Top 3 Benefits of Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps

The innovative design of sealless magnetic drive pumps delivers unique advantages. These pumps utilize two sets of magnets to transfer power from the motor to the pump impeller, which moves the fluid. A drive magnet is connected to the motor shaft, and the driven magnet is contained inside the impeller assembly.

Because a solid barrier separates the two magnets, there is no physical connection and no possibility of leakage or emissions. This sealless design improves productivity, safety and compliance.

1. Improve Productivity

Any time maintenance is required on a component, productivity suffers. Operations can come to a standstill while technicians make the necessary repairs. This downtime directly affects the company’s bottom line.

Sealless magnetic drive pumps eliminate the time-consuming tasks of maintaining a mechanical seal. With sealed pump styles, maintenance staff must remove the pump from the piping, decontaminate the unit of toxic fluids, replace the mechanical seal, then reinstall the pump. In some cases, this process could shut down operations for a full shift or longer. If a component must be ordered, the downtime could be extended even further. For every hour of downtime, the company is losing money (see sidebar).

When this maintenance task is eliminated, productivity improves. When productivity is strong, so is the bottom line. Sealless magnetic drive pumps effectively improve productivity and sustain profitability.

2. Improve Safety

In any setting that involves toxic chemicals, safe handling is a primary concern. Finish Thompson’s sealless magnetic drive pumps are designed from the ground up to handle the most corrosive and toxic chemicals—without the possibility of leakage. This leak-free design is made possible by eliminating the mechanical seal that would otherwise wear and eventually leak.

With a sealless pump, operators and maintenance personnel will not be exposed to the hazards of leaking chemicals or to emissions. This lack of exposure greatly enhances workplace safety. Improved safety leads to fewer accident reports and medical claims, which otherwise consume company resources. Safer surroundings also improve moral, as employees feel more comfortable in their work environment. And a natural result of improved morale is a further increase in productivity.

3. Improve Regulatory Compliance

The lack of mechanical seals in sealless magnetic drive pumps makes it easier to maintain an emission-free environment. This, in turn, makes it easier to comply with emissions standards.

Controlling VOCs and VHAPs are an essential part of this process. If pumps are unable to prevent fugitive emissions, an organization may fail to adhere to local and federal health and safety standards. This not only threatens employee and public safety, but lack of compliance can result in fines or shut-down orders. These situations can prove costly.

Fortunately, sealless magnetic drive pumps make the entire compliance process easier. The elimination of emissions creates safe surroundings that comply with health and safety regulations. Pump owners can enjoy full compliance as they remove this concern from their plate.

Finish Thompson Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps

Our sealless magnetic drive pumps are built to last. Their benefits boost production and protect your bottom line. These industry-leading options include:

ULTRAChem® UC Series

  • Extreme reliability
  • Tough construction of ductile iron with ETFE lining
  • Durable design handles up to 300 psi max working pressure (20 Bar) and 250°F (121°C) max temperature rating
  • Sealless leak-free design
Finish Thompson UC Series Model 1516

Workhorse DB Series

  • 5-year warranty
  • Best efficiency in its class
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Run-dry performance
Finish Thompson DB Series Model DB11

Self-Priming 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 Model SP11

Multi-Stage MSKC Series

  • Increased head at low flow rates
  • High-pressure, low-flow applications
  • Small footprint
  • Independent thrust bearings
Finish Thompson MSKC Model MSKC-P

Find the Right Pump for Your Setting

Finish Thompson’s comprehensive selection offers pump styles for every industry. Which sealless magnetic drive pump is right for you? To take advantage of these benefits, use our pump selector to find the best pump solution for your application. For additional input from one of our pump experts, contact our team.

About Finish Thompson

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

Finish Thompson Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps at Work

Consider the Cost of Downtime Due to Pump Seal Leaks

Pump maintenance costs more than the price of the part. Consider the impact of lost production on your business:

Unplanned downtime costs include:

  • Lost or slowed production
  • Off-quality production
  • Maintenance and repair costs
  • Customer satisfaction issues