Increase Plant Performance and Efficiency With These New, Innovative Pumps

Increase Plant Performance and Efficiency With These New, Innovative Pumps

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Pumps are a vital part of our infrastructure, used in a wide variety of applications, from water and wastewater treatment to industrial processes. In recent years, there has been a growing demand for new and innovative pumps with features like better energy efficiency and digital connectivity that can meet the needs of a changing world. Take a look at some great pump options below.

Ashland Pump effluent pumps
Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements, and feature efficient permanent split capacitor motors. The oil filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle solids up to ¾ of an inch. They are made of heavy-duty 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, ½, ¾, 1 and 1-1/2 HP models. Ashland Pump is located in Ashland, Ohio and manufactures a complete line of pump products for the residential wholesale market. 855-281-6830;

Blue-White Industries FLEXFLO M4
The low-shearing pumping action of FLEXFLO M4 peristaltic dosing pump from Blue-White Industries allows it to gently and precisely pump chemicals that off gas, including peracetic acid and sodium hypochlorite, with no vapor lock and no lost prime. Advanced features include a highly responsive and intuitive 5-inch display, firmware that can be field updated, and easy-to-attach M12 watertight connectors. 714-893-8529;

Boerger BLUEline rotary lobe pumps
Boerger BLUEline rotary lobe pumps are a self-priming, valveless, positive displacement pump used for conveying viscous and abrasive materials. They are resistant to wear and provide pulsation-free operation. Operation is fully reversible, with dry run capability and flow rates up to 7,000 gpm. They are constructed with maintenance-in-place design, allowing for all wetted parts to be easily replaced through the front cover without removing pipe or drive systems. The pump conveys biosolids (primary, waste activated sludge, return activated sludge, digested, thickened, etc.), grease, sewage, scum, lime slurry, alum sludge, permeate and polymers. 612-435-7300;

Crane Pumps & Systems Barnes RAZOR
The 2 hp Barnes RAZOR grinder pump from Crane Pumps & Systems is suitable for light commercial and residential solids-handling applications. It is designed with axial cutting technology to reduce solids like flushable wipes, diapers and other nonbiodegradable items. Maintenance is convenient with only a single tool needed for disassembly. The plug-and-play cord also provides easy servicing without requiring removal of epoxy in the conduit. Its 1.25-inch discharge is suitable for preconfigured packaged systems and turnkey solutions. It is available in the Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System for grinding in tough terrain. It provides a practical and environmentally safe alternative to traditional gravity systems. Numerous configuration options are available. 937-778-8947;

Gorman-Rupp Super T Series 
Super T Series self-priming centrifugal trash pumps from Gorman-Rupp are available with Eradicator Plus solids-reduction technology for 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes. The product was designed for extreme-duty applications in municipal, industrial and agricultural markets. For liquids containing trash bags, wipes, mop heads, hair, industrial byproducts and agricultural wastes, it cuts and tears organic solids entering the pump. Pumps include an easily removable lightweight inspection cover, a back cover plate incorporating an obstruction-free flow path, a heavy-duty hard iron continuous vane impeller with thick back shroud to prevent debris buildup, an extra-thick hard iron wear plate with notches, grooves and oversized lacerating teeth to cut and shred organic solids, and an upgraded stainless steel, load-bearing shaft. Complete units are available in cast iron construction. Upgrade kits are available for pumps currently in use. 419-755-1011;

As energy costs continue to rise, Graco’s QUANTM electric double diaphragm pump offers a solution that can help manufacturers save up to 80% on energy costs while maintaining optimal performance. The pump eliminates the need for compressed air, and with no gearbox it offers a quieter, more cost-effective and energy-efficient option in the same compact size of pneumatic pumps. It is designed to be easy to operate and maintain; with built-in controls for flow and pressure at the pump and the same fluid contact components as an AODD. It offers all the same benefits of air-operated pumps; including self-priming, stalling and a seal-less design with smooth, steady flow. 866-348-3188;

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;

