Industrial and Commercial Pump Case Studies

R.F. MacDonald Co. services and sells boilers, pumps, composites and accessories for commercial and industrial applications.

Pump Case Studies

Pump CompanyAs we expand our pump division throughout California and Nevada, our product line and experience continues to grow. We invite you to review some of the case studies we have written. They contain actual customer projects and show some of the solutions R.F. MacDonald Co. has offered to its customers.
Since these are just a sample of the many pump projects we do every year, please call one of our offices to discuss your specific requirements. Our service capabilities and resources have made us the single source partner for many in the industry.

California Maritime Academy

Pumps at Cal Maritime Academy in Bay AreaThe T.S. Golden Bear is the primary training ship for California Maritime Academy cadets. The Golden Bear is not only a year-round, training vessel but also a testing ship for various oceanic systems.
Product: Goulds 3410V, Integrated PumpSmart VSD
Application: Water Treatment
Industry: University
Category: Pump

Northern California Power Agency

Pumps used at utility power companyNew municipal pumping station solves a major bottleneck in one section of a 50 mile pipeline. The Northern California Power Agency harnesses steam from a geyser field in Middletown, California.
Product: Goulds 3409 with VFD
Application: Electrical Generation
Industry: Industrial
Category: Pump

JBT Foodtech

Food Companies that Use PumpsDigital Dosing Pump provides reliability and accuracy in fruit coating application at processing facility. JBT FoodTech is a premiere provider of service and solutions for citrus packing houses.
Product: Grundfos Digital Dosing Pump
Application: Produce Processing
Industry: Food Processing
Category: Pump


Food Processing pumpsEven though tomatoes can be a very abrasive medium, causing pump failures and downtime, one self-priming pump showed no visible signs of wear after operating for a complete tomato production season.
Product: Bornemann SLH-180
Application: Tomato Processing
Industry: Food Processing
Category: Pump

Franzia Winery

Wine PumpsA durable pump on a portable cart provides a flexible solution for a variety of pump needs such as separating unwanted solids through a filtration system using a positive displacement pump.
Product: Börger Rotary Lobe Pump
Application: Portable Hand-Cart
Industry: Winery
Category: Pump

Donation of a Pump to UC Davis

Pump used in wineriesA pump donation to the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis to be used as a learning tool for students. Courses in viticulture and enology prepare students for careers in the winemaking industry.
Product: Seepex Progressive Cavity Pump
Application: Viscous Liquid Processing
Industry: Winery
Category: Pump

Pump Demolition & Installation

Pump DemolitionVideo case study of pump demolition and installation at a food processing facility. Pump technicians, measure the existing equipment, prepare the baseplate and install the new pump assembly.
Product: Goulds Split Case Pump
Application: Food Processing Plant
Industry: Food Processing
Category: Pump

Castoro Cellars Winery

Pumps at WineryA customized must pump is installed after three seasons of exasperating pumps. The new pump uses a metal rotor and rubber stator to flex and compress when it encounters solids.
Product: Seepex Progressive Cavity Pump
Application: Harvest Processing
Industry: Food Processing
Category: Pump

June Mountain Ski Area

Snow making machineA quick repair was required on a seized pump used to operate the ski resort’s snow machines. The vertical turbine pump sits dormant for nine months until snow season begins, causing deterioration.
Product: Goulds Vertical Turbine Pump
Application: Snow Production
Industry: Commercial
Category: Pump