6 Reasons Why Mechanical Seals Fail

Mechanical Seals are a vital pump component which prevents fluid from escaping a pump chamber through the port where a shaft drives the pump. When these  (Read More)

Injection Molding Our Impellers and Diffusers

At the heart of a centrifugal pump is the impeller and diffuser. We injection mold and machine these critical pump components for ideal performance. As we  (Read More)

Cavitation is Possible in Water Well Applications

In most basic submersible water well pump training for pump sizing, preventing cavitation is rarely prioritized. Most basic manuals do not even (Read More)

ODP vs TEFC: Cooling Industrial Pump Motors

Like all motors, centrifugal and booster pump motors need to keep cool to work efficiently. Fans built into or onto these hard-working motors are designed to (Read More)

Replacing Mechanical Seals on Pumps

It is not unusual for mechanical seals to fail. Many times mechanical seals are the first components to fail in a pumping system. They are a common cause of (Read More)

Submersible Pump Selection Guide

We’ve created a convenient Submersible Pump Selection Guide to help you quickly find the pump you need. The easy-to-use guide contains (Read More)

The Most Common NEMA Enclosure Ratings

Electrical enclosures are made to protect us from the potential electrical hazards inside, and protect the interior components from outside environmental (Read More)

Should You Use WS or WT Series Well Pumps?

Our 4” and 6” submersible well pumps come in two variations: the WS Series and the WT Series. While both pumps have their strengths, the main (Read More)

Remote Monitoring Wastewater for Seasonal Homes

Due to the seasonal use of many vacation and lake homes, local regulations require remote monitoring be added to their wastewater (Read More)

Sizing a Pump for a Closed Loop System

Pumping within a closed loop is often mis-sized due to the nature of the closed loop. By closed loop, we mean that the end of a pump system is plumbed back  (Read More)

Horizontal vs Vertical: Choosing the Right Centrifugal Pump

When choosing the right centrifugal or booster pump for a new system, there are factors that should be considered. Flow rates, piping configurations (Read More)

Select a Pump for Energy Efficiency

In many applications, the energy required for pumping can be a significant portion of total energy costs. Anything from manufacturing to buildings for (Read More)

Check Valve Practices for Submersible Pump Systems

Check valves play an important role in controlling the flow of fluids in a pumping application, but a water well application depends on check valves even more. (Read More)

Quality Components: Inside an EZ Series Booster

The EZ Series Booster Pump is one of our most popular industrial pumps, and is built with quality components. For quality control and fast assembly time, (Read More)

Consider More than Curves when Choosing a Pump

Often, choosing a pump for an application amounts to referencing some curves, grabbing one that the design point fits, and calling it a day. This approach (Read More)

2-Wire vs. 3-Wire Type Submersible Motors

The water well industry often debates the preferences and features of a single-phase 2-wire motor vs. a single-phase 3-wire motor to operate their (Read More)

When the Pressure Gauge is Not Telling the Whole Story

The plant maintenance supervisor or the water system manager is diagnosing a pump system to ensure everything is operating properly. He notices an apparent  (Read More)

Remote Water Pressure Monitoring

A remote pressure monitoring system can provide a notification to a wasteful water leak, or an alert that prevents a water system disaster! For example, a small water system (Read More)

Piping for the Suction Side of the Pump

When piping the suction side of a centrifugal pump, it is not always best practice to adapt to the size of the suction and continue back to the source. In choosing (Read More)

Inside Your Centrifugal Pump: Impellers

The impellers inside your centrifugal pump may look very similar, but their performance differs due to their design. Besides the number of impellers stack (Read More)

Booster Pump Design for Well Applications

One of the most efficient ways to supply water to small housing developments that do not have public water supply available is to use two pumps (Read More)

Why Ground Wires are Critical on Pump Motors

Any “modern-day” pump motor has either a ground screw or ground wire. We all acknowledge that motors should be grounded, but many do not know why. Grounding is used for  (Read More)

VFDs: More Than Constant Pressure!

Many of us hear the term VFD and automatically think of “constant pressure device”. But the reality is constant pressure is just one benefit available through use (Read More)

Create a System Curve BEFORE Choosing a Pump

Choosing a pump by creating a system curve first will ensure the pump you choose will operate properly and within the preferred operating range for that pump. Creating the (Read More)

Proper Submergence Can Control Cavitation

Cavitation is sometimes the cause of structural damage to propellers, impellers, and pumps. One cause of cavitation can be improper pump submergence. (Read More)

What is a System Curve?

The System Curve Explained. A system curve is a plot of your pumping system for various flow. The system curve calculates your static conditions, those that exist without (Read More)

Booster Pumps & Boosting Water Pressure

Booster pumps increase water pressure and flow rate in a water system. Pressure boosting is determined by the existing conditions and the demand pressure The desired (Read More)

Centrifugal Pumps: Pumping at Best Efficiency

The cost of energy, as well as government mandates, have made pumping efficiently more important than ever. Pumping efficiency, not the horsepower of the motor (Read More)

Choosing Stainless Steel Components for Pumps

The advantages of using stainless steel are obvious in pump manufacturing. Stainless steel is strong, corrosion resistant, has great hot strength, and is (Read More)

Webtrol Partners with Water Well Trust to Donate a Complete Well System

In March of 2021, in conjunction with National Groundwater Awareness Week, Webtrol donated $10 per pump sold that week to the Water Well Trust. These (Read More)

Pipe ID Affects Pressure Loss

Pipe ID (inside diameter) affects pressure loss in water systems and needs to be considered when specifying pipe. It is common in pump sizing to look at friction loss (Read More)

Finding the Right Pump for Your Application

Finding the right pump for your application can be challenging. We know you are looking for a specific pump tailored to your needs, and we are here to help. Determining (Read More)

Maximum Working Pressure for Vertical Boosters

Pump users observe maximum working pressure when selecting pumps. But, they should also consider suction pressure to ensure that the maximum (Read More)


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