First Three In The U.S.A.
The City of Dallas now has three operable concrete volute pump stations (CVP). They are the only three CVP stations in the United States. The technology has been around for many years but was originally developed in Europe. Flowserve has a large number of CVP stations in the world, but got their start in the Netherlands.
Concrete volute pumps are used for high flow applications. The three pump stations at Dallas are rated for 125,000 gpm per pump to 220,000 gpm per pump depending on which station. They are made for low to medium head applications. One of the CVP pump station's features is long runs between major repairs.