7 Benefits of Centrifugal Chemical Pumps

7 Benefits of Centrifugal Chemical Pumps

Finish Thompson centrifugal chemical pumps are designed to transfer fluids that other pumps can’t handle. Using rotational energy supplied by an impeller, the centrifugal chemical pumps move chemicals safely and efficiently.

This pump style offers seven unique benefits that prove advantageous for numerous applications.

1. Corrosion Resistance

Finish Thompson’s centrifugal chemical pumps are manufactured using corrosion-resistant materials. Their construction allows them to withstand the harshest chemicals and conditions inside and out. Environments that would quickly break down other pumps are not an issue for their corrosion-resistant design.

This benefit creates two advantages. First, the pumps allow chemical manufacturers, distributors and users to convey a wide variety of fluids in varying conditions – even those that would quickly break down other pumps. Second, the pumps offer longevity. Even when used for transporting highly corrosive chemicals, the pumps are able to withstand these conditions and deliver enhanced ROI.

2. Energy Efficiency

Centrifugal chemical pumps rank high in energy efficiency compared to other pumping technologies. This puts them at a significant advantage over other pump styles. Their efficiency reduces costs both short term and over the lifespan of each unit.

This high-efficiency operation also reduces the strain on energy systems. This can be crucial in settings that require simultaneous operation of multiple pumps and other machinery.

3. Smooth Flow

Finish Thompson centrifugal chemical pumps deliver smooth, pulseless flow. These pumps avoid the pulsing, found in other pumping technologies, that can result in potentially dangerous splashing and pipework shaking. They also avoid the extra expense of purchasing and installing equipment such as pulsation dampeners.

4. Proven Reliability

For pumps that work when they’re needed, centrifugal chemical pumps are a solid choice. Their durable design stands the test of time. This type of fluid transfer pump is a go-to solution for a wide range of industries. Finish Thompson pumps’ rugged construction further enhances their reliability. The pumps can be counted on for continuous, long-lasting performance.

5. Low Maintenance

Pumps with long lifespans are less appealing if they require frequent routine maintenance. Fortunately, centrifugal chemical pumps have low routine maintenance requirements. Their simple and efficient design minimizes the number of parts that require attention or replacement.

This low-maintenance design thus reduces repair costs and decreases downtime. As a result, technicians can spend more time managing their systems and less time working on the pumps themselves.

6. Size Versatility

Finish Thompson centrifugal chemical pumps are available in a wide range of sizes. The various models can accommodate flow rates ranging from less than 1 gpm (1 lpm) to greater than 1,400 gpm (318 m3/hr). With this versatility, the pumps are suitable for myriad fluid transfer applications in a variety of settings.

7. Application Versatility

The same pump configuration is not suitable for every application. With centrifugal chemical pumps, various configurations are available to provide solutions for multiple applications. These versatile pumps are available in three configurations:

  • Flooded suction – These can be used when it is necessary to mount outside of a tank.
  • Self-priming – This pump style is also ideal for situations when the pump must be situated outside of the fluid.
  • Vertical – These pumps feature a smaller footprint, making them suitable for applications where space is limited.

Furthermore, centrifugal chemical pumps are offered in mechanical seal or magnetic drive sealless designs. These two constructions cover a full range of pump applications. This diversity also covers a range of budgets, making it easier to find a pump that is suitable for each unique use.

Finish Thompson Centrifugal Chemical Pumps

Finish Thompson’s complete line of pumps features several centrifugal chemical pump styles. These industry-leading pumps include:


DB Series

  • 5-year warranty
  • Best efficiency in its class
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Run-dry performance

Finish Thompson DB11 DB Series Centrifugal Pump


SP Series

  • Lightning fast priming
  • Run-dry capability
  • No seals, so there are no leaks
  • Powerful deep vacuum, capable of lifting fluid from as deep as 25 ft (7.6 m).

Finish Thompson SP Series SP11 Self-priming Centrifugal Pump


UC Series

  • Extreme reliability
  • Tough construction of ductile iron with ETFE lining
  • Durable design handles 300 psi max working pressure (20 Bar) and 250°F (121°C) max temperature rating
  • Sealless leak-free design

Finish Thompson UC Series UC1516 ANSI-dimensional Pump


GP Series

  • Mechanically sealed, plastic pumps
  • Suitable for corrosive chemical handling
  • Externally mounted seals
  • Non-metallic wetted components

Finish Thompson GP Series GP11 model Mechanically Sealed Plastic Pump


AC Series

  • Compact design
  • FDA compliant materials
  • Variety of seal combinations
  • Chemical resistance with superior flammable fluid handling capabilities

Finish Thompson AC Series AC 5 Centrifugal Pump


The AV Series

  • Vertical design
  • Easy operating and handling
  • Variety of port sizes, impeller types and motor adaptor sizes

Finish Thompson AV Series AV5 Vertical Centrifugal Pump

Reap the Benefits

Finish Thompson centrifugal chemical pumps are built with the end-user in mind. The benefits generate savings, provide convenience, and enhance capabilities. To enjoy the benefits of these series and others, use our pump selector to find the best pump solution for your application.

About Finish Thompson

Finish Thompson Inc. designs and manufactures pumps for the safe transfer of a wide variety of corrosive liquids. Products include sealless mag-drive centrifugal pumps, mechanically sealed pumps, drum/barrel pumps, vertical mag-drive pumps, multistage pumps and air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps.