On-board condition monitoring is now standard on non-metallic versions of the Goulds Model 3196 process pump. The NM 3196 gives plant managers an alternative to expensive metal-alloy pumps for processes involving highly corrosive fluids. Constructed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, it is up to 20% more efficient than competing metal pumps, according to Goulds. These pumps also feature i-Frame power ends, which incorporate multiple patented technologies to reduce downtime and lower life-cycle costs. The central feature of this new power frame is the i-Alert on-board condition monitor, which automatically monitors temperature and vibration, warning users with a flashing LED display if either are exceeding normal parameters. The visual alert makes it easy to spot potential trouble before it occurs, so that operators can react to avoid possible catastrophic failure and resulting loss of production and downtime. The NM 3196 can operate at up to 195ºF, and withstand vibrations up to 100% over the baseline level. It is available in 13 hydraulic sizes, with capacities to 1,400 gpm (318 m3/h) and heads to 500 ft (152 m). www.gouldspumps.com


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