Not all farmers have the newest tractors, advanced watering technologies and thousands of acres of prime tilling soil. This substantial group — the smallholder or subsistence farmers — deserves greater attention. They number 1.5 billion across the globe, from remote villages in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa to the onion fields of India. The average smallholder farmer owns 5 acres of land or fewer.
Stepping pump helps farmers work quickly & effectively
C1 Series stainless steel submersible cistern pumps are designed for use in greywater/filtered effluent service applications, with the ability to pass solids up to 1/8 in. in diameter during normal operation without impacting the life of the pump. The pumps are constructed with a 304 stainless steel motor and outer shell with engineered polymer hydraulics, providing corrosion resistance and abrasive handling. The series is available in flow ratings of 10, 20 and 30 gpm.
CF-12 model chemical feed pump controllers are for low flow set point applications and pipe sizes from ¾ to 2 in. The CF-8 models are for higher set points, such as in commercial and irrigation applications, on pipe from 1 to 12 in. Both models include switches and always-on receptacles.
The Chem-Pro M Series metering pump has a large, easy-to-read LCD that shows output rate, a 4-20 mA output, a stainless steel pump head and NSF 61 listing. The pump also features the single-piece DiaFlex diaphragm, manufactured 100% in house of molded Kynar, which offers zero delamination or breakdown. Optional advanced communications include Industrial Ethernet, Modbus TCP, ProfiNet, Modbus and Profibus.
Pumpology School offers hands-on demonstrations and classroom training from industry experts
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc. held its 24th annual Pumpology School April 23 to 25 at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.
This pump line features heavy-duty cast-iron construction, high-efficiency design and hassle-free setup. Professional pumps have 360-degree float protection and high-efficiency motors. XD pumps have a non-wicking cord to prevent water from entering the motor, and the top-suction design reduces clogging and eliminates air lock, as well as the need to drill weep holes. Sump pumps have snap action switches, and backup pump systems have microprocessor controllers with proprietary algorithms for accurate status reporting and battery charging.
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Grundfos is now delivering a new and improved newsletter, Grundfos News, to thousands of subscribers. The global pump manufacturer has rethought and improved the design, usability and content of its external newsletter.
The newsletter offers case studies, technical know-how, market trends and product news.
Copeland is the branch manager of Thompson’s Summerville, S.C., branch
Thompson Pump and Mfg. Co. Inc. recognized James Copeland as its 2013 Branch Manager of the Year.
The NSP solar pump is a solar-powered water well pump that, once built, is maintenance free and saltwater resistant. The pump is independent from electric power supply, with the potential to reach waterways up to 100 meters deep. Each system can provide up to 20,000 liters—enough clean water for 1,000 people—per day.