Top Wastewater Trends of 2017


Key players in the municipal processing market share expert insight from the WEFTEC 2017 showroom floor. 

By Michelle Segrest, Navigate Content, Inc. - Reporting for World Pumps Magazine

Advancements in equipment and hydraulic technology took a back seat to the power of digitalization and highly-intelligent communication systems at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. "One of the fast moving trends right now is the use of data to optimize water networks,” said Kelly McAndrew, Xylem’s vice president of global public affairs. With plant efficiency as the ultimate goal, digitalization and optimization of data collection and analysis is driving all technology, according to Siemens Senior Market Development Manager Alfred Kennedy. Major players in the industry helped to identify and explain solutions for the Top 3 water and wastewater industry trends. Follow this link to read the full article. 

Oil and Gas Trends

Pump suppliers discuss trends and challenges in the oil and gas industry involving smart technology, competitive delivery, and optimized equipment efficiency.

By Michelle Segrest, Navigate Content, Inc., Reporting for Maintenance Technology

Speed, portability, and reliability are key factors in optimizing production times and the bottom line in the oil and gas industry, according to experts from major pumping technology companies. Glenn Webb, senior product specialist for Blackmer, Grand Rapids, MI, a leading brand from PSG, (Oakbrook Terrace, IL) said that the most obvious positive manifestation of the ongoing oil and natural gas production boom in the United States can be seen on street corners across the nation. For the full article, please follow this link.

Mainstream Conference 2016


Audio Coverage from Michelle Segrest, Reporting for Maintenance Technology Magazine

May 22-25, 2016 | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | Houston, TX

Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, technologies, and global standards are emerging. The big asset management shift is on. Maintenance and reliability have moved beyond their operational role, transforming into a core, focused and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. This year’s Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are transforming asset management in North America. Michelle Segrest reports live from the show with audio updates here.

Coverage from SMRP 2015

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2015) - Michelle Segrest provided audio coverage of the SMRP 2015 Conference for Maintenance Technology at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH. She provided audio reports recapping informative sessions on asset management, performance and condition monitoring, strategies for achieving overall operational effectiveness, improving operational and maintenance practices in the process industries, and value-based decision making. Segrest published a three-part series with Empowering Pumps describing best practices for M&R continuous improvement.