Friday, June 28, 2013

Pump Express to Give Away T-Shirts with All Irrigation Pump Purchases in July

Does a shoddy sprinkler system have you hot under the collar? Get a free T-shirt with your Berkeley, Blue Angel, Goulds, Sta-Rite or Zoeller irrigation pump purchase in July. Pump Express is presenting a summer promotion to draw attention to their varied pump inventory and sizing expertise.

“Irrigation pumps are central to any sprinkler system and with summer lawn maintenance on every property owner’s mind, we’d like to highlight some of the great models currently on the market,” says General Manager Ed Drejman. “For those who’ve put off upgrading a pump or replacing an obsolete model, this presents an opportunity to talk to one of our skilled application engineers.”
Berkeley’s HN Series Shallow Well Pumps, LT2 Series Convertible Jet pumps and LTHH Self-Priming Centrifugal Booster pumps are among the best-selling models on offer during the July promotion.
“In addition to superior quality, Berkeley offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive irrigation pump lines,” says Sales Manager Fred Hettinger. “This time of year our system engineers field a lot of requests from residential and light commercial clients in areas with water sources located less than 25 ft down. Berkeley Jet Pumps are a popular choice for these applications, with the Berkeley HN Series leading the pack for its quality construction and excellent performance.”
“The main thing is to know the location of the water source and how deep it is,” says Hettinger citing Berkeley LT2 Convertible Pumps as top sellers for deep well applications (25+ feet down) and Berkeley LTHH Series Self Priming Centrifugal Boosters as a popular choice in applications ranging from golf course irrigation to boosting domestic water pressure.
Hettinger is part of a team of skilled application engineers who can help customers determine water usage and system demands, factor the distance the water must run into the size of the line, integrate this with information on the electrical source and select a pump that’s perfectly suited to the system it’s feeding.
“A surefire way to improve the efficiency of your irrigation system is to fine-tune or upgrade your pump,” says Ed Drejman. “After that you can put on your free T-shirt and go have some fun.”
Call Pump Express for all of your Berkeley irrigation pump needs at 1-800-298-4100 or visit our website at
The black, 100% cotton Pump Express T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from July 1-31. Customers must request the t-shirts and indicate their desired size (L, XL or XXL) when placing orders.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rise in Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Use Among Garden State Building Owners Driving Summer Sales at PUMP EXPRESS

With the arrival of summer, building managers across the Northeast must address the spike in cooling system demands and soaring energy costs that accompany hot weather. In recent years, growing numbers of cost-conscious New Jersey building owners have begun calling on Pump Express Services to address these issues by adding variable frequency drives (VFDs) to their HVAC pump systems.

“Everybody from corporations to homeowners are looking to save money,” says Pump Express Sales Manager Fred Hettinger. “Along with large corporations like L’Oreal, who called us to install VFDs on the Armstrong end-suction pumps that run their HVAC system, we’ve done VFD maintenance for high-end residential clients intent on saving energy and dollars.

Variable Frequency Drives are used to control the speed of motor-driven pumps and fans. Standard motors start abruptly with a high starting torque and current surges up to 10 times the normal running current. Variable speed drives gradually ramp the motor up to operating speed and thereby conserve energy, lessen mechanical stress, reduce repair costs and extend equipment life. In most cases, VFDs pay for themselves in savings within three years.

“We recently replaced a pair of ABB VFD drives on the HVAC system ofa  376-unit condominium complex in Hoboken,” says Hettinger. “The VFD’s that were originally installed on the building’s Paco horizontal split-case pump system failed and we were called to install replacements.”

Building owners across New Jersey have begun using VFDs and other energy saving equipment covered under the New Jersey SmartStart Buildings program, established in 2009 to provide financial incentives for using energy efficient heating and cooling equipment. Garden State residents currently qualify for rebates of $60.00 per horsepower for chilled water pumps driven with variable frequency drives.

“That’s a potential savings of $3,600 on a 60 horsepower pump for anyone that has an air-conditioning system in a large commercial or municipal building using air-handlers with condensers and chillers,” says Hettinger. “Qualified property managers, schools and developers all stand to benefit.”

For more information on variable frequency drives and other resource saving equipment call Pump Express Services at 1-800-620-7331 or visit our website:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pump Distributors Help Ellis Island Rebuild After Sandy

BJM shredder pumps were just one way that Ellis Island, located in New York, was able to start the process of rebuilding this year.

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy affected the lives of many people along the East Coast. Some places have rebuilt and reopened, some places are in the process and others have yet to even start. Every little bit of aid has helped thousands rebuild their homes, businesses and historic sites throughout the last six months.

Pump Express, a pump distributor and national service center for the world's leading manufacturers of industrial pumps and pump parts, provided help when it came to rebuilding Ellis Island. Closed since last November, Ellis Island has yet to set a reopening date. Part of the issue that the island had was with the sewage ejector system, which helps eliminate clogging.

Before the system was replaced with BJM shredder pumps, it operated on a two-pump system. This meant that if one of the pumps was to ever malfunction, the second pump would kick into gear and start working. The problem during Sandy was that both pumps ran out and left Ellis Island without a sewage ejector system.

BJM shredders are a solution to the older pumps that had been on Ellis Island for 30 years. Shredder pumps have a cutting impeller that quickly cuts up solids. The pumps can also better handle sandy water and rough conditions because of the strong impeller blade. A seal above the impeller prevents debris from entering the seal chamber as well. It was because of the durability and success of the shredder pumps as a product that our experts at Pump Express installed a pair of 15 hp BJM shredders on Ellis Island. We also replaced steel piping, installed a new rail system and resurfaced the base of the sewage pit.

At Pump Express, we offer innovative solutions to our customers at affordable prices. By replacing the system on Ellis Island, we were able to help in the rebuilding process of a historic site that thousands of people visit every year.

For more information on our pump distributors, or to find out how we can help you rebuild if you are still feeling the effects of Sandy, contact Pump Express today at 1-800-298-4100.