SSI Celebrates Third Anniversary of Pivotrol® Condensate Pumps with Contest

Contest Celebrates Third Anniversary of Pivotrol® Condensate Pumps

BLYTHEWOOD, SC-Spirax Sarco, Inc., is marking the third anniversary of its Pivotrol® Pressure Powered Condensate Pump with a contest seeking the pump with the highest number of pumping cycles as recorded by the pump's integral cycle counter. Pump owners are invited to submit photographs of the cycle counter, with the three highest recorded counts earning Apple iPod touch Media Players for the entrants. Every valid entrant will receive a $15 iTunes Store Gift Card.

The Pivotrol Pump, with PowerPivot technology, was introduced in 2004 in answer to reliability problems encountered with condensate pumps as a whole. To underscore the confidence Spirax Sarco held in the PowerPivot technology, the company introduced the Pivotrol pumps with a 3-year or 3-million-cycles warranty, with optional 5-year or 5-million-cycles coverage. An integral cycle counter on each pump confirms the warranty coverage. The first Pivotrol Pumps will have completed their standard warranty term on a time basis in 2008.

According to Product Manager Neil Davies, "Condensate pumps were notorious maintenance headaches prior to the Pivotrol pump. Many in rapid cycling process applications required rebuilding or replacement after only a few months or a few hundred thousand cycles. We anticipate entries from Pivotrol owners who have recorded several million cycles without failure. The implications for energy savings, maintenance reduction and uptime security are significant."

The Pivotrol "High Cyclers Anniversay Contest" will run from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. More details are available on the Spirax Sarco website,

Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco is the world's leading provider of steam system solutions, dedicated to providing knowledge, service and products for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids. With more than 90 years of experience, Spirax Sarco has both the resources and capabilities to meet customers' total system needs.


Dawn Cartwright

Marketing Communications Manager

Spirax Sarco, Inc.

Tel. 803-714-2072

Fax 803-714-2224


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