Pumps, Drives, Valves and Blowers

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  Turbo blower

Generation 5 turbo blowers from Aerzen USA have variable frequency-controlled and oil-free turbos. High energy efficiency and rise-to-surge characteristics result from optimal integration of the permanent magnet motor, inverter, impeller and control system. They operate at up to 60,000 rpm and drive power to 400 hp. 610/380-0244; www.aerzenusa.com.

  Lube-free air diaphragm pump

The lube-free 1-inch air diaphragm pump from All-Flo Pump Company has a non-stall/freeze air system engineered for maximum fluid and chemical compatibility. The bolted design offers ease of maintenance and leak-free operation. It is available in a variety of materials and with options that include a heavy-duty air valve and metallic or non-metallic wetted components. A Max-Pass valve system allows operation under conditions from clean fluids to slurries, to solids up to 3/4 inch. 440/354-1700; www.allflo.com.

  All-purpose portable pump

The Yakka 150i all-purpose portable pump from AllightPrimax has replaceable wear plates and impellers in stainless steel standard and can pass 3-inch solids. Built with an acoustic enclosure, it emits only 65 dBA at 23 feet. The panels are easily removed for maintenance and can be designed with any custom color. The body is impact-resistant and requires minimal maintenance. The tubular frame provides side and end protection and has lockable gull-wing doors for security and easy access. All controls are inside the lockable module. 877/477-4629; www.allightprimax.com.

  Low-flow pump

The Series 900 pump from AquFlow Metering Pumps is designed for precise low-flow chemical dosing. Its maximum flow of 0.14 gph can be adjusted down to 0.01 gph. It includes plungers as thin as 0.187 inches to displace the hydraulic oil, which moves the diaphragm to pump the chemical. It has a compact design with modular assemblies that are easy to operate and maintain. It is available in corrosion-resistant materials. 949/757-1753; www.aquflow.com.

  Regenerative blower

Regenerative blowers from Atlantic Blowers are available in single- or double-stage configurations. The impeller is directly connected to the motor shaft, eliminating pulleys and belts, reducing moving parts and related maintenance. The units provide clean, dry, oil-free air at slightly above ambient temperatures. Air volume ranges from 18 to 1,519 cfm and air pressures from 22 to 313 inches H20. Motors range from 0.16 to 50 hp. 214/233-0280; www.atlanticblowers.com.

  High-speed turbo blower

The high-speed Turbo Blower from APG-Neuros has an oil-free and non-contact bump foil air bearing that needs no lubricating or related maintenance. A permanent magnet synchronous motor transfers EMF to load with no physical contact between stator and shaft, offering precise motor speed control. It can deliver up to 21,000 scfm with a design discharge pressure up to 15 psig. Models range from 30 to 700 hp; dual-core models (400 to 700 hp) provide a wide flow range with up to 80 percent turndown. 866/592-9482; www.apg-neuros.com.

  Peristaltic metering pump

The Flex-Pro A2 peristaltic metering pump from Blue-White Industries has a low feed capability for smaller wastewater applications. Its maximum feed is 14 gph at pressures to 125 psi. The self-priming unit has no valves, a one-button prime mode, smooth pumping action, a de-gassing design, automated dosing, dual 4-20 mA input, pulse inputs, remote start/stop, a brushless variable speed motor and NEMA 4X/IP66 washdown. 714/893-8529; www.blue-white.com.

  Research control valve

The Kynar Research Control Valve from Badger Meter helps dispense accurate chemical dosage, controlling raw material costs and enhancing regulatory compliance. High chemical resistance limits maintenance and downtime. The unit automatically compensates for line pressure changes that occur as chemical tank levels fall. 800/876-3837; www.badgermeter.com.

