Friday, December 7, 2012
NEW RESERVOIRS ARE THE “TOPS”
For those familiar with the fluid reservoirs on Cornell’s Redi-prime® option for pumps, a new system should come as a welcome sight. Gone is the older, harder to read reservoir gauge on the system. It has been replaced with a High Density Polyethylene Resin (HDPR) vessel that is translucent.
“You can see the fluid level from quite a distance,” said engineer Steve Perry. “Previously, you had to be several inches from the pump to check the level, but now, you can see the fluid easily from 10 feet away.”
This improvement is expected to help operators keep an eye on the fluid level, and run pumps with low fluid levels much less frequently. The reservoir has a minimum and maximum fluid level clearly displayed on the side of the vessel. The HDPR has a long term UV-8 stabilizer in the resin—in tests in hot and sunbaked areas over the last six months, the new design has held up, and was as readable on the last day of the test as the first.
The reservoirs feature yield strength of 3,390 PSI, and have a maximum recommended operating temperature of 225⁰ Fahrenheit. The recommended fluids are oil and antifreeze.
The equipment is installed now on new Cornell Redi-Prime® systems. To learn more about Redi-Prime®, visit HERE.
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