JAECO Fluid Systems FRAM pumps
FRAM pumps from JAECO Fluid Systems are hydraulically actuated and designed for accurate, completely leakproof metering of difficult-to-handle liquids. The durable cast iron pumps are available in simplex or duplex with capacities ranging from 0.86 to 56 gph at operating pressures up to 1,200 psi. Liquid end options include 316 stainless steel, PVC or Alloy 20 and include single- or double-ball or poppet spring-loaded check valves. The pumps are customized to each customer’s specific needs and are designed for continuous use with minimal downtime. 877-778-3456;

Pioneer Pump diesel-driven pump packages
Pioneer Pump, a brand of Franklin Electric, offers a comprehensive range of diesel-driven pump packages including options for fixed and portable installations. These packages are built for tough environments and are available with vacuum-assisted priming, self-priming and standard centrifugal pump ends. Available in sizes up to 18 inches, the centrifugal pumps are designed to provide better flow, higher head and greater efficiency to meet unique challenges. Sound-attenuated enclosures are available for select models. Enclosures are manufactured from heavy-duty sound-deadening material to meet industry standards for noise reduction. All enclosures offer lockable door panels that can be removed in minutes without tools for easy and direct access to the pump. 503-266-4115;

Polylok PL-CPE4A
The Polylok PL-CPE4A is a submersible, 4/10 hp, 115-volt, single-phase effluent pump with a 2-inch NPT vertical discharge. It has a maximum head of 38 feet and a maximum flow of 56 gpm. The pump is designed with a 3,450-rpm oil-filled permanent split-capacitor motor and has an amp rating of 6.6 for 115 volts, a rugged cast iron housing and volute equipped with a cast iron vortex impeller capable of passing 3/4-inch-diameter solids. The stainless steel shaft is supported by two single-row, oil-lubricated ball bearings. The shaft seal is an inboard design with a secondary Exclusion V seal. It has a 20-foot UL/CSA-listed power cable suitable for submersible service and fitted with a three-prong plug. The unit is supplied with an integrated clip for the included piggyback mechanical float switch and used for automatic operation. 888-765-9565;

Saniflo Sanicubic 2 VX
The Sanicubic 2 VX lift station from Saniflo provides above-floor drainage for multiple plumbing fixtures for a commercial structure, eliminating the need for costlier and less convenient pit installations. It is an ideal solution for projects where conventional, below-floor drainage is impossible or too costly to install. Equipped with two 1.5 hp motors, the lift station is capable of discharging effluent through either 2- or 4-inch rigid pipe and offers a shut-off head of 43 feet. It employs an internal air pressure switch for automatically cycling the unit on and off. The unit also comes equipped with a wired control panel, as well as an external audible and visual LED indicator alarm in the event that a pump experiences overload or ceases to operate. Featuring easily removable circular panels on top, the IP68 enclosure permits ready access to every major component inside. 800-363-5874;

Smith & Loveless EVERLAST Pump Stations
Smith & Loveless EVERLAST Pump Stations offer higher ease of operation and maintenance, higher level of operator safety, longer lasting service life, pump technology that eliminates clogging from flushables and lower life-cycle costs than conventional pump stations. All pumping, mechanical and electrical components are above the wet well with immediate access at ground level. This means that the STAR ONE Non-Clog Pumps reside at ground level out of the sewage and always dry. Likewise, all the valves, piping and controls reside also above the wet well, meaning that inspection of the entire pump station can be accomplished in seconds by simply opening the hooded enclosure. 800-898-9122;

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing 4JSC
Thompson Pump and Manufacturing’s 4JSC series pumps provide a method for backing up wastewater lift stations. These high-efficiency, solids-handling bypass pumps are customized to provide automatic bypass pumping during any emergency event. They can be permanently installed at municipal lift stations, in lieu of a diesel generator, to provide 100% redundancy to the primary, electric-powered pumps. With a wide range of flow and pressure capabilities, it can be a solution for lift stations that experience inflow and infiltration or need maintenance. These pumps incorporate the Enviroprime System, allowing them to prime automatically from a dry state and do so by evacuating only air from the suction piping. This priming system prevents any wastewater from exiting the pump while operating. In addition, it will operate intermittently, allowing the pump to start only when needed, resulting in lower fuel consumption, less onsite fuel storage required, and reduced operating costs. 800-767-7310;

Vaughan 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;


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