  Aeration blowers

Eurus Blower offers bi-lobe (MB) or tri-lobe (ZG) aeration blowers and packages for moving bed bioreactors, sludge tanks and equalization tanks. They are rated to 15 psig and offer airflows to 3,950 cfm. They have integral-shaft ductile iron impellers, dual splash lubrication, oversized roller bearings, piston ring air seals, viton lip seals, and low vibration and noise. They include a high-efficiency integrated intake filter/silencer with washable polyurethane filter media, combination base and heavy-duty integrated discharge silencer and vibration dampers. 630/221-8282; www.eurusblower.com.

  Mounting kit

The Split Universal Mounting Kit (Split uKIT) version of the AEGIS SGR bearing protection ring from Electro Static Technology protects the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage and allows quick and easy retrofitting on almost any AC motor shaft without decoupling attached equipment. Designed to accommodate slingers, shaft shoulders and other end bell protrusions, the kit comes with a split AEGIS ring, the halves of which are held together with a hinge that allows the ring to be opened on one side, then closed and fastened with built-in adhesive-backed aluminum tabs. 207/998-5140; www.est-aegis.com.

  Eddy current drive

Eddy Current Drives from DSI Dynamatic are supplied with an EC-2000 controller that enables digital or analog integration with digital process controls, SCADA systems or PLCs. A flexible keypad enables simple and intuitive programming. The units convert the constant-speed rotary energy of a standard motor to precisely controlled speed or torque without significant electrical conversion. 800/548-2169; www.dynamatic.com.

  Polymer pump repair

CeramAlloy CP+ AC and CeramAlloy CL+ AC from ENECON Corporation is a two component, 100 percent solids, trowelable polymer system for rebuilding damaged pump components back to their original shape and contour. It provides erosion and corrosion protection on pump wet areas. The high-gloss coating yields a surface that significantly improves pump efficiency. 888/436-3266; www.enecon.com.

  Drum pump motor

The 3-pound rechargeable S6 drum pump motor from Finish Thompson has a corrosion-resistant design for abusive environments. The 12-volt battery provides fade-free power and retains a charge for extended periods. A solid-state electronic control circuit provides reliable operation and long life. Dual cooling fans improve battery performance and life. 814/455-4478; www.finishthompson.com.

  Hypochlorite injection system

The Chloritrol valveless metering system from Fluid Metering provides accurate, maintenance-free injection of sodium and calcium hypochlorite. Its valveless duplex high-pressure pump injects material directly into the water main, and a second pump head removes out-gas bubbles from the inlet side of the high-pressure pump head. 800/223-3388; www.fmipump.com.

  Wastewater pumping system

The Experior wastewater pumping system from Flygt – a Xylem Brand offers energy savings in a package that is easy to install and operate. Its Adaptive N-technology allows the impeller to move axially upward when necessary to permit bulky materials or tough debris to pass, reducing stress on the shaft, seals and bearings. It is available with efficient motors optimized for wastewater pumping. SmartRun intelligent controls can be pre-programmed to optimize energy use. 704/409-9700; www.flygtus.com.

  High-speed centrifugal blower

The Hoffman Revolution high-speed centrifugal blower from Gardner Denver delivers up to 45 percent energy savings and provides high reliability with minimal maintenance. It has an ergonomically designed sound enclosure and a compact footprint,with a 1-meter certified sound rating at below 80 dBA. Features include a single-enclosure housing, high-speed blower/motor unit, direct-driven high-speed motor, self-contained cooling system, air filtration elements, high-efficiency impeller, magnetic smart bearings, and blow-off valve assembly. 724/239-1500; www.hoffmanandlamson.com.

  Portable non-clog pump

The Dri-Prime NC150 pump from Godwin, a Xylem brand delivers non-clog performance, high efficiency, and energy savings. The powerful yet compact pump handles flows to 1,767 gpm and discharge heads to 195 feet. It uses Flygt N-technology with a self-cleaning impeller. The automatic self-priming system primes and re-primes from dry up to 28 feet without operator assistance or foot-valve control. The unit has a dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces. It can be customized with a diesel engine or electric motor and can be trailer- or skid-mounted. 800/247-8674; www.godwinpumps.com.

