Cascade Pump Company
10107 South Norwalk Blvd
P.O. Box 2767
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670-0767
Phone: 1.562.946.1414
Fax: 1.562.941.3730
Email: pumpinfo@cascadepump.com
 
 
 
 
LUBRICATION TYPES
 

Standard pumps are designed for oil lubrication and are equipped with an oil reservoir, solenoid valve and needle valve.  This assembly is connected to the tension nut body by tubing which allows the oil to gravity flow into the tension nut body bushing and down the lineshaft to lubricate each lineshaft bearing and the upper discharge bowl bearing.  The lower discharge bowl bushing is lubricated by a mixture of oil and the water being pumped.  The discharge bowl incorporates a bypass port to act as a drain for excess oil and pressure relief for the enclosing tube.  The suction bowl is provided with a pocket below the bushing and is packed with non water soluble grease and provides lubricant for that bushing.  As an option, a grease line running from the baseplate to the suction bowl pocket can be furnished for ease of maintaining bushing lubrication. 

There are other means of lubricating pump bearings.  Lubrication methods available include product, positive water flush and grease (manual or automatic).  Pump construction will differ depending on lubrication selected.  The condition of the water to be pumped will dictate the optimum lubrication system.  When pumping clear water, oil or product lubrication is sufficient.  Under severe conditions with abrasives, a positive water flush or grease lubricant is more appropriate.  Consult the factory if help is needed to decide an appropriate lubrication system for a given application. 

We also offer many different materials of bushings and bearings.  Our standard material is Bronze.  Other materials for bushings and bearings include Non-Metallic Back Marine Bearings, Bronze Backed Marine Bearings, Teflon, Ryertex, Cast Iron, Graphalloy, and other customer specified materials.

 
   
 
Lubrication Oil Gravity Feed Product Water Flush Grease Packed Pressurized Grease
Type   Pumped Positive   Manual
Description Gravity feed to enclosed lineshaft bearings and bowl bushings from oil reservoir with solenoid valve. Grease packed suction bowl bushing. Open stainless steel lineshaft with fluted rubber lineshaft bearings. Grease lubricated packing box with gland. Positive clean water flush to all bearings. Enclosed stainless steel. lineshaft. Separate flushline to suction bowl bushing. Packing box with gland. Factory grease packed enclosed lineshaft and suction bowl bushing. Gland or seal at stuffing box. Factory grease packed enclosed lineshaft.Grease lines to bowl bearing points. Gland or seal at Stuffing box.
Applications Flood Control
Stormwater
Irrigation
Canal Diversion
Amusement Parks
Booster Pumping
Drainage
Dewatering
Tail Water
Recovery
Ditch Pumping
Municipal Water
Circulation
Process
Salt Water
Dry docks
Shipboard
Quarries
Irrigation
Fish Hatcheries
Chemicals
Booster Pumping
Sewage Treatment
Paper Pulp
Stock Pumping
Steel Slag
Raw Water
Effluent
Stormwater
Mines
Flood Control
Stormwater
Raw Water
Canal Diversion
Amusement Parks
Booster Pumping
Drainage
Flood Control
Stormwater
Sewage Treatment
Effluent
Raw Water
Drainage
Liquid Condition Clear Water
Slight Sand
Slight Silt
Slight Abrasive
Slight Corrosive
Clear Water
Potable Water
Corrosive
Chemicals
Severe Sand
Severe Silt
Severe Abrasive
Severe Corrosive
Clear Water
Slight Sand
Slight Silt
Slight Abrasive
Sand
Silt
Abrasive
Initial Relative Cost 1.0 1.0 - 1.2  Approximately 1.2  Approximately 1.2  Approximately 2.0  Approximately
Operation and Maintenance 1 quart of oil 24 hours of operation. Packing adjustment and replacement. Supply of clean water of 1-5 GPM at pressure higher than pump working pressure. packing adjustment and replacement. Periodic recharge of packed tube. Periodic grease replenishment to system.
Alternate Construction Examples Grease line to suction bowl bushing. Over-sized oil reservoir. Special shaft and bearing materials. Shaft sleeves. Mechanical seal. Perforated enclosing tube. Special shaft and bearing materials. Shaft sleeves. Lube water flow alarm system. Grease lines to Bearing points. Constant pressure weight loaded lubricator. Automatic grease Pump system Separate grease lines to all bearing points.
 
 
 
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