Wow; I haven't seen such a collection of technically savy people.
Integrated Process Technologies can repair all product lines and types of pumps; and more importantly, IPT is a distributor* for the following lines of quality pumps:
*Distribution agreements are location specific; please check with IPT's various offices.
HEAVY DUTY Horizontal Slurry Hog
Submersibles (5 to 70% Solids)
True Cantilever Vertical, Maintenance Free
Non-Clog Horizontal Recessed Impeller
See Toyo Pumps: http://www.toyopumps.com
PUMPS FOR INDUSTRY
For over 50 years, SIMFLO has provided fast, responsive service, large inventories, and quick deliveries to customers. A leading supplier of fabricated turbine pump components, available in all standard metallurgy and a variety of higher alloys - including aluminum bronze - all poured in their own foundry, and one of the few sources for high quality all aluminum turbine pumps.
Simflow's state-of-the-art testing laboratory includes a tank capacity of 150,000 gallons and a maximum sump depth of 80 feet. Motors of up to 600 horsepower can be utilized for testing.
See them at: http://www.simflo.com
Carver's product line includes both horizontal and vertical end suction, multistage, axial split case, self-priming, API, and solids-handling pumps that all carry the same Carver trademark: lasting value from solid, straightforward designs engineered to provide many years of service.
So whether the job is refueling fighter jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier, supplying paint to an auto assembly line, or bringing water to the fountain in a city park, Carver puts their reputation on the line every day with every pump they build.
See for yourself; go to: http://www.carverpump.com
A premier manufacturer of cetrifugal and air operated diaphragm pumps for over 80 years, standard 2-year warranty, 50 or 60 Hz, and VFD's.
Mag Driven Centrifugal Pumps, Close-coupled Centrifugal Pumps,
Pressed Stainless Certrifugal Pumps, Air-operated Diaphragm Pumps.
Go to: http://www.pricepump.com
Wet & Dry Pit Pumps
Submersible - Sewage Handling - Solids Handling
For Homa Pumps go to: http://www.homapump.com
OVER 70 YEARS OF PUMPING HISTORY
Metering pumps - Centrifugal Pumps - AODD Pumps - Peristaltic Pumps
Chemical Feed Systems - Measuring & Control - API 675 Pumps
Full Line of System Accessories
- click on: http://www.jescoamerica.com
ANSI - Vertical Multi-stage - Split-case
Process - API - End Suction
To find out more, go to: http://www.truflo.com/1.htmlSubmersible Turbine
Vertical Turbine - Deep Well, Vertical Turbine Close-coupled
Vertical Turbine - API, Packaged Systems - Jets - Centrifugal
Service - Repair - Testing http://www.nationalpumpcompany.com
Sludge - Dosing - Drain & Condensate Pumps - Effluent Pumps
Sewage Pumps & Systems - Utility & Specialty Pumps
Sump Pumps & Systems - Grinder Pumps & Systems
Learn more at: http://www.libertyprocess.com/
Pumps are the unsung work horses of the world. They are not typically thought of unless a problem, or downtime has occurred.
Consider your own heart, your body's pump, for example. It's just there, going unnoticed for the most part.
According to The Texas Heart Institute, most healthy hearts can pump up to 2,000 gallons of blood during each twenty-four hour period. That's approximately 1.4 gpm.
You wouldn't take a chance with your own pump, your heart, so don't risk buying just any old pump.
Talk to IPT, we're the pump people with knowledge and experience you can trust.
Some useful links for related products (motors, wire, etc.):
Alstra - http://www.alstraindustries.com
Baldor - http://www.baldor.com
Desmi-Rotan - http://www.desmi.com
Finish-Thompson - http://www.finishthompson.com
GE Motors - http://www.geindustrial.com/cwc/motors
Sepco - http://sepcousa.com
Service Wire Co. - http://www.servicewire.com
Unitra - http://www.unitrainc.com
The following are a few generally accepted pump rules to keep in mind:
At 1,800 RPM, the impeller diameter in inches, multiplied by itself (or squared), is approximately the shutoff head of the pump in feet.
Why 1,800 RPM? In the U.S., most industrial pumps are powered by an electric motor on 60-Hz electricity. The most popular industrial electric motor (88 percent) is a four-pole motor, meaning the rated velocity is 1,800 RPM. (The motor may have a slip factor, so the actual speed might be 1,780 or 1,750 RPM. This is indicated on the electric motor identification tag.)
The shutoff head is the beginning of the pump curve.
The best efficiency point on the curve (BEP) of the pump is approximately 85 percent of the shutoff head.
Operate the pump at, or close to, the BEP. The pump doesn’t want to run at shutoff head. It wants to run at the the best efficiency point (BEP) on the curve.
On most pumps, the BEP is approximately 85 percent of the shutoff head. In almost all cases, the BEP is somewhere between 80 percent and 90 percent of the shutoff head. So, 85 percent is a good starting point to determine the pump’s head and flow.
Does this apply to all pumps? No. It applies to about 88 percent of all centrifugal pumps in general industrial service. This doesn’t apply to special or exotic design centrifugal pumps or positive-displacement pumps.