Dependable nonclogging pumps are a staple on the work site, keeping materials moving and production constant. Here are several pumps designed to meet all job site needs.

Slurry Pumps

Submersible slurry pump

KZN heavy-duty submersible slurry pumps from BJM Pumps feature agitators, wear plates and semi-open impellers all constructed of abrasive-resistant 28 percent chrome iron (600 Brinell, 57 Rockwell C). The agitator helps keep solids suspended in liquid and helps prevent the pump from clogging, reducing capital and operating costs. A top discharge and slim design allow for an easy fit into tight, thin spaces. It has Class H motor insulation, double silicon carbide mechanical seals and heavy-duty seal. Volutes are cast from hardened ductile iron. Applications include lime slurries, mill scale, coal runoff sumps, ash down sumps, ash transfer, tailings ponds, slag pits, food wastes, silt removal, sand and gravel dewatering and barge and tank clean out. 877/256-7867;

Mini dredge

The versatile Mini Dredge from Dragflow North America features a heavy-duty dredge pump and can be truck transported with the outriggers folded up. It is stable enough to manage large pumps when deployed, and pumps up to 70 percent solids with rocks and roots, making it ideal for waterway dredging, reservoir capacity maintenance and tailings recovery. Units can be remote controlled. 604/921-7112;

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;

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Horizontal slurry pump

The Southern Cross SXHS heavy-duty horizontal slurry pump from Pentair is designed for handling abrasive high-density slurries. 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 pumping applications. Features include high-strength pump construction with reinforced ribs, a replaceable wear liner, and a cast-iron, single-piece bearing frame with only four through bolts for easy maintenance and adjustment. The impeller features pumpout vanes as standard to prevent recirculation and extend seal life. An external impeller adjustment mechanism is provided below the bearing housing for simple adjustment of impeller clearance. 913/371-5000;

Mud Pumps

General-purpose pump

The WB30X general-purpose pump from Honda Power Equipment is powered by a Honda GX series commercial-grade overhead valve (OHV) engine that is easy to start, fuel efficient and protected by Honda Oil Alert to help prevent damage due to oil starvation. It is also equipped with full frame protection with antivibration mounts, a fixed-mounted cast-iron volute and impeller with a silicon carbide seal. It can discharge up to 275 gpm, with a maximum pressure of 37 psi. 678/339-2600;

Solids-handling pump

IQ Series pumps from Vogelsang eliminate half the parts in a typical rotary lobe pump wet-end, reducing parts cost and labor. They offer an advanced flow-path design that improves flow and solids handling. An integrated flange design allows a flange to be used in a 90-degree or gooseneck arrangement, keeping the pump flooded to maintain prime and extended dry running. The flange arrangement delivers pulsation-free flow, low shear and high solids handling. 800/984-9400;

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Transfer Pumps

Sliding vane pump

The HXL Series sliding vane pump from Blackmer can handle a number of critical processing, filling and transfer applications. It features ductile iron construction with a bolt-on internal relief valve that protects against excessive pumping pressures. It’s designed for the handling of high-volume loads, and features three port sizes: 6-, 8- and 10-inch with maximum rated capacities of 755, 1,228 and 2,220 gpm. It offers a sliding vane pump design that allows it to self-adjust for wear while maintaining desired flow rates. The pump has ideal self-priming and dry-run capabilities, and its vanes are easily replaced without it having to be removed from the piping system. 616/241-1611;

Mobile rotary lobe pump

Mobile Rotary Lobe Pumps from Boerger LLC are self-priming, valveless, positive-displacement pumps used for rapid deployment of flood water, stormwater, domestic wastewater, industrial effluents and sludges, spill situations (oil, gasoline, diesel, etc.), digester and lagoon clean up. Twenty pump models in six series are offered with pulsation-free operation, fully reversible rotation, dry-run capabilities and flow rates up to 5,000 gpm. All wear parts can be easily replaced through the front cover, without the removal of pipe or drive systems. Suction and pressure hoses can be installed in minutes. 612/435-7300;

