March builds high quality pumps that will provide years of dependable service. Unlike cheaper pumps that can be frustrating to operate (due to such reasons as poor motor and body alignment leading to binding, poorly cast and low quality parts being easily broken, under powered motors leading to stoppage when grain enters the pump head and motors that readily burn out) these pumps are brewery workhorses that will provide years of dependable service.
The March beer pumps are non-self-priming magnetic drive units built specifically to handle hot wort and water. They require liquid being pumped to lubricate the internal parts. If the pump is run dry for a period of time the impeller and shaft may become damaged. To regulate the flow use a valve on the discharge/outlet.
The smaller 815-SS-C pump has a maximum flow rate of 8gpm/30lpm and head of 13.5ft/4.1m and is a great size for Small and Medium brewing systems. The larger TE-5S-MD has a maximum flow rate of 16gpm/70lpm and head of 29ft/6.3m and is a great size for Large, 3BBL and 5BBL systems. The TE-5S-MD can be wired for either 120 or 240V power.
The Complete Pump Package option includes the pump, a 120V NEMA 5-15 plug and cord, 5' of 0.5"ID and 2' of 0.75"ID food-grade, high-temp, heavy-duty, high-pressure, braided silicone tube, two 1.5" TC (tri-clamp) clamps, two 1.5" TC silicone gaskets, one 1" MPT x 1.5" TC fitting (3/4" with the 815 pump) and one 1/2 FPT x 1.5" TC fitting to easily connect to vessels and disassemble for cleaning.
(Pump cord and plug are NOT included with the TE-5S-MD pump only option.)BREWinfo: Installing the pump hoses and fittings