Goulds' i-Frame provides early warning of potential pump failure
Onboard pump intelligence is now a standard feature of the ANSI Model 3196 from ITT Goulds. The new i-Frame provides 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-Frames stainless steel condition monitor is nested securely atop the power end to measure critical vibration and temperature readings. Variations in temperature or vibration that exceed preset parameters will activate the early warning system by displaying flashing red lights, easily recognized during routine walk-arounds.
In addition to the condition monitor built into the pump, the patent-pending i-Frame design incorporates many other standard features designed to increase reliability and the life of the pump. They include:
- Premium severe-duty thrust bearings, which increase fatigue life by two to five times that of standard bearings.
- Dual stainless steel, bronze-bearing isolators for improved corrosion resistance and contaminant exclusion.
- An optimized sump design to improve heat transfer and collect and concentrate contaminants away from the bearings, resulting in longer bearing life.
With several patent-pending designs features, the 3196 i-Frame also eliminates the possibility of mistakenly purchasing a knock-off or replicated pump or parts. The Goulds 3196 pump is available in 29 different sizes with a range of features for handling challenging applications. The 3196 pump with i-Frame power ends comes with a 5-year warranty.