Dependable non-clogging pumps are a staple on the work site, keeping materials moving and production ongoing. Here are several pumps, along with valves and components, designed to meet all job site needs.

Slurry Pumps

  Fan-cooled pump

The VK650 from Masport is a fan-cooled pump capable of 377 cfm, 20 psi continuous duty, and 23 inches Hg continuous duty vacuum. The pump also includes an integrated stainless steel air filter to protect the pump, as well as an integrated 1-gallon oil tank. The four-way integral valve has bolt-on 3-inch NPT flanges for ease of installation, as well as a posi-lock handle for secure positioning. Heavy-duty bearings, automatic oil pump, cushioned spring washer end thrust protection and carbon fiber vanes ensure superior pump life. 800/228-4510;

  Proppant slurry pump

The MPX 12X14X22 proppant slurry pump from Master Pumps & Power is ideal for fracking jobs that require a proppant to be pumped through slurry pump systems. The pump features a mechanical seal lubricating system to extend the life of the mechanical seals and the fluid ends. Pump mechanical seals and wetted parts will continue to wear, but it will pump more proppant. This along with reduced downtime can lead to a high capital equipment payback. 800/410-0045;

  Plastic pneumatic pump

The Pumps 2000 America 2-inch pneumatic pump from Megator Corp. was introduced to address difficult underground mining applications, including slurry. The air motor is stall free, freeze proof, kept smoothly running without any lubrication and operates with low air consumption. It is made of lightweight fire-retardant anti-static (FRAS) conductive plastic carrying an Atex M1 rating, and resists deterioration even in low pH locations. The high suction lift allows for efficient, maintenance-free usage. The super suction ability is due to the unit’s double-hinged diaphragms, long stroke, and self-cleaning slurry and ball valves. Other production models include 1/2-, 1-, 1 1/2-, 3- and 4-inch models. 412/963-9200;

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  Dewatering progressive cavity pump

The Moyno 2000 progressive cavity pump from Moyno Inc. offers efficient, cost-effective handling of slurries and solids-laden materials in mining industry applications. The pump contains Ultra-Shield rotor coatings and Ultra-Flex stator elastomer materials to pump abrasive, corrosive and viscous fluids. It features a crowned gear universal joint drive train configuration to provide torque and thrust control. Joint seals protect the gear joints from pumpage contamination. It offers flow rates to 2,500 gpm and pressure capabilities to 1,000 psi. Models with standard flange or open throat configurations are available in a variety of construction materials with many different options, allowing customization to specific needs. 877/486-6966;

  Rotary lobe pump

The TORNADO T2 rotary lobe pump from NETZSCH Pumps features lobes running inside a metal housing with a replaceable elastomer liner. This design doesn’t require O-rings or gaskets, yet delivers robust construction along with simplicity and ease of maintenance. A single, synchronous-toothed timing belt eliminates the maintenance-intensive and costly gearbox. A pulsation-reduction system of channels molded into the rubber walls of the pumping element releases lobe energy and dampens pulsation. The housing design permits full flange-to-flange access when servicing the pump, and offers more room to get into pump internals without having to disassemble piping. 610/363-8010;

  Horizontal slurry pump

The Southern Cross SXHS heavy-duty horizontal slurry pump from Pentair / Myers is designed for handling abrasive high-density slurries in a wide range of applications. It is manufactured to be interchangeable with the most common slurry pump designs, and features an extensive range of material and configuration options to suit the most demanding slurry pumping applications, including mining, heavy industry and mineral processing. Features include a high-strength pump construction with reinforced ribs for high-pressure strength and safety; a replaceable wear liner; a sturdy cast iron, single-piece bearing frame with four through bolts for easy maintenance and adjustment; an impeller that features pump-out vanes as standard to prevent recirculation and extend seal life; and an external impeller adjustment mechanism provided below the bearing housing for adjustment of impeller clearance. 888/416-9513;

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  Compact progressive cavity pump

