Thursday, December 22, 2011

Connected, Integrated, Absorbed and Pumped out ...

Find our latest news in whatever social media circle you run with. Cornell Pump Company has your back. Find us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, at our blog PUMPLINE or check us out on our new GOOGLE+ page... As always, thanks for being a customer. Happy holidays... Cornell Pump.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Entire Cornell Pump Company

Here at Cornell, we have been manufacturing pumps in the Portland, OR area since 1946; pumps for a wide variety of agricultural, municipal and industrial applications. We are known for our robust design, long life and low cost of ownership. It is the pump of choice for those that require trouble free performance. Please contact us today with any questions you might have at T: (503) 653-0330.

New WEBSITE coming soon! - We have been working hard on a brand new updated site which will highlight more MARKETS and APPLICATIONS with lots of images and literature for you to look at and download.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Every Fry Goes Through A Cornell Pump ...

Here's a new ad from McDonald's® promoting their fries as being fresh from the ground. Frank's potatoes start out great, but then they get even better. Because only high quality potatoes are good enough to make McDonald's® fries. And only high quality pumps are good enough to pump those soon-to-be fries. McDonald's® chooses Cornell Pump Company pumps to pump their fries through hot oil. We are proud to be part of this American iconic tradition. Call your Cornell Pump representative today for quotes and more.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Come and see CORNELL PUMP COMPANY at one of its many Trade Shows around the globe in 2012. Come and grab some Literature on our most current products and ask one of our many experts about current trends in pump technology.

Quality. Dependability. Innovation. Ruggedness. These are words that embody the philosophy of the Cornell Pump Company team. We build pumps of exceptional reliability and performance.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Visit our Facebook page for Updates, Contests and Valuable Information ...

Cornell Pump Company - Visit our Facebook page
Here at Cornell, we have been manufacturing pumps in the Portland, OR area since 1946; pumps for a wide variety of agricultural, municipal and industrial applications. We are known for our robust design, long life and low cost of ownership. It is the pump of choice for those that require trouble free performance. Please contact us today with any questions you might have at T: (503) 653-0330. Watch for our new site coming before the end of the year!  ©Cornell Pump Company 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

IA SHOW - November 6th - 8th, 2011 - SAN DIEGO

Come join us November 6th - 8th, 2011 at the IRRIGATION SHOW in San Diego, CA. See CORNELL PUMPS latest advancements in Agriculture and our High Efficiency Ag Pumps like the 8H, 6RB and the 5RB. Need a Manure Slurry solution...? Come see us. Need a High Pressure pump application...? Come talk to us. We can also pump trash with our new ST /SJ SELF-PRIMING line of pumps. We believe in our products and services. We work hard to delevop a one-on-one relationship that will carry you through your purchse experience AND continue to support your after market needs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WEFTEC is Right Around the Corner ... Come Visit our Booth 1811 ...

Quality. Dependability. Innovation. Ruggedness. These are words that embody the philosophy of the Cornell Pump Company team who will build pumps of exceptional reliability and performance. Come visit our booth (1811) at WEFTEC 2011. This year, we will be featuring our SELF-PRIMING pumps, HYDRAULIC SUBS, ELECTRIC SUBS, our CYCLOSEAL®, the 44514T and our new CUTTER pumps will also be on display. 

WEFTEC: October 15th -19th
Booth:   1811

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indonesian Mining Show - Happening Now ...

Hey, if you happen to be in the INDONESIAN area, (Jakarta International Expo Center to be exact) swing by and visit CORNELL PUMP at their booth at the INDONESIA MINING SHOW Sept. 21st - 24th.

Pump School - Huge Success!!

A big thank goes out to all the companies that participated in Cornell Pump Company: Pump School 2011. Thank you to:

*If I miss hyperlinked your company, please send me an email at pmclean [at] corenllpump [dot] com and I will promptly change the link. We also need to thank Embassy Suites in downtown Portland, Kell's, Widmer Brewing Co., The Willamette Star and all the Cornell employees that helped out. Thanks again everyone. Until Pump School 20??.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Winners Announced: Photo Contest Over ...

