Viking Pump Creates Museum To Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 26, 2011

Viking Pump has created a museum showcasing the company’s history of pump manufacturing to coincide with its 100-year anniversary.

The museum begins with the Granddad pump, the original created 100 years ago, and continues with the company’s current applications, literature and pumping innovations. The museum includes artifacts and interactive displays to engage visitors with a mixture of history and current technology.

An idler display highlights the range of idler sizes that are created and machined by Viking Pump. Their sizes range from three-fourths of an inch to almost one-and-a-half feet. The smallest idlers weigh approximately 0.25lbs and are used on pumps that weigh around 5 pounds, while the largest idler weighs approximately 250 pounds and is utilized on a pump that weighs approximately 2,700 pounds. 

Down the hall of the museum, a production process display highlights the pump creation process from beginning to end. A pump begins at Viking’s foundries as basic raw material. Throughout the melt, mold, shakeout, machining, assembly and paint processes, a complete pump is created. This display uses panels and a visual display to articulate the process behind pump creation.

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