Multiphase pumping system

The Tri-Phaze System from Moyno allows the fluid produced at the well site, including oil, water, gas and abrasive solid particles, to be transported simultaneously through one pipeline to a central processing station. This packaged system represents minimal environmental impact because of its small footprint, low noise emissions and high efficiency. It efficiently handles gas void fractions up to 95 percent. Low-shear pumping action preserves each fluid’s characteristics without emulsification or degradation. It can be readily moved from well site to well site, potentially reducing the number of required systems. Control of the multiphase pumping system can be done at the well site or remotely. Its automation control package manages operations, records and reports the data, and optimizes communications. 877/486-6966;

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100 gpm transfer pump

The 100 gpm model transfer pump from SEI Industries LTD. is designed for easy transfer of diesel or jet fuel between two points. It is ideal for high-volume applications or pumping over long distances, and is also available in a 150 gpm model. The company offers standardized off-the-shelf pumps to help support remote site operations in need of a ready inventory, including aviation refueling pumps, heli-pumps, vehicle pumps and transfer pumps. 855/734-8265;

Wet well-mounted pump station

The packaged Wet Well Mounted Pump Station from Smith & Loveless sits outside and above the wet well to pump wastewater. Everything including the pumps, piping, valves and controls sits above the wet well and arrives to the job site in one ready-to-install package. These factory-built and tested pump stations incorporate long-lasting vertical non-clog pumps, controls, piping and valves located on a steel platform. Custom prefabricated building enclosures allow end users, especially in northern climates, to specify above-grade stations with climate-controlled workspace. In other cases, stations can be designed for preexisting, customer-supplied structures. Easy-lift and rolling-style enclosures are available. Pump sizes range from 4- to 12-inch piping; 1.5 to 300 hp; capacities up to 50,000 gpm; and TDH up to 500 feet. 800/898-9122;

Diaphragm Pumps

Pneumatic diaphragm pump 

The pneumatic design of the Pumps 2000 America from Megator Corp. was introduced to address difficult underground mining applications, including slurry. Current production models include 1/2-, 1-, 1 1/2-, 2- and 3-inch high-volume designs, with soon-to-be-released 4-inch and two-stage models. The air motor is stall-free, freeze-proof, requires no lubrication and operates with low air consumption. The system’s material design is not only a lighter alternative but also an aid in the prevention of neck and back injuries. It resists deterioration even in low pH locations. A fire retardant antistatic (FRAS) conductive plastic carrying an Atex M1 rating enables use in explosive situations. It features double-hinged diaphragms, long stroke, and self-cleaning slurry and ball valves. 412/963-9200;

Air distribution system AODD pump

The Pro-Flo SHIFT air distribution system (ADS) AODD pump from Wilden Pump & Engineering is capable of achieving a significant savings, while providing more product yield per standard cubic foot per minute. The pump is submersible and features plug-and-play operation. It is available in 1 1/2-, 2- and 3-inch sizes, features maximum discharge pressures to 125 psig, maximum flows to 243 gpm, and handles up to 1/2-inch solids. It is available with maximum suction lifts to 23.8 feet dry and 30.6 feet wet. 909/422-1730;

Centrifugal Pumps

Leased asset custody transfer pump

The 811 Series ANSI centrifugal pump from Griswold Pump Company offers operational capabilities that are required for leased asset custody transfer (LACT). It is capable of completely transferring oil from a tanker to a client’s storage tank, as well as transloading product from a tanker to a railcar. The casing can be constructed of ductile iron, CDM4Cu, Alloy 20 or stainless steel, while a no-bake casing process ensures smooth, precise finishes. It is available in a full range of sizes with flow rates up to 4,000 gpm, with the ability to operate in temperatures up to 500 degrees F. 909/512-1262;

Single-stage centrifugal pump

The CRP overhung single-stage centrifugal pump from Ruhrpumpen is ideally suited for the chemical and petrochemical market, and can also be utilized in tank farms, HVAC, power plants and lift stations. It is available in 33 hydraulic combinations capable of reaching every operating condition required, and conforms to the standard DIN EN ISO 2858, with standardized operating points and dimensions. Known as “Chemienormpumps,” they offer advantages regarding service, supply of spare parts and maintenance. 918/627-8400;

Screw centrifugal pump

Triton screw centrifugal pumps from Vaughan Company are ideal for handling thick biosolids, large or stringy solids, shear sensitive fluids and delicate or highly abrasive materials. 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;

