We are pleased to announce Total Equipment is now a distributor for Viking Pump.
Viking has been a leading design and manufacturer of rotary positive displacement pumps since 1911. They offer a wide range of pump models, sizes and composition, as well as customized, fit for purpose options, to meet a customer’s strictest requirement.
There universal and motor speed product line is available in cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel and steel. The other product types include hygienic, spur gear, vane and liquid specific. It is crazy to think that most of the products we use daily have been processed in some way by one of these pumps. Applications include adhesives, ammonia, asphalt, biofuels, chocolate, creams, dyes, edible oils, glycerol, glycol, hot melt and wax, latex, paints, peanut butter, toothpaste and many many more. Viking’s experience with thousands of liquids allows them to produce proven solutions for your application, whether it is thin/thick, hot/cold, edible/toxic, liquid/solid and much more.
Viking is also equipped with accessories such as parts kits, motors, reducers and strainers that can be installed by Total Equipment to complete your pump. Total Equipment’s service department is qualified to provide repairs on an existing Viking Pump to keep you up and running.
Learn more about Viking Pumps by contacting Total Equipment at 412-269-0999 or 304-755-3345 or on our contact us form.
Total Equipment Company (TEC) has custom-engineered Instrument Air Compressor Buildings for customers in our region for more than ten years. With extensive machine and fabrication capabilities in house, TEC staff mounts complete compressed air systems to steel decks, followed by roof and side paneling assembly. Each building is engineered-to-order, compliant with seismic and wind loads to area classification, delivering instrument air standard-compliant compressed air.
Recently, a Pittsburgh-based midstream operator took on a major project to convert nine separate compression sites from natural gas to compressed air. For years, these compression sites powered their pneumatic pumps with natural gas for bulk fluid transfer, or hydrate injection and dehydration processes. In order to eliminate the use of natural gas, these systems are converting to compressed air powered devices. Total Equipment was determined to fulfill the needs of this project requiring minimal on-site labor, a reliable installation outside area classified boundaries, tight construction schedules, plus commissioning and operating service support.
TEC and the midstream operator decided to install nine Instrument Air Compressor Buildings, one for each site. Each building includes two Ingersoll Rand RS Series rotary screw air compressors with advanced controls and communications, desiccant dryers with dewpoint demand purge control and zero-loss condensate drain valves. The enclosed buildings provide compressed air at a safe distance from classified areas, protect the compressed air systems from ambient temperatures, plus entry doors and removable access panels allow for easy service and installation.
“This project demonstrates Total Equipment Company’s capabilities to deliver reliable, custom-engineered solutions to complex applications, and our commitment to helping customers reduce their carbon footprint without compromising safety, efficiency or productivity in their operations,” said Chuck Gerbe, Sr. Account Manager for TEC. “Engineering these systems in-house allows for easy shipping, minimal on-site labor and installation times, and a unique, custom-built solution best suited to the customer’s needs.”
The midstream operator, with the help of Total Equipment Company, will now power pneumatics pumps with compressed air instead of natural gas at nine sites.
Large equipment such as industrial pumps and compressors can be costly but necessary pieces of equipment for your business. When it comes to big equipment, many businesses, especially start-ups, ask themselves: Should I buy or rent it?
Total Equipment Company (TEC) has a solution that will address your immediate needs as well as your long-term ones. We offer air compressors if different sizes, with various output capabilities as well as mobility configurations. We also have an assortment of rental pumps that provide high head, high flow, sound attenuation, and other features that meet a variety of industrial needs.
For operation within the United States, there are only 2 primary pump standards: ANSI B73 and API-610
The American National Standards Institute ANSI B73 standard for Chemical Process Pumps was established in 1973. The American Petroleum Institute API-610 was primarily established for refinery service.
The single most common application for chemical dosing pumps and systems is for the treatment of water. Water available to industry contains substances which can vary widely in types and amounts. The types of impurities found in water can be broadly classified as 1) Dissolved solids, 2) Suspended solids and 3) Dissolved gases.
All water contains varying concentrations of dissolved salts that dissociate in water to form charge particles called ions. The positively charged ions are called cations and the negatively charged ions are called anions. Common forms of cations are calcium, magnesium and sodium. Common forms of anions are sulfate, chloride and bicarbonates.
Postive displacement pumps are an efficient choice that benefit industries such as food and beverage, personal care, cosmetics, dairy processing, and meat processing. Their ability to maintain a constant speed and flow, and their ability to handle a variety of different fluid types make them ideal for viscous fluids.
Setting the standards for the industry, Pulsafeeder’s PULSAtron series evolvement design and performance enures that metering is accurate and reliable. Developed by
Pulsafeeder’s expert engineering team, the guided check value system with a proven “seat and ball” design provides a system that you can rely on year after year.
Total Equipment Company continues to operate in order to serve our customers. We are still operating per Governor Tom Wolf’s recent announcement that only life-sustaining businesses are to remain open. His announcement included a list of industries that must close, and Total Equipment Company is categorized as a business which can remain open. We provide equipment and services to our customers to keep their life sustaining businesses open, including hospitals, water and sewage utilities, power generating stations, and oil and gas extraction.
At Total Equipment Company, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. At the same time, we are ready and able to provide the uninterrupted service you need to keep your business moving forward. We are taking steps to ensure that we can meet your compressed air, pump and process filtration needs to keep your businesses running during this difficult time:
- We have implemented a Level 6 plan to adjust to current conditions
- All support staff is set up to work and take calls, process orders, etc. as needed
- Protocols have been put in place to limit close physical interaction among our team members
- All team members have been trained to comply with all current governmental and CDC guidelines
An air compressor problem could stem from one of many issues, such as an air leak, an oil leak or a broken part. In some cases, you might have insufficient pressurization or air flow. In other cases, the compressor might fail to start up or stop running as expected. Whatever the cause of the problem, the symptoms can be frustrating, costly and time-consuming. Total Equipment Company expert technicians can solve problems with proper air compressor troubleshooting. In this series, we’ll outline the most common problems that we observe in compressed air systems. Total Equipment Company has trained and certified technicians available to assist in keeping your equipment running at top condition, and keeping your operation functioning.
When it comes to industrial equipment, performance is key. Your business depends on the performance and reliability of your pumps and compressors. The rotary screw compressor is the “workhorse of many industries,” designed to run 24/7.
Hydrovar drives distributed by Total Equipment Company is an intelligent pump controller that combines a variable frequency drive and a programmable logic controller in one compact package.
It easily mounts directly on the motor of the pump and will fit on any standard TEFC NEMA motor. There is no need for an external control panel. It can accommodate both new and retrofit pump installations. It comes with a clip-and-work mounting that further simplifies the direct motor mounting process.
The start-up menu walks you through every step of the Hydrovar’s commissioning process and it has a large LCD display that shows and expanded range of parameters on each page, making it faster and easier to set-up. The drives are also pre-programmed with patented pump specific software, designed for centrifugal pumps and systems requiring constant pressure, flow control or differential pressure in commercial and municipal applications. They match the pump output to a wide range of system conditions while protecting the pump, the motor and the pumping system.
Goulds Water Technology made Hydrovar easy to electronically integrate with your existing building management system. It comes standard with BACnet capability and offers the convenience of wireless communication through an optional WiFi card. What’s more, the drive’s I/O capabilities can be significantly expanded with the addition of the premium card option.
Learn more about the Hydrovar systems. Contact Total Equipment Company today to help you retrofit or upgrade your fixed speed pump today with Hydrovar. Call 412-269-0999 In the Pittsburgh, PA area. For service in West Virginia including the St. Albans/Charleston area call 304-755-3345.