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How Vulcan Pumps Can Help Your Operation Weather Inflation

When it comes to the national and global economies, we’re all looking for ways to better weather the inevitable economic storms that come our way. The current economic storm we’re facing? Inflation. 

While not all industries feel the negative effects equally, just about everyone is affected in some way. And when production becomes more expensive and lead-times grow longer, it’s time to start looking for ways to fight back. 

Vulcan Pumps: The Perfect Production Partner

While other manufacturers’ prices are steadily increasing and their lead-times are lengthening, Vulcan Pumps remains steady. We’re here to instill confidence—not uncertainty—into you and your business with our CombiTherm product lead-times. 

Despite global current events, the pathway to CombiTherm products is still open. And as the master distributor of CombiTherm pumps in American and Canada, Vulcan Pumps has you covered—even for last-minute replacements and expensive OEM components. We can offer quick shipments right from stock—so you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary. 

More About CombiTherm Products

CombiTherm hot oil and hot water pumps are designed to transfer bitumen, emulsions, and just about every other liquid element inherent to makeup. They can seamlessly replace most big pump brands without difficulty, and because they’re stocked in America, delivery is quick and easy. 

If you’re on the hunt for OEM or aftermarket hot oil and hot water pumps, Vulcan Pumps has you covered. You can always expect short lead-times, stable prices, and excellent customer service. 

Vulcan Pumps HDS Slurry Pump

There’s a reason our HDS slurry pump is one of our most popular production staples. It comes with high-quality, custom design, American-made components, as well as application-specific metallurgies to withstand both typical and atypical abrasion. 

With the Vulcan HDS slurry pump, you’re getting a completely American-made product. And to make things even more convenient, our pump parts are inventoried right here in Birmingham—meaning quick lead-times (typically one week) for you. Not to mention guaranteed quality and budget-conscious prices. 

We’re Up to the Task

If you’re looking for fast, reliable lead-times, excellent quality and variety of products, and customer service that never wavers—you’ve found the right partner. We perform comprehensive quality control for every part both before assembly and during manufacturing, as well as extensively quality test pump materials long before they reach you. Despite volatile global circumstances, Vulcan Pumps is here to deliver peace of mind. Get in touch with us to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.

Diamond Seals for Submersible Motors

The seal’s the deal. When pumping slurry, a quality seal makes a big difference. It helps ensure a long-lasting pump that withstands slurry’s highly abrasive nature. Vulcan Pumps utilizes John Crane Diamond® seals in our pumps so seal failure doesn’t upend your processes. We want your seals (and pumps) to last. 

The Difference Diamond Seals for Submersible Motors Can Make

Submersible motors are submersed in abrasive material such as slurry for extended periods of time. It doesn’t take much to realize how this setting could affect materials. Without high-quality components, motors and pumps inevitably face wear and/or breakdown in these kinds of highly toxic conditions. The pump seal is an integral part of this equation: It prevents leakage and contamination, helping to maintain the integrity of the pump and motor. 

Seals are made up of a rotary seal face and driving mechanism, which adopts the same rotation as the pump shaft. Seals also consist of a stationary seal face, which combines with the rotary and maintains integrity via a gland or stuffing box cover—as well as a tension assembly (metal bellows or springs) that’s designed to keep the faces positioned tightly together. 

Diamond seals for submersible motors provide pristine durability that offers unmatched gain for industrial equipment reliability. For years, manufactured diamonds have been used in abrasive applications and for cutting instruments. With ultrananocrystalline technology (UNCD®) technology, harnessing one of Earth’s hardest materials for use in mechanical seals is not only possible: It’s beyond profitable for systems. It drastically improves mechanical seal reliability and performance in challenging applications, including those involving abrasive slurry, weak lubricating liquids, and liquids that exceed their atmospheric boiling points. 

Diamond-treated seals manage abrasive and erosive conditions with much less effort, and UNCD® technology innately possesses a low coefficient of friction, which reduces heat production and energy use. This translates to significant improvements in mean time for mechanical seals, pumps, and more. 

Why We Choose John Crane

John Crane Diamond® seals offer our pumps the time-tested use they need. John Crane is also the sole manufacturer that integrates UNCD® technology directly into their process, offering premier seal and face treatments. Vulcan Pumps is all about quality—in each and every part of the project cycle, including in regards to seals. That’s why we trust and use John Crane seals in our pumps.

The seals, themselves, offer enormous cost and energy-efficient benefits. They improve durability through top-tier chemical stability and hardness. They enhance reliability and function through appropriately applied crystallinity, consistency, and adhesion. They help maintain production and keep integral equipment running optimally. They also lower costs courtesy of cooler running faces, reduced power, and less service life maintenance. Much like our pumps, John Crane seals demonstrate value time and again. 

Contact Vulcan Pumps

Every component of our pumps matters to us: That’s why we use diamond seals for submersible motors. Contact Vulcan Pumps for quality, U.S.-made pumps able to stand up to your applications and processes. We are a local, on-hand manufacturer and distributor you can trust.