On-board condition monitoring is now standard on nonmetallic versions of one of the world’s most popular process pumps, the Goulds Pumps Model 3196. The NM 3196 is an ANSI chemical process pump that gives users an alternative to expensive metal-alloy pumps for processes involving highly corrosive fluids. Constructed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, the NM 3196 pump is up to 20% more efficient than competing metal pumps, according to ITT Goulds. The units also now feature i-FRAME power ends, which incorporate multiple patented technologies to reduce downtime and lower life-cycle costs. The central feature of this new power frame is the i-Alert on-board condition monitor, which automatically monitors temperature and vibration, warning users with a flashing LED display if either are exceeding normal parameters. The visual alert makes it easy to spot potential trouble before it occurs, so that operators can react to avoid possible catastrophic failure and resulting loss of production and downtime. www.gouldspumps.com