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New dual seal grinder pump series provides enhanced pump protection

Franklin Electric has introduced the FPS IGPDS dual seal grinder pump series that delivers increased pump security and performance for commercial and high-end residential applications.

The IGPDS series utilises two mechanical seals, coupled with a sensor probe and seal leak detection circuitry in the panel, to provide added pump protection that can extend the overall pump life.

If water enters the oil chamber, a light in the control panel will illuminate and indicate that the first seal requires replacement.

The second seal continues to protect the pump so that it can maintain full functionality until the first seal can be changed.

Upon the replacement of the first seal, the pump can be put back in service at peak performance levels. 

The pump series offers multiple pumps that can operate on nominal voltages ranging from 208V and 230V in one configuration (single-phase and triple-phase), while also featuring multiple models in 460V and 575V triple-phase options for applications where higher voltage is required.

The series’ motor and construction are designed to handle the tough demands of low pressure sewage applications, utilising the same patented cutter system at 414,000 cuts per minute.

These new units incorporate a non-clogging impeller staged for efficient pumping of sewage slurries with a shut-off head of 130ft.

These pumps are equipped to handle the demands of grinding domestic sewage whether as a replacement pump or a packaged system.

The IGPDS pump series employs a 2hp single-phase, 3,450 rpm capacitor start/run motor with built-in overload protection to prevent over-current and over-temperature damage, while providing higher starting torque that allows for mid-grinds.

A higher and larger motor shaft also reduces deflection, while other design features include a corrosion-resistant brass impeller that minimises downtime and maintenance and an epoxy-coated cast iron finish for corrosion resistance and durability.