Product Focus - March 2022

Product Focus - March 2022

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Chopper Pumps

Vaughan self-priming Chopper Pump

Self-priming Chopper Pumps from Vaughan are designed to be easily accessed outside of the wet well while pumping waste solids at heavy consistencies, without plugging or dewatering of the solids. They eliminate the loss in production and mess, along with making it easy to service the pump to get it back in operation. 888-249-2467;

Effluent Pumps

Ashland Pump effluent pumps

Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements and have efficient permanent split-capacitor motors. The oil-filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle solids up to 3/4 inch. They are made of cast iron, with cast iron impellers and equipped with a piggyback switch (20-foot standard cord) or in manual configurations. They are offered in 3/10, 4/10, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 hp models. 855-281-6830;

Vertiflo Pump Company Series 1600

Vertiflo Pump Company’s Series 1600 horizontal close-coupled, vortex end-suction pumps have a wide range of applications including food processing solids, wastewater treatment, pollution control, slurries and solids. They have capacities to 1,600 gpm, heads to 170 feet TDH, and operate at temperatures to 250 degrees F. These pumps are designed with a variety of constructions such as cast iron, 316 stainless steel fitted, all 316 stainless steel, alloy 20 or CD4MCu. They are designed with a convenient back pull-out cost-saving feature to allow for easy inspection or maintenance without disturbing the piping to the pump. The impeller has a fully recessed design, which accommodates passage of solids. All impellers have wiping vanes, which reduce axial loading and prevent dirt from entering the sealing area. The impeller is keyed to the shaft and an impeller locking screw assures positive attachment. 513-530-0888;

Peristaltic Pumps

Blue-White Industries FLEXFLO M4

The low shearing, gentle pumping action of the FLEXFLO M4 peristaltic pump from Blue-White Industries allows for smooth, continuous and precise dosing of long chain polymers and chemicals that off-gas, including peracetic acid and sodium hypochlorite. It doesn’t experience vapor lock or loss of prime. It includes a highly responsive and intuitive 5-inch display screen that’s as simple to operate as a cellphone and can be easily operated even when wearing work gloves. In addition to legacy communications such as 4-20mA, it offers advanced communication protocols including Profibus, Modbus TCP and Ethernet IP. Further, it includes firmware that can be field updated as technology advances. It saves time and money with easy-to-attach M12 connectors for fast, clean and watertight connections. The pump has built-in tube failure detection and requires very little maintenance. It has a 10,000:1 turndown ratio, and NEMA 4X (IP66) washdown. 714-893-8529;

Rotary Lobe Pumps

Boerger BLUEline NOVA Rotary Lobe Pump

Boerger’s BLUEline NOVA Rotary Lobe Pump achieves volumetric efficiencies using DIUS rotors combined with a flow-optimized pump chamber to ensure smooth running even at high pressures. It is available with or without a casing protection. The “clean” version has been designed for conveying pure, non-abrasive media. A casing protection is not required. A radial and axial casing protects the entire pump casing. The protection plates and liners are perfectly integrated into the pump casing in a flow-optimized design. A fastening system ensures efficiency. 612-435-7300;

Slip Pumps

Cat Pumps stainless steel triplex pumps

Cat Pumps stainless steel triplex pumps mounted to a gear motor can provide thousands of hours of maintenance-free slip pump service. Direct-coupling the pump to a gear motor offers many advantages, including a smaller footprint, reduced noise and ease-of-service with no belts to maintain. A 316 stainless steel manifold, paired with elastomers like NBR, FPM, EPDM or PTFE, allows many chemical and fluid compatibility options. Performance specifications range from 0.1 to 100 gpm and 100 to 10,000 psi. Custom-built power units can include pump(s), motor(s), base, pressure control valves, pressure gauges and/or pulsation dampeners. Custom builds typically have a three to four-week lead time, with individual pumps and repair parts usually being in-stock items, with 95% of orders shipped within 24 hours of placement. 763-780-5440;

Solids/Sludge Pumps

Hydra-Tech Pumps S4VHL

The S4VHL 4-inch hydraulic submersible sludge/slurry pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps offers 3-inch solids handling and head capabilities up to 210 feet. This heavy-duty slurry pump is designed to handle wastewater and sewage and will fit through a 20-inch-diameter manhole. Its primary applications are sewer bypass into force mains and general transfer of solids-laden fluids. Combined with HT25 to HT60 power units, it is capable of flows up to 750 gpm. This safe and variable-speed hydraulic drive submersible pump can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570-645-3779;

Submersible Pumps

FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric NCX Series

The NCX Series of explosion-proof submersible non-clog pumps from FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric, are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1 and Group C & D hazardous location requirements, making them suitable for a variety of applications such as lift stations, sewage systems, stormwater, flood and pollution control, industrial waste and dewatering, wastewater treatment plants, and general fluid transfer. They are available in single- and three-phase power options to accommodate flows up to 625 gpm. Each is designed for overall serviceability and reliability with durability-conscious features like a field adjustable wear plate, factory-standard dual silicon carbide mechanical seals and chemical-resistant components. Intrinsically safe non-clog control panels are also available for complete system integration. 866-271-2859;

