Product Focus - February 2021

Product Focus - February 2021

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Pipe Parts/Fittings

Cherne I-Series Test-Ball Plugs

I-Series Test-Ball Plugs from Cherne Industries are lightweight, short and flexible, delivering solutions for a variety of applications, including blocking and bypassing flow, installing new pipes and junction boxes or repairing old ones, and installing or repairing utility holes. Available in eight expansion ranges from 6 to 24 inches, they meet U.S. and international industrial and municipal needs for engineers and contractors. The plugs feature robotic, mechanical bonding of aluminum end plates to the plugs’ premium natural rubber to eliminate chemical bonding failures. They provide improved performance and safety through optimized design and maximum backpressure of 15 psi, with inflation pressure of 45 psi. 952-933-5501;

Ford Meter Box Mechanical Joint Connected Products 

The line of Mechanical Joint Connected Products from Ford Meter Box can withstand high pressures with simple installation. The difference is the side bar sealing system that eliminates the need for removing, cutting or modifying the side seal gasket during installation. Alignment pins and multiple lifting eyes ease assembly in the trench. Constructed with heavy welded steel and epoxy coating, these products are durable and corrosion resistant. The Mechanical Joint Split Coupling is suitable for repairing 4- to 24-inch IPS, CIOD or pit cast pipes. The Mechanical Joint Tapping Sleeve simplifies tapping out-of-round or fragile 4- to 30-inch pipe with 4- to 12-inch taps. 260-563-3171;

Krausz USA HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide

The HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide from Krausz USA is a web-based app that enables users to find the right HYMAX product for any water or wastewater pipe repair. Searches can be done according to the field situation of the repair, such as a crack or hole in the pipe; the application, such as if a pipe needs to be connected or restrained; or the HYMAX product name. The HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide is an effective tool for installers in the field, operations directors and superintendents, purchasing directors and warehouse managers, and engineers. 855-457-2870;

RELINER/Duran Stainless Steel Pipe Supports

Stainless Steel Pipe Supports from RELINER/Duran are easily installed adjustable clamping pipe brackets available in noncorrosive 11-gauge type 304 or 316 stainless steel. Often used as part of an inside drop in sewer manholes, they are also used to secure pump discharge lines, conduit, pumps, roof leaders and any other pipe to structure walls. In a marine environment they are used around piles to mount equipment. The slotted legs are adjustable to allow for variations in the offset distance between the pipe and the wall, and to accommodate irregular mounting surfaces. Clamps are stocked for 1.5- to 30-inch pipes including SDR35, Sch 40, IPS, HDPE, C900 and DN. 800-508-6001;


Boerger BLUEline

The BLUEline rotary lobe pump from Boerger is a self-priming, valveless, positive-displacement pump used to convey viscous and abrasive materials. There are 21 pump models in six series with pulsation-free operation, fully reversible rotation, dry-run capabilities and flow rates up to 7,500 gpm. The pumps are stable and wear resistant with a maintenance-in-place design that allows for all wetted parts to be easily replaced through the front cover without removing the pipe or drive systems. 612-435-7300;

Orenco Systems Biotube ProPak

Biotube ProPak pump packages from Orenco Systems are complete and ready to install. They are used for filtering and pumping effluent from single- or dual-compartment septic tanks to gravity or pressurized discharge points. Pump vault technology eliminates the need for a separate dosing tank. Packages include a Biotube filter cartridge, which filters up to two-thirds of solids, so only liquid from the tank’s clear zone is pumped. Filters are easy to remove and clean without pulling the pump vault. All components are designed to be quickly installed and easily maintained. The PF Series high-head effluent pump is field serviceable and field repairable, and pump controls are designed for specific packages. Multiple models are available. ProPak Select software is designed to provide fast, error-free hydraulic calculations and generate system curves. 800-348-9843;

Pulsafeeder Blackline Series MD and PRO

Blackline Series MD and PRO mechanical motor driven and solenoid actuated metering pumps from Pulsafeeder are used to precisely dose chemicals into waste-water applications including pH correctness, polymer and odor control. They are motor-driven, spring-return mechanical diaphragm pumps for precise and accurate metering control. Oil-lubricated ball bearings in an aluminum housing in conjunction with a PTFE flat-style diaphragm provide long life. They offer a dosage range of 7 to 132 gph, with manual or automatic controls and polypropylene, PVDF or stainless steel liquid-end options. 800-333-6677;

Vaughan self-priming chopper pump

Self-priming chopper pumps from Vaughan are designed to be easily accessed outside of the wet well while pumping waste solids at heavy consistencies, without plugging or dewatering of the solids. They eliminate the loss in production and mess, along with making it easy to service the pump to get it back in operation. 888-249-2467;

Vertiflo Pump 1600 Series

The 1600 Series horizontal close-coupled, vortex end suction pump from Vertiflo Pump is suitable in a wide range of applications in areas like food processing solids, wastewater treatment, pollution control, slurries and solids. It offers capacities to 1,600 gpm and heads to 170 feet TDH, and it withstands temperature to 250 degrees F. Pumps are designed with back pullout construction that permits easy inspection and access for service or maintenance if needed without disturbing the piping to the pump. Standard construction is cast iron, 316 stainless steel fitted, all 316 stainless steel, alloy 20 or CD4MCu. The impeller has a fully recessed design, which accommodates the passage of solids. All impellers have wiping vanes, which reduce axial loading and prevent dirt from entering the sealing area. The impeller is keyed to the shaft, and an impeller locking screw ensures positive attachment. 513-530-0888;

Pump Parts/Components

PRIMEX KwikSwitch

The KwikSwitch quick-release float switch connection system from PRIMEX improves reliability and reduces installation and float switch replacement time. It is designed to be installed directly in a wet well. The four-port manifold easily connects one to four float switches for level control applications, and its color-coded wiring pairs and corresponding colored caps make installation and maintenance easy. It is rated for temporary submersion, and its dual-seal design provides improved protection against water ingress and corrosive gases typically found in sewage lift stations. It includes a single manifold multiconductor direct burial rated cable and stainless steel mounting bracket for the manifold. Sealing plugs for unused ports and mechanically activated float switches are available. It is CSA certified. 844-477-4639;

Valve Boxes/Components

Badger Meter Smart Electric Valve Actuator

The Smart Electric Valve Actuator from Badger Meter optimizes control valve performance and offers Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP and SoloCUE Flow Device Manager connectivity. It delivers position accuracy (± 1% of full scale), with five available positions when there is a loss of power. The device also features four positions when there is a loss of signal. Both the full closed and full open positions are defined during setup. The actuator has an internally powered feedback signal, which actively communicates stroke po­sition to the control system. Its feedback sensors are crucial in more precise applications. It provides manual override capability to help the operator in loss-of-power situations. It minimizes the number of models needed to work with different electrical demands. Its universal AC input with voltage protection will work with 115 V AC, 230 V AC and 24 V DC power supplies. 800-876-3837; 


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