Equipment Round Up February 2009 - Pumps and Fluid Handling
February's Equipment Round Up focuses on pumps and fluid handling products.
Self-flushing sanitary pump
The G&L Series GSP sanitary pumps are used in the food and beverage industry where clean and slightly charged, polluted abrasive or viscous liquids are to be transferred. The pumps are available in 10 casing sizes in two ranges to match pump performance to hydraulic requirements, providing the best system efficiency and lowest energy use. Featuring all electropolished stainless steel parts, they have an extremely low micro-roughness, resulting in substantially increased resistance to the adhesion of product. A large seal cavity is designed so there is enough turbulence to clean the inner seal of the pump, while an open seal chamber provides internal self-flushing.
Goulds Pumps/ITT; Morton Grove, Ill.
Transmit in stainless
Micro Motion 2400S transmitters now come in a 316L stainless steel housing as an option to the standard polyurethane-painted aluminum housing. The integral mounting transmitters also can be ordered with DeviceNet or Profibus communication protocols. Rated to IP66 and IP67, the corrosion-resistant housing is ideal for applications where instruments are subjected to regular caustic washdowns, as in the food and beverage industry. The integral mounting transmitter removes the need for remotely mounted transmitters in a non-wash down or safe area enclosure, simplifying the installation and reducing costs.
Emerson Process Management; Boulder, Colo.
Excellent reproducibility and high accuracy are hallmarks of the Promass S, a single-tube coriolis meter that measures both flow and density. Reduced shear means less stress on your products. The unit requires no inlet or outlet straight run piping and eases concern over pressure loss with highly viscous fluids (it’s suitable for slurries, heavy solids, gels and pastes). It meets 3-A, EHEDG and other FDA guidelines for food plant use.
Endress+Hauser; Greenwood, Ind.
As companies within the food and beverage processing industry seek ways of improving plant efficiency, ProCam Smart is an affordable positive displacement pump. It has all the proven benefits of the company’s metering/dosing technology but with the added attraction of a low initial investment cost. It is designed for a range of general purpose metering duties and uses standard components throughout. For processing plants where a number of these pumps are in operation, this means potential savings can be made on stockholding and maintenance.
Bran+Luebbe/SPX Corp.; Charlotte, N.C.
The Masterflex P/S line of digital peristaltic pumping systems includes standard digital drive, a computerized drive or a stainless steel NEMA 4X process drive. Repeatability of 0.1 percent maximizes productivity in precision feed, batch dispensing and filling applications. A turndown ratio upwards to 6,000-to-1 provides users with substantial flexibility in volume and time of dispense in addition to a smooth, seamless operation and an extremely broad flow range within a single tubing size. Flow capacities are 0-54 GPH.
Thermo Fisher Scientific; Barrington, Ill.
High solid pumps
High solids pumps dramatically reduce the costs of transferring biomass slurries and DDGS by-products when compared to expensive, maintenance-prone conveyor systems. These pumps represent significant advances in technology in that they easily handle abrasive and corrosive DDGS applications. In addition, they eliminate odors and spillage typically found with open conveyor systems, reduce capital and maintenance costs (due to the closed pipe system and fewer moving parts) and extend service life.
Moyno Inc.; Springfield, Ohio