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Product Discontinuation: 5 & 7 GPM Tri-Seal Pumps


In the 4-inch residential and light commercial space, Franklin Electric offers three pump types rated with a best efficiency point (BEP) of 5 and 7 gallons per minute (GPM): 3200 Series, Series V, and Tri-Seal Series. Upon inventory depletion, Tri-Seal pumps are being discontinued.Tri Seal Group

What Does this Mean to You?

Orders for Tri-Seal models will be fulfilled using an alternative. Consider all Franklin pumps are designed to perform well in nearly all water well conditions. However, regional requirements might dictate other product choices, such as better dry-run capability or improved sand handling.

The two following pump design constructions are available to cover your demand:

  • By default, orders for Tri-Seal models will be fulfilled with 3200 Series models*.
    • 3200 Series, built with a Sandhandler top bearing system, is an ideal solution for areas that demand extra sand protection.
  • Please, consult your Franklin Electric Representative to understand if you require a different alternative.
    • For applications where the aquifer in the area is susceptible to extreme drawdown, Series V is built to include dry-run impervious top bearing system.

Supporting Resources

See the chart below for guidance in selecting the alternative pumps as changes become effective and fully reflected on our supporting materials.

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Download the Tri-Seal Cross Reference Guide to easily identify the new model/item numbers across each pump family.

If you have any questions concerning these products, please contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative or Technical Support at 1-800-348-2420.

Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (FWWF) Provides Access to Clean Water with Solar Pumps


The global coronavirus pandemic had a devastating impact not only on the South African healthcare system, FWWF Soimet 2016 05but also on its infrastructure growth during 2020. Despite these challenges, Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (FWWF) was able to accomplish the goal of providing access to clean, safe, and sustainable water and sanitation solutions within the remote communities of Sutherland in South Africa, Chikuluma, Malawi, and in Mongu, Zambia. 

“The people of Sutherland’s Central Karoo area have experienced severe drought for over seven years,” states Attie Jonker, vice pesident, Commercial Group, South Africa at Franklin Electric. “The opportunity to partner with GOGF in giving water and some relief to those who have been gravely affected by the drought is gratifying for our organization. As we continue our mission of bringing clean water to the people in these communities, we are committed to restoring hope for the next generations.”

Read the full news at Water Well Journal to learn more about this and other  projects during 2021 as it marks the 10th anniversary of Franklin Wells for the World Foundation: 

Franklin Wells for the World Foundation Provides Access to Clean Water with Solar Pumps

Achieving the Ideal Balance in Potable Water Applications


As more industries look for pumping solutions that operate with greater efficiency and conserve energy, municipal water systems are faced with their own set of challenges.

In a demanding municipal setting that runs constantly, given their  24/7 operation, the groundbreaking high-efficiency pumping systems powered by permanent magnet motor technology offer reduced operational costs and payback in as few as one to two years, while the system's life cycle continues to serve the community for more than a decade when operating at regular conditions.

As featured in the article from the May 2021 edition of Pumps and Systems magazine, learn how permanent magnet motor technology can maximize efficiency and reduce operational costs in pumping systems to enhance your application.

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Simplified Inventory Management with SubDrive20


Effective immediately, the SubDrive15 model is being discontinued to allow for simplified inventory management leveraging the SubDrive20 model. Upon inventory depletion of the SubDrive15 model, our SubDrive20 will be offered as your replacement for standalone variable frequency drives and corresponding SubDrive QuickPAK solutions.Sub Drive Connect Drive (1)

What Does this Mean to You?

  • Simplified Inventory Management: Our SubDrive20 model offers you a reliable VFD solution for single-phase, 3-wire and 3-phase constant pressure applications up to 2 HP.
  • Maintain Your Small Footprint: Leveraging the smaller enclosure design used in the SubDrive15 Connect, our SubDrive20 Connect model was enhanced to run in a smaller yet powerful NEMA 3R enclosure. Learn more about the news
  • Continued Serviceability: We will continue to offer a selection of our popular accessories and replacements that coincide with Subrive20 models.

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To learn more about the latest resources, visit the SubDrive & MonoDrive product page. To learn more about our popular all-in-one package including a pump, motor and drive, visit SubDrive QuickPAK product page.

If you have any questions concerning these products, please contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative or Technical Support at 1-800-348-2420.

Stock Up On Franklin Gear Today


Are you looking to stock up on merchandise from major brands like Franklin Electric, Pioneer Pump, Little Giant and FPS?

Look no further than our enhanced Franklin Electric promotional store, where you'll discover made-to-order gear from a large assortment of quality labels such as Carhartt, The North Face, Nike, and OGIO, to name a few.

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Vertical Lineshaft vs. Submersible Turbine Pumps: Which Offers More Benefits for my Application?


If you’re weighing the merits of installing either a vertical lineshaft turbine or a submersible turbine pump – you’ve probably wondering how to choose. What makes one the better option for a job? Here’s what our experts recommend you consider: Turbine Pumps Group Hero

  • Do you need the capability to replace your motor down the road? Motors in vertical lineshaft turbine installations are typically more accesible and therefore, are easier to replace.
  • What role does price play in your decision? With both types of pumps, pricing can depend on a lot of variables: How deep are you setting the system? What horsepower do you require? Smaller horsepower motors are typically less expensive in a submersible application.
  • Are you looking for quiet operation? If your well is close to visitors on a golf course or near residential areas, you want to keep noise at a minimum. In these applications, a submersible pump is the better choice since it operates at a lower decibel level.
  • How high of a flow rate do you require? Franklin Electric has submersibles with bowl sizes up to 12” while our lineshaft pumps go up to 42” making them better for very high-capacity applications.
  • How important are ease of installation and required maintenance? Submersible pumps feature fewer moving parts, which can mean easier initial installation and less scheduled maintenance down the road. Keep in mind, due to pre-lubrication requirements for lineshaft and bearings, vertical lineshaft turbines demand a more involved initial installation process than submersible pumps.

When it comes to application-specific considerations, take into account the following aspects of your installation:

  • Is your well straight or misaligned? If you’re installing a pump and you happpen to come across a misaligned well, a submersible pump is typically the better choice. A lineshaft and its bearings require a specific alignment – which can be challenging to achieve in a crooked well.
  • Do you need high flow from a reduced diameter borehole? Submersibles are typically operated at higher speeds than lineshafts, enabling them to move more water with a slimmer diameter pump.
  • Do you have top feeding well or open water application? If you are solving pumping needs for these applications, consider a vertical lineshaft turbine will not demand any cooling flow requirements due to its design, while a submersible turbine may require a flow sleeve to ensure cooling flow. 
  • Do you need a diesel-driven backup option? Vertical lineshaft pumps featuring a gear drive can deliver it.

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Franklin Electric offers a wide selection of both types of pumps, delivering flows up to 40,000 gallons per minute with heads that can go up to 2,500 feet deep.

Find the right pump for your application using FE Select:

Easily Configure Your Vertical Lineshaft Turbines With FE Select


Now, using FE Select, you can simplify your configuration tasks for FPS FVT Series Vertical Lineshaft Turbines and have the flexibility to focus on what matters most.FPS FVT Vertical Turbine 1

The new tool allows you to:

  • Reduce time when configuring bowl assemblies and overall length pumps, including all components: discharge head, motor, column, shaft, etc.
  • Facilitate pricing details to rapidly setup quotations / net pricing is also readily available for our distribution partners
  • Enhance your proposal documents with the general arrangement drawings for bowl assemblies and overall length products.

Start Configuring Now

Already familiar with FE Select? Begin configuring now!

Want to see the tool in action?

Watch our training webinar featured on featured on FranklinTECH Online to learn more about these enhanced features.

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VR SpecPAK: Your New Pressure Boosting System


Franklin Electric is bringing all the benefits of its high-performance VR Series Vertical Multi-Stage Pumps paired with premium efficiency TEFC motors and variable frequency drives to a new package: the VR SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System. This new package offers comprehensive compatibility across system components for the ultimate in performance and reliability as well as easy set-up and maintenance.Vr Specpak Angled Right Website 316X603

Key Benefits:

Get higher pressure where and when you need it
You can easily spec the VR SpecPAK to comply with pressure boosting needs in most commercial, industrial, or multi-residential applications for constant-pressure operation.

Premium offerings come standard
VR Series Vertical Multi-Stage Pumps feature 316 stainless steel wetted components for superior durability, efficiency, and performance over a wide variety of applications (except 30VR). NEMA Standard 3-phase Premium efficiency Motors with TEFC enclosures and inverter duty rating allow for local repairs and serviceability.

