New Mobile Toolkit Available Soon

Cornell Pump has a mobile toolkit application that allows users to calculate TDH, friction loss, and NPSH. It also allows users to select Cornell Products that best match the calculated values, as well as save them for later reference, send them to a colleague, and request a quote from Cornell.

The mobile toolkit will be expanding in the next few weeks; we are currently beta testing a metric version.

The toolkit is available as an application on the Apple Store and on Google Play. When available in the next couple weeks, the metric version will be there as well. Find links to both of these here.

WEFTEC 2018 is going on now!

Cornell Pump is exhibiting at WEFTEC 2018. Stop by booth #529 to see our waste water offerings.

In photo: Ron Aceto, Cornell Pump municipal market manager, explains Waste Warrior 8NW pump to WEFTEC attendees.  Waste Warrior tackles ragging and plugging issues with ease.

Pump School 2018 Advanced Assembly Training

Cornell Pump hosted our 69th Annual Pump School last week. We’ve trained more than 13,000 attendees on hydraulics, pump operation, NPSH A/R, and more at the numerous pumps schools we’ve run in Portland.

Here is a video of the advance factory session, where a Redi-Prime®  unit was being assembled. It provides a good overview of the process for tear down, and answers some question on rebuilds. On our YouTube page, you can see dozens of how-to, promotional, and informational videos from Cornell Pump, in addition to this video on the Redi-Prime assembly.

And consider attending PUMP SCHOOL 2019 in September of 2019, in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

Visit Cornell at WEFTEC 2018

Cornell Pump is busy setting up on a new booth design for WEFTEC in  New Orleans. We hope you stop by booth  #529 to see our N series, Self-Priming, Cutter, and DuraPrime® pumps, as well as our Hydro Turbines for energy recovery, and our Pilot pump monitor system.

WEFTEC is Monday through Wednesday, October 1 through 3, 2018 at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

Longtime Cornell Pump Employee Retiring

Lyle Wiese started in 1981.

If you’ve bought a pump from Cornell in the last 37 years, odds are good that some portion of was machined, assembled, inspected, shipped, or tested by Lyle Wiese.  Lyle joined Cornell on January 5, 1981 as a machinist, and has worked at nearly every position available in the shop since then.

He retires at the end of September, after nearly four decades here. When asked to reflect on the time, his advice was “Make sure you’re happy.” Lyle is known for his knowledge, work ethic, and for being happy at pump schools; he led assembly demonstrations at the annual event for decades; only missing one school in all those years to be with his wife on an anniversary cruise.


We wish Lyle the very best in his retirement!


Today (September 25) is One Hit Wonder Day 2018. At first glance, it might seem there is no connection between flash-in-the pan singing success and pumps, but hear us out… (pun intended).

Cornell Pump is the opposite of a one hit wonder; we’ve had a solid string of success with our pumps and products from RB agricultural series, CB open drive refrigeration, hot oil cooking pumps, Cycloseal® sealing system, to new breakout stars in the Arctic King hermetic, STX self primers, SP robust slurry pump, and more.

But, we do enjoy music in the shop where we manufacture all our pumps here in Oregon, and many catchy tunes come over the airwaves of our local Portland FM stations.

So, we are celebrating the day that Steven Rosen, a music journalist at Creem, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, and many other magazines, created in 1990, to celebrate the fame that some musicians enjoy for a catchy five-minute (or less) ditty.

You can find numerous Top 10/ Top 25, lists of one hit wonders; marketing at Cornell Pump is partial to Safety Dance by Men Without Hats (1982), and 99 Luftballons by Nena (1984).


Wish you were here – Pump School 2018

Pump School 2018 is off to a great start, with over 200 attendees, great weather, and lots of excitement over Cornell’s new PiloT IIoT module, Cyclone vertical turbine pumps, and the new eCatalog.

Attendees are gaining valuable knowledge on pump parts, selection, system design, and much, much more.

For more information on Cornell’s pump school, visit

Irvine Ranch Water District Pump School

Irvine Ranch Water District, in Orange County, California, held a regional pump school at their training facility on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Dozens of operators and engineers learned from Cornell Pump municipal market manager, Ron Aceto, as well as enjoying In-N-Out Burger for lunch.

If you’re interested in additional training from Cornell Pump, consider attending our annual Pump School , held September 18&19, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

Cornell Employees Celebrate at Oregon Zoo

At Cornell, we don’t monkey around. We take our fun seriously! For Cornell Pump Company’s summer party on August 4th, employees enjoyed a buffet lunch at the Oregon Zoo with hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. Kids met a golden eagle brought out by zoo handlers, and in addition to the zoo exhibits, everyone had the opportunity to ride the zoo train or carousel.
Lucky raffle winners took home prizes including an inflatable raft, super soakers, spike ball game, 3 in 1 toss game, cooler full of camping gear, ice cream maker, smores kit, hotel gift card, wireless earbuds, and more.

Happy 4th of July

We wish our customers and their families a fun and safe 4th of July holiday. Please note that the Cornell offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence day. Our office will reopen on Thursday, July 5th.