testing of a pump in viking pump lab

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Settle for Imitators 

Having a great product, with a great reputation, and being a technology inventor like Viking Pump®, positions you as a market leader with high visibility. As such, other internal gear pump manufacturers naturally want to follow in your footsteps. While that is a huge compliment, it also causes confusion among internal gear pump buyers.

History, Internal Gear Pumps, Industrial, Maintenance
spanner wrenches

7 Essential Tools for Pump Repair

Like any job, you need the proper tools to do it well – and the same is true for repairing or servicing positive displacement gear pumps. Below are helpful hand tools that Viking's pump experts recommend having ready for quick and efficient industrial pump repair & servicing to get you back up and running.

Industrial, Internal Gear Pumps, Maintenance
Asphalt being spread onto road

Use of Bitumen & Asphalt: The heat is on

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid, or semi-solid form of petroleum. Asphalt is man's earliest organic engineering material. Its application as an adhesive and waterproof material dates to the dawn of civilization. The asphalt market thrives today largely for road building, roofing, and various types of repair work where its…

Asphalt, Bitumen
ice breaker ship in the harbor

Viking at the Museum: The Ice Breaker Mackinaw

On December 17, 1941- just 10 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor- the United States Congress approved the construction of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WAGB-83. The purpose of the ship was to forge a path for transport ships by breaking up thick ice that formed on the Great Lakes during frigid winter months. This allowed iron ore, limestone, and coal to be transported keeping…


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