News | November 10, 2008

New Top-Head Drive Motor Design Simplifies Piston Pump Maintenance

Source: Blackhawk Technology Company

A new modular design, based on extensive field experience in a variety of customer applications, has resulted in a piston pump design that is easier to install and features a field serviceable pneumatic top-head drive motor that is easy to repair. Designated the Vector, this weather resistant pump includes easy-to-adjust speed control mufflers located on the driver's side frame, making maintenance easy and safe for field personnel.

The Vector piston pump design eliminates fugitive exhaust emission and associated odor problems, because driver air never contacts the liquid being pumped. In addition, a new fluidic switch controls pump speed, so liquid is pumped at a controlled rate, reducing the risk of overpumping and dramatically reducing silting and clogging.

Vector pumps can be installed at any angle from zero to ninety degrees, making them well suited not only for landfill leachate, gas condensate recovery, and gas well dewatering applications but also for side slope risers and horizontal wells.

Founded in 1990, Blackhawk Technology Company manufactures the industry's most comprehensive line of electric, pneumatic, and windmill top-head-drive positive displacement piston pumps designed to withstand the harshest outdoor environments and the most rigorous downhole pumping conditions. The Company originated landfill and groundwater remediation piston pumps, based on extensive application experience in landfills, petrochemical facilities, and remediation sites.

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SOURCE: Blackhawk Technology Company