The experts at the Taylor & Fenn Company have decades of experience with ferrous sand casting of iron and steel centrifugal pump components. Many of our customers have been working with us for years because of the reliable quality of the pieces we produce for them. One such customer has trusted us for more than twenty years to sand cast components for their split case pumps.

High-Quality Casting Services for Pump Components

We produce nearly every pump component for this client, including flanges, inlet suction, pump housings, pump liners, gear housings, bearing housings, and more. The customer’s patterns are kept on file and can be produced in multiple geometric combinations upon request. With their specialized knowledge of how to cast centrifugal pump components, our foundry experts are able to accomodate any requested changes from the client with no delay in product delivery.

Most of the pump components are casted in 60-40-18 ductile iron. It is a fairly standard ductile iron with which the Taylor & Fenn foundry workers are accustomed to working. 60-40-18 ductile iron typically has a specified minimum tensile strength of 60 ksi (414 MPa) and a yield strength of 40 ksi (276 MPa). Common applications for this grade of iron include pressure-containing parts for use at elevated temperatures, as well as valves and fittings for steam and chemical plant equipment. It is a reliable choice for centrifugal pumps in a variety of applications.

Taylor & Fenn Provides Reliable Casting Results

With so many years of experience producing components for this client, the overall process is fairly routine. Once the parts have been molded and casted, they are grinded to remove any extraneous flashing. Then the parts are put through a heat treatment to increase their overall strength and corrosion resistance, and to stabilize the microstructure of the part.  

The customer has been more than satisfied with the quality of the sand-casted pump components they’ve received from us for several decades. We produce reliable components with unmatched efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To find out more about how the Taylor & Fenn Company can help you with your sand-casted iron or steel centrifugal pump components, contact us today.