NFPA 2023

NFPA 2023

The NFPA 2022 is 3 days of jam packed networking, education, socializing and experiencing everything new in Fire Protection.  The show floor will be buzzing with all that is new from Ameriflo, product demos, learning opportunities and the most recent updates from Ameriflo.  Ameriflo will be showing the latest in pump tech including proprietary designs and advanced manufacturing techniques.  Stop by and get the latest information on Ameriflo and their plans on market dominance……

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#1 Ameriflo Circle

#1 Ameriflo Circle, Piperton TN, USA

It’s always great to be Number 1 and so will be the case with the new Ameriflo Global Headquarters located in Piperton, TN.  The city has graciously given the address, #1 Ameriflo Circle, that only suits what Ameriflo has been doing on the global stage.  These images show the extensive facility (and the quite honestly the seriousness Ameriflo has in the future) that is currently being designed and constructed in Western Tennessee.  As seen in previous posts, this facility will house senior management, production, engineering, sales and service schools resources, all hydraulic and Diesel engine testing, as well as the complete manufacturing facility for all Ameriflo product lines.

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Ameriflo Global Headquarters Land Purchase

Ameriflo Global Headquarters

It comes with great excitement that we announce the building of our new Ameriflo Global Headquarters which will be located in Piperton, TN.  This brand new 100,000 square foot facility will centralize several different facilities located throughout the world and will be located on 7 acres of American soil!!  This new facility will include:

  1. Corporate headquarters for senior management and applications engineering
  2. A state-of-the-art training facility for sales and service training of pumps and Diesel engines
  3. Full product showroom displaying pumps, packages and Diesel engines
  4. 300,000 gallon hydraulic test facility that will be able to test end suction, vertical inline, split case, vertical turbine, submersible non-clog and self primers with flows through 100,000 gallons and pressures to over 1000 PSI (Full string testing in electric and/or Diesel engine drivers)
  5. Dual dyno’s for testing and certifying the complete Ameriflo Diesel engine program
  6. Racking for millions of dollars of expanded inventory
  7. Small and large assembly areas to assemble pump on a base with driver up to and including 20 & 40 foot containerized pump houses
  8. Machine and fabrication cell used to manufacture the entire Ameriflo product line

This brand new facility will also allow Ameriflo more space for inventory allowing even faster lead-times for the Express program.  The new Tennessee test facility will allow for very fast customization of stock inventory for domestic and international customers extending the current hydraulic offering currently covered by the Express Quick Ship Program.

Future Blogs will cover the construction and keep you all up to date on our progress and eventual grand opening.  Stay tuned for these details and as always, thank you for your interest in Ameriflo.

Large Refinery Split Case

Not Only Fire Protection

Ameriflo started its global program by first focusing on fire protection.  Over the last several years, Ameriflo has developed and released the most comprehensive UL & FM fire protection offering on the planet.  With complete coverage in the end suction, vertical inline, split case and vertical turbine, our hydraulics are unmatched.  Couple that with the only pump manufacturer offered Diesel engine program and you have a very dangerous product offering that has disrupted the global fire protection market.

The intention form the beginning of the Ameriflo concept was to also offer a complete non fire offering consisting of end suction, split case, ANSI end suction, vertical turbine, mixed flow and axial flow products for the Commercial, Municipal & Industrial markets.  This post focuses on one of these non-fire product offerings.

Shown here are two 14×16-20 HS split case pumps sized for 10,300 GPM and a head of 259 Feet.  These pumps have cast iron casings with 304 stainless steel impellers coupled to two medium voltage, 1760 RPM, 900 HP horizontal T-frame motors.  The customer specified mechanical seal construction and the standard Ameriflo accessory package.  These two units are mounted on the exclusive Ameriflo fabricated base assembly featuring base jackscrews for base leveling.

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Back To Basics

High Quality Castings

We have spent hours on a variety of Blogs discussing construction, Diesel engines and products being shipped all over the world.  Although Ameriflo has the most diverse and complete hydraulic coverage available in the fire protection industry, we neglect to cover the basics when it comes to standard casing & bowl castings.  It is very well known that Ameriflo standardizes on ductile iron casing material throughout the fire protection product line.  The casting process for ductile iron is slightly more complicated than cast iron but the advantages are worth the effort.  Nearly every other manufacturer in the fire protection industry pours their casing castings out of class 30 cast iron.  This class of cast iron has a tensile strength of 30,000 PSI and is the standard for the pump industry globally.

Ductile iron has an additional step of using what is called an inoculation crucible.  This second crucible has magnesium placed in it and the original heat is poured into this crucible for inoculation.  This process essentially changes the base material into ductile iron.  The grade of ductile iron that Ameriflo uses as a standard material in all casings and bowls is class 65 which has a tensile strength of 65,000 PSI, more than double that of standard class 30 cast iron.  As the tensile strength is increased, so is the case working pressure.  This simple change in base material from cast iron to ductile iron allows Ameriflo to have case working pressures that are nearly doubled of what our competition uses as a standard material.

