Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids Selection Guide

Drum pumps for corrosive liquids offer a versatile solution for a host of applications. Facilities in industries worldwide use these pumps to transfer harsh chemicals to support myriad uses, including processes and product development and manufacturing. These operations require a safe, reliable transfer method, and drum pumps for corrosive liquids are ideal.

Because each application has unique needs, drum pumps for corrosive liquids are available in various models to suit each situation. From water treatment, to dialysis machines, to steel processing and more, the following versatile pump styles meet the needs of a full range of applications.

High-Performance Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids

The sealless design of the PF Series reduces maintenance and down time by eliminating leaks. A unique double-suction impeller provides high flow and high head, and multiple material options and connections offer versatility. Features include polypropylene, PVDF, or 316SS tubes; motor interchangeability; up to 2000 cP; and built-in hose and cord clips. This series is ideal for container-to-container transfer of acids, corrosives, and chemicals.

Featuring dual-impeller options, the SF Series offers either high flow or high head, with 40mm tube diameter for smaller bung openings. The series also offers a sealless design, which eliminates inevitable seal leaks. With built-in hose and cord clips, integral strainer on high-flow versions, up to 1200 cP handling, and polypropylene, pure PVDF, or pure PP/PVDF construction, these pumps are perfect for container-to-container transfer of acids, corrosives, and chemicals.

Mid-Performance Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids

TT Series pumps are designed to handle liquids that contain small particulates or solvents. They offer a sealed design, with medium viscosity/flow. Additional features include handling up to 2000 cP fluids with an M6X air motor, tubes that are interchangeable with various motors, and 316 stainless steel or CPVC tube construction.

TB Series pumps offer a lightweight and economical sealed design for low-to-medium viscosity applications. They are ideal for solvents, chemicals, and mild corrosives. These pumps feature tubes designed to fit smaller bung openings, as well as variable orifice discharge to provide greater flow control.

Economy Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids

The best value for a sealless design to handle light-duty transfers, EF Series pumps are lightweight and economical, with integral strainers and dual-speed adjustable motors. They also feature tubes that are interchangeable with multiple motors. Available with polypropylene, pure polypropylene/PVDF, and 316 stainless steel tubes, these drum pumps for corrosive liquids are an ideal replacement for hand pumps.

High Viscosity Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids

The heavy-duty HVDP Series pumps offer multiple material options and mechanical seal choices for ultimate compatibility. The high viscosity/high head design allows HVDP pumps to handle viscous fluids up to 100,000 cP. Additional features include a unique camlock feature for quick disassembly and optional foot design for drums with liners.

When applications require transferring moderate viscosity fluids, BT Series pumps can be specified. These pumps are constructed with PTFE screw-type lifting compressors, to handle liquids with viscosities up to 15,000 cP with a 4 hp motor. Their sealed design includes stainless steel tube construction and tubes that are interchangeable with multiple motors.

Drum Pumps for Corrosive Liquids in Every Industry

Drum pumps for corrosive liquids are often chosen for harsh chemical transfers, quick transfers, testing, noise reduction, and portable system operations. For applications that require the transfer of substances from storage containers to portable receptacles, these pumps offer a safe, effective means to do so. With numerous drum pump options available, it is easy for facility operators, line operators, maintenance crew and technicians in virtually every industry to find a model that meets their needs.

Reference the chart below to find the best pump for your specific application then follow this link to learn more about the specific series.

Drum Pumps for Corrosive
Liquids Applications
Pump Series
 Corn Syrup          
 Food & Beverage      
 Hair & Bath Gel          
 Juice Concentrate          
 Kidney Dialysis Solutions          
 Light Acids and Bases          
 Plating Solutions          
 Sodium Hypochlorite    
 Swimming Pool Chemicals      
 Water Treatment Chemicals      

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.