Hazardous-liquid centrifugal pump

The Series 1200 vertical cantilever pump from Vertiflo Pump Company is made for handling wastewater, hazardous liquid, industrial process, corrosive liquids, paint and chemical slurries. It is available in cast iron, 316 stainless steel, Alloy 20, Hastelloy and CD4MCu, and delivers heads to 230 feet, operates in temperatures to 400 degrees F, and pumps up to 3,000 gpm. Features include a semi-open centrifugal impeller with external adjustment, length to 6 feet, stress-proof shafts to 5 inches in diameter, flanged suction and discharge, and round, square or oval cover plates. Options include heavy wall discharge pipe, special floor plate sizes and configurations, control panels and level controls. 513/530-0888;      

Triplex Pumps

Triplex plunger pump

The model 6810 from Cat Pumps offers a flow rate of 10 gpm and pressure to 10,000 psi at 600 rpm. Its triplex plunger design delivers high efficiency and low pulsation. V-packings and low-pressure seals are lubricated and cooled to increase service life. Low upswept volume maximizes volumetric efficiency that reduces energy costs while supplying consistent flow. Special concentric, high-density, polished, solid ceramic plungers provide a true wear surface and extend seal life. Block-style, stainless steel manifolds are designed for strength and corrosion resistance. A chrome-moly crankshaft provides strength and surface hardness. Oversized crankshaft bearings withstand greater loading capacity leading to longer bearing life. 763/780-5440;

Metering Pumps

Variable metering pump

The valveless V-300 variable metering pump from Fluid Metering is ideal for pilot plant fluid control in the mining industry. Its sapphire-hard ceramic internals are chemically inert, wear-resistant and dimensionally stable, providing drift-free accuracy for millions of pumping cycles. Its valveless rotating and reciprocation piston design accomplishes both pumping and valving functions with only one moving part in the fluid path, eliminating the need for internal or external check valves, which can clog, leak or fail over time. Flow rates can be adjusted manually, as well as electronically via a variety of selectable analog and digital control inputs. 800/223-3388;

Compact metering pump

The mRoy Series metering pump from Milton Roy 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;

Low-volume hydraulic diaphragm-metering pump

The Model 5005-S hydraulic diaphragm-metering pump from Neptune Chemical Pump Company is an accurate, low-volume pump that delivers repeatable flows down to quarts per day. Typical applications include the injection of antifoam agents, corrosion inhibitors and other additives injected at very low volumes but high pressures. It features EZE-CLEAN valves, which enable the valve cartridges to be removed for cleaning without disturbing the piping. Electronic stroke-length control is available along with explosion-proof models, which can be used in a variety of hazardous environments. It features discharge pressures to 3,000 psi. 215/699-8700;

Chemical metering pump

The Qdos 30 chemical metering pump from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group delivers 5,000 to 1 flow from 0.002 to 8.0 gph at 100 psi, while integrating through IP66 manual, analog and PROFIBUS control options. The unit is fully sealed. Control features include fluid level monitoring, fluid recovery, line priming and intuitive flow calibration. The pump head can be configured on the left or right for installation in restricted environments or on skids. The sealed design and fluid recovery eliminate waste and ensure operator safety. Operation is intuitive via a menu-driven interface with 3.5-inch TFT color display. 800/282-8823;

Vacuum Pumps

Side-mount vacuum pump

The Jurop Rvc360 side-mount vacuum pump from CEI – Chandler Equipment Inc. features a dual fan design that allows it to operate at 28 inches Hg with the capability of 360 cfm and 30 psi. It is specifically designed for continuous heavy-duty vacuum on vacuum trailers. Its compact footprint and durable fabrication allow it to meet critical and extreme situations. 800/342-0887;

Liquid ring vacuum pump

Liquid Ring WR Series vacuum pumps from Fruitland Manufacturing are noted for high efficiency and low noise, and can be used in many applications including those that require sensitivity around hydrocarbons. The liquid ring also acts as a natural scrubber to minimize environmental concerns when exhausting into the atmosphere. A fully integrated Liquid Ring Eliminator package includes all the peripheral equipment required for truck mount applications. 800/663-9003;

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;

Heavy-duty 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 easy 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;