  High-performance valve actuator

The 1/4-turn high-performance valve actuator from K-TORK Actuators & Controls International has only one moving part. It can operate ball, butterfly and plug valves in wastewater treatment facilities and can be retrofitted to an existing valve without removing it from the pipe. Controls include a mechanical hand wheel and pushbutton manual override, feedback switches and transmitters, high-visibility valve position indicators, open/close controls, and precise modulating controls for pneumatic, analog and bus-network control and monitoring. 214/343-9980; www.ktork.com.

  Pump-motor alignment sensor

The sensALIGN machinery alignment sensor system from LUDECA uses intelligent sensor technology to allow instantaneous data acquisition and accurate real-time results under difficult conditions. It automatically considers the effects of ambient vibration, acceleration of rotation, backlash, speed of rotation and other factors in determining the quality factor of alignment readings. 305/591-8935; www.ludeca.com.

  Emergency bypass station

The Reliaprime emergency bypass station from Gorman-Rupp Co. operates on natural gas. It has a 6-inch Super T Series pump able to pass 3-inch spherical solids, and offers a sound-attenuated lightweight aluminum enclosure with locking door panels. It is a complete back-up package ready for hookup. 419/755-1011; www.grpumps.com.

  Impeller trash pump

The S4THL 4-inch hydraulic drive vortex impeller trash pump from Hydra-Tech offers 3-inch solids handling and head capabilities up to 210 feet. It can be bolted directly into a pipeline or fitted with a suction hose for underwater dredging. It handles flows up to 1,000 gpm and can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570/645-3779; www.hydra-tech.com.

  Gate valve

The ZTS Gate Valve from KSB uses a fine-grained, homogenous hammer-forged body design that can withstand pressures to 8,700 psi and temperatures to 1,200 degrees F. It has a movable double-wedge design that prevents the wedge halves from additional actuating moments and additional loads on the seat/disc interface. The result is flexible and precise wedge movement with reliable operation. 804/222-1818; www.ksbusa.com.

  Heavy-duty progressive cavity pump

Millennium Series heavy-duty progressive cavity pumps from Liberty Process Equipment pump abrasive sludge, grease and slurry in wastewater treatment plants. A heavy-duty cast iron bearing frame and large bearings transmit heavy workloads and provide long service life. The units can pump delicate fluids with entrained solids without emulsifying the liquid. They come with a positively sealed, hardened gear joint assembly, hardened or stainless steel rotors with hard chrome plating, and a wide selection of stators. 847/540-7867; www.libertyprocess.com.

  Air valve

The AirPro Max air valve line from Henry Pratt has a unique shape to allow a smaller valve vault. The float/linkage design is suitable for higher pressures. The design prevents seat leakage and float mechanism failures. Units come with a large orifice to break vacuum or with a small orifice for air release under pressure. Both types can be combined to maximize pumping efficiency at all times. 877/436-7977; www.henrypratt.com.

  Stainless steel skimmer

The Alpha stainless steel skimmer from Megator removes scum from aeration tanks. It withstands aggressive liquids at varying depths and concentrations, and has a lightweight design with easy one-person operation, an adjustable intake weir, a tri-float design for stability, and a shallow draft to operate in as little as 12 inches of water. It comes with 10 feet of suction hose. 800/245-6211; www.megator.com.

  Dry-pit vertical pump

The corrosion-resistant Fybroc 5530 Series vertical pump from Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions handles difficult dry-pit applications including acids, bleaches and caustics, and is well suited for odor-control scrubber systems. Features include mounting outside of the tank; FRP construction and FRP wrapped shaft (1/8 inch); heavy-duty column, shaft and bearings; and optional high-pressure shaft seal. They are available in 16 sizes with capacities to 1,400 gpm and heads to 400 feet. 215/723-8155; www.mp-gps.com.

