Interview: Lowell Sloan on the History of Defense Products

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In July 2019 the Defense Products Team at Crane Pumps & Systems was given the opportunity to speak with CP&S retiree Lowell Sloan regarding his career and experience within the business and military markets. Lowell Sloan was a member of the last graduating class at Johnson-St. Paris High School in the rural town of St. Paris, Ohio in 1957. After course work through multiple universities including Texas Western and the University of Dayton, and two years of service with the …

Slicing Action In Chopper Pumps

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Why Slicing is Better Than Harsh Chopping Chopper Pumps And Non Clogging Chopper pumps are used extensively in heavy duty solids-laden water applications including municipal waste water, industrial sewage, food processing, agricultural byproduct, and raw untreated drainage run-off from metal, paper and chemical industries. Chopper pumps increasing popularity can be attributed to the combination of increasing solids loading in water streams and decreasing water drain-off from residential, commercial and industrial sources. Chopper pumps solve the biggest challenge that municipalities and …

White Iron Impellers

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White Iron is the material of choice for impellers facing highly abrasive conditions. White Iron has a hardness of 58 HRC which is greater than most solids in the waste stream including abrasive substances like sand and grit. Due to White Iron hardness and resistance to wear, these robust impellers are engineered to outlast standard Cast Iron impellers by up to 3 times. White Iron impellers prevent clogging while sustaining the hydraulic performance of pumps. Due to White Iron impellers’ …

Operating Chopper Pumps With Variable Frequency Drives

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Chopper Pumps And Non Clogging Chopper pumps are used extensively in heavy duty solids-laden water applications including municipal waste water, industrial sewage, food processing, agricultural byproduct, and raw untreated drainage run-off from metal, paper and chemical industries. Chopper pumps increasing popularity can be attributed to the combination of increasing solids loading in water streams and decreasing water drain-off from residential, commercial and industrial sources. Chopper pumps solve the biggest challenge that municipalities and private waste water treatment operators face – …

In The Flow: Crane Pumps Q2 2019 Newsletter

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Get In The Flow! Check out Crane Pumps & Systems latest quarterly newsletter featuring the following topics: Marketing Update Upcoming Events The History of Deming Company Customer Corner Employee Spotlight New Product Highlight Philanthropy CP&S Canada Service Capabilities

Crane Pumps Lends a Hand in the Miami Valley

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Philanthropic involvement was an important principle to Crane Co.’s founder, R.T. Crane, in 1855 and the associates of Crane Pumps & Systems in Piqua, OH continue to make it a priority today. With several employees and customers residing in the Ohio Miami Valley region, Crane Pumps & Systems prefers to dedicate service hours and charitable funds in the local community.  This year, the months of May and June have provided both opportunistic and tragic events in southwest Ohio that afforded …

Crane Pumps & Systems Partners With The Salvation Army

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As of June, the Piqua chapter of The Salvation Army has kicked off their 2019 Summer Feeding Program, one of the several local programs supported by Crane Pumps & Systems. The Feeding Program begins on the first full week after the last day of the school year and runs throughout the summer until school is back in session. During the Summer Feeding Program, the Salvation Army food truck delivers free meals, Monday through Friday, to children at multiple locations throughout …

Advantages of Pressure Sewer Systems

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Gravity Sewer Systems Conventional gravity sewer systems collect wastewater from homes and transport it to a collection line by allowing gravity to force the flow of liquid and solids. There are no pumps or pressurized components in tradition gravity sewer systems but this method requires the digging of wide, downward-sloping trenches to serve as an underground path for sewage to travel to its final collection destination. Traditional gravity sewer method is adequate for downhill grades but can be ineffective when …

Flushable Wipes vs. Sewer Systems

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What Are Flushable Wipes?Flushable wipes, also known as non-woven wipes, have many purposes and have become increasingly popular over the past few years, creating a global issue. The $1.4 billion wipes market is expected to grow to $2.7 billion by 2020 according to Smithers Quality Assessments, an accredited quality, environmental and safety management systems certification body serving, industrial, commercial, government and service businesses. Flushable wipes can be used for personal hygiene, removing makeup, household cleaning and for other various sanitary …

Early Compliance with DOE 2020 Pump Regulations

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DOE Overview The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States’ policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. The mission of the DOE is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. In January of 2016, the DOE published rules in the Federal Register for the Energy Conservation Standard (ECS) and Test Procedure for Pumps. These …