Why Is Maintenance Important For A Chemical Pump

Chemical transfer pumps form an integral part of any chemical processing industry. Hence, these pumps must provide reliable operation round the clock. They can handle a variety of corrosive materials.

Chemical process pumps have been the most commonly used pumps in chemical processing facilities for decades. These pumps are versatile. They have a rotating impeller that imparts kinetic energy to the liquid that is being pumped. When the fluid is leaves the impeller, its speed is slowed down by the other stationary parts of the pump. The kinetic energy in it is then converted into pressure energy.

Chemical transfer pumps have the ability to adapt to large and periodic changes and can handle a multitude of potential problems and challenges including:

  1. change in ambient temperature
  2. change in humidity
  3. change in viscosity of the liquid
  4. change in characteristics of the liquid being pumped
  5. line shock from piping that is not properly anchored
  6. piping with sharp bends
  7. changes in hydraulic operating point
Low Flow ANSI Pumps
– 1196LF series
ANSI Chemical Process Pumps
– 1196 Series

Chemical process pumps can either be end-suction pumps or self-priming pumps. The former is ideally used for thin liquids and is one of the top choices for most pumping applications while the latter has the ability to lift the fluid. This gives it an advantage when the source is below the pump.

Chemical transfer pumps in ANSI format. They need to meet certain manufacturing criteria which are established by the American National Standards Institute.

Although being extremely robust, these chemical pumps will perform at their best when they are provided with the right kind of maintenance services. Preventive and protective measures must be taken to ensure a longer life. We will explain how a strict maintenance routine can help you keep your chemical process pumps run reliably and economically in harsh environments of a manufacturing or a chemical industry/plant.

You need to make maintenance of the equipment mandatory. These pumps normally have a life span of fifteen years. However, if they are not maintained well, the plant operators cannot perform life-cycle cost analysis of these pumping systems.

This LLC analysis helps to understand what will be the cost of maintenance, their energy usage, their operation, downtime, as well as the environmental hazards and protection.

According to LLC studies conducted by the US Hydraulic Institute, energy represents 40% of the lifetime cost of a pump while maintenance accounts for 25% of lifetime cost. A regular program of maintenance will not only extend its life, but a well-maintained equipment will also requires fewer repairs and the service will be less-expensive.

Rotech Pumps offer specialised 1196 Series ANSI chemical process pumps which are designed to handle corrosive fluids. These process pumps are used for heavy duty applications and are supplied with an open or semi-open impeller. ANSI chemical pump series by Rotech comes in wide range of sizes and offers great aesthetic look and better efficiency.

Various petrochemical, paint industries, oil and gas refineries, food plant, and pharmaceuticals make use of these pumps. Rotech's chemical process pump parts are interchangeable within particular frame sizes.