The company employs more than 170 people in a number of regional functions
With its U.S. sales operation headquartered in Olathe, Kan., global pump manufacturer Grundfos was named to Ingram’s list of "Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Kansas City."
Thompson Pump named Bobby Thompson as its Branch Manager of the Year
Thompson Pump has named Bobby Thompson as its Branch Manager of the Year.
Of the 21 Thompson Pump branch operations nationwide, Thompson is the manager of the Panama City, Fla., location and recently was promoted to territory manager. His territory extends from Mobile, Ala., to Tallahassee, Fla., and includes southwestern Georgia and portions of southern Alabama.
Like 884 million people worldwide, the majority of Haitians lack access to safe water. This is no longer the case for the 4,900 residents of the villages of Dauphine and Rossignol.
In June 2012, Grundfos hosted the Kansas City Walk for Water to support Water Missions Intl. (WMI), a nonprofit organization combatting the global water crisis. Joining with the local community, Grundfos staff raised $50,000—enough to ensure access to a sustainable source of clean water for an entire community.
Pumping systems provide Haitian villages with clean, sustainable drinking water
The Chem-Pro C2 diaphragm metering pump has a large pump cover and control pad. Features include remote start/stop; upgradeable firmware; large single-piece junction box; and 4-20 mA output, Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet, etc. availability. The pump has a maximum feed rate of 20.3 gal per hour and maximum pressure of 175 psi at 166 rpm. The pump head has large double ball valves and a built-in priming/degassing valve. It also has a built-in diaphragm failure detection system for leak detection.
PumpScout extends service to help European pump manufacturers sell more products
European pump manufacturers can now get real-time, qualified sales leads for their products from pump buyers around the globe from PumpScout.com.
PumpScout’s Web service provides European suppliers with an immediate, cost-efficient presence in the North American pump market. The website places its partners and their products in front of more than 50,000 potential buyers every month to sell more pumps.
Membership opened to companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market
Membership in the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been opened to pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but who sell into the North American market. This change significantly expands HI membership opportunities globally.
Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter will host event in December
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter have announced the date of the third and final Pump Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar of the 2012 season. The session will be held on Dec. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be led by Jim Swetye of Pentair. It will cover the scope of the recently published Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests (ANSI/HI 14.6) Standard and will include various aspects of the standard such as:
It has been said, "You don't know what you've got until it's gone." This saying can be all too familiar to anyone who has ever neglected a pump. A dependable pump is not truly appreciated when it is working properly, but that dependability is missed if a pump's performance declines, or worse, if it stops working altogether. To avoid pump downtime and the subsequent headaches, a preventive maintenance program must be followed.
Regular maintenance helps avoid pump downtime
The Boxer 15000 line of peristaltic pumps includes three to six self-priming roller pumps that do not require lubrication and are offered with a choice of four inside tube diameters. They can achieve rotational speeds up to 780 rpm, which allows users to configure them to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications. The pumps also feature a “clip-on” pump head design and an anti-tamper locking screw.