Nov. 10, 2011, Seneca Falls, NY
—ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced the launch of the new Goulds XHD Extra Heavy Duty World-Class Lined Slurry Pump, a next-generation product that can handle the heaviest slurry under the toughest conditions. The new XHD pump will enable mines and related operations to move slurry with improved reliability and at lower operating cost.
The new pump is designed to be maintained even while running, and to require less downtime for service procedures—with parts that are more accessible and adjustable than in other slurry pumps.
The pump’s short bearing housing is easily adaptable to nearly any existing foundation, so operators can retrofit existing pumps without investing in costly refitting of pipes, electrical lines and concrete base structures. The product is offered by ITT Goulds Pumps, a leading brand of industrial pumps in the chemical, oil and gas, mining, power, and general industries.
Adjustable suction seal ring—Enables adjustment even while the pump is running, compensates for wear and maintains optimum impeller clearance for peak performance
Split stuffing box—Improves accessibility for easier and faster packing maintenance
Dual impeller adjustment—Provides quick, easy access for operators to perform impeller corrections
Replaceable wet end cartridge—Allows operators to change parts more quickly and efficiently, with the help of a unique, tapered impeller shaft
i-Alert condition monitor—ITT’s proprietary technology measures vibration and temperature, and signals users with a blinking red LED when it detects a potential problem. This allows operators to prevent catastrophes before they occur.
“The mining industry has seen dramatic improvements in extracting and crushing methods, and now this new pump provides that same leap in productivity for moving slurry,” John Manna, vice president, global marketing, said. “We’ve designed the XHD pump based on detailed customer input and testing. Our field results indicate that the XHD pump will set new industry standards for reliable performance, quick maintenance and efficiency savings.”
XHD pump specifications
The XHD pump is designed to work optimally on both Service Class III (heavy) and Class IV (very heavy) slurries as defined by the Hydraulic Institute. The pump is available in six discharge sizes ranging from 80mm (3 inches) to 300mm (12 inches), and in four power frames. Its flow range extends to 2,950 cubic meters per hour or 13,000 gallons per minute, and discharge pressures to 85 meters or 280 feet.
The new pump is available in a range of sizes and configurations tailored to operator needs. Target applications include primary metals, mineral processing, non-metallic mining, power utilities, and sand and aggregates.
Added features expected in 2012 include expellers and rubber liners. The company also plans to offer additional pump sizes and higher pressure capabilities.
Sales and shipping
ITT Goulds Pumps will begin taking orders for the XHD pump in December, and shipping is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2012.
Initial shipments will come from the United States however plans are to ship pumps and parts from many of its international sites including Australia, Brazil, China and South Africa.
About ITT Corporation
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 15 countries and sales in more than 125 countries. The company generated pro forma 2010 revenues of approximately $2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com