Fluid Pump Newsletter

For more than 50 years, Process & Power has been the premier compressed air solutions provider in the Mid-South. And that has certainly not changed. Process & Power currently serves approximately 2,000 customers in the area with a wide variety of compressed air services.

There’s little doubt that Process & Power is one of the first names that comes to the mind of companies that specialize in this service. But what some people may not know is that the company’s fluid pump division is quickly becoming a service that companies are utilizing.


John Perry was hired on June 1 as Process & Power’s new pump division sales manager. He’s been in the business for 12 years and brings a well-rounded view of pump sales to the company.

“My goal is to develop a competency within the Process & Power organization that makes the company a key supplier of pumps and related equipment in our market,” says Perry. He feels like he is a perfect fit for the company.

“P & P has a spectacular management team that derives its experience from corporate Ingersoll Rand as well as the field expertise of managing a distributorship over a 20-year span,” adds Perry. “The company has always focused on its customers first and foremost. This is evident in its rapid expansion of the service division and a marked increase in sales over the past five years. When you look at a company to evaluate the fit, one of the key factors to evaluate is where they are today, where they want to be in five years and what they are willing to do to make that happen. In this role, they’re the best.”


“P & P has been in business for over 50 years and has been a leading vendor in the Mid-South,” says John Perry, pump division sales manager. “Over the years, the company profile has changed with personnel and differing product lines. The one thing that has always been a constant is the never-ending dedication to our customers.”

Process and Power deals with nothing but the finest and most respected pump manufacturers in the country.

Deming pumps are one of several brands that Process & Power handles. Renowned for durability, efficiency and low-maintenance, Deming offers one of the most complete and diversified industrial lines of pumping equipment. Whether it’s end-suction general service and process pumps, ANSI horizontal and vertical online process pumps, horizontally split double suction single and two stage pumps or submersible motor and vertical column sump pumps, Deming has the solution. Anything from general industry to nuclear applications is within the scope of Deming pumps.

Barnes and Crown, another brand of pumps with which Process & Power works, is extremely versatile as well. Homeowners and industrial companies have found great success with this brand. Cost-effective and innovative, Barnes and Crown do everything from sewage and wastewater pumps to systems that can handle decorative and elaborate fountains.

If sealed centrifugal pumps available in various metallurgies and mechanical configurations are what you’re looking for, Process & Power deals with Summit, a leader in that area. Petro chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper industries regularly utilize Summit’s products. These pump’s parts are interchangeable with Goulds, Durco, Worthington and other major OEM’s.

“Speaking of centrifugal pumps”, Gusher is another brand that Process & Power handles. Available in vertical and horizontal styles and well suited for small and large flow rates, models include close-coupled, end-suction, immersed, self-priming, vortex, sludge, multi-stage and full cantilever pumps.

Submersible electrical dewatering pumps have been a specialty of Grindex pumps for the last five decades, and Process & Power can help you find the model you need. The company’s nine new pumps are sized to 140 HP, which cover almost any application and are designed to reduce operational costs.

The pumps that Finish Thompson offers give customers of Process & Power another excellent option. Many of Finish Thompson’s pumps, offered in vertical and horizontal configurations, are made from heavy gauge stainless steel and plastics engineered for corrosion resistance. Mag drive pumps which feature high-powered, rare earth magnetic couplings allowing for maximum horsepower are among the many products offered by Finish Thompson.

Process & Power also offers a wide variety of compressed air systems. The Department of Energy recently identified compressed air as a major opportunity to reduce industrial energy consumption.

Whether your need is for a pump or compressed air system, Process & Power is a company you can depend on.

Customer service is something the company takes very seriously. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, Process & Power has factory-trained and certified service technicians at the ready. The company’s customer care services include audits, installations, maintenance plans and 24/7 emergency service.

“Process & Power already has the leading name and reputation in our market for air compressors and engineered air solutions,” says Perry. “The new focus will revolve around our customer’s perception that we can provide the same level of service and competency with pumps and associated equipment.”


Did you know that most condensate discharged from a compressed air system contains some level of oil? A contact cooled air compressor uses oil to seal, lubricate and cool. This oil is held in the compressor with a separator filter. When this filter is new, the oil carryover is about 1ppm. Over its lifecycle as the separator deteriorates, the carryover increases. The oil that gets past the separator ends up mixing with your condensate and discharging out of the machine. Condensate is usually run into a sanitary drain, disposal system or sometimes on the ground. The only one of these methods that is acceptable to the EPA is through a disposal system that removes the oil from the condensate. Anything else is harmful to the environment. Is your system EPA compliant?