After a grueling internet battle, a winner has surfaced. Congratulations goes out to BBA PUMPS for their winning photo of a 24NNG that was used for dewatering.

Cornell Pump would like to thanks ALL its participants and the entries they supplied. Overall, it was a great contest with lots of diverse applications. After tallying up all the votes, we have our first, second and third place winners:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Puck Custom Enterprises: A Comparison of 3 Pumps

Here's a great post from Nancy over at PUCK CUSTOM ENTERPRISES. Today, they are covering an example of how to read Cornell pump curves properly and they also throw in a few different variables. They do say "These are very basic and incomplete examples. Estimates were made on Head loss through the hose. Estimates were made on NPSH Required. Terrain, elevation, and temperature were not considered. MANURE WAS NOT CONSIDERED."

Puck Custom Enterprises: A Comparison of 3 Pumps: Let's do a comparison of 3 Cornell Pump Curves: 4414 - 4 inch outflow, 4 inch intake, 14 inch impeller 4514 - 4 inch outflow, 5 inch intake...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pump School Is Just Around The Corner ...

Registration for Cornell's 2011 PUMP SCHOOL has been closed because we are overfilled. This should be a great year for PUMP SCHOOL. Thanks in advance to all those attending and putting this great event together.

On a side note, our PUMP APPLICATION picture contest is still open ... vote for your favorite pump application image here.

Monday, August 8, 2011


The Cornell Pump Company "Best Application" photo contest is now open for voting. We have selected our TOP TEN WINNERS and you can vote now on your favorite image (once a day until August 31st). We received submissions from across the globe and have a GREAT selection of images to choose from. Like stated, voting will remain open until August 31st and the winner will be announced the following week. Good luck and thanks again to everyone who entered.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Photo Contest Ended ...

Our photo contest has ended. The top ten winners have been announced. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our participants (your hats have been mailed)!

The winning pictures will be on our main page as soon as tomorrow... and then the voting will begin. Thanks everyone!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Almost There ...

The July 2011 Cornell Photo Contest is coming to a close! Three (3) days left to get your submissions in and to us so we can have a vote. Internal voting first then the images go live on our site and its up to the public to decide who wins.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Photo Contest is coming to a close. Go on and get your photo on! Get your entries in now for a chance to win a $150 / $100 / $50 gift card. We want your images of Applications, Installations and more. Winning images will most likely grace the cover of a new brochure of ours.The entry period is almost over so get those images to us. Please return beginning July 30th to vote on the entries and make sure to  share your favorites with friends and ask them to vote every day. Rules and stuff can be viewed on our CONTEST RULES page

Thursday, June 23, 2011


You still have time to enter our 2011 Photo Contest taking place until July 30th. We are looking for application images of Cornell Pumps (Municipal, Agriculture, Industrial, Refrigeration, and Food Process) from all over the world. Enter now for your chance to win a $150 gift card. We ask that you use our uploader (click link for page) ... but you can also email them into us here at pmclean @

Contest begins now and ends June 30th, 2011. Cornell Pump's Photo Contest begins May 16th, 2011 and ends July 30th, 2011. By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the rules of the contest and is 18 years of age or older. To enter Cornell Pumps Photo Contest, submit your information and your photo through our website. Online entries only. All information is required and Cornell reserves the right to discard entries that are not fully completed. Images are limited to 2048K (2mb) in size and must be .JPG or .GIF.

The 10 finalists will be contacted for high resolution images upon completion of contest (3mb or higher). By entering our contest, you grant Cornell the right to distribute, display, reproduce and create works of our own, in any media form. Cornell Pump will not be required to pay out any additional compensation or additional consideration with such uses. All entries must be received through Cornell's photo uploader by July 17th, 2011, 12a.m. pacific time. Judging will take place here internally for the first round of participants. After, ten (10) finalist will be selected. These photos will displayed on Cornell Pumps website and you, the user will be able to vote on your favorite one. One vote per day, per person. Decisions of the the judges will be final. Please do not contact us about the status of the entries. The ten (10) finalist will be notified on July 20th, 2011, voting will start on July 22nd, 2011 and will last until July 30th, 2011. Cornell Pump reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest at any point.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Self-Priming 18NHFL's installed in Brussels South ...

