Finish Thompson Exceeds Expectations and Supports Expansion

Finish Thompson Exceeds Expectations and Supports Expansion

Discover How Finish Thompson Pumps Provide Reliability and Durability

What happens when chemical drum pumps bounce around the back of delivery trucks all day and are constantly being lifted in and out of containers at multiple job sites?

Handling the transfer of one chemical can be a challenge if you don’t have the right pump, but imagine the issues you would encounter if the process called for multiple chemicals and your pump couldn’t deliver long-term, consistent productivity. If your systems rely on chemical pumps, choosing the right pumps is key.

A large manufacturer in the Southeast region of the U.S. was using a wide range of chemicals in their process and discovered first-hand the impact of selecting the right pump. The manufacturer was using pumps that experienced premature failure, and it needed a better solution.

When searching for pumps that could provide reliable operation and fulfill a wide range of flow and head requirements, they found Finish Thompson.

The Finish Thompson comprehensive line of UltraChem® mag-drive pumps proved to be exactly what they were looking for.

Durability and reliability. These two qualities are essential for the transfer of corrosive chemicals. A large manufacturer in the Southeast discovered the pumps they were using did not possess these two qualities. Their pumps were failing prematurely. After trying several different pumps, the company looked to Finish Thompson’s UltraChem® Series pumps.

They replaced one of their existing pumps with a UC326 mag-drive pump. “Working with their local distributor, we sized the pump for the application and delivered the pump within days,” reports Will Weathers, Finish Thompson Southeast Regional Manager. “Not only did they need reliability and durability, but they were also looking for a pump that could meet multiple flow-range needs. Our UC series was a great fit.”

Because the UC series is also ANSI dimensional, the manufacturer was able to install the pump in the application without making any piping changes. “This durable mag-drive pump has continued to run smoothly, solving a long-term problem for the customer,” notes Weathers.

As satisfaction increased, so did demand

“Given the reliability and the long run-time on the new UC326 pump in this application, the customer felt very confident in the Finish Thompson UltraChem® Series,” reports Weathers. “So, when the opportunity arose for a process expansion in the plant, they again turned to Finish Thompson.”

For this project, the manufacturer needed approximately 25 pumps, ranging in size and flow/head requirements. Finish Thompson was able to supply pump sizes ranging from the UC1516 (1.5”x1”x6”) to UC438 (4”x3”x8”) and even UC2110 (2”x1”x10”). “Since the ANSI dimensional, UltraChem® Series features ETFE internals and a mag-drive design, it is also perfect for the diverse range of chemicals this manufacturer handles,” adds Weathers.

The bottom line: The manufacturer was able to equip their entire expansion with Finish Thompson’s comprehensive line of UltraChem® pumps. Their applications now feature pumps that deliver the durability, reliability, and diversity they need for successful operations.

About Finish Thompson

Finish Thompson Inc. designs and manufactures pumps for the safe transfer of a wide variety of corrosive liquids. Products include centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps with run-dry capability, mechanically sealed pumps, drum and barrel pumps, vertical mag-drive pumps, multi-stage pumps, and the FTI Air line of air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. For durable solutions for your applications, contact Finish Thompson Inc.