Condensate pumps are designed to collect condensed liquid at remote locations in a steam system and move it back to the boiler room. Condensate can be driven by either electricity or steam. 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.
The motor-driven condensate units in the Shipco® Defender Series are typically equivalent to units in the ITT Hoffman Watchman Series or the Mepco Guardian Series or the Skidmore Protector Series.