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Nuclear Power Plant Testing & Its Stringent Protocols Need the Best Equipment Available

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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If there is an application where performance is crucial, it would be in a nuclear power plant.  Each component plays a role in the safe operation of the plant.  When main power experiences failures, backup generators must be reliable to ensure there is not a significant loss of time.  After comprehensive testing, an order of Gusher SC Series pumps has been cleared for use on the emergency diesel power generators of the plant.

In a sale facilitated by a Gusher distributor, HMFT, new pumps were commissioned by Kinetrics, a Canadian electrical systems engineering firm.  One of the key components influencing Gushers selection for this project was its plant testing capabilities and further capabilities to manufacture and test pumps to fit exact requirements.

Five SC Series pumps (three for service, and two in reserve), were ordered with customer-supplied DC motors.  All stainless casings were provided to meet the pressure rating guarantee and to guard against any progressive corrosion.

The pump had to have been tested in real-time conditions (like pumping diesel fuel) using instrumentation from both Gusher and Kinetrics applications with extensive documentation.  All pumps were within 0.5% of each other considering their performance and exceeded the rated GPM and pressure specs.

Kinetrics subjected such a pump through another rigorous round of testing.  Gusher guaranteed all stainless pump casings to a rated pressure of 150 PSI.  Kinetrics tested the pump all the way up to 220 PSI, and it passed!  This far exceeded the original specifications as the performance of these pumps is a testament to Gushers stringent engineering and manufacturing processes.  This proved the brand’s flexibility to accommodate custom project requirements with such defined protocols.

Collaborating with Ruthman Companies has consistently proven to be a worthy partner for us at Great Lakes Pump & Supply Co.  Most automotive pump jobs from Ruthman are sold right here at Great Lakes Pump due to our companys intimate connection to the Michigan automotive corridor.

Our Gusher, Process Systems/Deming Vertical Turbine Pumps, BSM Pump, RAE Pumps, and FulFlo Valve ranges, as well as several other pump brands and critical process equipment manufacturers.  Our team has decades of expertise in automotive manufacturing, paint systems, and other industrial process applications.

Great Lakes Pump & Supply Co.: Commercial Pumps Distributor & Water Pump Companies in Michigan

Great Lakes Pumps has over 40 years of experience serving the industries including supplying Michigan pump parts.  By representing and customizing Process Systems/Deming vertical turbine pumps, Gusher pumps, Xylem pumps, Gould Well pumps, and other brands, our efforts have earned us a reputation as experts in auto body paint applications.

From impeller pumps to a centrifugal water pump, we have worked with leading OEMs in providing industrial water pressure pumps, gear pumps, and paint system construction and installation, like Giffin, Gallagher-Kaiser, Durr, TKS, and TMI.

Are your pumps running at their best?  Give us a call, or fill out our contact form, and trust Great Lakes Pump and Supply as your local pumps company to discuss all your Michigan pump maintenance needs at (248) 266-4271.

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