Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from Cornell Pump Company

Cornell Pump wishes you a very happy 2016! We will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 to celebrate New Year’s Day. We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7 a.m. PST.

Thank you to our customers, distributors, and vendors. We hope your 2015 was prosperous, and that your 2016 is full of even more success.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays from Cornell Pump Company

Cornell Pump wishes all our customers a heartfelt happy holidays. We will be closed Thursday, December 24th, and Friday, December 25th, 2015. We will re-open on Monday, December 28th, 2015, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard time.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday, and look forward to working with you in 2016!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cornell Pump School goes to El Paso

Cornell staff providing pump training to more than 80 participants in El Paso.
Slurry, mining, municipal, and cutter products were covered extensively.
If you're interested in lunch and learns or trainings, please let us know.

We thank Clowe & Cowan for their gracious hospitality.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cornell Pump Company Closed Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving!

Cornell Pump Company will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will open again at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30th, 2015 (PST).

We wish all of our customers, distributors, and vendors a wonder Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in designing, manufacturing, and selling the most reliable and highest efficiency centrifugal pumps in the world. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cornell Announces New Version of Pump Selection, Sizing, and Operational Software; Pump-Flo Connect!

Selecting Cornell pumps with Pump-Flo, just got easier, with more options! Cornell Pump Company has utilized Pump-Flo, a pump selection program, for years. The latest iteration offers many great new features to users, including:
  • Operating Point Reporting Based on Intersection of System Resistance Curve and Selected Performance Curve – Updated reporting shows the head and flow on the selected curve where the pump will operate in a system characterized by the default resistance curve.
  • All-New Optional Reporting of Speed at Design Flow – Allows the user the option of calculating the pump speed that would be required to meet the design flow rate. 
  • Two Ways to Dynamically Change Speed and Impeller Diameters on Performance Curves – Elevator buttons can be used to change speed and impeller diameters on performance curves, as well as our original text box functionality.
  • Multiple Speed Curves with Design Point, Efficiency, NPSHr, Power, and SRC’s – Create a multiple speed curve from a fixed speed curve and add your design point, efficiency, NPSHr, Power, and SRC’s to your newly created multiple speed curve. 
  • Enhanced Manual Selection Functionality- Users can create a selection list manually by selecting pumps using the following criteria: size, speed, and type. 
Pump-Flo Connect still offers users the ability to enter conditions and review Cornell pumps as it always has, as well as create professional data sheets showing the operational conditions and pump curve. Connect is cloud-based, and can be used on devices with an internet connection. Connect requires users to create a log-in if they are new, or re-login to access the system if they are a current user.

Cornell also maintains a desktop version of Pump-Flo, which once downloaded, can be used in locations where internet connectivity is unreliable or non-existent.

To access either of these great sizing and selection programs, visit the Support Page of

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cornell Gives Away Amazon Fire HD Tablet at RETA

Derek Petersen, Cornell Pump industrial manager presents an Amazon Fire HD tablet to Scott Boleyn, of Ace Refrigeration. Attendees at the RETA show just concluded in Milwaukee could enter to win by stopping at the Cornell booth.

Cornell showed our innovative Arctic King series and our robust CB series of refrigeration pumps.

Learn more about Cornell refrigeration pumps on the Cornell website.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Visit Cornell Pump at booth 1267 at WEFTEC 2015

Talk to our knowledgeable sales reps about municipal and other applications.

See the new Waste Warrior cutter blades to reduce ragging and plugging, and see the new
Dura-prime series.

WEFTEC runs through Wednesday, September 30th at 5 p.m. at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago,

See you here!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pump School Schedule for 2015 Presentations

The Schedule is out for Cornell Pump's 2015 pump school. If you are attending pump school this year, please refer to this schedule to locate times for particular presentations.

The schedule lists the activities and presentations for each day of pump school, starting with breakfast, and including times for breaks, lunch, dinner, bus loading, and group times for the factory tour.

If you have any questions about this schedule please contact Cornell at

We look forward to seeing you next week here at the Cornell Factory.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Update your Pump Flo Software

A new version of the Pump Flo Pump Selector Software for Cornell Pump is now available online. The latest version, released on August 25th, 2015, includes the following changes:

Pumps Added:
  • 2STH18
  • 3STX9
  • 4STX9
  • 6STX9
  • 5WBQ18
  • 5YBQ18

Pumps Revised:
  • 6819MPVA
  • 61017MPVA
  • 81022MPVA
  • 2STHVA
  • 6612TVA
  • 6612CP
  • 3STHVA
  • 3STXVA
  • 2415MXVA
  • 3419MXVA
  • 5RBVA
  • 4517MPVA
  • 3617MXVA
To download the update or install the Pump Flo desktop sofware, visit the cornell website at

Pump School Registration Closes Tonight

We have hundreds of attendees signed up for our 69th Annual Pump School. If you were thinking of attending, official registration closes tonight, September 8, 2015.