Liquid-cooled vacuum pump

The PM3000 liquid-cooled vacuum pump from Moro USA is capable of pumping nonvolatile liquids and sludge from long distances, with a suggested tank capacity of 3,000 to 6,000 gallons. It includes an integrated check valve, changeover valve, automatic oiling system, industrial-duty bearings, Viton seals and high-flow-rate asbestos-free spark-proof vanes. Its onboard liquid cooling system incorporates a forced circulation external water pump. It is capable of 43.5 psia and a continuous vacuum of 24 inches Hg, along with a flow rate of 1,000 cfm and 1,200 rpm rotating speed. It also features 4-inch flange connection. 800/383-6304;

Rotary vane pump

The PV750 rotary vane pump from Presvac Systems is designed for continuous full vacuum operation in extreme conditions. It features 400 cfm at free air, 350 cfm at 15 inches Hg, a maximum vacuum of 27 inches Hg and maximum pressure of 35 psi. Dual fans and twin ballast ports efficiently cool the pump. Solid housing with deep cooling ribs allows for greater heat transfer from the vacuum chamber. Aluminum fans and shrouding work like a heat exchanger to further aid in heat reduction. Multiple manifold and drive options are available for truck, trailer or stationary applications. 800/387-7763;

Compact progressive cavity pump

Progressive cavity pumps from seepex can be mounted on a truck or trailer. They feature Smart Conveying Technology (SCT) or even wall stators, and are available with explosion-proof motors. They have conveying capacities up to 500 gpm and pressure capabilities up to 360 psi. They use a standard hydraulic motor for minimal downtime and are able to produce the same pressure as four-stage pumps, with a smaller footprint. 877/806-4152;

Truck-mountable vacuum pump

The BOLT and GO from Surpresseur 4S Inc. features a range of Robuschi RB-DV 28-inch HgV high-vacuum blowers from 500 to 2,600 cfm. It is a fully integrated enclosed bolt-and-go package with chassis mounting supports, inlet prefilter, nonreturn check valve, four-way P/V changeover valve, and discharge silencer. Its modular design is adaptable for a PTO right-angle gearbox, belt drive or hydraulic transmission. It has a stainless steel or galvanized acoustical enclosure that provides quiet (under 85 dBA) operation. External gauges make it quick and easy to monitor oil level sight, vacuum and pressure liquid-filled gauges. 450/619-6363;

Ballast port-cooled vacuum pump

The Patriot 300 from VARCo is a ballast-port-cooled, continuous-duty pump with over 300 cfm of vacuum. It features auto-lubed front bearings, an auto oiler, diesel flush port, and an external oil tank for easy viewing of oil levels. It is also backed with a two-year warranty. 866/872-1224;

High-Pressure Pumps

Movable gearbox pump

The MW Series from General Pump offers five plunger sizes to cover flow ranges from 36 to 105 gpm and pressures up to 4,350 psi. It also features a movable gearbox with three ratio options, including an available SAE C hydraulic “plug and play” for hydrostatic drive units. The packings are water lubricated with a “run dry” teflon/graphite option available. 888/474-5487;

Non-clog compact pump

The Dri-Prime NC150 from Godwin, a Xylem brand, is a powerful yet compact pump offering flows to 1,767 gpm and discharge heads to 195 feet. It features Flygt N technology with a self-cleaning impeller for non-clog performance. It is engineered to deliver sustained high efficiency resulting in lower energy and fuel costs while reducing unplanned downtime. The Dri-Prime automatic self-priming system primes and reprimes from dry to 28 feet without operator assistance. The pump features a Hard-Iron (60 HRC) impeller and insert ring, dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces, and a close-coupled unit for easy pump-end or engine/motor changeover in the field. It can be customized with a diesel engine or electric motor, highway trailer or skid-mounted, or placed in a quiet enclosure. It is also available as a Godwin DBS for pump station backup. 800/247-8674;

Compact, direct-driven pump

The HDP-MC high-pressure pump from Hammelmann is a compact, direct-driven 1,500 hp unit available with pressures to 43,500 psi and flows exceeding 785 gpm. It is built to operate at the continuous maximum duty stated in the performance parameters, and deliver high fluid efficiency. A complete line of accessories and 3-D tank cleaners is available. 800/783-4935;