Streamline selection & quotations
Customers can easily size, configure, and quote the VR SpecPAK in one day using Franklin Electric’s industry-leading FE Select online tool. It navigates users through specific search criteria and generates draft submittal documents that include technical information for all components, including dimensional drawings, electrical diagrams, datasheets, curves, and more.

Easy set-up
All systems are fully tested and ship pre-programmed for easy startup on site. The color touchscreen and user interface assure an intuitive experience with minimal programming needed for adapting or changing application requirements

Support for the long-term
Franklin Electric supported apps allow you to receive alerts and provide support directly from a mobile device. You can get more done without being in front of the unit, including generating, signing, and emailing commissioning reports.

To learn more and see all of the components of the new VR SpecPAK, visit our product page or contact your Franklin Electric representative.

Groundwater Week 2020's Show Agenda: Connect, Learn and Make a Difference


We may be physically apart this year, but Groundwater Week 2020 is shaping up to be an event that connects us in new and smarter ways – with virtual experiences designed to help you gain valuable insight regarding the future of the industry. You can explore products, technologies, and services in a virtual exhibit hall on your time and from the comfort of your home on a personal computer, phone or tablet.

Get up to date on the latest product launches and education online tools with the following 30-min sessions:

  • Simple. Powerful. Introducing SubDrive Connect Plus. Thursday, December 10th @ 3:00 - 3:30 PM (EST) presented by Darol Hayse, South Central Regional Manager
  • Streamline Your Water Systems Setup with Cerus X-Drive. Friday, December 11th @ 10:00 - 10:30 AM (EST) presented by Ryan Lauw, Senior Global Product Manager for Large Drives, Controls, and Protections
  • A Chat with NGWA's CEO: Industry Insights into 2021. Friday, December 11th @ 12:15 PM (EST), a discussion panel with Terry Morse, Jim Hartmann, Travis Bradley and Rachel Batdorff

Earn up to 4 hours of CEU Credits with our Educational Workshops:

  • Select the Right Pump for your Job: Vertical Lineshaft & Submersible Turbines. Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST) presented by Shane Wright, Commercial Business Manager
  • Hey Hey PFAs Go Away! – The Forever Chemical That’s Finite. Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 1:15 - 2:15 PM (EST) presented by Stephen Hamilton, Director of Sales
  • Smarter and Faster – Tools to Manage your Day-to-Day Operations. Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 4:45 - 5:45 PM (EST) presented by McLean Karr, Manager, Business Strategy & Development and Matt Hendrickson, Senior Director, Global IT Applications
  • Things You Didn’t Know You Could do with a Variable Frequency Drive. Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST) presented by Tony Eisinger, Senior Field Service Engineer

Download here our Show Agenda for a summary of our featured events to connect and learn with our experts.

Visit Us at Virtual Groundwater Week 2020


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 We may be physically apart this year, but Groundwater Week 2020 is shaping up to be an event that connects us in new and smarter ways – with virtual experiences designed to help you gain valuable insight regarding the future of the industry. You can explore products, technologies, and services in a virtual exhibit hall on your time and from the comfort of your home on a personal computer, phone or tablet.

Claim your complimentary full-access virtual badge by visiting

Franklin Electric’s virtual booth will be ready for you December 8 to 11, with opportunities to connect, learn and make a difference:


  • Chat with our experts or drill down into our virtual environments to find out how our expanded solutions can help you nurture your business.
  • Don't miss Franklin Electric's fun and lively virtual trivia event Friday, December 11 from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. (EST). Play and you could win one of several prizes, including an Apple Watch 5 Series, HomePod or AirPods (subject to official rules). By engaging in activities throughout the week you can also climb the event's leaderboard and win Franklin Electric swag!
  • Get up to date on the latest training and education online tools with a 30-minute virtual session where National Groundwater Association's (NGWA) CEO, Terry Morse, shares his insights.

Learn about industry advances by virtually attending a variety of informational and educational sessions.

  • Earn up to 4 hours of CEU credits with Franklin Electric’s educational workshops: drives, vertical lineshaft turbines, water treatment and a twist of business management.
  • New product demos take you through the latest solutions for your business. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. (EST) to learn about SubDrive Connect Plus and Friday, December 11 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. (EST) to discover how Cerus X-Drive can help streamline your water systems setup.

Make a Difference. As a thank you, Franklin Electric will make a financial contribution to the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) for every water well professional that visits our booth.

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