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.