Franklin Electric is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 class schedules for FranklinTECH at our Bolton, Ontario facility. This seminar series is designed to provide water systems professionals with interactive classroom and hands-on training.
Nov, 19th and 20th 2013
English Basic and Advanced Drives (submersible motor design and construction; overview of control and protection devices; application and troubleshooting; basic electricity and use of meters; general theory and design of Variable Frequency Drives; application and troubleshooting with drives) This class qualifies for Key Dealer Basic and Advanced Drives certification.
Jan, 14th and 15th 2014
English Industrial & Irrigation (Centrifugal pump theory and design; sizing of pumps and use of pump curves; three phase controls and protection; large drives; application and troubleshooting) This class qualifies for Key Dealer Basic and Advanced I&I certification.
Jan, 28th and 29th 2014
French Basic and Advanced Drives
Feb, 26th and 27th 2014
English Basic and Advanced Drives
Mar, 12th and 13th 2014
French Basic and Advanced Drives
Mar 26th and 27th 2014
English Industrial & Irrigation
Classes include hands-on training, product demonstrations, instruction on the use of meters, and all support materials for the session. All FranklinTECH courses qualify for certification within the scope of our Franklin Certified Contractor program, based on an individual’s eligibility.
4:30 pm (approximately)
FranklinTECH courses are open to professional water systems distributors, contractors, and installers. There is no charge for attendance, but classes are limited to the first 20 who register. To register, please contact Cathy Pinarello by telephone at 1-888-885-8637, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact your Franklin Territory Manager.
Caution: Before installing verify tank rating with manufacturer to ensure the tank is compatible with higher pressures. The pressure sensor will produce higher pressures that are not suitable for residential applications. Consult Franklin Electric’s SubDrive/MonoDrive Installation Manual (M1560) for further instructions, warnings, codes, necessary precautions and additional guidelines.
If you have any questions regarding Franklin Electric’s drives and controls, or any of our water pressure solution products, please contact your Franklin Electric Territory Manager, Field Service Engineer, or Technical Service Hotline.
As the first quarter begins, we would like to take this opportunity to reintroduce the Irrigation Pump Selector. By entering in a few pieces of information like design points, fluid properties, and motor sizing, Pump Selector can quickly search across Franklin’s FPS high capacity centrifugal and submersible pump catalog and find the appropriate product for you. It not only provides pump recommendations, but it can also create PDF versions of pump reports, offer cost analysis, develop VFD application curves, and much more!
Both the desktop and online versions of the Irrigation Pump Selector have gone through significant updates to include the latest Franklin products. These updates include, but are not limited to:
4 x 6-13 h
6- & 8-inch SR
6-inch, 500 gpm STS
Language support has also been added to both versions. The desktop version now supports English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, while the online version supports English, French, and Spanish.
New this year, the Pump Selector desktop version is available for download. Download the Irrigation Pump Selector by clicking on the Pump Selector download button located just below the online version of the Pump Selector or click here to go directly to the Pump Selector website. Continue reading →
At the forefront of every Franklin Electric product are the company’s Five Key Factors for Success: quality, availability, innovation, service, and value. To exemplify these characteristics, Franklin continuously reviews available products to ensure that the highest standards are met This review occasionally results in product modification, better aligning an offering to the market. It is Franklin’s goal to make sure product offerings are the best in class and always capable of meeting customer needs.
As a result of continuous quality improvement, as well as engineering lab testing, field evaluation, and feedback from pump installers, all Series V 4-inch pumps have been updated with a removable, spring-loaded Flomatic® check valve in the pump’s discharge head. This modification takes effect in Series V pumps January 1, 2012.
Be assured that Franklin Electric will continue this process of self-evaluation by monitoring product performance in the field. Our goal remains to offer only pumps designed and built to the highest standards of quality, reliability, and performance.
Should you have further questions concerning the 4-inch Series V pumps or any other pump product line, please consult your local Franklin Electric Representative, Franklin Electric Customer Service at 1.800.269.0063, or Franklin Electric’s Technical Hotline at 1.800.348.2420.
Franklin Electric is pleased to announce the next generation of robust 6-inch submersible motors following a successful beta trial in 2011. The 6-inch DR56 line of motors is being released into the latest edition of Franklin Electric’s submersible Irrigation and Industrial catalog.
Effective immediately, the 6-inch DR56 motor construction will replace the 6-inch Hi-Temp 50 °C 50 and 60 hp motors in the Irrigation and Industrial catalog. The 6-inch DR56 motor will be the only available option for applications requiring 122 °F (50 °C) rated motors.
