Cornell Pump Company produces a variety of centrifugal pumps to serve markets ranging from agricultural to food processing. They manufacture robust, high-efficiency pumps for refrigeration, slurries, hot oils, and other industrial and municipal applications.
Cornell Pump Company was founded in 1946 when five forward-thinking employees at the Pacific Pump Company decided to team up and branch out on their own. They knew the common pump failures and what operators in different industries were looking for, so they started by servicing all models of pumps from various manufacturers.
By 1949, the Cornell team decided it was time to start manufacturing their own pumps to address the concerns and needs of the agricultural industry, including their innovative ‘Rain-O-Flow” irrigation pumps. Before long, farmers and other industries reached out to manage other processing applications beyond irrigation. More specifically, operators were looking for solutions to deal with solids in their pump systems. This led to the development of a non-clog line of pumps from Cornell that put them on the map. The business only expanded from there into the diverse centrifugal pump company we know today.
Cornell Pump School
One of the other significant innovations in Cornell’s history is the creation of their Pump School. What started as traveling lectures and presentations eventually became one of the pump industry’s most celebrated annual training and education events.
Industries & Applications
Cornell centrifugal pump systems are utilized in numerous industries, as well as municipal applications. Here is a brief overview of their target markets:
• Municipal Water & Wastewater
• Oil & Gas
• Equipment Rental
Cornell manufacturers a wide range of high-quality centrifugal pumps that are durable, dependable, and offer high efficiency ratings. Here are some of their most popular product categories:
Clear Liquid Pumps
The unique pushed-out rectangular design is a staple of the Cornell pump frame. They offer a line of clear liquid centrifugal pumps that agricultural irrigation applications primarily use. However, they can also be utilized for specific municipal and industrial water applications with clear liquid efficiency ratings up to 89%.
Ragging and plugging are common concerns with slurries and wastewaters. Cornell’s patented Blade Cutter allows for minimal efficiency loss. At the same time, their Waste Warrior takes care of any plugging issues to increase up-time and minimize the threats of clogs in municipal and agricultural applications.
Food Process Pumps
Cornell introduced their first Hydro-Transport food process pump to the market almost 50 years ago, designed to pump food products. They offer the lowest product damage rates in the industry and can handle everything from fruit washing and packing to general food manufacturing operations.
Hot Oil Pumps
Several pumps within Cornell’s W, Y, RB, and H series clear liquid pumps can be utilized for hot oil applications with flows up to 7,000 GPM and heads up to 540 feet. In addition, they offer enhanced vapor handling and improved sealing technology ideal for hot oil transfer.
Cornell’s MX Series of hybrid pumps handle viscous slurries and dirty water. They are commonly used in mining, oil and gas, and construction applications, with dewatering and water transfer capabilities and slurry processing.
Cornell produces cutting-edge turbine assemblies that allow users to generate power from water sources such as natural streams, wastewater, and excess pump head. These turbines can create a new revenue source for a small operation or reduce overall energy consumption.
Immersible pumps from Cornell feature motors that can operate submerged up to 30 feet. These pumps essentially combine the best features of standard engines with the safety of submersible pumps. As a result, they can operate in flooded conditions for mine dewatering and municipal water management applications.
Cornell is well known for its refrigeration pumps, first developed over 50 years ago. Their Arctic King HT Series is their top-of-the-line series of refrigeration pumps used in various industries and applications.
Cornell utilizes their patented Cycloseal© sealing system technology to develop its popular line of self-priming centrifugal pumps. The advanced sealing system keeps the seal area clear of debris while providing dependable operation and advanced self-priming capabilities with very minimal maintenance.
Cornell offers solids-handling pumps ranging from 1.25 inches to 30 inches in discharge diameter size. They are used in municipal, agricultural and industrial markets and can handle some of the most challenging solids applications. They are also available with different mounting configurations to provide optimized performance.
Cornell Slurry Pumps also utilize the patented Cycloseal© technology adapted specifically for the mining industry. These pumps are great for handling challenging slurries and dewatering applications. They are built to operate without flush water while withstanding abrasive slurry slurries and materials.
Cornell’s submersible pumps can continuously operate when submerged in pumpage. With efficient motors and optimized performance, they can handle everything from clear liquids to solids up to 2 inches—with flows up to 20,000 GMP and heads up to 450 feet.
DXP Pacific is proud to be a product partner with Cornell. They produce some of the best centrifugal pumps available with specialized designs to meet specific demands from agricultural, municipal, and industrial operations. To learn more about Cornell and explore their entire product catalog, contact DXP Pacific today.