Compact BN truck or trailer-mounted progressive cavity pumps from seepex can be mounted to a truck or trailer and are ideal for oil and gas completion, water well drilling and grouting rig applications. They can be combined with the company’s Smart Conveying Technology (SCT) for hydraulic powered installations, are available with explosion-proof motors, and have conveying capacities up to 500 gpm and pressure capabilities up to 360 psi. They can produce the same pressure as four-stage pumps with a smaller footprint, and use a standard hydraulic motor for minimal downtime. 937/864-7150;

  Semi-trash pump

Suitable for handling water with small solids and light debris, semi-trash pumps from Subaru Industrial Power Products offer a heavy-duty overhead cam gasoline engine and large volute discharge opening. The 2-inch PKX201ST is powered by the Subaru EX13, a 4.5-hp engine, and provides a delivery volume of 153 gpm. The 3-inch PKX301ST offers a delivery volume of 246 gpm and is driven by the EX17, a 6.0 hp engine. 847/540-7300;

Transfer Pumps

  All-purpose portable pump

The Yakka150i from AllightPrimax is an all-purpose portable pump that features replaceable wearplates and impellers in stainless steel materials as standard, as well as the capability to pass 3-inch solids. Built with an acoustic enclosure and designed for maximum sound attenuation, it emits only 65 dBA at 23 feet. The panels are easily removed for maintenance and can be designed with any custom color. The body is impact resistant and requires little or no maintenance due to its poly outer shell. The tubular frame design provides side and end protection and lockable gull wing doors wrap over the body for added security and easy access. All controls are situated inside the lockable module. 877/477-4629;

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  Vacuum-assisted pump

The Prime Aire Plus “PAH” line of vacuum-assisted pumps from Gorman-Rupp Company feature sizes from 3 through 8 inches, and are suitable for both clear liquids and liquids containing large solids. They are available coupled to the latest EPA Tier (IT4) compliant engines or premium efficiency (EISA) electric motors, and employ the same venturi/compressor priming system as the Prime Aire line. Increased head, flow and enhanced maintenance features are additional benefits. Features include externally adjustable running clearances, integral seal oil chamber, ductile iron body and impeller, two lip seals and atmospheric vent to assure bearing protection, oil-lubricated bearings, backwards retro-fit capability to competitor’s installations and fuel level monitoring system. 419/755-1011;

Diaphragm Pumps

  Portable diaphragm pump

The WDP30X diaphragm pump from Honda Power Equipment Group moves wastewater containing up to 2.4-inch-diameter solids, and is designed for industrial applications, including construction, agriculture, mining, and any application where muddy water, sludge or water with a high percentage of solids might be encountered. Features include a GX120 OHV 118 cc commercial-grade engine, pumping capacity of 80 gpm, 3-inch suction and discharge ports, a die cast aluminum case, air cushion chamber, special rock channel that allows solids to easily pass, spring-protected connecting rod to prevent case damage, rugged neoprene diaphragm with nylon insert and a standard wheel kit for easy transport. Each model is protected by Honda’s Oil Alert system. 678/339-2600;

  Metering pump

Milton Roy’s mRoy Series metering pump offers application flexibility for efficient performance at capacities from 0.46 to 170 gph. The pump features a design life of 30 years for the drive and 96,000 hours for the pure PTFE diaphragm. Turndown flexibility and the ability to accept process signals enable the technician to tune the pump to the specific application. Its standard advanced powder coat system gives it durability in harsh conditions. Its compact design and high durability standards make it a fit for critical treatment processes. 215/441-0800;

  Positive-displacement diaphragm pump

Positive-displacement diaphragm pumps from Mr. Pumper are ideal in reducing pumping costs for oil and gas operations. Benefits include an environmentally friendly design that has no water leaks, no external power usage (unless electrically driven), extended-run oil reservoir (NG only); production ranging from 50 to 1,200 barrels per day and pressures ranging up to 1,000 psig; and completely automated control features. They are capable of disposing water using natural gas on location without electricity required. They feature a remote start function utilizing EPS 3-12 controls. 877/566-7867;

