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Vibration Data

Vibration Data:

Typical vibration levels with the EnviroPump and Seal VIT-500 and VIT-1000 pumps
are 0.02 in/sec to 0.04 in/sec as compared to ANSI allowable levels of 0.25 in/sec.

Comparison of ANSI Pump Rotating Element Strength:

ANSI Group 1 Recommended
Maximum
EnviroPump
VIT-500
Goulds
3196ST/STX
Durco
Mark III
Durco
Mark II
Shaft Diameter Between   Bearings.   2.00" 1.50" 1.50" 1.25"
Shaft Diameter Under Sleeve   No Sleeve 1.125" 1.125" 0.875"
Shaft Diameter Solid Shaft   1.625" 1.375" 1.375" 1.375"
Impeller Stability Factor (L3/D4)(1) Sleeved/Solid 30 30 143/64 140/62 346/126
Seal Stability Factor (T3/D4)(2) Sleeved/Solid 5 4 18/8 18/8 43/16
Bearing Stability Factor (SL2/DB4)(3) Sleeved/Solid 10 8 31 31 57
Pump Stability Factor(4) Sleeved/Solid 45 42 192/103 189/101 446/199
ANSI GROUP 2 Recommended
Maximum
EnviroPump
VIT-1000
Goulds
3196MT/MTX
Durco
Mark III
Durco
Mark II
Shaft Diameter Between Bearings.   3.00" 2.125" 2.20" 2.20"
Shaft Diameter Under Sleeve   No Sleeve 1.50" 1.50" 1.50"
Shaft Diameter Solid Shaft   2.125" 1.75" 1.875" 1.875"
Impeller Stability Factor (L3/D4)(1) Sleeved /Solid 30 20 112/63 90/49 90/49
Seal Stability Factor (T3/D4)(2) Sleeved /Solid 5 4 15/8 13/7 13/7
Bearing Stability Factor (SL2/DB4)(3) Sleeved/Solid 10 6 23/23 12/12 12/12
Pump Stability Factor(4) Sleeved/Solid 45 30 152/94 115/68 115/68

All values are approximate.

(1) Impeller Stability Factor (ISF) =L3/D4 pumps with single row bearings, and (0.75)L3/D4 for pumps with tandem bearing forward.
(2) Seal Stability factor (SSF).  Function of the distance from the nearest bearing to mid way between double seal (T), and diameter of the shaft (not the shaft sleeve) at the seal. 
For single row bearing SSF=T3/D4. For tandem bearing forward SSF=(0.7)T3/D4.
(3) Bearing Stability Factor (BSF)=SL2/DB4.
(4) Pump Stability Factor (PSF)=(.75 if tandem) L3/D4 + (.75 if tandem) T3/D4 + SL2/DB4.

Benefits:

  • Impeller Stability Factor (ISF)-one of the lowest in the world, resulting in greatly reduced deflection and vibration.
  • Seal Stability Factor (SSF)-one of the lowest in the world (which can be reduced further to 0.4 with rear seal locations), resulting is stable, flat seal face operation, and lowest leakage.
  • Bearing Stability Factor (BSF) measures shaft resistance to “bow” effect between bearings as load is applied at the end of shaft.
  • Pump Stability Factor (PSF) is the combined value of all three factors.  The lower the number, the better performance under “off peak” conditions, upsets, lowest vibration, lowest cavitation effects, and best seal stability.