Last week, we looked at poor suction piping; but mistakes can be made on the discharge side as well! The problems in the graphic below are what Cornell has seen most commonly causing piping issues on the discharge side.
We encourage you to thoroughly look at your Operations & Maintenance manual (O&M) that came with your pump—where you can find tips like these, and much more.
Cornell has CD4MCu pumps in stock and ready to ship; 13 of our most popular models are available in this duplex stainless steel. CD4MCu provides enhanced strength and corrosion resistance compared to single phase stainless steel.
Last week, we talked about the importance of having your Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manual handy for maintenance and repair on your pump—those are great times to reference your guide. Another great time though, is when the pump arrives!
The O&M manual will help familiarize you with the pump operation, and importantly should have a checklist of steps that you should follow to ensure the proper and safe operation of the pump. Below is graphic of a generic start-up checklist. These are good general procedures, but your O&M manual will have a list specific to your pump model—and it may be different than what is listed below, as in the case of refrigeration pumps. Refer to your O&M manual for your specific pump.
You should address each of these points to successfully start-up your pump! Be safe in your pump operations.
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Cornell Pump’s Co-Pilot Pump monitoring system is receiving rave reviews during this time of limited in-person contact. The new monitoring system allows end-users to check their pump’s operation from thousands of miles away by simply checking an intuitive app or their mobile device or desk top.
Cornell Pump, along with most other manufacturers, send Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals out with pumps at the time of purchase. Our manuals are chock-full of good operational ideas and techniques for getting the best performance and longest life out of your rotating equipment. With more than 225 pump models across more than a dozen series, we have a lot of good information and specific manuals for pumps.
In other #TuesdayTips, we’ll delve into specific portions of the manuals, such as when and how to lubricate pumps, start-up best practices, troubleshooting, and more.
For this Tuesday, the tip though is—keep your O&M manual in a place where you easily reference it!
If you have misplaced your manual, you can contact Cornell Pump for a replacement copy. Ideally, we request your pump model and serial number, to get you an exact match for your pump, but we can work with you if you are not able to find that information. You can send requests for manuals through Cornell’s contact form on our website.
Break out your manual to follow along with future tips! (And because it’s a good practice to keep it handy to answer questions as they arise.)
Cornell Pump has an exciting series of how-to videos on our YouTube page. Many are less than four minutes long, but provide a wealth of time-saving information. The video we are featuring today, shows how to easily and efficiently install and replace wear rings on a centrifugal pump backplate.
Cornell Pump is extending our hermetic refrigeration line with a multi-stage pump, with pressures up to 100 PSI, and cavitation-free operation as low as 11 GPM per minute. Designed for two-pole operation at 3,600 RPM, the 1.25 multi-stage pump features a built in bearing monitor, with an additional 4-20mA output for remote wear monitoring. Made with a 316 Stainless Steel rotor and stator can, the pump also boasts a 304 stainless steel wet end. Flanges are ANSI Class 150 LBS, and the pump comes with a three year warranty.
Operable at 5 and 7.5 horsepower, the pump needs as little as 1.9 feet NPSHR, has up to 45% efficiency, and has flows to 55 GPM of refrigerant. This multi-stage pump could work well in variety of refrigeration systems. It also joins the extensive line of Cornell Arctic King hermetic drive and CB series open drive refrigeration pumps, offering up to 4” discharge capacity, with up to 1,250 GPM.
You might associate April 15 with tax day in the United States, but April 15 is also declared as national laundry day, Cornell Pump has many of our pumps involved in laundry, from producing soaps and industrial cleaning products, to powering washing machines for commercial laundries, and helping with waste water removal. Keep it clean today—and think of all that ways a Cornell Pump helps make it happen!
Cornell Pump recently launched our Cyclone® VT Vertical Turbine Pump Series, in both Enclosed (oil-lubricated) Line Shaft (ELS) and Open (media-lubricated) Line Shaft (OLS) designs. The RB series irrigation pumps are recast into robust, single-bowl short-set vertical turbines with Cornell’s signature superior hydraulics and quality.
Ideal in short-set turbine applications for agricultural, municipal, and industrial markets, the Cyclone meets or exceeds efficiencies from other manufacturers in configurations offered. Learn more about the Cyclone Vertical Turbine series on our website.
Data sheets for all sizes: 3,4,5, and 6 inch models, plus a detailed brochure about the Cyclone Series, are available online to download and share with potential customers.