Flowserve Durco Mark 3 ISO Chemical Process Pump Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

12.12.2012

Flowserve Corporation announced its Durco Mark 3 ISO chemical process pump won the 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Centrifugal Pumps category.

"We are honored to receive the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for our Durco Mark 3 ISO chemical process pumps," said Bob Hendricks, president, Industrial Pump Operations. "As an industry leader in the design, production and service of chemical pumps, Flowserve constantly strives to offer our customers high-quality products distinguished by superior performance, outstanding reliability and ease of maintenance. Receiving the Ringier Technology Innovation Award further validates our continuing technology innovation efforts, which are specifically targeted to reduce the cost of operating and maintaining pumps in order to improve the profitability of our customers."

The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards were developed to encourage, acknowledge and reward those individuals and companies at the forefront of the international pump and valve industry. The award recognizes those who have introduced and developed a new idea, methodology, product or technology for manufacturing production efficiency, cost effectiveness, or user convenience which results in energy savings and more responsible clean manufacturing in the pump and valve industry. It is also intended to recognize those who have helped elevate China s pump and valve industry to new levels.

The Durco Mark 3 ISO pump range is fully compliant with ISO 2858 (dimensional) and ISO 5199 (design) criteria and is designed to offer end users the benefits of a price-competitive, high-efficiency, high-reliability pump incorporating many advanced design features. In developing the pump, the Flowserve design team combined state of the art hydraulic and modeling software with knowledge gained from more than 30 years of experience with its ANSI/ASME B73.1 stablemate, the Durco Mark 3 ANSI chemical process pump.

With flows to 1400 m3/h (cubic meters per hour)/6160 US gpm (US gallons per minute), heads to 220 m (meters)/720 ft (feet) and operating temperatures from -80 C to 400 C (-112 F to 752 F), the Durco Mark 3 ISO pump is available in 45 sizes, plus many designs, configurations and material combinations.

The new pump offers increased reliability through its heavy-duty casing, large radial and thrust bearings, and SealSentry seal chamber. A range of impeller options is available. The Durco signature "reverse vane" impeller can offer significant benefits, including ease of maintenance and repeatable pump performance throughout the life of the pump. Cost-effective maintenance can be achieved via its back pullout design, two-piece bearing housing, micrometer-style impeller adjustment mechanism and high degree of parts interchangeability.

Each Durco Mark 3 ISO pump is supplied with the new IPS Beacon condition monitoring unit. Mounted on the bearing housing, this battery-powered device provides a clear visual indication if temperature or vibration levels exceed pre-set limits.

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