Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers

Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers
Contractor Pump range from AllightPrimax

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Self-priming pump

The Contractor Pump range from AllightPrimax is designed for cost-efficient fluid handling. Fuel usage is minimized through the hydraulic pump-end, impeller and wear plates. The self-priming pumps do not require manual priming of the suction line or filling of a priming tank to begin normal operation. The pumps can run dry for extended periods due to the oil bath mechanical seal assembly, which allows priming with long suction hoses and suction lifts up to 28 feet. As fluid levels fluctuate, the pumps will snore until the liquid is available to fully re-prime automatically. 803/328-2035; www.allightprimax.com.


Single- or double-stage blowers

Blowers from Atlantic Blowers are available in single-stage (one impeller) or double-stage (two impellers) configurations. The impeller is directly connected to the motor shaft, eliminating pulleys and belts. This reduces maintenance and moving parts, maximizing longevity. The blowers provide clean, dry, oil-free air, slightly above ambient temperatures, making them well suited for highly regulated environments.

Air volume ranges from 18 to 791 cfm, and air pressure ranges from 22 to 313 inches H2O. Motors range from 0.16 to 50 hp. Accessories include relief valves, check valves, pressure/vacuum filters and silencers. 214/233-0280; www.atlanticblowers.com.


Grinder pump

The Multicrusher pump from Boerger offers a pull-in function that macerates and reduces rags and stringy materials to unproblematic sizes. Two central screws hold the rotating blade configuration in place. The relative rotation speed of the two shafts ensures an optimized macerating effect and prevents stringy materials from wrapping around the blades.

In standard allocations a fluid/solids mixture flows through the unit. A downstream pump ensures a reliable fluid transfer. The unit is equipped with lobe pump seals so that it can be installed on the discharge side of various pump devices. Maintenance In Place (MIP) construction provides long operating life. A quick-release cover offers quick access to internal parts. All wetted parts can be quickly maintained or replaced without the removal of the pipe or drive system. 612/435-7300; www.boerger.com.


Adjustable-speed drives

DSI Dynamatic adjustable-speed drives are built for long life in pumps, blowers and centrifuges. The drives deliver 50 to 60 percent lower capital cost than medium-voltage VFDs. The drives feature digital controls for new installations and are compatible with all brands of eddy-current drives and eddy-current drive upgrades. The controls are 70 percent smaller than comparable medium-voltage VFDs, saving space and reducing installation costs. The drives have an electromagnetic clutch design that is unaffected by fluctuations in power quality and use less than 1 percent of the power to the motor to achieve greater efficiency. 800/548-2169; www.drivesourceusa.com.


Voltage test kit

The AEGIS shaft voltage test kit from Electro Static Technology (EST) and Fluke Corporation measures motor shaft voltage to determine the vulnerability of VFD-controlled motors. The kit includes a replaceable probe tip for highly accurate voltage readings on rotating equipment. The tip contains high-density conductive microfibers that ensure continuous contact with a rotating motor shaft. The tip and extension rod can be used with an optional magnetic base, while the 10:1 probe and Fluke 190 Series ScopeMeter portable oscilloscope display the voltage waveform and save the image for reporting. 866/738-1857; www.est-aegis.com.


Backup system

The ReliaPrime emergency bypass station from Gorman-Rupp Co. operates on natural gas, making it quiet and environmentally friendly. The unit features a 6-inch Super T Series pump capable of passing 3-inch spherical solids and offers a soundproof, lightweight aluminum enclosure. The enclosure has padlocked door panels and can be removed for maintenance. The unit is a complete backup package, ready for hookup. 419/755-1011; www.grpumps.com.


Blower packages

Com-paK Plus integrated blower packages from Kaeser include Omega Control Basic, variable-frequency drives, and reduced current (wye-delta) starting. The ready-to-operate, self-protecting units are available with a variety of sensor and instrument choices. They are available in ratings from 7.5 to 100 hp with flows from 335 to 1,419 icfm at 4.4 psig.

All starters, sensors and instruments are pre-mounted, piped and wired at the factory. Dry contacts are included for output to SCADA, and the packages can be remotely started and stopped. The units feature the company’s Omega blowers and include motor, automatic belt tensioner, starters, silencers and a high-quality cabinet design with enhanced airflow for improved efficiency and heat removal. Side-by-side installation reduces space requirements. 877/596-7138; www.kaeser.com/omega.


Dry-pit motors

High-efficiency dry-pit submersible motors from KSB range from 6.5 to 10 hp and meet IE2 requirements. Made for dry-pit installations, the motors can also be used in wet wells when the pumps need to run at low liquid levels for extended periods. Heat loss in the stator windings and squirrel cage of the rotors is reduced. Loss of friction and magnetic reversal losses are also reduced. The motors reduce losses from recirculation of coolant liquid. Available with 4 and 6 poles, the motors comply with NEMA MG1 part 31 requirements. 804/222-1818; www.ksbusa.com.