  Regenerative turbine pump

The Regenerative Turbine Pump from MTH Pumps has steep pressure capacity characteristics for overcoming system pressures and friction losses in applications such as seal flushing, water sampling and pressure boosting. It allows for pressures from 10 to 1,000 psi and flows from 1 to 150 gpm. It handles 20 percent vapor by volume and can generate fine micro-bubbles desirable in DAF processes. 630/552-4115; www.mthpumps.com.

  Motor controller

The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 solid-state motor controller from Rockwell Automation includes a 3-phase, solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure. It combines advanced monitoring and protection, multiple start and stop options, and expandable control inputs and outputs for controlling motor speed and torque. It has nine standard starting modes, six stopping modes and several slow-speed functions. It uses advanced power monitoring and diagnostics to deliver highly scalable, user-configurable faults and alarms. 414/382-2000; www.rockwellautomation.com/industries/water.

  Slurry pump packing

PE1082 slurry pump packing from Palmetto is designed for abrasive and gritty applications. It combines ePTFE/graphite packing with a specially formulated Zenar yarn for strength and a break-in lubricant. It can be combined with other packings for high-pressure slurries. 800/445-4406; www.palmettopackings.com.

  Valved flowmeter

The Model 106-SPI-MV single-point insertion electromagnetic flowmeter from Singer Valve is installed and calibrated to provide accurate flow measurement. It is available for valves from 4 to 36 inches. With no moving parts and a single-piece design, it is generally immune to clogging by sand, grit or debris. 604/594-5404; www.singervalve.com.

  Frame pump motor

The US Motors 5813 Frame Vertical Titan II motor, manufactured by Nidec Motor Corp., has a cast iron frame. It is custom built to customer specifications and includes WPI and WPII weather-protected enclosures. Ratings range from 250 to 1,750 hp. It is available with hollow or solid shaft in low or medium voltage. It has oil-lubricated bearings with normal, high and extra-high thrust capacity designs available. 888/637-7333; www.usmotors.com.

  Screw centrifugal pump

The Triton screw centrifugal pump from Vaughan Company has an open-channel impeller for handling thick sludge, large or stringy solids, shear-sensitive fluids and delicate or highly abrasive materials. Other features include steep performance curves, non-overloading power characteristics, heavy-duty power frames, and a flushless mechanical seal. A water-flushed mechanical seal or packing is also available. 888/249-2467; www.chopperpumps.com.

  Semi-trash pumps

Suitable for handling water with small solids and light debris, semi-trash pumps from Subaru Industrial Power Products use a heavy-duty overhead cam gasoline engine and large volute discharge opening. The 2-inch PKX201ST is powered by a Subaru EX13 4.5 hp engine and delivers 153 gpm. The 3-inch PKX301ST delivers 246 gpm and is driven by an EX17 6.0 hp engine. 847/540-7300; www.subarupower.com.

  Electronic motor manager

The Contactron Electronic Motor Manager (EMM) from Phoenix Contact monitors the effective power consumed by motors, using the data to analyze errors and provide early warning to the controller. Users can set the parameters to detect dangerous operational conditions, such as overload, underload, pollution and wear. The module provides advanced diagnostics to support informed decisions for predictive maintenance and better operation. It provides easy-to-understand remote indication of system problems. 800/322-3225; www.phoenixcontact.com.

  Rotary lobe pump

The TORNADO T2 rotary lobe pump from NETZSCH Pumps has lobes that run inside a metal housing with a replaceable elastomer liner. The design requires no O-rings or gaskets. A single synchronous-toothed timing belt eliminates a gearbox. A pulsation-reduction system of channels molded into the rubber walls of the pumping element releases lobe energy and dampens pulsation. 610/363-8010; www.netzschusa.com.