With basic and advance classes, Pump School helps you understand centrifugal pumps, and hone skills.

Session 1 will cover basic hydraulics and include system design, pump selection as well as construction materials, installation and troubleshooting.

Session 2 will cover advanced topics including NPSHA/R calculations, metallurgy, energy efficiency calculations, system curves for pumps in parallel and in series, motors, mechanical seals, and life cycle costs.

Day two will involve hands-on training at the Cornell factory in the morning, with additional training or seminars in the afternoon.

Breakfast and lunch are provided both days, plus an opening reception before classes start on Monday night, and a hosted dinner on Tuesday night.

Download the Pump School brochure for more information about Cornell's Pump School AND REGISTER TODAY!

Please note: The Cornell Pump block of rooms at the Embassy Suites has been filled as of August 21, 2015. There are still rooms available, however the Cornell Pump School rate does not apply.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Closed on Labor Day

Cornell Pump Company will be closed on Monday September 7th in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday September 8, at 7 a.m. PDT.

We look forward to a busy September, with Pump School September 22nd & 23rd and an opening reception on the 21st.   Plus WEFTEC in Chicago September 28th through 30th, with distributor dinner on Monday the 28th, and RETA in Milwaukee from September 29 to October 2.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cornell Pump Featured in Pumps&Systems August 2015 Edition

Cornell Pump is highlighted in an article by Chris Dunn [Crisp Industries] and Bill Schlittler, Cornell Mining Market Manager. The article examines how a switch from vertical turbines to Redi-Prime centrifugal N series pumps saved more than $1.5 million a year at a Wisconsin sand mine.

Read the article and see photos of the installation at Pumps & Systems Magazine.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pump School training held for Northwest Clear Waste Association

Northwest Clear Waste Association held a WEF-affiliated training this week. Dave Young, NW Regional Manager and Ron Aceto, Municipal Market manager presented on proper installation and troubleshooting to participants. Lyle Wiese, Quality Manager, did a hands on demonstration of pump assembly and seal replacement for attendees as well.

If you’re interested in classes and presentations, Cornell has offered a pump school since 1946, Learnabout two days of presentations and factory training.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Manure Expo 2015

Cornell Pump wrapped up a successful North America Manure Expo in Chambersburg, PA. The show's theme was more 'More Manure than you can handle.'

While we're very busy, we handle all the manure questions that came our way!  The third generation cutter was promoted strongly for aggressive plugging.

Learn more about our manure offerings here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In observance of the holiday, Cornell Pump will be closed July 2nd and 3rd.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Specialty Metals for Industrial Applications

STX Pumps now in available in CD4MCu

Cornell's popular self-priming pumps have always featured industry-leading efficiency. Now, if the application calls for enhanced corrosion or abrasion resistance, our 3STX, 4STX, and 6STX models are available in CD4MCu.


  • Corrosion and pitting resistance
  • Higher strength than standard grades of stainless steel
  • Improved ductility and weldability
  • Better resistance to embrittlement
  • Brinell Hardness up to 285

STX Features

CORNELL CYCLOSEAL® SEALING SYSTEM with Type 2 silicon carbide seal and grit removal system.

CORNELL PUMP FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY is standard on all STX pumps.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY DESIGN pumps more liquid using less energy for substantial savings over the life of the pump.

MODULAR DESIGN rotating assembly for easy conversion to SAE engine driven applications.

HIGH RPM CAPACITY for high-head and engine driven applications.

DROP-IN REPLACEMENT for many existing installations.

OVERSIZED OIL RESERVOIR provides superior bearing cooling.

To see more about STX and our other self-primers the STH and STL lines, visit the Cornell Pump website.
In addition to STX, these 11 other models are available in CD4MCu though our stocking program-usually shipping within two weeks and offered at a very significant cost savings.

  • 2.5H
  • 4622MX
  • 4HNTB19
  • 4NNTL
  • 4414T
  • 6NHTA
  • 6NHTB
  • 6822MX
  • 6NNT
  • 6NHTB19
  • 8NHG19
  • 8NNT
  • 8NHTA

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Horde of Cornell Pumps in Mongolia

A first-hand account of 14NHGH Redi-Prime® pumps installation, testing, and site training in Mongolia.

