Installing a mechanical seal on a centrifugal pump wrong can be costly and time consuming. Cornell’s newest video on YouTube provides some quick tips and lessons to help make the process smoother. Mechanical seals play an integral role in keeping pumpage inside the pump. Sealing at the entry/exit point of the rotating shaft, Cornell mechanical… Read more »
Yesterday was National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Cornell Pumps are some of the most efficient centrifugal pumps available, with efficiencies up to 89%, allowing installations to cut their energy use immediately when switching to a Cornell. Operating hundreds or thousands of hours per year, that energy savings could translate into tens of thousands of… Read more »
In 2021, Cornell Pump will celebrate 75 years of business. In 1946 we started in Portland, Oregon, and have been here in Oregon ever since! While we now offer things that would have been science fiction in 1946, such as Cornell Co-Pilot Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), we still build highly efficient, robust pumps like… Read more »
A distributor in Montana recently put in a Cyclone 5RB VT turbine (5RB-VT8-50HP-1800RPM). This 5” bowl, 6’ long version of our vertical turbine line will help with irrigation on a ranch. Cornell officially debuted our VT series last January. Already hundreds have been installed throughout the country. More information about this robust, energy-efficient offering from… Read more »
Cornell Pump rings in the new year with a long weekend. We will be closed Friday, January 1st through Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! We open at 7AM PDT on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 .
Cornell Pump is closed December 24th and 25th, 2020 to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We hope everyone enjoys a festive holiday, safe and healthy. We will be open again on Monday December 28, 2020 at 7AM PST.
Cornell has pump builds with threaded impeller installations in several of our instructional videos on YouTube. We have created a quick companion video that provides some “how-tos” when dealing with this type of Impeller. While the video is short—only 90 seconds long—it shows how a shaft wrench helps with threaded impeller installation or removal. It… Read more »
A large tomato grower in Central California was having issues with pumps that were being run unattended. Without someone there to watch the pumps continuously, they run into operational problems. The fleet of several dozen pumps would see intermittent cavitation, causing pump damage. Bearing failures were another issue. Frequently, debris would enter the pump suction… Read more »
We went through the build of a 6822MX Redi-Prime pump –look for expanded content to come to our YouTube channel soon. If you want to see great how-to and promotional recordings now, there are more than 40 videos up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/cornellpumpcompany/featured . You can watch videos, subscribe, and make suggestions for additional videos there.
A feature on many Cornell clear liquid pumps, an external hydraulic balance line, allows better performance, without having to drill holes in impellers. The following copy comes from Cornell Pump’s Hydraulic Seminar Workbook—lasted updated in 2019. THE EXTERNAL HYDRAULIC BALANCE LINE To lower pressure in the stuffing box (or seal chamber) and to attempt to limit… Read more »