May 17, 2010
DELAVAN, WI — May 17, 2010 — To complement its full line of BERKELEY® brand pumps, motors and controls, Pentair Flow Technologies is introducing the B3ZRM Heavy Duty frame-mounted centrifugal pump. The B3ZRM Heavy Duty is specifically designed for agricultural irrigation and water truck usage; demanding applications where high-performance and longevity are a must.
The B3ZRM Heavy Duty is dimensionally interchangeable with the standard duty bearing frame and incorporates the top requested features in the line. The B3ZRM Heavy Duty provides superior operating performance and easy maintenance, making it an industry leader in the market place. 


Incorporates Top 10 Industry Features

“Before we designed this new line, we met with customers to understand the most important features needed in this type of pump” said Jim Hughes, Vertical Marketing Manager for Pentair. “We incorporated the customers’ top 10 requested features in the B3ZRM Heavy Duty line.” These features include:
1.      Heavy-duty Bearing Frame (maximizes LT bearing life)
2.      Sealed Bearings (keeps dirt & debris out)
3.      Improved Bearing Retention Method (extended dependability, minimal maintenance)
4.      O-Ring Casing Seal (better than gasket)
5.      Hefty 1-1/4" Keyed Impeller Shaft (superior reliability & durability)
6.      416 Stainless Steel Slip-fit Shaft Sleeve (safer, faster, easier maintenance)
7.      Cast Iron Impellers (for wear resistance)
8.      Several Casing Options (convenience of multiple connections & mounting angles)
9.      Packed Stuffing Box Design (with large opening for improved serviceability)
10. Improved Bolt Clearance (more working room for easier installation)
BERKELEY B3ZRM Heavy Duty Pumps are available through a network of more than 5,000 authorized dealers throughout North America. More information on the B3ZRM Heavy Duty pump, including where to buy, is available at



BERKELEY manufactures a diverse line of high-performance pumps and motors for use in the industrial, commercial & agricultural markets. BERKELEY was founded in 1937, and is located in Delavan, Wisconsin. For more information, visit BERKELEY is a part of Pentair Flow Technologies, a division of Pentair, Inc.


About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( (NYSE:PNR) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and
standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2009 revenues of $2.7 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,150 people worldwide.
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