Spirax Sarco (www.spirax.com) is marking the third anniversary of its Pivotrol pressure-powered condensate pump with a contest seeking the pump with the highest number of pumping cycles, as recorded by the pump’s integral cycle counter. Pump owners are invited to submit photographs of the cycle counter, with the entrants showing the three highest recorded counts winning Apple iPod touch Media Players. Every valid entrant will receive a $15 iTunes gift card.

The Pivotrol Pump, with PowerPivot technology, was introduced in 2004 with the aim of addressing the reliability problems encountered with condensate pumps as a whole. The Pivotrol pumps were introduced with a three-year or three-million-cycles warranty, with optional five-year or five-million-cycles coverage. An integral cycle counter on each pump confirms the warranty coverage. The first Pivotrol Pumps will have completed their standard warranty term on a time basis in 2008.

The Pivotrol “High Cyclers Anniversary Contest” will run from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. More details are available on the Spirax Sarco website, www.spirax.com.