July 26, 2006
Flowserve introduces its smallest pump yet

Flowserve Corp. announces the release of the Flowserve Guardian 3000 electronics cooling pump. The Guardian 3000 is Flowserve's first production pump designed for use in cooling computer processors and graphics chips in high-end consumer personal computers.

Measuring approximately 90 mm (3.54 in) in length and 36 mm (1.42 in) in diameter, the Guardian 3000 is the smallest pump ever developed by Flowserve. While the largest pump ever built by Flowserve has an impeller diameter of 4.24 m (13.9 ft) and would fill an Olympic size swimming pool in 25 seconds, the Guardian 3000 has an impeller diameter of less than an inch and would take nearly three minutes to fill a kitchen sink.

The Guardian 3000 addresses one of the most daunting challenges facing computer and processor manufacturers today - how to cool computer electronic components within limited dimensional, cost and power budgets. An overhung centrifugal, nonmetallic, magnetic-drive, seal-less pump, the Guardian 3000 uses patented motor technology and innovative design to achieve the small form factor necessary to fit microcomputer and other electronic package applications.

The Guardian 3000 is powered by an integral brushless 12-volt DC motor, and is designed for a minimum five-year maintenance-free life. Collaboratively designed and manufactured by members of the company's Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, California; and Dayton, Ohio facilities, the unit has successfully completed tens of thousands of hours of endurance testing and more than 40,000 cycles of on/off tests.

"Flowserve is proud to be leading the pump industry into this emerging marketplace and to be introducing Flowserve's technology to many non-traditional pump customers," says Kirk Wilson, vice president of marketing and product management, Flowserve Pumps. "While Flowserve typically produces industrial pumps for the chemical, power, water, mining, and oil and gas markets, the many innovations built into the Guardian 3000 showcase Flowserve's breadth of design and manufacturing expertise as a leader in the pump industry."

For sales, marketing or technical information, contact Flowserve Pumps by phone at +1 (800) 728-PUMP or by e-mail at [email protected].

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