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Case Study - Duplex Glycol Pump Cover

Posted by Chris Nickoloff on June 24, 2020

Aluminum pump covers are used for a wide variety of applications with glycol pumps packages being one of them. Other applications for similar covers include booster pumps, glycol pumps, air conditioning pump systems and many others.

In this month’s blog, we will discuss a duplex glycol pump package that required covering all equipment including the expansion tank, air separator, control panel and piping.  Providing access to modulating butterfly isolation valves on the back side of the skid was also a requirement. 

Why Would You Need To Cover A Pump Skid?glycol pump picture

The main reason customers tell us they need a cover for their pumps is weather protection. In some instances, moving the pumps outside saves valuable space inside the facility for production. Once outside, the pump needs protection from rain, flying debris, vandalism and freezing temperature conditions. When the system goes outside, a pump cover easily provides the needed protection.

Designing Duplex Glycol Pump Package Covers

Recently, Safe-T-Cover was approached by a customer based in New York who needed to cover a duplex glycol pump package. The skid would be mounted to a concrete slab with the enclosure covering the entire glycol pump system.

Providing Easy Access on Pump Covers

As with most pump covers, the customer needed the equipment to be easily accessible for routine maintenance and replacement, if required.

Safe-T-Cover’s mission was to provide a pump cover that would have hinged door panels which would allow for access to all equipment inside the enclosure including the modulating butterfly valves. We were also able to locate the double hinged doors on the cover to optimize access to equipment.  A thermostatically controlled fan and louver climate control system were also factory installed to keep the pumps and control panels from overheating.

Easy To Work With

Safe-T-Cover is fortunate to have worked with this customer in the past on similar projects, glcol pump package drawingwhich made the design process even easier since they are familiar with our products. After just a few interactions via email and a couple of conversations over the phone, we were able to provide them the enclosure found in this drawing.

The exterior will have a Sierra Tan color, which is one of the three standard marine grade aluminum colors we offer. The double hinged access panels found on the front and back side of the pump cover have lockable handles and swing open to keep equipment secure while allowing for complete access to the control panel and equipment. The roof is removable, too.

Another Satisfied Pump Cover Customer

Our first communication with the customer was in early March 2020. A purchase order for the glycol pump package cover was received a few weeks later. The enclosure was manufactured and left the shop on April 27, which is about one month after receiving the purchase order from the customer.

Prompt service is typical of the Safe-T-Cover staff, and are usually able to provide a custom enclosure quote within a day and ship most custom projects within four weeks of receiving the order. Safe-T-Cover is proud to have accomplished our client’s needs, and look forward to doing additional business together soon.

Pump covers offer many advantages. If you would like to find out more information about custom pump covers, contact me directly by clicking on the link below.

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Topics: pump cover