Four Cornell 14NHGH Redi-Prime pumps replaced aging Soviet infrastructure in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. Promoting tourism from SE Asia, Europe, and Australia, the Mongolian government has been keen on improving infrastructure. Prior to arrival of the 14NHGH pumps, the treatment plant had been using only two functioning Russian pumps that required special procedures to keep in operation.

Keeping it in operation was a relative term, with the plant often running unreliably, and diverting effluent to the river during peak usage or equipment outages. The Cornell pumps were installed easily. The strange operational protocols used to keep the Russian pumps serviced did cause an initial hiccup, though. In order to start the old units, operators flooded the sump to a level that bypassed the solids screen, thus filling the inlet with solids larger than 4” in diameter. After several days of trying to determine why the new pumps weren’t working at peak efficiency, the operation was halted and pit drained. Inside one 14NHGH, a larger brick was removed from the impeller, while another pump had a tire stuck in its impeller.

After working on better start up procedures, including cleaning out the entire sump and suction piping the pumps worked well. Cornell’s commitment went not only to supply pumps, but field testing them thousands of miles away from the factory, and sending a lead engineer and training team in for a couple weeks’ worth of operation training. Efficient by Design talks not only about our product, but also our service after the sale.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Gearing up for Pump School

Only 95 more days left to register for this once-a-year event

Participants rate Cornell’s Pump School highly for content, instructor knowledge, and hands-on training. Join us for Pump School September 22nd and 23rd, 2015 for two days of seminars and training in Beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. While here, enjoy great food and networking opportunities provided by Cornell Pump Company.

New for Pump School 2015!

  • Learn how to use online tools to quickly find the best pumps for any application. Learn how to effectively use both Pump Flo and the new Cornell Mobile App.
  • See the new Marzak machining equipment on this year’s factory tour.
  • Learn about how applications can benefit from advanced self-priming capabilities of Run-Dry, Venturi-Prime, and our new STX-STH-STL pumps.
Complete your registration online or mail in your registration to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 200 participants. Visit for more information.

Questions about Pump School? Call us at 503-653-0330

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cornell at Coal Prep 2015

Join Cornell Pump at Coal Prep Expo at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky. Visit us at Booth # 1608 to learn about our mining pumping solutions such as:
  • SP Series: Metal or rubber-lined slurry pump that handles pHs from 1 to 14 (based on configuration.)
  • MP Series: Unlined slurry pump designed for coarse abrasives, featuring components with a greater than 650 Brinell Hardness Rating. 
  • MX Series: High head (up to 800') mine dewatering pumps, designed for a long service life. 
  • Redi-Prime®: Cornell's Redi-Prime® pumps offer the widest range of Dry Prime pumps in the industry—from 1.25" though 30" discharge size.

All pumps feature our Cycloseal® system, our patented premium mechanical seal system that requires no flush water, has no leaks, extends the seal life, and results in system and maintenance cost savings. No flush water means no problems with Cycloseal®

Coal Prep is the only annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing. Industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and processing plant technologies. Show hours are:
  • Tuesday, April 28
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 29
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

See you at Booth #1608!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Introducing Cornell Pump's V Series

Since our start in 1946, Cornell has designed and built pumps that cover a wide range of applications and duty points. We're pleased to extend our line of products with the V-Series line. The V-stands for Value, and that's just what these pumps bring to applications such as:

  • Agriculture 
  • Municipal/clear water utilities 
  • Booster pumping 
  • Water transfer 
  • Process water 
  • Water treatment 
  • HVAC 
Designed as a medium-duty pump with 1" to 3" discharge sizes, the V- series marries reliability with the economy to produce an efficient and competitively priced unit. In all, eight models are available in horizontal close coupled and vertical mounts, with heads up to 285' and flows up to 960 GPM. This product has a silicon carbide/silicon carbide single mechanical seal provided as standard.






2" x 1" NPT
160 GPM
2" x 1.5" NPT
290 GPM
2.5" x 2" NPT
445 GPM
2" x 1" NPT
230 GPM
2" x 1.5" NPT
330 GPM
2.5" x 2" NPT
475 GPM
3" x 2.5" FLG
620 GPM
4" x 3" FLG
960 GPM
The three VL models have maximum 6" diameter impellers, and provide performance at lower heads than Cornell's WH series, at a lower cost point. The five VH models have maximum 8" diameter impellers, providing additional head above our current WH pump series, and performance at the lower end of our YH pump series, at a substantial cost savings.