Convertible water jet pump

The 1005 Series convertible water jet pump from NLB Corp. combines the power of 1,000 hp with 4,000 to 20,000 psi convertibility for large jobs. Its inline fluid end can be converted with a simple kit to any of five operating pressures and flows, up to a maximum flow of 333 gpm. The diesel-powered unit is built around a slow-running quintuplex plunger pump known for minimizing wear and maintenance. It features internal gearing that eliminates the need for large pulleys or belts, reducing the overall footprint. Other features include a forged steel crankshaft mounted in heavy-duty bearings, and drive pinion output shafts on both sides of the pump to accommodate opposite-hand drive. All operating controls, including the bypass valve and pressure gauge with snubber, are mounted on a separate accessory manifold for extra protection. 877/652-7796;

High-head pump

The portable 6-inch, high-head 6JCC pump from Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. delivers 1,100 gpm, high heads to 490 feet and 212 psi with automatic initial priming and repriming. It is ideal for high-pressure applications such as clear waterjetting, water boosting, wellpoint installation, water supply for hydraulic fracturing, washdowns, tank cleaning and fire protection. It offers the Enviroprime System that provides reliable, automatic initial priming and repriming. Options such as the Silent Knight sound-attenuated canopy, and applications assistance are available. 800/767-7310;

Dewatering/Bypass Pumps

Bypass pump

The Yakka150i bypass/dewatering pump from AllightPrimax has replaceable wear plates and impellers made of stainless steel. It operates quietly, emitting only 65 dBA at 23 feet. The body is impact resistant and requires minimal maintenance. The strong tubular frame design provides side and end protection. Lockable gull wing doors are wrapped over the body for security and easy access. All controls are inside the lockable module. 877/477-4629;

Drilling waste processing system

The Total Clean System from DEL Tank & Filtration Systems is designed to process drilling waste. The initial flow from the trucks, tanks or pits is pumped over a scalping shaker, where oversized debris is removed. The remaining slurry is then pumped to primary hydrocyclone/shaker units where the sand fraction is removed. Any solids remaining flow through a tilted plate baffle, where they settle and are conveyed to the pump suction by a shaftless auger and then through additional hydrocyclone/shaker units for additional removal of solids, down to +37 microns in some cases. Effluent overflow can then be treated with polymers and pumped to a clarifier/thickener tank where centrifuges remove final solids. 800/468-2657;

Engine-driven trash pump

Gorman-Rupp engine driven trash pumps are a solution for sewage bypass operations, construction site dewatering, hydraulic fracturing and other tough pumping applications. The priming-assisted pumps feature a positive priming and sealing system that virtually eliminates leaks, reducing environmental concerns and allowing them to run dry indefinitely. 419/755-1011;

Hydraulic submersible solids-handling pump

The S6150 6-inch hydraulic submersible solids-handling pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps features an efficient high-performance closed-vane channel impeller that offers high volume and high head capabilities. It is ideal for use on jobs where higher heads or long discharge runs are encountered. It can be bolted directly into a pipeline, used as a booster pump or as a dewatering pump. It is capable of flows up to 2,400 gpm and heads to 250 feet. The safe and variable-speed hydraulic drive can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570/645-3779;

Grinding Pumps

Industrial grinding pump

The Monster Industrial grinder from JWC Environmental protects pumps and systems in industrial, sewage, sludge and pump station applications. The dual-shafted grinder includes through-hardened steel cutters, high-pressure seals, a removable cutter cartridge and auto-reverse to clear difficult objects. It shreds solids such as rags, rocks, plastics, wood, food waste and other troublesome debris into small particles, which flow easily through pumps and pipelines. 800/331-2277;

Fraction horsepower grinder system

The 915 Shark grinder system from Zoeller Engineered Products is a fraction horsepower grinder pump that significantly eliminates the worries associated with a clogged pump and the damage it may cause to a lift station or piping system. It utilizes a compact 1/2 hp grinder pump with scissor-action, TriSlice cutter technology. The motor uses a low amount of energy (8 amps). Requiring a standard 115-volt power source, the system can be installed almost anywhere. It offers either an indoor or outdoor basin for use in new construction or as a retrofit for an existing system. Duplex systems using two alternating pumps are available. A high-water alarm is included, and an alternating panel serves similarly for the duplex system. A 1.25-inch silent check valve eliminates water hammer in the line. Each package is shipped fully assembled. 800/928-7867;

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