Six (6) 18NHFL-RP-F24K: Assembled and Installed

There are two major waste water treatment plants in Brussels: Brussels North and Brussels South. Six (6) Cornell 18NHFL's have been installed during the end of 2010 in the waste water treatment plant of Brussels South. The plant has been online since February of 2011.

Before the installation of this new process, the sludge circulation to the decantation basins were producing foam and the particles were floating at the waters surface. Too much air was being trapped with the sludge particles and the particles were not settling to the bottom of the decantation tanks. It was then decided that another step needed to be added to the process: pumping sludge from the lower tank to the upper tank with CORNELL SELF-PRIMING PUMPS. The SELF-PRIMING PUMPS help remove the excess air from the sludge before it is pumped into the upper tanks and comes into contact with the surface mixers. See here a picture of the tests, taking samples before and after the addition of the CORNELL SELF-PRIMING PUMPS.

Because of Cornell's SELF-PRIMING capacities, HYDRO+ could install the pumps at ground level in a new building. Each of the CORNELL SELF-PRIMING PUMPS connected to the suctions of the three lower tanks, which in turn, pumped to the upper tanks. The civil works was therefore minimized (The corps' Civil Works program involves flood control, water supply, hydroelectric power generation, navigation, recreation, and environmental regulation. The boundaries for the Civil Works program often follow watersheds or parts of watersheds).

Cornell's SELF-PRIMING PUMPS also aided in the removal of air bubbles that were trapped in the water (which at times can be heavily loaded with air). From time to time but mostly during slow pumping periods, one could actually hear the vacuum pumps extracting the air that had already been separated from the water by turbulence. That means that without the SELF-PRIMING PUMPS, the main pumps would lose their prime because of the excess air. These pumps now have two functions within the HYDRO+ application: The initial priming at start-up and extracting the excess air during the pumping process.

These pumps are driven by 90kW electric motors and are controlled by variable frequency drives that operate between 400rpm and 600rpm at the pump shaft. The maximum hydraulic efficiency of the pumps are 87.3%!

Thank you to Nicolas Lefèvr of HYDRO+ for providing the information for this article.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cornell Pump Company's PHOTO CONTEST - Best Application and Pump Images

Cornell Customers, Distributors and Retailers:

Enter our June 2011 Photo Contest for a chance to win $150.00 gift card ($100, 2nd place / $50, 3rd place).

We want to see your best images of Cornell Pumps in installations including Municipal, Agricultural, Industrial, Refrigeration and Food! We ask that you use our uploader (click link for page) ... but you can also email them into us here at pmclean @ Contest begins now and ends June 30th, 2011.

Please include:

  • Project Description
  • Pump Model
  • Location
  • Year Installed
  • Your Name and
  • Your Companies Name

Enter the contest here:

View the contest rules here:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Frito Lay and Cornell Pumps ...

We can pump cold stuff and we've proven that, but what about hot stuff? Cornell water pumps were once again modified to pump hot compressor and cooking oils. Now virtually all Frito-Lay fried products in the U.S.A. (i.e. potato chips, corn chips) are cooked with Cornell equipped fryers and the potatoes that make those chips are pumped through Cornell pumps. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Big Event Mining Show

May 18th/19th, 2011

Cornell will be showcasing it's latest innovations at the BIG EVENT MINING SHOW in Timmons, ON, Canada on May 18th and 19th. Come and see why some of the biggest names in the industry are using Cornell Pumps in their everyday applications. With customers all over the globe, Cornell has field proven solutions for every market.