  Air diaphragm pump

The rugged, lube-free 1/2-inch All-Flo air diaphragm pump from Mum Industries features non-stall/freeze air systems. Engineered for maximum fluid and chemical compatibility, the bolted design offers ease-of-maintenance and leak-free operation. It is available in a variety of materials and options, including a Max-Pass valve system that allows operation under a variety of conditions ranging from clean fluids to slurries, to solids applications. Pumps are offered in sizes ranging from 1/4 to 3 inches, and can be customized to meet requirements. 440/354-1700;

Hydraulic Pumps

  Rotary lobe pump

The Rotary Lobe Pump from Boerger is a valveless, self-priming, positive displacement pump offered in 19 pump models in six series with flow rates up to 5,000 gpm. The screw rotor design enables a pulsation-free and smooth flow operation. Each pump incorporates reversible flow capabilities for loading and unloading operation. It can be driven with a hydraulic motor or PTO. It features optional elastomer choices for O-rings and rotor designs. The pump housing is made from a choice of cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel or in duplex quality. The different sizes of housings and rotors are manufactured in a single-piece construction. Applications include water-like and viscous, abrasive and corrosive fluids. The maintenance-in-place feature means all wetted parts can be quickly maintained or replaced without the removal of the pipe or drive system. 612/435-7300;

  Inline-drive vacuum pump

The RFL100DV(L)I inline-drive vacuum pump from Gardner Denver Wittig provides a different drive arrangement than the standard right angle gear drive or hydraulically driven vacuum pump. It is driven directly by the PTO shaft from the transmission of the truck without the need for a right angle gearbox. Removing this component reduces installation costs and eliminates pump damage due to shaft misalignment. The mounting bracket is included with the pump, and allows mounting between the frame rails, saving space on the exterior of the frame. The discharge flange can be rotated to provide discharge in any direction, allowing for flexible piping arrangements to fit various applications. 217/222-5400;

  Sand slurry pump

The S6CSL submersible 6-inch hydraulically driven sand slurry pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps includes a built-in agitator designed to stir up heavy solids. It has hardened wear components and is intended for use in applications where settled solids must be put into suspension and pumped away with the discharge water. Its primary applications include de-silting, dredging and moving driller’s mud; other uses include filling sand bags to prevent beach erosion, tank and digester cleaning or pumping sediment from caissons. The small size allows the pump to fit through a 22-inch opening. It requires hydraulic inputs of up to 28 gpm at 2,900 psi and is capable of output flows to 1,200 gpm. It will pump up against head pressure up to 130 feet. 570/645-3779;

Centrifugal Pumps

  Non-clog pump

The Dri-Prime NC150 6-inch pump from Godwin, a Xylem brand, features flow capabilities up to 1,767 gpm and discharge heads up to 195 feet. Its Flygt N-technology has a self-cleaning hard-iron (60 HRC) impeller. Its Dri-Prime automatic self-priming system primes and re-primes from dry up to 28 feet without operator assistance or foot valve control. It has a dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces. The close-coupled centrifugal pump is mounted to a diesel engine or electric motor for easy pump-end or engine/motor changeover in the field. It can be highway trailer or skid-mounted, or installed in a quiet enclosure. It is also available as a Godwin DBS for pump station backup. 800/247-8674;

  Screw centrifugal pump

The Triton screw centrifugal pump from Vaughan Company features an open-channel impeller, making it ideal for handling thick sludge, large or stringy solids, shear-sensitive fluids and delicate or highly abrasive materials. Other features include steep performance curves, non-overloading power characteristics, heavy-duty power frames and a flushless mechanical seal design to eliminate water flush requirements. A water-flushed mechanical seal or packing is also available. 888/249-2467;

Triplex Pumps

  Water jet pump

The 225 Series water jet pump unit from NLB Corp. is a diesel-powered, triplex plunger pump unit that is easily convertible to any of seven operating pressures (up to 40,000 psi). The series offers flows from 6 to 82 gpm. Each unit can be ordered with a choice of heavy-duty diesel engine. Conversions with a simple kit can be completed in about 20 minutes; the conversion to 40,000 psi takes about 30 minutes. Customers who already have an NLB 225 Series unit can add the 40,000-psi capability with a conversion kit instead of buying a new unit. 800/441-5059;