Vertical/Lift Station Pumps

Industrial Flow Solutions OverWatch

Industrial Flow Solutions’ OverWatch pump system lifts influent at the point of entry, eliminating the wet well. Effluent is contained, eliminating odors and reducing maintenance. The stainless steel body is designed to withstand the effects of corrosion from harsh materials and solutions, making OverWatch an ideal solution for the municipal, industrial and commercial industries. In addition, the system has HMI touchscreen controls to further simplify operations. 860-631-3618;

Smith & Loveless CAPSULAR Underground Pump Station

The CAPSULAR Underground Pump Station from Smith & Loveless provides an operator-friendly and economical solution for large-flow pumping up to 20,000 gpm. With a Safe-Stair entryway module and integrated HVAC, the pump station design meets the OSHA definition of “designed for continuous human occupancy” and therefore does not require classification as confined space entry. It comes with simplified-yet-powerful QUICKSMART Touchscreen Controls and a spacious interior offering a variety of user options including shelving, work desks, sinks and storage. The station is pre-engineered and fabricated, allowing for simple installation and future flow capacity increases via adaptation of additional pumps or larger rotating assemblies. 800-898-9122;


Eurus Blower ZZ Series

ZZ Series blowers from Eurus Blower are drop-in replacements for competitor blowers. They have heavy-duty cast housings, machined impellers, alloy steel shafts with oversized bearings, hardened/precision machined steel forged gears, oil-lubricated gear and/or grease- or oil-lubricated drive sides, plus keyless locking assemblies for easier timing gear maintenance. The blowers provide up to 15 psig pressure and 2,350 cfm flow. 630-221-8282;

FPZ e Series E11-MS

The e Series e11-MS blower from FPZ is a drop-in replacement for the K11-MS and offers increased efficiency, lower discharge temperatures and a significant reduction in perceived noise. The impeller design was developed through sound quality studies and rapid prototyping. The resulting design has a targeted reduction of the most displeasing frequencies. It is mountable in any position and offers a maintenance-free operation. Options include anodized aluminum components for corrosion resistance and increased sealing. 262-268-0180;

Howden 827 DVJ

The 827 DVJ dry-vacuum blower from Howden is a heavy-duty unit with integral ductile iron impellers. The casing headplates, gear cover and drive-end are gray iron. Carburized and ground spur timing gears are taper-mounted on the shaft and secured with a locknut, cylindrical roller bearings, splash lubrication on both ends and easy-to-read sight glasses for maintenance. The blower is capable of handling high inlet temperatures for rough applications. An efficient discharge jet plenum design allows cool atmospheric air to flow into the cylinder, so the blower continues to run under blank-off conditions. It comes in a compact, lightweight package and delivers more than 5,700 cfm in an 8-inch gear diameter frame, as well as 28 inches Hg. 800-557-6687;

JFH Distributing SWAM Pneumatics blowers

SWAM Pneumatics blowers, distributed by JFH Distributing, have large bearings (SKF or FAG-Schaeffler) and large shaft diameters for longer life in rugged applications, with reduced maintenance. They promise suitable volumetric efficiency at high speed and pressure. Drop-in replacement blowers are available for Robuschi, Hibon, Roots and other brands. Horizontal flow (or vertical flow) blowers are available up to 6,600 cfm and vacuum up to 28 inches Hg. Blowers can be made with either mechanical seals or labyrinth/piston-ring seals. 303-279-7797;

Kaeser Compressors Rental Rotary Screw Blowers

Rental Rotary Screw Blowers from Kaeser Compressors helps avoid downtime and maintain operations, helping operators evaluate flow requirements prior to equipment purchase. Whether you need to service a unit without compromising operations, meet a temporary surge, or try new technology without spending capital, portable blowers from Kaeser are available in three sizes with oil-free flows from 200 to 2,309 cfm. They are extremely efficient and provide flexibility for low pressure applications. All units feature a full enclosure with soundproofing, protection from rain and snow and auxiliary heaters, making them suitable for outdoor installations in temperatures from 5 to 115 degrees F. Each model has multiple control modes, including pressure regulation, flow control (via panel-mounted potentiometer), and fixed speed. They are easily integrated into existing plant controls. Plus, if a new equipment purchase is the ultimate goal, the Sigma Control 2 will record and store air demand and power usage to help size the permanent blower and calculate ROI. 877-417-3527;

Pump Controls

Clearwater Controls, is an Industrial Flow Solutions brand DERAGGER+

DERAGGER+ from Clearwater Controls, is an Industrial Flow Solutions brand, eliminates blockages caused by rags. This intelligent deragging control system and network monitoring technology uses real-time pump data to prevent clogs before they happen, improving electrical efficiency by up to 48%. The system not only eliminates ragging, but also the costs associated with maintenance, downtime and cleaning. By monitoring a motor’s power signature, its smart technology detects when a rag becomes a potential clog and modifies the pump’s behavior to pass the rag. The benefit of passing a rag, rather than grinding it, is that the rag is then caught whole by the screens at the treatment works. With a grinder, minute particles can be passed through the screens, which can then aggregate to form further blockages or escape back into the waterways as a pollutant. 360-215-7676;


