Cornell Pump School goes to El Paso

IMG_0250Cornell 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.

Cornell Gives Away Amazon Fire HD Tablet at RETA

winner kindle fireDerek 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.

Manure Agitation Boat


Remote-controlled manure agitation boats can agitate an entire lagoon without tying up personnel and farm equipment and ensuring that the whole of the lagoon is evenly agitated. The boat uses a Cornell 6NHTB cutter pump.

Refrigerant Seal Replacement


Cornell’s liquid overfeed and transfer pumps are designed and manufactured specifically for industrial refrigeration applications. With over 35 years of proven experience and reliability, Cornell has established the highest industry standard for premium quality performance in meeting the demands of the industrial refrigeration marketplace. Our products are engineered to be rugged and dependable and each Cornell pump is backed by an industry-leading three-year warranty.

This video, while still helpful, is visually dated. We are currently working on an update.

Cutter-Auger Pump


“Flushable” materials cause serious problems for municipal pumping stations, as the materials clog pumps and cost a lot in repairs and downtime. The Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Clark County, Washington, saved hundreds of dollars a day using Cornell Cutter-Auger pumps to virtually eliminate ragging problems and improve flow.

Mining Pump


Pumps for the mining industry need to be especially rugged to deal with harsh abrasives and environmental conditions. Pumps from Cornell Pump Company last longer in mining applications compared to other pumps. Watch as two industry experts explain the advantages of using Cornell Pumps with Cycloseal® and Run-Dry™ in mining applications.

SP Slurry Pump Going Strong After Three Years in Service

IMG_6489IMG_6483An 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 separator to extract the usable sand. The detritus is separated from the sand and returned to the quarry area.
IMG_6485The 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 from 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.

Mining Application Is No Wooden Nickel In Colombia

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Cornell has been active in the agricultural and municipal markets throughout Colombia, South America for a couple decades. Working to convince mining companies of the ultimate price savings of installing premium products with lower operational and maintenance costs has been challenging, however. In 2011, Cornell’s Colombian distributor was able to secure the bid for a dewatering application in the nickel mine located in the Northern Andean region of Colombia. Much work went into securing the contract, as the mine was generally closed to new products, there was an entrenched sales network, and there were concerns about the initial pricing of Cornell relative to lower cost/lower quality competitors.
Despite these challenges, the distributor secured a job for three Cornell 8NHTA-RP-EM18-3 units and provided the engine and pontoon locally to keep the packaged price to a minimum. Three years later, the pumps have been running flawlessly for over 4,500 hours. Not a single spare part has been required, which prevents any additional costs and more importantly, allows the mine to operate without any down time, avoiding any disruption of nickel production.
The dewatering application in the nickel mine is not unique. Cornell has had great success in mines throughout Australia and Indonesia for years. Currently, there are more than 600 units in the Pacific Rim region that are all working as well as in Columbia.
Much of the success is attributable to Cornell’s patented Cycloseal system design which generally reduced seal maintenance at least three fold. Cornell’s Australian distributor hails the Cycloseal design as a game changer for the mines. A typical dewatering application, using a Cornell product, experiences over 15,000 hours of operation before any seal maintenance is required. This is unprecedented with diesel driven applications in such severe environments like mines. More challenging applications, containing 3-5% silt suspended in the water, are still realizing over 5,000 hours before the seal needs replacement or repair.
At an average cost of $5,000 per seal replacement (including drive time, crane rental, labor and seal price), any additional operational time is a huge windfall for the mines. With the Cornell Cycloseal out-performing the competitors, the seal replacement costs become very significant and can justify any initial price difference that may be associated with a Cornell.
Cornell also generally offers industry-leading pump efficiencies. Not only will a customer get the most robust and maintenance-free pump available for the mining market with the purchase of a Cornell, but they will also experience a pump that has the lowest operating costs of any pump available.