Volume 3, Issue #1 = January/February 2008

Volume 3, Issue #1 = January/February 2008
Volume 3
Issue #1
January / February 2008
Table of Contents
Greetings
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Engineering Turbine Team .
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Firepump Pricing
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Factory Contact Information
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416 SS Headshaft, No Sleeve
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Installations around the Country .
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Snapshot in History
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A new 2’ x 3’ poster
has been created that
highlights a few of our
installations
around
the country.
These
gloss finish posters are
easy to produce and
modify. If you’d like a
poster specific to your
region, contact us with
installation
pictures
you’d like to use.
A few items in our company store are also
changing.
We’ve replaced pocket multi-tool
with a more useful 12 ft industrial tape
measurer. For customers in cooler climates,
we’ve added a quality pull-over wind shirt.
Happy New Year!
For 2008, advertising is one of our big
objectives. On a national level, we’re looking
at placing ads in a few pump publications.
On a local level, we’re working on improving
sales tools for our distributors (show pumps,
sales posters, and giveaways.)
Refurbishing of our show pumps is already in
progress. These pumps may be loaned out to
distributors for local trade shows or training
seminars.
We hope you find all these items useful. In
addition, don’t hesitate to contact us if you
have a specific need.
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Engineering Department
Turbine Team
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We’d like to introduce you
to
our
Engineering
Department Turbine Team
that supports Layne / VertiLine. This is where pumps
are designed specific for
customer requirements and
application. Some of the functions that our
Turbine Team perform include:
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Review
applications
for
material
compatibility,
pump
selection,
and
guaranteed performance
Generate custom bills of materials
Design job specific parts
Create fabrication and machine drawings
Perform critical speed and natural
frequency analysis
Our Engineers support all aspects of Layne /
Verti-Line including marketing, field design,
manufacturing, and customer interaction.
Without this vital support, Layne / Verti-Line
would not be what it is today.
The Turbine Team consists of some very
talented individuals, which include:
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Senior Hydraulic Analyst, and R&D
Engineer.
Joseph Greisen, Draftsman. Joseph holds
a BS in Business Administration and a
Technical Degree. Joseph’s expertise is
ProE and he has been with the Turbine
Team for 4 years.
Jenny Justice, Specifications Analyst.
Jenny holds a BS in Chemical Engineering,
and has been with the Turbine Team for
almost a year.
Henry Lawton, Firepump Specifications
Analyst. Henry holds a Technical Degree
and has been engineering firepumps for
over 30 years.
Though based in our
Specifications Department, Henry supports
Engineering on all firepump orders.
Arnold “Arnie” Sdano, P.E., Director of
Engineering for the Kansas City Plant.
Arnie
holds a
BS in Mechanical
Engineering as well as an MBA. Since
1976,
Arnie
has
lead
Engineering
Departments of pump manufacturers such
as Allis-Chalmers, Labour, Peerless, and
Fairbanks Morse. Arnie is a member of
AWWA Pump Committee, chairman of
Hydraulic Institute Vertical Pump Section,
and chairman of Hydraulic Institute
Committees on NPSH Margin, Pump
Efficiency, and Operation Region.
Sarah
Kaiser,
P.E.,
Turbine
Team
Manager. Sarah holds a BS in Chemical
Engineering with a Masters in Engineering
Management.
Sarah has been at the
Kansas City Plant for 8 years, holding prior
positions as a product engineer and
specifications analyst.
David Ruszczyk, Product Engineer. David
holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
David recently joined Layne / Verti-Line,
bringing 35 years of vertical turbine pump
experience from Peerless. He has held
positions including Senior Test Engineer,
Senior Design Engineer, Quality Engineer,
Firepump Pricing
Updated vertical turbine firepump electronic
estimate sheets were distributed in October.
These estimate sheets provide an easy way to
develop quotes and write up orders.
Note: End user, location of the installation,
and a signed setting plan are now required
with all orders prior to processing.
Contact: Carolyn Crews
[email protected]
The latest version of the estimate sheets are:
Rev 14 VTFP ELECTRIC-AURORA
Rev 14 VTFP DIESEL-AURORA
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Contact Information
No Shaft Sleeve
Layne & Bowler/ Verti-Line
For decades, standard construction at the
stuffing box was a 416 SS headshaft with no
shaft sleeve. Then in 1998, that standard
changed to a carbon steel headshaft with 304
stainless steel shaft sleeve.
Address
3601 Fairbanks Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66106
FAX
(913) 748-4030
This year, Layne / Verti-Line’s standard
construction at the stuffing box will change
back to using a 416 SS headshaft with no
shaft sleeve. Some of the benefits with this
construction design are:
Website (all go to one site)
www.laynevertiline.com
www.vertiline.com
www.laynebowler.com
www.lvlpump.com
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Pump Sales, Tech Support, Newsletter
Chris Lula, P.E.
(913) 748-4254 phone
[email protected]
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Parts Sales & Order Status, Tech Support
Josh Blanks
(913) 748-4255 phone
[email protected]
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Headshaft can be reused by simply
inverting it, which provides a new running
surface at the stuffing box.
Mechanical seals and stuffing box
assemblies can be sized smaller, which
reduces overall costs.
Eliminates the chance for leakage between
the shaft and sleeve.
Look for revised catalog data and cutsheets to
be issued in the near future, along with new
price pages.
When engineers inquire about
pump construction and writing specifications,
help them to learn the benefits of our “no
sleeve” 416 SS headshaft construction at the
stuffing box.
Pump Order Entry
[email protected]
South, West, & Midwest
Carol Hampton
(913) 748-4224 phone
East & Canada, & Firepump
Eddie Fears
(913) 748-4282 phone
Pump Order Status (US & Canada, Only)
Melissa Thompson
(913) 748-4225 phone
[email protected]
Warranty and Field Service
Lorrie Eddins
(913) 748-4213 phone
[email protected]
Firepump Estimate Sheets
Carolyn Crews
(913) 748-4209
[email protected]
Shaft sleeve at stuffing box is now optional.
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Installations around the Country
Snapshot in History
International Water Supply in Canada was
kind enough to share a few more old well
drilling photos for our newsletter.
Cleveland, TN
22GM – 6 stage
5,600 GPM @ 393’ TDH
700 HP @ 1200 RPM
Sold by Water & Waste Equipment
Hastings, NE
12RL – 3 stage
850 GPM @ 175’ TDH
75 HP @ 1800 RPM (Newman Motor)
This pump has an interesting build Layne & Bowler California 12R bowl assembly
Western Land Roller flanged column
(open lineshaft)
Layne & Bowler Memphis TF discharge head
Built by Mid America Pump
If you have a pump installation you’d like to
share, send us a picture! Please include a
brief description of the pump, service, and
location. All submissions will receive a free
gift from our Company Store.
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