The TOPAX MC multichannel controller from Lutz-JESCO America has a modular design that makes it an adaptable and effective solution for all measurement and control technology requirements. It offers automated efficiency — freedom from repetitive control tasks while providing accuracy and reliability. Users can actuate the dosing pumps using an optocoupler or relay and servomotors by using a relay or a 20mA output. The high-resolution, 5-inch color display offers a user-friendly operating interface with a simple touch-control and intuitive navigation menu that can be set to multiple languages. Use four analog outputs (0/4-20 mA) or the network capability to transfer measured values to a web browser or a telemaintenance point. A programmable interval timer can be used to set automatic alerts for wear-related sensor change. 800-554-2762;

Orenco Controls OLS Control Panels

OLS Control Panels from Orenco Controls come with the choice of either integrated starters or variable-frequency drives that optimize system operation. These panels are suitable for a variety of pumping applications, such as lift stations, stormwater pump stations, water boosting, dewatering or sludge pumping. They can also be used as a SCADA patch, connecting peripheral equipment to future or existing SCADA systems. Parameters can be configured via a human-machine interface and include a user-friendly startup wizard. Engineers can preprogram user interfaces to the site-specific needs of an installation, making the panel virtually plug-and-play. Maintenance staff can easily adjust settings and monitor the system remotely. These weatherproof control panels are UL 508A listed and include service-rated circuit protection, phase and voltage protection, and level controls. 877-257-8712;


The PC-3000XC controller from PRIMEX is designed to operate up to three pumps in pump-up or pump-down applications. The controller’s sequence pumps ON and OFF in response to a change in level input. The easy-to-read blue OLED display shows the operating status, featuring fast and intuitive menu navigation and setup. It provides for advanced communication functionality for integration to open architecture telemetry/SCADA systems. The easily configurable front panel means no programming software is required. It is only available as part of a PRIMEX custom-engineered control panel. 844-477-4639;

Pump Parts/Supplies/Service

Gorman-Rupp EchoStorm

The EchoStorm static venturi aeration device from Gorman-Rupp is designed to add dissolved oxygen into liquids as they are being pumped. It adds oxygen to wastewater, reduces the size of organic solids and degasses organic solids. It is available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes. Depending on the pump it is paired with, it can provide flows from 50 to 1,300 gpm with up to 857 pounds of dissolved oxygen per day. It is suitable for aeration in a variety of municipal, industrial and agricultural applications, including wet well influent, aerobic sludge digestion, lagoons, oxidation ditches, fat, oil and grease digestion, landfill leachate and mine water treatment, according to the maker. The device can be combined with Super T Series, Ultra V Series, Super U Series, 80 Series, 10 Series and 6500 Series pumps. 419-755-1011;

Patterson davit crane

Patterson davit cranes are manufactured with a low maintenance, easy-to-assemble design. They are available in 1/2- and 1-ton capacities with key features such as a reliable brake with long life and readily available parts, a hot-dipped galvanized finish and no plastic sheaves or pulleys. 800-322-2018;

RELINER/Duran Lift Station Inside Drops

By using controlled inside drops in lift stations, pump life can be extended by preventing aerated influent from being directly drawn into the pumps. By employing a RELINER/Duran Lift Station Inside Drop, dramatic reductions in pump related problems can occur, as well as reduced general maintenance and odor complaints. The drop pipe should be extended below the low limit level and cut to follow the slope of the base fillet. If there is no fillet, cut the pipe at 45 degrees, one pipe diameter from the floor or fillet. This will create a diffuser by directing the flow back against the structure, thus de-aerating the influent. Do not direct the incoming flow toward the pumps. This simple arrangement is superior to using elbow fittings and is easier to maintain as there is nothing to collect debris. It can be cleaned from above. 800-508-6001;

Xylem Rental Solutions, a Xylem brand, Flygt 4220 

The Flygt 4220 compact adaptive mixer from Xylem Rental Solutions, a Xylem brand, can help avoid unplanned downtime and enable continuous operation of critical plant processes despite maintenance requirements of permanently installed mixing equipment. It enables water utilities to seamlessly manage the changing mixing conditions in wastewater treatment application by adjusting the mixer output to meet operational demands. With enhanced capabilities, including full automation, mixers bring complete control and adaptability into the mixing process, in turn providing significant energy savings, imposed process resiliency, increased uptime and reduced inventory. The mixer’s compact design makes it easy to transport and install. Additionally, its adaptive mixing technology is suitable for a broad range of applications, including municipal wastewater treatment plants, water utilities and industrial — versatile to fit the specific mixing needs of any operation and ideal for retrofits. 


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