Pump Safety Guidelines

The following are general pump safety guidelines to keep in mind on the job.

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Editorial Emphasis

Activation Date: 
April 8, 2003
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Firefighting in America

Fire departments are a relatively recent development. The first paid fire department was created in Cincinnati in 1853 (also the first year of WEM).

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Some of the Pioneers

About The Author: 

Bill Swichtenberg is Editorial Director of WEM.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2003
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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.

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February 21, 2003
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Prefabricated Pumping Systems

Some engineering firms still harbor the misconception that prefabricated systems are too small to handle the enormous volumes of water that municipalities and private water companies transport. Though once limited to certain-size projects, technological innovations and manufacturing breakthroughs have dramatically expanded the application of prefabricated pump systems over the past several years.

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February 4, 2003
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February 4, 2003
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The Invisible Sewage Plant

If you go looking for a particular sewage treatment plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first thing you'll notice is--you might not notice it at all. In fact, you might drive right by the facility, dismissing it as just another office building. It just does not look like a treatment plant.

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CSO Elimination

About The Author: 

Carl Dorsch is a mechanical design engineer, now doing freelance technical writing. He lives in Cincinnati and graduated with a BSME from the University of Toledo.

Activation Date: 
September 4, 2002
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13302

Making the Most of Modular Pumps

In order to ensure municipal water demands were met, the city of El Dorado, Arkansas contracted with Tanner Engineering & Carter-Burgess to design five new deep wells, water transmission mains, ground storage tanks, pump station, and chlorination facilities. In order to complete the project before the sultry days of summer, the municipality and engineering firm decided to save time and energy by installing a modular pumping system.

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August 7, 2002
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13259

New Wastewater Handling Pumps Eliminate Blockage Problem at California Lift Station

Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) has installed a new type of pump featuring a unique, self-cleaning impeller to overcome frequent clogging experienced in recent years at Pacific Grove Station 12. Prior to replacing the station’s two original pumps, the wetwell’s limited retention and close proximity to Monterey Bay — 60 ft. away — increased the risk of bypasses reaching the beach.

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July 10, 2002
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13202

Submersible and Trailer and Vertical Pumps Solve Stormwater Problems

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: To transfer stormwater from a creek to an adjacent river during periods of high water during storms and spring thawing.

About The Author: 

For additional information, contact SRS Crisafulli at
406-365-3393

Activation Date: 
July 10, 2002
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13201

Sulphur Water Solution

For more than 220 years people have journeyed to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., to indulge themselves in baths of mineral water flowing from mountain springs. As inviting as the sulphur water may be, it is equally harsh on the pipes and pumps that transport it. Eight years ago Greenbrier decided to stop the corrosion once and for all by installing an all-stainless model manufactured by Goulds Pumps.

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Stainless steel’s anticorrosive properties help serve up the healing powers of water

About The Author: 

Goulds Pumps, located in Seneca Falls, N.Y., is a manufacturer of pumps for the industrial sector and water technologies market, producing a line of residential water well pumps. The Goulds Pumps' product portfolio includes submersible and lineshaft turbine, 4-inch submersible, jet, sump, effluent, sewage and centrifugal, as well as double suction, multistage, slurry and process pumps.

Activation Date: 
May 28, 2002
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13130

High Pressure Pumps Boost Water Over Hilly Jamaican Terrain

In a municipal water supply application in Jamaica, ITT Industries’ Goulds Pumps unit is supplying the pumps and the expertise to improve aging and inadequate water supply infrastructure. These new water supply projects will improve the health of the customers served there by providing clean, potable water.

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About The Author: 

For further information, contact Goulds Pumps at 315-255-3378.

Activation Date: 
April 9, 2002
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