You’re likely to find a corrosive chemical transfer pump in virtually every manufacturing operation. Their purpose is to safely transfer chemicals from one container to another. They are designed to resist abrasive liquids and deliver reliable, efficient chemical transfers. Today, these pumps are vital in applications for various industries.
A corrosive chemical transfer pump can be used in multiple applications including the following:
Each industry and application pose unique challenges and requirements. To choose the best corrosive chemical transfer pump for the job, consider the following questions.
What are the fluid characteristics?
Consider what type of fluid will be transferred using the corrosive chemical transfer pump. The characteristics of the fluid will determine which pump is suitable to complete the transfer. Important characteristics include:
What are the application characteristics?
Next, consider the specific application for which the corrosive chemical transfer pump will be used. What are the setting conditions? What are the operation parameters?
Key considerations include:
What are my options?
Once you’ve defined the fluid and application characteristics, the next step is to review the options for your application. Several pump technologies are available. Typically, one style is more suitable than the others for a specific operation:
What construction material is suitable for the application?
A corrosive chemical transfer pump can be made from several durable materials. However, the characteristics of the fluid and application will determine which material is best for your operations. Three materials are commonly featured in the construction of corrosive chemical transfer pumps.
Polypropylene: This material is a crystalline thermoplastic. It is made from propylene monomers. As a synthetic resin, it offers flexibility, durability, and chemical resistance.
PVDF: Polyvinylidene Fluoride is a highly inert thermoplastic. Its stability and other properties make it resistant to wear and extremely strong and durable.
Stainless steel: This steel alloy contains at least 10% chromium. Its construction makes it corrosion resistant. One of the most commonly used stainless steel grades for corrosive chemical transfer pumps is 316 stainless steel. This grade is composed of a small percentage of carbon, 2-3% molybdenum, 10-14% nickel, and 16-18% chromium. This combination makes the steel more corrosion-resistant.
With multiple corrosive chemical transfer pump options available, it can be helpful to tap into expert resources to narrow your choices. Take the following steps to gain further insights.
When you’re ready to select the best corrosive chemical transfer pump, Finish Thompson offers a comprehensive collection of pumps for virtually every industry and application. Follow the links below to learn more about each series of durable pumps.
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.