Ductile iron is used by the competition in applications where the case working pressures needed exceeds class 30 cast iron.  Other manufacturers will offer this as an option with an extended lead-time.  These lead-times vary, can exceed 20 additional weeks and is a killer to a prospective order, especially when the customer needs the pump yesterday.

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Intersec 2023

Intersec 2023

The 24th edition of Intersec will unite the industry and accelerate conversations to explore strategies and source technologies for the challenges faced by global security leaders and professionals. 

Bringing you representation from over 50 countries with 10+ official international country pavilions including the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, Singapore, Italy, and more; this is your unique opportunity to connect, network, source, and succeed in business face-to-face with global suppliers from across the world.

Be a part of the success story, share and gain insights, knowledge, and solutions as we once again gather and reconnect with existing clients and build new partnerships. We are excited to host you and look forward to reinforcing those ever important business relationships that are the pinnacle of every exhibition.  The show floor will be buzzing with all that is new from Ameriflo, product demos, learning opportunities and the most recent updates from Ameriflo.  Ameriflo will be showing the latest in pump tech including proprietary designs and advanced manufacturing techniques.  Stop by and get the latest information on Ameriflo and their plans on market dominance……

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3 Day Quick Ship

Express Quick Ship

Can you say THREE DAY LEAD-TIME!! Another Express Quick Ship package out the door by the end of the week. This is an emergency shipment for a high rise building in NY City. The client was on Fire Watch and paying nearly $3,000 a day while waiting for a competitor pump that was quoted with an 11 week lead-time. They knew this 11 week time-frame would get drawn out to 20 weeks or more.

The Ameriflo crew did what they do best and got this UL/FM certified pump assembled, tested, mounted and crated in three short days. Along with the fire pump goes a jockey pump as well. Incredible work done by an incredible team!! Oh, and by the way, this is one of three pumps on the floor being shipped in 1 week or less…..

In a world today where all of Ameriflo’s competitors are quoting 20-40 week lead-times having a program like the one Ameriflo offers simply has no equal!!

Ameriflo has over 250 pumps in stock for standard and Express Quick Shipment options. Be sure to call us for all of those projects where the other guy isn’t meeting the lead-time they quoted so you wouldn’t look around for another reliable supplier like the Ameriflo crew!! Stop letting these other guys hold you hostage and critically impact your business by being late on deliveries and not meeting the elevated standards you deserve.

AFSA 2022

AFSA Annual Convention 2022

Get Inspired! AFSA41: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition will draw industry partners from across the United States as well as internationally and exhibitors with the latest in products, services, and technology. Connect at THE largest trade show and conference for the fire sprinkler industry in North America.

Gain Momentum! As an exhibitor, you will make your presence known to a large, captive audience of the customers and prospects you want to see at the place to be. As an attendee, you will benefit from cutting-edge education courses, live hands-on demonstrations, and plenty of networking opportunities.

GO! This event offers exhibitors the opportunity to have face-to-face contact with prospective clients. Take charge of your future by making new and strengthening existing connections at AFSA41.

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Diesel Engine SC Pumps

Middle East Split Case Pumps

The pump featured in this short Blog includes a Diesel engine driven split case pump.  This medium sized pump produces 2500 GPM @ 135 PSI.  Ameriflo has the most efficient and expansive split case product offered in the fire protection market today.  The 5030 SC product line has many standard features and benefits that are not offered even as options by the majority of the other players.  The Diesel engine version features an Ameriflo AF6-135, 6 cylinder block generating 375 HP at 1760 RPM and has a large 1.500 inch cooling loop.

Ameriflo Diesel engines have features that the other Diesel engine manufactures simply do not offer.  The Diesel engine cradle is a unique and specifiable feature by virtually eliminating Diesel engine vibration that was historically transferred to the pump and system piping from the Diesel engine.  The Ameriflo Vibration Isolation Cradle (VIC) has integral engine mounts that completely isolate the Diesel engine vibration from being transferred to the pump base assembly.  This is a feature that no other Diesel engine manufacturer has as a standard offering.  This VIC greatly reduces oscillations found from other Diesel engine manufacturers and allows all Ameriflo pump assemblies to operate vibration free.  Other models feature charged air cooled intake and water to oil heat exchangers to maximize Diesel engine performance.

The Ameritouch digital engine controller has no “old school” gauges present.  The end user is presented with a fully digital, touch screen interface that is state of the art!  All Diesel engine parameters can be monitored from this digital interface making startup and run tests very easy.  This is yet another example of how Ameriflo is leveraging technology to be the leader in the fire protection market.

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Tennessee Move

Moving Right Along

As Ameriflo continues to expand globally, the move to Tennessee is nearly complete.  The new and expanded facility located in Rossville, TN will allow Ameriflo to better service their customers and allow for better organization of the nearly 200 stock units used on the Express Quick Ship program.  Dozens of manufacturing orders move their way through the “Pick” and “Pack” processes on their way out the door toward shipping.  With nearly no other pump manufacturer stocking products today, Ameriflo continues to be the industry leader in quick ship UL/FM certified fire protection equipment.

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