Support Underlines Value of Comprehensive NOV Mono Offering
Technical expertise and support from manufacturers can have dramatic effects on pump efficiency. NOV Mono continues to provide this support to companies like Jet-Lube of Maidenhead, Berkshire, which ordered two new Merlin progressing cavity pumps and received guidance from NOV Mono that allowed it to achieve a 30% increase in performance efficiency from some existing pump equipment.
“We purchased a Mono Merlin pump which we installed ourselves in our kettling plant.” says Jet-Lube Works Manager, Adrian Russell. “We were pleased with the pump’s performance and decided to purchase some additional Merlin pumps for the plant. During the course of our discussions, Mono was able to advise on changes we could make which improved the efficiency of the older Mono D Range pumps by some 30% by modifying the pipework and fitted a new mechanical seal. That sort of technical guidance from a manufacturer is extremely valuable.”
Since these successful transactions, Jet-Lube has purchased a number of Mono pumps. The two new Marlin pumps are used to transfer base grease, a central ingredient of many of the specialist greases, compounds, and lubricants Jet-Lube manufactures.
“The base grease is kept at temperatures of up to 120 deg C and has a high acid content. Therefore it was important that we chose a pump which could withstand this type of demanding application,” says Adrian Russell. “Again, Mono’s input and help in choosing the correct pump was extremely valuable, as was their ability to provide a full range of spares to ensure that we maintain maximum uptime.”
The Mono Merlin self-priming pump offers a rugged, compact, and economic solution for a variety of industrial applications. Several unique features contribute to the effective performance of this product. The pump has the ability to operate in either direction. In addition, its gentle pumping action minimizes shear and crush damage; this feature makes the Merlin ideal for transfer of shear sensitive and viscous materials, solids in suspension, gases, abrasive liquids, and solids mixtures.