Find more information about the V-Series on the Cornell website, including:
  • Brochure explaining the features and benefits of the V-Series
  • Data sheets on all eight models

The V-series is engineered to handle general purpose applications, with cost-efficient construction. V-Series pumps are durable and available in wide flow and head capabilities. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cornell Talks to RETA group about Refrigeration Pump Maintenance

Jon Ylvisaker, Applications Engineer and Dave Young, Northwest Regional Manager spoke to the Treasure Valley (Idaho) Chapter of the Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) on Wednesday April 8, 2015. They discussed refrigeration pump maintenance, described our open-drive and hermetic refrigeration pumps, and reinforced best pump practices to the attendees.

Cornell’s knowledgeable sales and engineering staff is happy to speak to your group or association.  Please e-mail us if you have an interest in having Cornell staff speak about agricultural, mining, oil/gas, food processing, refrigeration, rental, or municipal applications. We’ll do our best to bring insights to you presentation/ meeting.

If you want to learn more about our robust industry leading open-drive CB refrigeration pumps, or our  hermetic pumps with built-in bearing monitors that operates at 1,800 or less, the Arctic King, please visit our website.

Friday, March 27, 2015

SP Slurry Pump going strong after three years in service

An Australian sand quarry began using a Cornell 6SP rubber-lined slurry pump in May of 2012, and it has run without a seal leak since!  The sand quarry extracts approximately 50 tons per hour of materials that is fed through the Cornell 6SP as a slurry, which is then spun in a cyclone seperator to extract the usable sand. The detritus is separated from the sand and returned to the quarry area.
The sand is used in general construction projects throughout Australia, as fill and often as additive for concrete production.
The operation is active five days a week about nine hours each day, pumping a slurry of approximately 30% solids. The rubber liner and impeller help extend pump life. The 6SP has been subject to more than 1,600 start and stop instances since its installation. The pump has worked flawlessly.  General wear parts such as impeller and liner have been replaced in the three years of operation, but the Cycloseal® sealing system has not had to be replaced once. No leaks in the sealing system have occurred, and the pump has been in operation close to 7,000 hours.  The quarry manager is very impressed with the durability and reliability of the 6SP, and happy that he doesn’t have to contend with pump leaks common on competitors’ slurry pumps.
The 6SP is part of the SP series, with pumps from 2” to 12”, handling pH levels for 1 to 14 (varies depending on the lining and impeller material.)  The SP series is available in rubber or metal liners and impellers, with heads up to 235’ feet at best efficiency and flows of up to 14,000 GPM, and ability to handle a 3.5” solid.

Download the Application Story from the Cornell Web Site.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cornell Pump wrapped up a very successful IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Expo in San Diego.  To celebrate our new Arctic king line of hermetic pumps, we ran a drawing at the show for an iPad Mini. Randall Browning of Burris Logistics won the prize.

Users of hermetic refrigeration pumps will be winners as well with the new Arctic King—the line features exceptional hydraulics and NPSHr, operates at 1,800 RPM or lower (significantly improving pump life), and are built with renowned Cornell Pump quality and reliability. The Arctic King line also features a built-in bearing monitor that makes pump operation and maintenance even easier. Plus the Arctic King has great delivery times—one to two weeks compared with 10 weeks on average from many foreign refrigeration pump manufacturers.

Learn more about the Arctic King on the Cornell Website.

Congratulations to Randall—we even had the fast delivery (of the iPad) for you at the show!

Randall Browning of Burris Logistic (left) accepts the iPad Mini from Cornell Pump Industrial Market Manager Derek Petersen.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cornell Application Featured in TPO

Cornell had a municipal installation featured in the March 2015 edition of Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) magazine. The article explained how six 18NHFL-RP-F24K pumps solved a foaming problem at a Belgium waste water treatment plant.

The Cornell Redi-Prime feature was key to solving the foaming issue.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cornell Presents at Annual OAWU Conference

Engineers and wastewater professionals listened as Steve Shoenbrun from Cornell Pump gave a talk at the OAWU conference held in Sunriver, Oregon on March 3rd, 2015.

Steve presented Strategies for Wastewater Efficiencies and Cost Savings, focusing on how municipalities can save on captiol expenses and operating costs by selecting and running pumps most efficiently. Examples of running efficiently on the pump curve and case studies illustrated how a system can save money.

