LaBour Pumps -- Taber Series

Heavy Duty Vertical Sump

Vertical pumps are usually desirable for pumping of pits or as intank transfer or circulation pumps.  They can also be designed for dry pits or for other space saving reasons. 

Taber Series pumps are all metal construction.  Materials include ductile iron, 304SS, 316SS, as well as many other nickel alloys combinations. 

Two basic choices on a vertical pump are the flow capacity (GPM – pressure) and if the pump shaft will require a seal to prevent fumes from escaping from the pit. 

Series 1000 – 2000 – 8000

A bottom bearing is used to support the shaft within the pump.  Intermediate bearings are used to support the shaft at mid-points when the pump length exceeds four feet.  The exact length is a combination of pump size, shaft diameter and RPM.  The bearing lubrication source may be from the pumpage solution or external water or grease. 

Series 1000 are single stage – single volute designs. 

Series 2000 are two stage – single volute designs.  Two stage pumps are desirable for lower flow applications that require higher pressures.  An example would be 50 GPM @ 275 feet.

Series 8000 are single stage – triple volute designs.  Triple volute casing designs balance loads hydraulically to reduce eccentric bearing wear and extended service life.  The ability to handle viscous liquids is enhanced by shorter flow paths and reduced shear.  The same benefit applies to handling liquids with entrained vapors or solids.

 Series 9000

A cantilever design is also available when lower and intermediate bearings are not desirable.


Features & design options  

  • Flow rates to 2000 GPM
  • Pump discharge pressure to 600 feet – 260 PSI
  • Temperature to 2000 F
  •  Vertical single or two stage
  • Single or triple volute casing pump
  • 1750 and 3500 RPM
  • Pump thrust bearing – to allow use of standard motors and flexible coupling
  • Vertical direct-mounted
  • Motor stool for mounting
  • With or without stuffing box
  • Jacketed design option
  • Low flow impellers
  • Soft packing
  • Mechanical seal
  • Cantilever design
  • Settings to 30 ft
  • Standard and special materials

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Why Taber ?

  • Shorter Leadtimes on Higher Alloys
  • Manufacturing Facility Dedicated to Industrial Pumps
  • Flexibility in Design and Manufacturing
  • Dedicated Metallurgist
  • World Class Sales/Service Organization
  • Long History of Engineering Excellence

Typical Applications

  • Boiler Run off
  • Water Treatment
  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Molten Sulfur
  • Bromine
  • Molten Lead
  • Molten Caustic
  • Mercury
  • Nitro Glycerin Slurry
  • Day Tank Transfer
  • Parking Lot Sumps
  • Rail Car Unloading
  • Tank Farms
  • Heat Transfer Liquids
  • Industrial Waste Systems
  • Entrained Air or Applications with Vapor
  • Water

Options for Tabor Pumps

  • Jacket Column / Discharge
  • External Mounting
  • Dual (Pear) Mounting
  • Float Switch
  • Cladded Support Plate
  • Vapor Proof Construction
  • Low Flow Impeller
  • Expansive Metallurgical Selections
  • Expansive Intermediate Sleeve Bearing Materials options
  • Jacketing (Column & Discharge)
  • Float Controls
  • External Mounting
  • Contained Double Stuffing Box
  • Mechanical Seals (Liquid and/or Gas Type)
  • External Flushing Arrangements for Shaft Bearing Lubrication
  • Two Stage Design
  • Mutli & Triple Volute Casing
  • Vapor Proof Construction (not available with Cladding)
  • Solid Alloy Support Plate, (316SS,304SS,20ss…)
  • Cladded Support Plate (not available with VP const.)
  • Non-Sparking Coupling Guard
  • Heavy Duty Angular Contact Bearings, L10 life, up to 100,000 hours
  • Suction Strainer
  • Suction Tailpipe

Instruction manual for Tabor - PDF file part 1 - PDF file part 2

Please note:  KTH Sales, Inc. is the factory representative for northern Illinois and NW Indiana (East Chicago - Elkhart).  We are not able to provide pumps or parts for any customers except those within our local area.

For sales in other areas -- LaBour Pumps - Indianapolis, IN 46207 - ph 317-925-9661 - fax 317-920-6605