Cutter system

Heavy-duty chopper pumps from Landia offer a cutter system consisting of knives separated from the pump casing and impeller. No adjustments are required. Replacement of worn chopping systems is quick and inexpensive.

The cutter system protects the pump casing and impeller from being worn by the chopping process and prevents the pump inlet from clogging. The pump casing and impeller form a unit, ensuring that no particles are caught in the pump. Impeller shapes and sizes are customized to the pumping situation and effluent. Guide traces in back and front plate of the pump protect the sealing system from stringy materials. Applications include raw sewage and effluents heavily contaminated with debris such as rags, strings and other coarse material. The pumps include wet well pumps, dry installed pumps and submersibles in cast iron and stainless steel. 919/466-0603; www.landiaworld.com.


Grinder pump

The Omnivore grinder pump from Liberty Pumps features V-Slice cutter technology, which provides more cuts per revolution. The hardened stainless steel cutting system shreds solids into fine slurry with less jamming. An open volute eliminates cutwater, improving solids flow. Other features include a one-piece cast iron body, quick-disconnect power cord, stainless steel impeller, and dual shaft seals. Models are available in single-stage or two-stage designs. Complete pre-designed grinder systems are available in a variety of basin sizes. 800/543-2550; www.libertypumps.com.


Digital metering pump

The Centrac series digital metering pump from Milton Roy is offered with an advanced diaphragm integrity alarm that indicates a diaphragm issue before the process or the pump is compromised. The pump features a 30-year drive design life, 45,000-hour diaphragm life, and capacities between 0.06 and 1,100 gph. The unit offers advanced turndown flexibility with ±0.5 percent steady-state accuracy over the full range. Pump control options are tailored to the specific needs of the treatment facility and its process control requirements. 215/441-0800; www.miltonroy.com.


Grinder system

The M-Ovas Grinding System from NETZSCH Pumps protects downstream pumps, pipelines, belt presses, centrifuges and digesters from blockages. The single-shaft design cuts and conditions debris-laden fluids into a homogenous sludge. Other debris like stones and metal parts fall out of suspension and accumulate in an integrated stone trap, making it easy to access and dispose of settled matter.

The compact design allows high flow rates with low energy consumption. The grinder allows for maintenance in place without disconnecting any piping. The quick-release hinged lid gives access to the cutting blades and plates. The cutting blades are simple to change, and the cutter plate is reversible. A variety of cutter plates and control panels are available. 610/363-8010; www.netzschusa.com.


Magnet motors

Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+ brushless permanent magnet motors from NovaTorque are driven by variable-frequency drives and have motor-only-rated point efficiencies of 93 and 92 percent for 3 and 5 hp versions. The motors are packaged in standard NEMA frame sizes and mounting dimensions. Due to high power density, they are available in a mounting frame size typical for induction motors and a frame size smaller. The motors are compatible with available VFDs from most manufacturers. A flux-focusing stator and roto hub geometry allow the motor to produce with an all-ferrite (versus rare earth) magnet design. 510/933-2700; www.novatorque.com.


Automatic priming

The Enviroprime System pump series from Thompson Pump provides reliable, automatic priming without spilling pump fluid. It is well suited for sewer bypasses and wastewater treatment. Pumps are available in sizes from 2 to 18 inches with capacities up to 11,000 gpm, heads to 430 feet, and the ability to handle solids up to 4 inches. 800/767-7310; www.thompsonpump.com.


Actuator package

The actuator package from Rotork Fluid Systems is designed for dependable, effective actuator control of pump control valves. The system protects discharge pumps and piping systems from reverse flow and water hammer.

The system has a specially designed hydraulic manifold, which eliminates control circuit piping and potential leak points. The manifold block includes speed controls for open, close and emergency shutdown (ESD), as well as a hydraulic solenoid control valve with manual override. It also incorporates a manual hand pump with a local/remote operation selector and a hydraulic oil reservoir. For normal operation, the system provides an adjustable one-to-four-minute stroke time. It also provides a fast, and independently adjustable, five-to-30-second stroke time upon the loss of the ESD signal. 585/247-2304; www.rotork.com.


Cake pump

The seepex BTH cake pump design allows flow rates up to 220 gpm at differential pressures of 540 psi. An auger pushes the cake into the pumping element. The pitch, diameter and speed of the auger can be adjusted to match the application. A customizable open hopper along with system controls results in a non-intrusive cake pump solution.

A control panel controls dry running protection sensors, load cell sensors, pressure gauge and boundary layer injection. The unit offers simple integration with dewatering and drying equipment and low operating and maintenance costs. 937/864-7150; www.seepex.com.