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Machining Equipment at Cornell Pump Company

Cornell recently invested in a new piece of equipment for the shop. The MAZAK will replace the makino for the machining of pump parts. The MAZAK will primarily be used in the machining of volutes, but will have capabilities of running a wide variety of parts. The addition of this new machine will improve the manufacturing capabilities here at Cornell, allowing the shop to run larger parts than ever before. The MAZAK will also allow for improved yields, better lead times, and reduced cycle times.
The Mazak will be installed in the shop before the end of February and will be running alongside the Makino until the transition is complete, which will take a few months. Cornell expects that at least 80% of parts currently being run on the Makino will be handled by the MAZAK by the end of April.
The investment in such a machine is part of Cornell’s commitment to manufacturing in the United States. Over the last year, Cornell has upgraded three key pieces of equipment on the manufacturing floor, and will continue to invest in equipment which expands and improves Cornell’s in-house manufacturing capabilities.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Last Day to See Cornell Pump at SME 2015

In Case you haven't stopped by to see Cornell at the SME conference in Denver, you still have until 3PM today, February 18, to come by and learn about Cornell's offerings for the mining industry.

Cornell Solids handling and high head pumps are ideal for mining and dewatering applications because of their durability and reliability, even in the harshest of operating conditions.

Only Cornell offers pumps with Cycloseal®, Redi-Prime™, and Run-Dry™ features to keep your pumps up and running longer, with less maintenance.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

World Ag Expo: Cornell Pump at Booth Number NS18

Cornell Pump is excited to be showcasing our dependable, reliable, and efficient line of Agricultural, Irrigation, and Manure pumps at the World Ag Expo, in Tulare, CA. We have multiple clear liquid and solids handling pumps on display. Stop by and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff about your agricultural needs. Show runs through Thursday, February 12, 2015. Opens all three days at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4:00 pm on Thursday.

Learn more about our agricultural series at

To find out about World Ag Show, where attendees from all over the world come to see the newest pieces of equipment and the latest innovations for their agricultural operations, and enjoy the largest outdoor agricultural show in North America, visit their website:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Printable Pump School Promotional Materials

Download and share or print these materials for distributing to people to remind them about Cornell Pump School. Registration is open now, so don't wait - sign up today to reserve your spot in this popular event.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Visit Cornell This Week at IPPE in Atlanta

Right now in Atlanta, Georgia, Cornell Pump is exhibiting at the IPPE Expo. We'll be showcasing our cutter pumps for food processing applications through Thursday, January 29th.

Visit for more info about the show or to register to attend. Look for us in booth b8087.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Cornell Pump recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a National Day of Service and encourages everyone to consider what they can do for their community and for their country.

It is with pride that Cornell makes an effort to give back to our community in various ways, including fundraising events, blood drives, and charity donation drives.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

We're Pumped to See You at the NWFPA!

Cornell Pump is excited to be exhibiting at the Northwest Food Processors Association, and invite you to stop by Booth 937! We'll have our hydro transport food pumps, innovative trash/self-priming pumps, and reliable refrigeration pumps on display in our booth.

We look forward to you stopping by and seeing our all new Arctic King line of refrigeration pumps. This robust hermetic line operates at 1,200 to 1,800 RPM, significantly increasing pump life and offering excellent NPSHR.

Want to see our exciting products now?

You can see our exciting and innovative line of food and industrial pumps on our website at

For information about our innovative hydro transport pumps that can significantly reduce food damage, see our brochure.

Arctic King reigns supreme in refrigeration! Cornell has designed and manufactured reliable and low operating speed refrigeration pumps for more than 50 years. We're in tens of thousands of installations. Now, our Arctic King line features a built in bearing monitor. Available in numerous sizes, the pump will wow in person. If you want to see it now, please look at these brochures and data sheets!

Interested in robust trash pump that boosts efficiency up to 8 percent better than leading competitors? Need a super high head self-priming pump?

Learn about our STX and STH series.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Are You Pumped for Pump School 2015?

Registration for Cornell's 2015 Pump School is now open! Join us this September for two days of education and hands-on training in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
When: September 22-23, 2015
Where: Embassy Suites, Downtown Portland
Session 1 will cover basic hydralics and include system design, pump selection as well as construction materials, installation and troubleshooting.
Session 2 will cover advanced topics including NPSHA/R calculations, metallurgy, engergy efficiency calculations, system curves for pumps in paralell and in series, motors, mechanical seals, and life cycle costs.
Day two will involve hands-on training at the Cornell factory in the morning, with additional training or seminars in the afternoon.
Breakfast and lunch are provided both days. Download the Pump School brochure for more information about Cornell's Pump School.