FEA and CFD to turnkey machinery development and flowpath design, MSI can help your facility resolve problems, improve reliability, and optimize performance.  MSI staff are experts with pumps and piping systems, vibration, instrumentation, fluid dynamics, and more.

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Featured Case Study


Resolving a Non-Clog Pump Problem via Specialized Testing and Analysis

MSI performed specialized testing on behalf of an engineering firm for newly installed horizontally oriented non-clog pumps in a return activated sludge (RAS) application. All four pumps/motor systems were operating at much higher than specified vibration levels with excessive noise.

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Mitigating Resonance in a Sewage Plant

A vertical solids-handling pump in a sewage plant experienced a classical vibration problem.  Whenever the pump was running, the pump, entire pedestal and nearby piping were shaking.  The pump bearings had very limited life, and the mechanical seal would chronically leak.  The owner claimed that it was a bad pump, and the OEM said that it was an installation problem.

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Water Filtration Plant Energy Dissipation Valve Vibration

Energy Dissipation Valves (EDVs) at a water filtration plant were exhibiting high vibration amplitude at the piping/ elbow down-stream from the EDV. The newly installed water filtration plant had been designed to dissipate a differential static head of treated water at approximately 155 ft elevation, from high service water at approximately 290 ft of elevation (~50 psig).

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