Relief valve

The Pneumatic Dynamic Lifter from Singer Valve is a responsive, compact sewage relief valve that can handle high pressures and uses a compressed air cylinder to hold the valve closed. The chamber is fitted with a relief pilot that is closed when line pressure is lower than the set point. If the pressure rises above the set point, the relief point opens, causing the air in the cylinder to vent, opening the valve. The valve closes drip-tight when pressure falls below the set point.

The surge anticipator has two three-way solenoid valves to put air into the cylinder under the piston, driving the valve open on power failure. When the surge returns back to the pump, it comes back to an open valve where it can be discharged back to the sump in the vicinity of the pump. The main valve needs to be open long enough to handle the initial surge, but not longer, or it will continue to drain the line. The solenoid is on a timer, which is set at startup. Once the set time has elapsed, another solenoid allows air to recharge the cylinder, closing the main valve. 604/594-5404; www.singervalve.com.


Immersible pumps

I-Series immersible non-clog pumps from Smith & Loveless are available for new and retrofit applications in lift stations and wastewater treatment plants. The heavy-duty pumps can be immersed for up to three weeks in flooding conditions. They are designed to withstand 21 days at 30 feet submergence. Features include oversized bearings and stainless steel pump shafts, bronze mechanical seals for high heat dissipation, close tolerances that prevent recirculation and a keyed and tapered shaft for positive lock and easy impeller removal. 800/898-9122; www.smithandloveless.com.


User-friendly drive

The VARIOspeed variable-frequency drive from SJE-Rhombus features a user-friendly HMI interface and is designed for constant pressure applications up to 250 hp, including booster pumps, deep well submersible pumps and irrigation pumps. As flow and head conditions change in the pumping system, the drive can automatically control the pump speed and maintain a constant discharge pressure. The desired set pressure is set on the VFD keypad. The pressure transducer measures the pump discharge pressure.

The drive is available from 5 to 150 hp at 208-240V and 5 to 250 hp at 380-480V, single-phase or three-phase supply voltage. Built-in features include P.I.D. control, energy optimization control, adjustable electronic overload, automatic system restart, high- and low-pressure alarms, and multiple pump control. Pre-programmed parameters make installation quick and startup simple. The standard unit is supplied in a NEMA 3R enclosure with a 0-200 psi pressure transducer. 888/342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com.


Dry-run pump

The Dri-Prime NC150M pump from Godwin, a Xylem brand, is a compact pump with flow capabilities up to 1,767 gpm and discharge heads up to 195 feet. The pump features Flygt N-technology with a self-cleaning impeller. NC Series pumps deliver high efficiency, resulting in low energy and fuel costs while reducing downtime.

Features include an automatic self-priming system that primes and re-primes from dry up to 28 feet without operator assistance or foot valve control; non-clog performance; Hard-Iron (60 HRC) impeller and insert ring; dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with highly abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces; and close-coupled centrifugal pump mounted to a diesel engine or electric motor for easy pump-end or engine/motor changeover in the field. The unit is also available as a Godwin DBS for pump station backup. 865/467-3636; www.godwin pumps.com.


Customizable drive

The Altivar 61 drive from Schneider Electric reduces installation, startup and maintenance time while providing a user-friendly interface, high connectivity and reliable operation in a wide range of applications. It provides connectivity to the major building automation networks including Lonworks, BACnet, Metasys N2 and Apogee P1, as well as other industrial networks. The drive can be internally fitted with the water solutions multi-pump option card to expand connectivity or fitted with the controller inside option board, which allows custom programming via the IEC 1131 programming methods.

A customizable graphic keypad makes setup and configuration quick and easy. The large-screen, customizable display and easy-to-use navigation wheel simplify programming, as do plain text menus available in six languages. Simple start menus and function keys put common parameters in one place at the user’s fingertips. The ability to save programs to the portable keypad allows for quick transfer from one drive to another. 888/778-2733; www.schneider-electric.us.


Thermoplastic pumps

T-Series Webster thermoplastic pumps from Hayward Flow Control are vertical seal-less immersible pumps that feature a single, non-coupled motor/impeller with a shaft seal. The pumps are available in ratings from 1/3 to 1 1/2 hp with standard and washdown motors and in voltages of 115/230 and 208-230/460.

Other features include CPVC pump head and impeller, 303 stainless steel shaft, and an extended shaft sleeve. The pumps provide a solid, stable one-piece shaft for long-lasting performance; a seal point away from weep hole; less vibration for long motor life; and true run. Additional options include GFPP or PVDF pump head and impeller assembly, inlet screen, in-tank filtration, impeller trim variations, explosion-proof motors, 575V motors and S-J type electrical cord. 888/429-4635; www.haywardflowcontrol.com.


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