Goulds Pumps” ANSI Model 3196 process pump now features standard onboard intelligence, featuring new i-FRAME technology to provide operations personnel, maintenance managers, and reliability engineers with early warning of trouble so that changes to the process or machine can be made before failure occurs. The i-FRAME’s stainless steel condition monitor is nested atop the power end to measure critical vibration and temperature readings. Variations in temperature or vibration that exceed preset parameters will activate an early-warning system by displaying flashing red lights that can be recognized during routine walk-arounds. Other standard features of the patent-pending i-FRAME design include:
• Severe duty thrust bearings, which increase fatigue life by two to five times that of standard bearings
• Stainless-steel, bronze-bearing isolators for improved corrosion resistance and contaminant exclusion
• Optimized sump design to improve heat transfer and collect and concentrate contaminants away from the bearings to ensure long bearing life
The 3196 pump is available in 29 different sizes with features for handling challenging applications. The 3196 pump with i-FRAME power ends come with a five-year warranty as standard.