Equipment designed and manufactured by Flowserve, a leading provider of fluid motion and control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, is helping power the snow-making success for ski slopes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The snow-making system includes more than 20 Flowserve vertical turbine high-pressure pumps that deliver powerful, broad hydraulic coverage and efficient energy to pull the large amounts of water into the system that are needed to make snow.
Flowserve combines advanced technology, reliable pump equipment and more than 35 years of experience contributing to snow-making systems across the globe. The company began integrating its products into snow-making systems in the early 1980s and, in partnership with Torrent Engineering & Equipment, LLC, now serves customers at more than 500 ski resorts worldwide.
Rugged and Powerful Pumps for Snow-making
Flowserve vertical turbine double casing (VPC) and wet-pit (VTP) pumps are widely used in snow-making systems at ski resorts and athletic venues around the world. Used in combination with digital control technology, these pumps are the centerpiece of flow control stations that provide constant discharge pressure, without fluctuation, for optimum snow-making results. With an unmatched record of dependability in this industry, Flowserve vertical turbine pumps are the preferred choice in a business where performance on-demand is critical to success.
The Flowserve vertical turbine double casing pump is a diffuser-type vertical turbine pump. Available in single or multistage construction, the VPC incorporates the proven hydraulics of the VTP pump into a double casing configuration. It is designed to optimize system and critical net positive suction head (NPSH) in continuous duty applications.
The Flowserve vertical turbine wet-pit pump is a single case, wet-pit model designed for heavy-duty, continuous service in sumps, lakes, rivers and wells. Available with ASME Class 150, 300 and 600 raised face flanges, as well as highly engineered shaft-bearing configurations designed for maximum thrust conditions, the VTP is well-suited for high-pressure, snow-making systems. The VTP is available in a broad range of hydraulic configurations to ensure the best pump selection for a wide variety of services.
For lower-pressure, snow-making packages, leading manufacturers rely on the Flowserve D800 Series pump. Available in frame-mounted and close-coupled configurations, the D800 single-stage, end-suction pump offers a large flow and head range and incorporates proven features that reduce and facilitate maintenance for general industrial service.
The innovative standard-cartridge Flowserve ISC2 Series is a complete family of mechanical seals which provide exceptional reliability and standardization over the widest variety of industrial applications and equipment. Facilities that standardize with ISC2 seals will immediately benefit from less inventory, greater flexibility, less downtime and longer seal life.
Flowserve engineered and industrial pump products, seals and sealing systems, valves, specialty equipment and aftermarket services are designed to keep customers’ key flow control processes running smoothly. With nearly 200 years of experience solving fluid management problems, Flowserve helps businesses keep moving forward.
VPC and VTP vertical turbine pumps are available in a wide variety of configurations, constructions and materials to suit site and application requirements.