Heavy Duty Drainage Pumps Rescue Stormwater Flooded Quarry

Pumping around the clock at 10,000 gpm, two 94hp submersible, portable dewatering pumps manufactured by Pumpex, Inc. of Somerville, N.J., drained turbulent, overflowing stormwater to save a limestone quarry from extensive equipment damages and potential profit loss caused by severe flooding.

Activation Date: 
February 21, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
13781

Avoiding Possible Problems in Submersible Motors

Typical agricultural, domestic and municipal systems are excellent applications for these motors. Unfortunately, these motors often are used in applications that unknowingly exceed the design criteria of the motors.

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About The Author: 

Tom Sgritta is the global submersible marketing manager-industrial for Franklin Electric, Bluffton, Ind. He also is a member of the faculty of the Belk College of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Activation Date: 
December 27, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12840

Water Intake At New Illinois Power Plant Designed for Variable Flows

The intake system that will draw cooling makeup water from the Kaskaskia River for the $250-million Holland energy plant in Shelby County, Illinois, was designed to balance construction cost imperatives against the river’s variable flow, regulatory requirements and the owner’s operating preferences. The result is a state-of-the-art vital element for the gas-fired, combined cycle plant. As more and more closed-cycle plants are proposed, the concepts that Parsons applied along the Kaskaskia River may provide a good starting point on the drawing boards.

Activation Date: 
December 10, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12817
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