  Port sliding wall penstock

Orbinox offers the Model MU square or rectangular port sliding wall penstock sealed on all four sides. It is used for on-off or control applications in wells, tanks and pipe outlets. It has carbon- or stainless steel-fabricated construction, with tight elastomer seals. It is available in a wide range of dimensions and for many pressure heads. 450/622-8775; www.orbinox.com.

  Electric modulating actuator

CMA Series electric modulating actuators from Rotork provide linear, quarter-turn and rotary control for valve and pump applications. They are powered by single-phase or direct current, eliminating air hoses and compressors. Setup and configuration is easy with pushbuttons and an internal six-segment LCD display. Resolution is 0.25 percent on linear and quarter-turn applications and 2 degrees on multi-turn configuration. 585/247-2304; www.rotork.com.

  Engineered drive system

The Altivar Plus engineered drive system from Schneider Electric uses adjustable frequency drives that provide packaged, adjustable-speed solutions. It enables up to 50 percent energy savings on pumping, ventilation, and compression machines. A compact footprint and flexible modular design maximize use of space. The drives include protective NEMA Type 12 enclosures. 888/778-2733; www.schneider-electric.com/us.

  Sludge pump

Schwing Bioset’s sludge pump can pump dewatered biosolids from belt presses, centrifuges, plate-and-frame presses and screw presses and can also pump scum and grease. Its capacity exceeds 300 gpm at operating pressures to 1,885 psi. It operates with a single-circuit, open-loop hydraulic system. 715/247-3433; www.schwingbioset.com.

  High-pressure couplings

High-pressure couplings from Victaulic join sludge-handling lines. With pressure ratings to 4,000 psi, they create reliable pipe joints. The couplings can be installed quickly without flame to create a union at every joint. Assembly involves positioning the gasket and housing segments on grooved pipe ends and tightening the nuts and bolts. 610/559-3300; www.victaulic.com.

  Self-priming centrifugal pump

Self-priming centrifugal pumps from SRS Crisafulli transfer water and wastes at high capacities. Capacities range from 50 to 18,000 gpm and total dynamic heads from 20 to 280 feet. The pumps can pass spherical solids up 5.5 inches. Models use varied impeller designs with varied blade configurations. 800/ 442-7867; www.crisafullipumps.com.

  Progressive cavity pump

Progressive cavity pumps from seepex have Smart Conveying Technology (SCT) that provides fast maintenance and low life cycle costs. The pumps do not have to be removed for maintenance. With an integrated retensioning device, a simple readjustment of the stator increases the service life of the stator and rotor. 937/864-7150; www.seepex.com.

  Concrete wall pipe sleeve

The Omni-Sleeve from SIGMA Corporation provides a flexible, accurate and cost-effective way to place pipe sleeves in a concrete wall. It fastens directly to the concrete form and has a built-in anchor and waterstop for leak-proof, solid connections. Pipes that pass through are positively sealed using a standard MJ gasket. 800/999-2550; www.sigmaco.com.

  Rotary lobe pump

The IQ Rotary Lobe Pump from Vogelsang offers advanced flow path technology in a simple and compact package. It handles highly viscous liquids and provides pulsation-free flow. It has an easy-access front cover, HiFlo rotary lobes, integrated flanges, high suction lift, and the ability to pass hard solids to 1.3 inches. It is always primed, and can pull a suction lift up to 25 feet. 330/296-3820; www.vogelsangusa.com.

  Drive unit

WesTech Engineering drive units are delivered to the job site as a single, completely assembled and shop-tested unit, ready to be installed on the thickener or clarifier center column. The unit’s flexibility of design allows the engineer to select a drive that will closely match the process and mechanical requirements. 801/265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.

  System control panel

The Endura SL (Slim Line) control panel from SJE-Rhombus has a VFDC-4000 controller for commercial pressure booster applications using a variable frequency drive (VFD) and motor starters. It can be configured for simplex, duplex and triplex pump control using a single VFD for up to three pumps. 888/342-5753; www.vfdpanels.com.


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