Fiberglass Pump Is Efficient, Energy Friendly
On-board condition monitoring is now standard on non-metallic versions of the world’s most popular process pump, the Goulds Pumps Model 3196.
The ITT Goulds Model NM 3196 is an ANSI chemical process pump that gives customers an alternative to expensive metal-alloy pumps for processes involving highly corrosive fluids. Constructed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, the NM 3196 pump is up to 20 percent more efficient than competing metal pumps.
The Model NM 3196 now features i-FRAME power ends, which incorporate multiple patented technologies to reduce downtime and lower life-cycle costs. The central feature of this new power frame is the i-ALERT on-board condition monitor, which automatically monitors temperature and vibration, warning users with a flashing LED display if either are exceeding normal parameters. The visual alert makes it easy to spot potential trouble before it occurs, so that operators can react to avoid possible catastrophic failure and resulting loss of production and downtime.
“The NM 3196 design has long been recognized as a cost-effective option for pumping hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, seawater, ferric chloride and other harsh chemicals,” said Ed Kupp,