Shippensburg Pump Company (Shipco Pumps) is a manufacturer of condensate units, boiler feed units, surge tanks, vacuum units, deaerators, and pumps. Whether you’re planning a new boiler room, or simply replacing a condensate pump, Shipco has what you need! Shipco will gladly fabricate custom units to meet the unique demands of your next job.
The mechanical deaeration process is one of the most economical methods for removing corrosive gases such as dissolved oxygen from boiler feed water. Dissolved oxygen in feed water is the major cause of boiler corrosion. A standard .03 design removes dissolved oxygen to a maximum level of .03 cubic centimeters per liter of feed water; rating can also be expressed as 44 parts per billion of oxygen in the feed water by weight. A standard .005 design removes dissolved oxygen to a maximum level of .005 cubic centimeters per liter of feed water; rating can be expressed as 7 parts per billion of oxygen per liter of feed water.
The atmospheric design provides unrestricted venting of the non-condensing gases. Both atmospheric deaerators and pressurized deaerators are available with either spray style or tray style designs. Unit may be two-tank design with surge tank or two-compartment tank. Tank construction conforms to section VIII of the ASME code and can be ASME code stamped. Tank material may be black steel or stainless steel; tank can be lined with plasite. A typical package includes the deaerator tank mounted on a stand of appropriate height along with all operating controls, feed pumps assembled and piped.
- Prolong the life of the boiler system by minimizing the effects of corrosive gases on the boiler.
- Achieve substantial energy savings and prevent thermal shock to boiler by raising the temperature of the boiler feed water.
- Lower operating costs by reducing consumption of chemicals needed and less maintenance resulting from reduction of corrosive gases and prevention of thermal shock.
Shipco Condensate Units
Motor-driven pumps typically have centrifugal type pumps and include controls that de-energize the pump when water level in receiver is low. A typical motor-driven unit consists of a 3/16″ thick, welded steel receiver or cast iron receiver with an industry-standard electric motor that is close coupled to a bronze-fitted, centrifugal pump. Both simplex and duplex configurations are available with/without mounted, pre-wired control panels. The steam-driven units are typically used in hazardous environments or where electricity may not be readily available.
Shipco Boiler Feed Units & Surge Tanks
Designed to provide feedwater to a boiler. A level controller on the boiler activates the boiler feed pumps. Both atmospheric tanks and pressurized tanks are available with or without a direct injection style heater (sometimes called a preheat tube). Pressurized tanks can be ASME code constructed or ASME code stamped. Tanks material may be black steel or stainless steel; black steel tanks maybe epoxy-lined or plasite-lined. A typical package includes the receiver, feed pumps assembled and piped, along with a mounted, pre-wired control panel. Unit can be elevated on steel frame.
Shipco Vacuum Units
Designed to remove air and lift condensate in the condensate recovery portion of your steam heating system. Receiver typically has two compartments—one to collect hot condensate and one to produce the vacuum. Tank material can be close-grained cast iron or black steel. Thicker black steel or 300 series stainless steel is option on some models for increased corrosion resistance. Both simplex and duplex configurations are available with/without mounted, pre-wired control panels.
Shipco Pumps & Motors
Various models and styles designed specifically to pump hot condensate over a wide range of flow and pressure applications. Pumps can be centrifugal or turbine; centrifugal pumps available as single stage or multi-stage. Pumps can be vertical or horizontal flange mounted with 1750 RPM or 3500 RPM motors in single or three-phase. Pumps with low required NPSH for applications with minimal available NPSH to minimize effects of cavitations. Pumps typically bronze fitted with removable wear ring and impeller and equipped with industry standard motors that can be purchased locally. Suction strainers are not recommended on centrifugal pumps for these applications.
We can only sell new Shipco units inside our Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky territory.
If you are located elsewhere, you will need to contact the representative in your area for pricing.
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