Sims Pumps supplying pumps for Staten Island ferries
09 March 2018
Connecting Staten Island with Manhattan (New York), the Staten Island Ferry is among New York City’s most famous features. However, the Hudson River’s salty waters wear on metallic pumping equipment, and pump corrosion and erosion are a significant concern for Ferry operators. As such, two of the vessels’ general service pumps upgraded from the Metallic Pumps (due to corrosion and maintenance issues) to SIMSITE® Structural Engineered Composite Pumps.
Having been built out of a structural graphite composite, the company claims that the pumps will never corrode in sea water. The analysis of the pump system for the Staten Island Ferries presented Sims engineers with the opportunity to utilize a single suction pump design versus the original double suction design of the metallic pumps.