INPRO Seals on Goulds ANSI Pumps Improve Reliability


    Seneca Falls, NY, USA - Goulds Pumps, an ITT Industries Company, is now offering INPRO Seals as standard equipment on all ANSI Model 3196 pumps. These new seals are the latest technology in bearing isolation and are capable of more than doubling the protection of bearings, which leads to greater reliability and increased plant uptime.

    The INPRO Seal has upgraded design features, advantages and benefits that provide levels of protection previously unavailable in any kind of bearing protection device. Enhancements and improvements include the best possible interface for contamination exclusion, the next generation in design for oil retention with a tried and proven vapor blocking O-ring. They provide 3196 pump users with the latest and best non-contacting labyrinth sealing technology to improve plant uptime and reliability. The INPRO Seal with its Internal Vapor Blocking Ring provides a barrier to contamination.

    By maintaining bearings under optimal operating conditions, the 3196 pump can last five to ten times longer. Operating and maintenance costs are also significantly decreased, while productivity and reliability is significantly increased. Once installed, it isolates the bearing from its environment, keeps it properly lubricated, uncontaminated and allows it to operate the length of its intended design-life. Protected bearings have proven to run 50,000 hours (5.7 years) or more, eliminating the need for continual maintenance and repair. Documented case studies show that a plant can more than double the mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting extremely high Return On Investment (ROI).

    The addition of INPRO Seals to the Model 3196 makes this leading process pump even better. It is one of the factors that have allowed Goulds Pumps to offer an extended (5) five year warranty on the following ANSI Pump Models: the 3196, CV 3196, HT 3196, LF 3196, 3996, 3796 and the NM 3196.

    Goulds Pumps is one of the world's largest manufacturers of pumps, and offers the most complete range of pumps available for chemical applications. Goulds is a fluid brand of ITT Industries' Industrial Products Group. ITT Industries Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: electronic interconnects and switches; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; fluid and water management and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $4.99 billion in 2002 sales., In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

    For additional information on the Model 3196 with INPRO Seals call 1-800-734-PUMP or visit