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Leave Leaky Horizontal Pumps at the Door!

Monday, March 29, 2021
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Horizontal centrifugal pumps are easy to install and maintain with built-in parts that are also easy to access.  You can choose the shaft design you need with the desired pumping pressure.  Low-suction applications will be best with an overhang shaft while high-suction pressure will need an in-bearing shaft.

Horizontal centrifugal pumps can be coupled securely with external applications such as electric motors, turbines, or fuel engines.  The low headroom of a horizontal pump makes it great for indoor applications where vertical space is often tight.

Especially, you can retrofit your whole horizontal centrifugal pumps process with enclosed-column, vertical, seal-less pumps to eliminate mechanical seal failure headaches, downtime, and overall cost.

Our estimates put mechanical seal failure as the cause of 85% of pump repairs. Its just become accepted that if you have mechanically sealed pumps, you will have a wet plant floor and repeated repair downtime.

But you dont have to settle for leaks and repairs just because your current pumps are horizontal models. Gushers Enclosed Column Vertical Pumps eradicate this point of failure with a seal-less design. Its easier than you think to replace your leaky horizontal pumps with seal-less vertical enclosed column pumps.


Typical Retrofit Process:

  • Work with Gushers applications engineers to custom engineer a pump configuration for your application.
  • Gusher custom manufactures your pump, along with a steel support stand.
  • Remove horizontal pump and base.
  • Position support stand.
  • Make minor changes (typically just the addition of an elbow) to the intake piping.
  • Install pump into support stand and make discharge pipe connections.
  • Run enclosed column return line to the tank or suction line.
  • Enjoy years of maintenance-free pumping!


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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