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Everyone knows that the ocean is full of dangers. However, with water everywhere you look, you may not realize that fire is one of the most significant hazards on ships. Despite being on the water, ships have lots of heavy machinery and flammable fuels. That is why there are always major ship fires that make news headlines every year. Because…

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Whether you're working on a recreational boat or a giant cargo ship, you should never head out to sea without a bilge pump. Without these, there are so many things that could go wrong. That said, the bilge pump requirements for large vessels and smaller ships are vastly different. In this article, you'll get a comprehensive look at marine bilge…

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) provides meaningful guidelines on wear ring materials and clearances for all API 610 pumps. Appropriate specification of wear rings contributes to both higher efficiency and higher reliability. If clearances are too small, the pump wear rings could make contact during certain operating conditions, leading to a reduced lifespan or worse. If clearances are too large,…

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September 30th, 2020

Flanges are often referred to by class, or their lb. designation, or even just as a number followed by an octothorpe (the # symbol), which is the hashtag for you millennials, and the pound sign for everyone else. These terms are all used interchangeably to describe the pressure rating of a flange. To make things more confusing, a 600 pound…

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