The 6-inch DR56 motors are a result of research and development efforts to improve Franklin’s submersible motor capabilities in handling increasing ambient temperatures, higher pump thrust loads, and lower cooling flow demands in applications limited in available well casing space. The 6-inch DR56 combines a portion of Franklin’s Hi-Temp construction with new features, creating a package capable of providing up to 60 hp while operating in a 6-inch diameter well casing. The 6-inch DR56 motors are rated for operation in ambient fluid temperatures at or below 122 °F (50 °C). As with the beta trial units, the 6-inch DR56 motors will be provided as a single unit with nameplate information for both 50 hp and 60 hp pump load points.
Below is a table of the available models:
The 6-inch DR56 motor is considered to be Franklin Electric’s third available option for applications requiring more from a submersible motor. Due to the additional temperature capability characteristics of Franklin Electric’s 6-inch Hi-Temp 90 °C or 8-inch Hi-Temp 75 °C line of motors, considerations for one of these two constructions should be made prior to choosing the 6-inch DR56 for the application. Continue reading →
After an initial period of evaluation following its introduction in 2010, the higher performing CE Series will replace the DDD series, effective December 31, 2010.
The DDD series will be available until inventory is depleted, and replacement parts will be offered for a reasonable period of time.
The company apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause your business or customers.
Replacing the DDD Series product line is the CE Series. Since the introduction of the CE Series in 2010, Franklin has offered two pump lines that fill the same performance standards. After close examination between these two products, it has been determined that the CE Series offers the greatest benefit to our customers.
Please refer to the chart below for a complete list of DDD Series models being discontinued.
For more information regarding availability of the DDD and CE Series pump lines or any of Franklin Electric’s other small centrifugal pump offering, please contact your local Franklin Electric Territory Representative.
NSF/ANSI 61 is the US national standard for components of drinking water systems. Meeting the requirements of this standard ensures that the material contents, manufacturing and handling are safe and will not cause contamination. For those in the water systems industry this is especially important, as 95% of products handle water for human or livestock consumption.
Franklin Electric’s primary focus is safety and quality. Franklin 4-inch submersible products have always used NSF/ANSI 61 approved or compliant materials, and for many years our submersible motors have been classified to this standard by Underwriters Laboratories. This past year, Franklin Electric and its suppliers have worked with CSA International to formally certify the premium 4-inch submersible high capacity pump line to the NSF/ANSI 61 standard.
On July 11, 2011 we received notification that the certification process was complete. With the receipt of this certification, Franklin Electric is proud to announce that all 4-inch submersible pumps used in drinking water applications now comply with the NSF/ANSI 61 standard.
As a global leader in ground water pumping and water pressure solutions, Franklin Electric is proud to introduce the first expansion to the SubDrive HPX product line. A single-phase SubDrive HPX will join our constant pressure family, available for 5-30 Hp, 230v/460v, 60Hz applications.
The SubDrive HPX is an ideal solution for light commercial, industrial, and municipal applications in need of constant pressure. Used on a private or public well running a Franklin Electric submersible motor, or coupled with an above ground system, the SubDrive HPX offers your customers more options.
Developed with the water well contractor in mind, the SubDrive HPX allows for simple drive selection and installation, as well as easy programming and reducing set-up time in the field.
The chart below provides product information and accessories available for the SubDrive HPX.
If you have questions regarding Franklin Electric’s SubDrive HPX constant pressure system or any of our water pressure solution products, please contact your local Franklin Representative.
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Variable Frequency Drive Submersible Motor Requirements
We strive to improve and maintain quality standards that exceed our customer expectations. To address the growing large submersible motor markets, the Franklin Electric Submersible Application Installation Maintenance (AIM) manual Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) section has been updated to stress the need for an additional output filter to be purchased for virtually all large submersible motor applications.
The Variable Frequency Drive Submersible Motor Requirements section of the AIM manual is available to download from the Franklin Electric website.
Additionally, a VFD Output Filter Supplement is available with commentary on why the need for an output filter on submersible motors is different from those for aboveground motors. This supplement is informational only and is not included in the AIM manual. To obtain a copy, please contact your local Franklin Electric Representative.
If you have any further questions concerning the AIM manual update or VFD Output Filter Supplement, please contact Franklin Electric’s Technical Service Hotline at 800.348.2420 or email@example.com.