  Footprint interchange blower

KAY Blowers from BRUDON Air Vac / Kay International offer robust housing design and an impeller profile that substantially reduces pulsation, noise and slippage. They increase service life and reduce overall maintenance and operational costs, and are designed with footprint interchange capability that allows ease of installation without major retrofit or modification to the existing airflow system. 780/440-1634;

  Heated valves

The Metaltecnica Arctic heated valve series from CEI Chandler Equipment were designed specifically for the industrial waste transportation sector and to eliminate the need for any electric or add-on heating collars or devices. The design incorporates stainless steel tubing with 1/2-inch stainless steel female NPT connections molded within the brass valve body, completely eliminating issues with the valve freezing. It has the ability to use the heated liquid from a truck engine’s radiator/heat exchanger to heat the valve and maintain a constant temperature without having multiple plumbing or electrical connections. 800/342-0887;

  Multi-port four-way valves

Heavy-duty cast iron 4- and 6-inch multi-port four-way valves from Moro USA Inc. can be used in vacuum and pressure airflow applications, including mixing, blending and diverting applications. Valves can be operated by handle, hydraulic or pneumatic automation. They allow toggling between vacuum, pressure and neutral, and feature direct-mount actuator capabilities and live loaded stem seals. The 4-inch four-way valve is available in standard NPT threads and weld flanges, while the 6-inch four-way valve has mounting studs. A full line of heavy-duty forged brass and cast iron valves are available. 800/383-6304;

  Bottom-loading couplers

OPW Engineered Systems’ 1004D4 API bottom-loading couplers have been designed to combine easy maintenance with a spring-loaded sleeve design. They utilize a sleeve that is spring energized to automatically “jump-on” the API adaptor. The coupler also features a special fluorocarbon seal compound that is compatible with most fuel blends, including gasoline, diesel, biodiesel and ethanol. It has no drive pins to improve serviceability, and a shaft stuff box design that provides easy maintenance with no special tools required. In addition, the D4’s five-cam design ensures tight connections and security at all times. It also utilizes a stainless steel “ergo” handle design that provides easy, smooth operation. 513/932-9114;

  Vacuum truck blower

RB-DV Hi-Vacuum truck blowers from Robuschi USA feature an airflow range from 400 to 6,200 cfm. Its air injection manifolds allow it to operate at 28 inches Hg continuously without the need for a vacuum relief valve. The lightweight manifolds and low-pulsation technology ensure lower noise attenuation and less vibration by 10 dBA. The fabricated and cast manifolds and feet assemblies can be custom made to suit PTO angle and lower blower between chassis rails, as well as providing handy lifting hooks for safe and easy assembly and removal. Rubber mounting feet are included with custom-made feet assemblies to ensure any chassis flex doesn’t affect durability. 877/424-1020;


  Machinery shaft alignment tool

The ROTALIGN SMART EX from LUDECA is a high-end laser, intrinsically safe system for machinery shaft alignment in potentially explosive areas such as mining and petrochemical. It is certified for use in hazardous areas in accordance with ATEX and IECEx regulations. Just enter machinery dimensions, rotate the shaft in one continuous sweep less than a quarter turn from any starting position and view alignment results at coupling and feet. Built-in soft foot expertise suggests corrections for soft foot, not just measurements. It features machinery thermal growth computation plus machine train alignment of up to six machines with specified tolerances, targets, names and icons for each machine. 305/591-8935;

  Scalable SCADA system

The wireless ScalableSCADA system from Revere Control Systems provides flexibility for growth and communication technologies. Non-proprietary hardware and communications protocols eliminate common restrictions on growth, application and supplier. Available protocol choices include cellular, radio, modem and landline. Standard features include built-in serial and Ethernet ports, webpages and data logging with FTP transfer to a server. Options include I/O, modems, cellular modems and keypad. NEMA 4X fiberglass, NEMA 12, and NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosures are available, as is radio path testing, ISA certified technicians and CSIA certified systems integrator. 800/536-2525;

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