For more information on Rental/DAF Market/Redi-Prime® Applications:

Cornell’s Redi-Prime pumps offer the widest range of Dry Prime pumps in the industry—from 1.25” though 30” discharge size. Virtually all of Cornell’s Solids handling and Clear Liquids handling Centrifugal pumps can be fitted with the Redi-Prime system. The pump of Choice for Rental companies and OEM’s around the world, you’ll find Cornell’s Redi-Prime pumps in a wide range of applications in the Municipal, Agricultural, and Industrial markets. more

Cornell has incorporated many unique and innovative design features into it’s mining pumps, while maintaining it’s position in the industry as the leader of heavy-duty, low maintenance units. Cornell’s mining pumps have been used successfully in a variety of mining and dewatering applications. These new pumps are designed specifically to handle high head applications while providing a long service life. more

Where we'll be:
Area: arena2
Booths: A2R63

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We have just received our hard copies of the 2nd quarter newsletter. You can download a digital copy here, or email us if you would like a hard copy mailed to you.

In this issue of PumpLine:
* Pumpschool - coming up fast, register now
* Qatar's Middle East Monsters
* Redi-Prime®  in Russia
* Our S.E. partners: GPM, PSI, Centro and Jim House

Please include your full name, address, city, state, zip ... so we can get it to you. Quantities are limited, so act now. Don't forget to sign up for PUMLPLINE so you can have the latest info delivered straight to your inbox.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Job Opening: Buyer

SUMMARY (view full PDF description here)
Manage the assigned commodities by establishing and maintaining the supplier relationship. This position will be responsible for cost containment and reduction, new product introductions and related project support, sourcing new suppliers, and continuous development of existing suppliers for each assigned commodity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Manages suppliers for assigned commodities by negotiating price, delivery, quality and service levels with vendors.
Understands supplier reviews/evaluations for quality, on-time delivery, and cost competitiveness
Resolves supplier performance issues that negatively impact Cornell's ability to fill customer orders (i.e.: nonconforming material returns and replacement, late delivery, cost increase, etc.).
Initiates RFP's (aka RFQ's) from the simple to the complex.
Responsible for procuring proper materials in the appropriate quantities from qualified suppliers utilizing the MRP system.
Pursue cost reductions and/or profit improvement through cooperative efforts with supply base.
Assists with inventory control by identifying and disposing of excess and inactive inventory
Generates ECN's when appropriate.
Follows ISO procedures in support of continuous process improvement.
Ability to travel as required.
PC literate and experience utilizing Microsoft software (Excel and Word).

High School Diploma or GED; minimum two years direct experience with sand castings, metal
fabricated assemblies, machined components, motors, seals, bearings, couplings, MRO and outside
processes; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior utilization of MRP software for the fulfillment of ongoing production requirements.
Must be familiar with part qualification, first article acceptance and production readiness.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011



During 2010, Cornell Pump Company was able to join efforts with two of our Municipal Representatives, to produce two Regional Pump Schools in the Eastern Region. The first school was held in Charlotte, N.C. on April 28, and the other one in Holyoke, Massachusetts on November 9.

Mechanical Equipment Company (MECO), and Water and Waste Equipment, our Representatives in the Carolinas’ and New England respectively, did a great job of promoting the schools in their territories. By sending out mailers, e-mails, calling their customers and acquiring CEU certification, both companies were able to exceed 60 people in attendance at the Schools. (CEU certifications were acquired at local Junior Colleges in their respective areas.) The attendees included local City Officials and operators, as well as A&E firms in the region. “Ten A&E firms were represented at the Pump School, along with five industrial customers” commented MECO’s Chad Johnson. “Multiple attendees approached MECO’s Engineered Sales team with accolades regarding the quality of the topics covered. The Pump School afforded us with the opportunity to engage our customers without distractions. As a result, we have received several inquires for Municipal and Regenerative Turbine Projects.”

Presentations were made on the following topics: System Design, Energy Efficiency, System Head Curves (including pumps in series and parallel), Hydraulic Institute Standards, NPSH, Pump Installation and Care, and Hydro Turbines. Cornell presentations were made by Robert Ray (Charlotte), Steve Schoenbrun (Charlotte and Holyoke) and Jeff Meiners (Holyoke). MECO’s Scott Fletcher presented the NPSH class in the Charlotte, N.C. School.

