Vertical Sump Pump Overview
The Smart Turner Pumps Inc Vertical Sump Pump is designed to provide quiet, efficient, dependable performance with a minimum of maintenance in wide variety of wet pit applications. Designed with ease of maintenance and maximum flexibility in mind, all pumps have bolted columns with guide bushings in each section to ensure that shaft support is provided at intervals of no more than 3 feet.
Smart Turner Vertical Sump Pumps are produced in a range of 35 models, using only three basic shafts, column and support plates
Depending on the application, rating, and pump setting, standard sizes are available to 10x8x16, capacities to 4000 USGPM, heads to 300 feet, and speeds to 3600 Rpm.
- Cast Iron
- Stainless Steel
- Alloy 20
- Duplex / Super Duplex
- Any other Alloy can be considered.
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For over 100 years, Smart Turner has been dealing with and solving pumping problems throughout the world. This in-depth experience, coupled with modern computer technology at every level from concept to shipping, is available to you through our sales and engineering personnel, coast to coast.
At Smart Turner, pumps are our only business, designed through experience to provide consistent performance and minimum maintenance. A wide range of sizes and types allows us to match the right pump to your specific application.
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Vertical Sump Pump Specifications
Casing: A radially split, cast volute with integral suction cover and 125/150 psi ANSI flat faced flanged connections, ruggedly designed with generous allowance for abrasion and corrosion. The casing is precisely machined to ensure minimum and consistent clearance between it and the impeller.
Impeller: Cast in one piece, the open impeller is trimmed to the exact diameter required and is factory balanced. The heavy section of the impeller provides excellent wear and corrosion allowance. The clearance between the impeller and the casing is factory set to ensure optimum performance and no field adjustment is required. The impeller is keyed to the shaft and secured by a locknut.
Column: Standard columns to 12 ft., and longer when required, are assembled from 3, 2 and 1 ft. long, column pipes with integral flanges and spigot fits to ensure rigidity and alignment. Three column pipe sizes are common to all models. Each column pipe is of heavy section to minimize deflection and incorporates large relief holes to ensure no pressure build up is possible in the column.
Shaft: Ground alloy, generously sized to provide torsional strength for continuous start/stop operation, and supported, at intervals of 3 ft. maximum, by a guide bushing in each column pipe section. The shaft is sealed at the support plate by a lip seal immediately below the thrust bearing.
Thrust Bearing: A heavy duty grease lubricated, self-aligning ball bearing in its own cast iron bearing housing, which is spigotted and bolted to the Pearplate, supports the shaft axially and allows simple axial shaft and impeller adjustment. Excess grease pressure relief is built in.
Guide Bushings: Standard bushings are cast bronze, fully machined to close tolerances, and have a double helix lubricant path to ensure optimum lubricant penetration. Bushings are long to provide good radial support to the shaft. Chemloy, Cutless, Carbon, and other bushing materials are available. Heavy duty bushings fitted with lip seals are available for abrasive service where external lubrication is not feasible
Lubrication: Grease lubrication is standard for all solid bushings, and when necessary. For severe services and special applications, bushings can be provided with external liquid or discharge liquid lubrication arrangements. Cutless bushings must be liquid lubricated.
Pearplate: The pump is supported by a heavy section, pearshaped plate, with spigotted fits for column and motor stool, providing rigidity and alignment, and allowing removal of the entire pump including discharge pipe without dismantling.
Motor Stool: A rigid cast iron stool, spigotted for a 'C' flange motor, is standard.
Interchangeability: 35 pumps on three column and Pearplate sizes ensure maximum efficiency and economy.
Settings: Standard columns provide settings (Pearplate to suction) to 12 feet depending on model. Longer settings can be provided either by use of a suction nipple or, depending on model and rating, by a longer column. A split column and shaft is provided for settings over 12 ft.
Materials of Construction: Cast Iron, Steel, 316 Stainless Steel, Alloy 20, Duplex or other machinable alloys as required for the service.
Coverplate: Coverplates designed to support the complete unit and fabricated to our standard dimensions, or to suit installation requirements, can be provided, and can have openings for controls, vents, or manhole as space permits.
Flexible Coupling: For normal duty our current standard is provided when coupling is ordered. However, couplings of almost any style or manufacturer can be accommodated.
Motors: an electric motor with 'C' flange can be provided.
Suction Nipple: Enables the pump to be applied to greater depths.
Suction Strainer: The cast strainer has an integral 125/150 psi ANSI flange to match the suction.
Float Switch: Float Switch(es), Mechanical or Electrical Alternator, Control Panel, or High Water Alarm are available on application.
Other Vertical Sump Pumps
Any of our ANSI pump liquid ends can be provided in Sump Pump configuration (see curves in K-90) Vertical Sump design Refuse Pumps, capable of handling solids up to 2-1/2" are available. Pumps larger than 8x6x13 can be provided for some applications.