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What's New

We look out for our customers by providing you with the most current, up-to-date products, services and events available in the industry. Here are some of the latest releases from top name manufacturers. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact us , or fill out our Information Request form.


  We still have spots available for our pump training!

PPS9 website pic copy Beckwith & Kuffel is again offering excellent pump training to our customers through ITT Plant Performance Learning Services. The location is the Seattle Crowne Plaza Hotel; date is March 6 – 9, 2018.  Our Reliable Pump Operation training covers how to safely and reliably operate centrifugal pump equipment. In the Pump and Mechanical Seal Maintenance & Repair session, trainees will learn how to safely align, maintain and repair centrifugal pumps. We've done ten of these now.  Participants rate course and course materials "excellent".
Our plan is: excellent training, nice location, good food, affordable price.

B&K goals:
  • Provide topnotch training.
  • Solidify relationships with important customers.
  • Underscore B&K's value as a quality supplier and business partner.
Do you want us to reserve a spot in either or both of these classes? Please call us at 206-767-6700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a registration packet.
Class size is limited. Seminar seats fill quickly. We hope to see you there.


  Bobby Thompson was named Oregon Territory Manager at Beckwith & Kuffel, effective March 1, 2017.

Bobby Thompson tinyBobby Thompson was named Oregon Territory Manager at Beckwith & Kuffel, effective March 1, 2017. Bobby joined B&K in 2016. He came to us from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation in Alaska, where he performed high pressure field pumping operations. Bobby is a welcome addition to our B&K family!

  NW Food Processors Association 2017 Food Show in Portland

2017 FOOD SHOW smallNW Food Processors Association 2017 Food Show in Portland  We made lots of new friends at the NW Food Processors Association Show in Portland in January! The show had a record turnout, and we got to talk to some great people about their food processing needs and special applications. From seafood, to agriculture, to winemaking, our area's diverse resources demand innovative and creative solutions. It was exciting to share the latest in design and technology with the folks who stopped by.

  Seth Short takes over B&K's Eastern Washington Territory

Effective May 22, 2017, Seth Short became Beckwith & Kuffel's Eastern Washington Territory Manager. Seth has been with us since Jan 2, 2017. Seth has extensive experience in the rotating equipment world in Alaska and most recently was a partner at the Pro-Seal Service Group. He has designed and built numerous seal support systems and pump packages, ran the Alaska operations for the Pro-Seal Group, and has some experience with compressed air systems.

  What's New Symposium


B&K opened our doors to vendors and guests at our Symposium on September 14 in Seattle. Our warehouse, offices and grounds were set up with vendor displays and hands-on exhibits. Guests attended classes, learned about the latest developments in industrial pumps, compressors and blowers, and were treated to a barbecue lunch.

We thank all our wonderful vendors for helping with this successful event, and thank our guests for coming!

Please click here to see pictures and a recap of the day.

  DESMI now distributed by Beckwith & Kuffel

DESMI now distributed by Beckwith & Kuffel
Beckwith & Kuffel has partnered with DESMI as the Pacific NW distributor for pumps and ballast water systems.

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S has developed and type approved RayCleanTM   ballast water treatment system.

DOG RayCleanRayCleanTM  is designed to provide  desmi logo 400x266performance that meets the IMO and USCG requirements in all typical operational conditions, and at the lowest total cost of ownership. It employs highly efficient low pressure UV lamps with exceptionally long lifetime and low power consumption.

RayCleanTM  is tested and approved for use in all salinities and water temperatures, and approved for operation in dirty water with very low UV-Transmission.
The operation of the system is fully automatic and can be completely integrated into existing ship automation systems.

RayCleanTM  can be delivered in modules for easy integration into existing vessels with very limited available space, or be delivered skidmounted for easy and compact installation on newbuilds and retrofits where the required space is available.



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  LIQUIFLO meets the demanding needs of the chemical industry

LIQUIFLO meets the demanding needs of the chemical industry. Liquiflo specializes in the design and manufacture of high-alloy and gear pumps for the chemical processing industry. They offer corrosion and wear resistant materials, enabling them to engineer pumps capable of handling some of the most difficult and challenging chemical applications. These include:
  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Corrosive salts
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  • Polymers
  • Hot or cold liquids
  • Highly viscous materials
  • Extremely thin solutions
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Other difficult chemicals

  What's New Bornemann


We are excited to announce that B&K is now the distributor for ITT Bornemann twin screw pumps throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. ITT Bornemann Pumps is a leading global provider of highly engineered pumps and systems for the oil and gas industry, as well as the industrial, food and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Twin screw pumps are self-priming, double-ended positive displacement pumps with external timing gears and bearings. They are available in over 80 sizes, and their design eliminates all metal-to-metal contact within the pump.

Some advantages of ITT Bornemann twin screw pumps:

Bornemann twin screw pump• Wide range of applications
• Self-priming
• Pumped capacity proportional to speed
• Compact construction
• Direct drive without speed-reducer possible
• Change of pumping direction - simple
• Pumping elements - simple to replace
• Easy maintenance
• High viscosities possible
• Low pulsations
• Low noise level
• Dry running possible
• Constant flow on varying pressures and volumes
• Very good suction performance up to NPSH 1 - 1,5 m/3 - 5 feet
• Engineered 2-piece shaft and screw construction
• They can handle any non-homogeneous fluid, including:
    o Seawater
    o Bitumen
    o Molasses
    o Lime
    o Acid
    o Caustic solution
    o Hydrocarbon

We look forward to offering these high-quality, cost-effective pumps and systems with our customers. This opportunity helps us carry out our mission to be the best provider of lowest total cost solutions.

  WILDEN EZ-Install Diaphragms

WILDEN EZ-Install Diaphragms Reduce Downtime, Lower Costs. The Wilden line of EZ-Install Diaphragms is an advancement in diaphragm technology that:
  1. Reduces production downtime
  2. Lowers annual operating costs
  3. Increases ease of maintenance and installation
The EZ-Install Diaphragm's unique convolute shape makes switching diaphragms easier and much safer than conventional units.  They also give you optimal performance and maximum mean time between repair (MTBR). The choice is EZ.