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Horizontal Sump Pump

Keeping the Solids Out

Clogged pumps not only halt the flow of wastewater, they can also grind workflow to a halt while maintenance is performed. Using pumps that offer unrestricted flow can help keep things running smoothly. The designers of the Series 1600 industrial horizontal vortex sump pump from Vertiflo Pump Co. made the unit with the intent of keeping it in operation.

The pump’s fully recessed vortex impeller design provides an unrestricted flow since the impeller is not typically in contact with the solids being pumped. Applications for the pump include slurries, fragile food processing solids, pulpy solids, oils, pollution control and wastewater treatment. It can handle solids up to 4 inches in diameter.

“Pumping sewage, stringy product, light slurries and other soft solids is easily accomplished with the concentric volute design, offering unobstructed flow and smooth passage of the product being pumped,” says Bob Goldtrap, vice president of sales and marketing for Vertiflo Pump Co. “Pumping secondary biosolids in wastewater treatment facilities is an ideal application. It is easy and less costly to repair than competitive products.”

The Series 1600 offers heads to 170 feet, and it can operate in temperatures up to 250 degrees F with flows up to 1,600 gpm. Construction options include cast iron, 316 stainless steel fitted, all 316 stainless steel, Alloy 20 and CD4MC. The Model 1620 has a 0.875-inch shaft diameter with a 1.25-inch sleeve, while the Model 1626 has a 1.25-inch shaft diameter with a 1.625-inch sleeve. The unit is positively driven and gasketed, protecting the motor shaft from the liquid being pumped. Using any NEMA standard JP shaft motor, its standard JP shaft extension allows for easy interchangeability to packing standard mechanical seal or optional single or double mechanical seals of various designs and materials of construction. All pumps are designed with back pullout feature, which allows for the easy removal of all rotating components.

“That allows for easy inspection or service/maintenance without disturbing the piping to the pump, which is a cost-saving feature,” says Goldtrap.

All the unit’s suction and discharge openings are flanged for installation ease and integrity, while the impellers have wiping vanes that reduce axial loading and prevent dirt from entering the sealing area. Its vortex-type concentric design casing has an extra-heavy wall thickness for corrosion protection.

“Its durability and being able to pump 4-inch solids makes it a great fit in a wastewater plant,” says Goldtrap. “It’s been well-received in the industry.”

Close Coupled Horizontal End Suction Pumps Ideal for Transfer of Water and Fertilizer Solutions

Close Coupled Horizontal End Suction Pumps Ideal for Transfer of Water and Fertilizer Solutions

The Vertiflo Pump Company offers a rugged, dependable Model 1312 Industrial, close-coupled, horizontal, end suction pump for service in general pumping, chemicals, wash systems, deionized water, process and OEM applications. This pump is especially useful for pumping liquid fertilizer from tank to tank and into transport delivery trucks. The Model 1312 is designed for long life in tough services with heads to 160 feet TDH and flows to 240 GPM. 1750 and 3500 RPM sizes are available. 

Back pull-out design construction allows rotating element to be easily removed, casing remains in piping. Casing may be rotated in 90° increments to accommodate various piping and discharge orientation options or requirements. The close-coupled design saves installation space. Suction and discharge connections are threaded NPT. 

Construction options include cast iron, 316 stainless steel fitted or all 316 stainless steel. Pump volute, impeller and mounting bracket are heavy cast metal. 

Model 1312 horizontal motor-mounted end suction pumps are designed for use with NEMA standard C-face electric motors. Standard size mechanical seal is a self-aligning design. Semi-open impeller with balance hub is secured to shaft by taper and threads. 

All Vertiflo pumps are delivered fast, usually shipped in one-half the typical lead time.

Vertiflo Pump Company, 513-530-0888, www.vertiflopump.com

Close Coupled Horizontal End Suction Pumps Ideal for Transfer of Water and Fertilizer Solutions
Close Coupled Horizontal End Suction Pumps Ideal for Transfer of Water and Fertilizer Solutions