Goulds® Pumps: Selection Guide

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Xylem is a leading provider of water industry solutions. The company has many product brands—including Goulds Water Technology, which manufactures and distributes Goulds® pumps.

Goulds pumps are designed for reliability and durability. However, they are available in many variations, each of which is suitable for different requirements and restrictions.

With this in mind, the experts at Gainesville Industrial Electric (GIE) put together the following guide, which outlines the types of pumps available, typical use cases, and selection considerations.


Types of Goulds Pumps

Goulds pumps are available with a wide range of features and performance characteristics. At GIE, the types we supply include:

Submersible Pumps

  • Submersible Pumps. These submersible pumps are suitable for use in wells and turbine systems. Our well pumps are available in 4-inch models (for residential and small municipal water supply systems and light irrigation applications) and 6-inch models (for larger wells and agricultural, commercial, and municipal water systems). Our turbine pumps come in many variations, including deep well, short set lineshaft, canned lineshaft, mixed flow, and surface mount models.


Stainless Steel End Suction Pumps

  • Stainless Steel End Suction Pumps. These end suction centrifugal pumps offer working pressures of up to 250 PSI and handle fluids with temperatures reaching 250° F. They are available with options for 304 or 316 stainless steel construction, ANSI flanged and NPT connections, close-coupled, frame-mounted, or engine-drive configurations, and one or three-phase electric motors.


Cast Iron End Suction Pumps

  • Cast Iron End Suction Pumps. These end suction pumps are constructed from cast iron, options for brass fittings, and feature an enclosed impeller.


Self-Priming End Suction Pumps for Clear Liquids

  • Self-Priming End Suction Pumps for Clear Liquids. These self-priming pumps are suitable for use in many general water handling applications, including irrigation, draining, and water supply distribution. They are available with options for electric motors, gas engines, and bearing frames.


High-Pressure Stainless Steel Pumpss

  • High-Pressure Stainless Steel Pumps. These multi-stage pumps offer maximum flow rates of up to 350 gallons per minute and heads of up to 700 feet. They come in 304 and 316L stainless steel variations and vertical and horizontal configurations.


High-Pressure Cast Iron Centrifugal Pumps

  • High-Pressure Cast Iron Centrifugal Pumps. These multi-stage centrifugal pumps are made from cast iron with 300-series stainless steel elements. They are designed for continuous operation, providing quiet, steady, and vibration-free flow.


Aquavar Variable Speed Control Systems

  • Aquavar Variable Speed Control Systems. Aquavar control systems enable industry professionals to maintain constant pressure, flow, and system curve performances. They are suitable for use with any three-phase centrifugal pump motor of 230 or 460 volts and pumps ranging from ½ to 60 horsepower. For automatic service operations, up to four pumps can be linked.


Vertically Immersed Pumps

  • Vertically Immersed Pumps. These vertically immersed pumps operate by putting the pump head directly in the fluid within a tank. They are available in single-stage or multi-stage and 304 or 316 stainless steel variations.


Submersible Sump Pumps

  • Submersible Sump Pumps. These submersible sump pumps are available with cast iron or stainless steel construction. They can be used for a variety of dewatering applications, such as pumping out basements, pits, and other areas submerged in dirty water, greywater, or suspensions with small and soft solids.


Submersible Dewatering Pumps, Effluent Pumps, and Water Pumps


Submersible Sewage Pumps

  • Submersible Sewage Pumps. These non-clogging sewage pumps are designed for use in drainage systems, water systems, and small lift stations. They can be used for a variety of residential, municipal, and industrial applications, including in homes, farms, schools, treatment plants, and flooded areas.


Multi-Stage Pumps

  • Multi-Stage Pumps. Multi-stage pumps boost water pressures for industrial, commercial, and municipal facilities. They are available with bronze, cast iron, and stainless steel construction.


Industries Served

Goulds pumps find application in a diverse set of industries, including the following:

  • Chemical
  • Food and beverage
  • Irrigation
  • Mining and minerals
  • Oil and refining
  • Power generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water and wastewater treatment


Selection Considerations for Goulds Pumps

When choosing a pump for a specific application, there are many factors to keep in mind to ensure optimal performance. Some of the design elements to consider include:

  • Flow pressure and volume capacities
  • Light-duty vs. heavy-duty
  • Single-stage vs. multi-stage
  • Vertical vs. horizontal configuration
  • Types of fluid (e.g., abrasive, corrosive, sticky, solid, etc.)
  • Fluid viscosity (low to high)
  • Operating temperatures (minimum and maximum)
  • Industry regulations (e.g., ANSI)

Why Choose GIE for Your Pump Needs?

At Gainesville Industrial Electric, we provide an extensive range of pumps, including Goulds pumps. Equipped with decades of industry experience and an EASA approved and UL certified motor and pump repair facility, our team has the knowledge and skills needed to assist with virtually any pump need.

For additional information about our pump products and services or assistance choosing a Goulds pump or other pump for your facility, contact us or request a quote today.



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