Both schools were held at a local hotel in their respective areas, and started at 8:00 am and concluded around 2:00 pm with catered lunches. “Jeff and Steve did a great job with their presentations” said Ray Bahr, of Water and Waste equipment. “The audience stayed attentive and interacted frequently, asking questions and having ongoing discussions with them.”

Regional Pump Schools have shown to be an excellent way to promote Cornell Pump Products, as well as, further developing relationships with our Representatives and their customers. Looking forward in the coming year………………you never know, there could be a Cornell Pump School coming soon, in a location near you!!



The 46th National Farm Machinery Show (February 16-19, 2011) in Louisville, KY. is the largest indoor farm show in America and it covers 27 acres of exhibit space. With more than 850 exhibitors and over 300,000 attendees, this is one big show. It also includes the nation’s oldest indoor tractor pull.

Three of Cornell’s top dealers: Bambauer Equipment, Bazooka Farmstar and Cadman Power Equipment are exhibitors. In talking with these three dealers, they feel this is a very worthwhile show to exhibit. After spending time in each of their booths and seeing the steady flow of traffic first hand, I would agree with them. Spending time in my dealers’ booths gives me the opportunity to talk with the end users of our pumps and answer questions that they may have, as well as learn more about their applications. Both Bambauer Equipment and Cadman Power Equipment did a great job in displaying our pumps and all three always do a great job in promoting them. Bambauer featured one of their trailer mounted pumping units with a 6NHTB19 pump and also a separate 6NHTB19-F18DBK pump. Cadman had one of our ever popular 4NHTB cutaway pumps and also a 6NHTB19-F18DBK pump.

As mentioned above, the most popular manure handling pump so far this year is the 6NHTB19. I have had orders of 5-10 units at a time from several of my dealers already this year. One of the main reasons for this increase in popularity is that this pump gives the custom pumpers the ability to increase the GPM output of their systems from 1200-1400gpm to over 2000gpm. Puck Custom Enterprises has been the leader in developing these larger systems and they say a custom pumper can gain an additional $8.00 per minute by upgrading to a system that will pump an additional 800gpm. By pumping an additional 800gpm over a 10 hour run time, which for a custom pumper is not unusual, could mean a gain of $4,800 in pay for that 10 hour period. By doing some simple math, you can see why this is one hot pump!


One of the challenges of managing a territory is finding new avenues for market penetration. There are often several ways to accomplish this task. Our main focus in the Southeast has been to improve our position in the market by partnering with quality distributors in all areas. There have been several new additions in the Southeast recently:

GPM Industries Inc.
GPM Industries is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. Three strategically placed locations in Macon, Alpharetta, and Savannah, GA keep GPM positioned to respond quickly to customer needs. GPM’s combination of exceptional service and sales brings a much needed Cornell presence to the State of Georgia. I am excited to have them as a partner in our business.

PSI Equipment Inc.
PSI Equipment, located in Boca Raton, FL brings years of pump and engineering experience to the table. They specialize in providing custom designed pumping systems integrating pumps, motors, chillers, boilers and heat exchangers. Staffed with mechanical, electrical and marine engineers, they are able ensure proper design and installation services for our products. We look forward to working with them in the State of Florida.

Centro Inc.
Our newest distributor Centro Inc, is a specialty distributor that focuses on industries where process flow control of fluids, solids and gases is critical success factor. Centro’s sales focus is divided into five market segments: Valve & Engineered Products, Pump & Seal, Compressed Air, Process Filtration, and Instrumentation & Automation. Centro has offices in Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Little Rock, AR; El Dorado, AR and Shreveport, LA. Centro will be covering Western Tennessee, Mississippi and Northern Louisiana for Cornell.

Jim House & Associates
Jim House & Associates has been the Cornell industrial distributor for Alabama and the Florida Panhandle for a little over a year. Their level of expertise has already increased Cornell’s presence in the Alabama industrial market. When we started searching for a new municipal distributor in Alabama, we didn’t have to look very far. Jim House is one of the most respected municipal reps in the state. With excellent sales, service and support personnel, partnering with Jim House puts us in an excellent position in the Alabama municipal market. We look forward to working with them in State of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.