The company is one of the United States’ largest juice processors and marketers, buying fresh fruit juice from partners and suppliers and turning it into a variety of beverages that are sold around the world. The company produces orange juice at a 720,000 square-foot plant in central Florida. The plant was recently expanded to add a new production line for one of the company’s fastest-growing brands, a storage “tank farm” and to upgrade telecommunications, information technology and other systems.The Challenge
The challenge for any submersible pump manufacturer is to offer a full line of products that deliver excellent performance and reliability in a wide range of applications, conventional as well as niche. Between the original juice plant’s legacy equipment and new demands created by the recent expansion, the plant required satisfaction of a range of divergent needs: excellent non-solids dewatering performance for stormwater runoff, corrosion-resistance and solids-handling capabilities for acidic wastewater and process water, and high-temperature resistance coupled with solids handling for bottle washing.