By becoming a partner at the project onset, the design of each integrated system begins from the ground up. Metropolitan contributes over 60 years of experience and technical expertise to achieve an optimum system solution. We’ve learned that each installation has a unique set of challenges that must be met.
Design Assistance for Complete Solutions
Our team of experienced designers, sales engineers, and programmers can tap into their vast industry experiences, to provide unique design proposals for your project application. Our equipment design information will be provided to you in the form which best fits your engineering platform: whether you need written specifications and schedules; two or three dimensional drawings; or solid-models, our information technologies and capabilities will meet all of your needs.
Control System Engineering & Programming
Metropolitan’s Control System Manufacturing is versatile and can build stock control panels up to custom system control solutions. Metropolitan has 13 UL listing categories for various procedures and products.
Keeping pace with the rapid growth of pumps and systems technology is of paramount concern at Metropolitan. We’ve taken a leadership role with the establishment of our Controls Department. It focuses on delivering a customized solution that provides flexibility, ease of use and maximum control over each system we install.
Metropolitan continues to expand our manufacturing and fabrication capabilities. Using CNC machine tools and precision welding equipment, additional system components and package frames are assembled exactly to drawings along with other OEM mechanical equipment. Welders are certified to ASME Section 9 and adhere to our AWS Standard Welding Procedure Specification.
We start by thoroughly understanding each project’s initial performance parameters, as well as any long-term requirements that address future growth of the application. Our experienced engineering staff considers all of the important project constraints to determine how to provide the best solution. Evaluations of physical, mechanical, electrical and environmental parameters are conducted prior to selection, procurement and installation of OEM equipment and components comprising the system.
New Product Development
Metropolitan has nurtured an internal environment, which encourages our staff to use innovative approaches to all of the applications we encounter. Developing new products and technologies are a part of our every day life at Metropolitan.
Testing & Certification
Metropolitan’s state of the art test lab is designed to perform hydrostatic-pressure, hydraulic-performance, and hydronic-equipment performance testing on individual items, or large packaged assemblies. Testing is performed on Metropolitan’s packaged-systems, to ensure that the system-integration performance meets the client’s specifications. Pumps or systems can be certified by a registered professional engineer (P.E.). Many different types of pumps, controls, and systems including self-priming pumps, centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, multi-stage pumps, pressure reducing valves, gas-fired thermal equipment, control systems operating with mechanical components and instrumentation, and more can be tested.
Registered P.E. Certification
Metropolitan has a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the state of Illinois, who can certify that all testing has met the standards of the Hydraulic Institute, and any other nationally recognized standards required by the contract documentation.
Hydraulic Equipment Testing Capabilities
Using certified instruments, Metropolitan can create a characteristic pump curve including head, flow, efficiency, and HP.
Specialty NPSH3 & Suction-Lift testing is also available.
- Hydraulic Lab Features:
- Four water tanks (Total capacity: 20,000 gallons)
- Flow capacity to 10,000 gpm
- Pressure capability to 700 psi
- 800-amp electrical service
- Variable Frequency Drives
- Calibrated measurement instrumentation
Hydronic Equipment Testing Capabilities
Metropolitan has the ability to hydrostatically pressure test all hydronic systems to verify there are no leaks or porosity issues. We also can pipe natural gas to gas-fired equipment, and test the product, or an entire integrated-system, to verify compliance with project specifications.
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