Pumping Cow Manure

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I just thought I would share my latest adventure. It was quite smelly to say the least. We had a customer who bought a HS-E81-80 pump for a dairy farm. Now who would have thought that a manufacturer that produces the best slurry pumps in the world would be called upon to provide a pump for a dairy. This pump … Read More

Impeller Designs

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I recently received an e-mail asking to explain what the terms “open” or “closed” referred to when discussing impellers in a slurry pump. So here it is. Although there are numerous styles/designs offered by pump manufacturers, most slurry pump offerings boil down to a variation of one of two basic designs, with a third design, slightly less common, that is … Read More

Checking The Condition Of A Submersible Pump Motor

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Whether it be a submersible pump you already own or a used pump you are looking to buy, it is important to know the condition of the electric motor. A few quick checks can save you a bunch of time and or money. The most common problem in a submersible pump motor is water ingress. Whether it be entry though … Read More

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To Check or not to Check?

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I often receive questions as to whether a check valve in a pumping system is a good or a bad thing.  Auto closing check valves are often an integral part of a successful pumping system; however, they can also be the root of many system failures. The question then becomes “when is it appropriate to incorporate check valves in a … Read More

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Single Phasing in Electric Motors

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Causes and Solutions to Protect your Motor I once had a customer ask me for some advice to help them come up with some ideas as to why their pump would trip as soon as it was lowered into slurry. I asked questions such as: Have you checked for proper rotation? Did you check for pluggage in the discharge line? … Read More

Slurry Pumps: The Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Guide

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Are your slurry pumps in good condition? I travel to customer sites on a weekly basis and I see a full range of good and bad when it comes to pump maintenance. I decided to write a blog on the most common preventive maintenance tips concerning the Hevvy/Toyo line of pumps so it’s available even when I’m not. This list … Read More

6 Pipeline Flow Issues and How to Avoid Them

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One of a pump operator’s worst fears is a plugged pipeline. Some believe this to only be a concern when dealing with extremely heavy slurries but this is far from the truth. Today we will discuss several causes of plugged lines and how to avoid these highly expensive and time-consuming problems. 1. “Sanded in” Is the most common form of … Read More

The Future of Custom Design and Development

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Computational Fluid Dynamic Software Saves Time and Money Through Simulation At Hevvy/Toyo Pumps we utilize the latest in technology to solve our customers’ problems. Whether it’s a custom impeller and volute for a specific customer application, a new impeller capable of transporting the heaviest solids in the most efficient manner, putting in time researching how wear might affect existing designs … Read More

Ghost in the Pump

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Pumping Industry Solutions I received a call from a customer that one of our new pumps was acting up. The pump would quit pumping and then all of a sudden start again. They pulled the trouble pump out of service, replaced it with a spare, and asked me to come on site to perform an inspection. I arrived onsite and with the help of customer’s … Read More