Types of Chemical Pumps
Tapflo manufactures a range of Centrifugal Pumps that are ideal for transferring chemicals, including our CTI Industrial Centrifugal Pump and the CTM Magnetically Driven Centrifugal Pump. Magnetic Drive Pumps are excellent for transferring chemicals because they have a seamless design that reduces the risk of leakage and are a reliable pump technology for these types of applications. Both pumps are extremely robust, with the CTI being cast from Stainless Steel AISI 316L and the CTM being manufactured from non-metallic injection moulded thermoplastics.
Tapflo also supplies the Industrial Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump (CTS-I) for installations where a suction lift is required. These pumps are ideal for applications such as transferring and offloading mild chemicals and solvents.
For those applications that require it, Tapflo manufactures Vertical Immersion Centrifugal Pumps that are suited for handling highly corrosive chemicals at high temperatures. These pumps are available in both Stainless Steel and PVDF.
If you have any questions, check out our Chemical Pump FAQ.
Also in Tapflo’s Centrifugal range, we also offer our newer range, the CTX High Performance Centrifugal Pump, ideal to be used as a chemical transfer pump for distributing products between storage tanks and large IBC containers. Take a look at our video below explaining some of the features and benefits of the CTX range.
Magnetic Drive Pumps
Tapflo UK have also developed the CTM-IBC Portable Pump Unit, featuring the Tapflo Magnetically Driven Pump. This unit has been designed to ensure the pump is versatile and easily manoeuvrable featuring carry handles, a drip tray and on/off switch, as well as a range of other great features. They also have the added benefit of being customisable to suit each customers requirements for their chemical application.
Take a look at another video by our sales manager Luke Simpson explaining the features of our CTM-IBC decanting unit below
Peristaltic Pumps are an excellent option when in the market for a Chemical Pump due to the design of the pump, meaning only the hose within the pump comes into contact with the product. All hoses are manufactured from high-quality rubber that has been compressed together to ensure a long life, especially for products such as aggressive chemicals.
The hose can be supplied in a range of materials to suit the product being pumped and the Peristaltic Pump supplied will depend on the variables of your installation. For example, the PT Pump is a High-Pressure Peristaltic Pump and the PTL is a Low-Pressure Peristaltic Pump. Click here to view the Peristaltic Pump Hose Assemblies and Fittings.
All of our Plastic Diaphragm Pumps are manufactured from solid block HDPE or PTFE rather than the industry standard and our diaphragms are bonded from 5 pieces of premium material and have a no-nut clean face! This ensures that a Plastic Diaphragm Pump is a suitable Chemical Pump because it has a strong chemical resistance.
Our Mobile Decanting Units can hold either 20L, 25L or 205L chemical containers, for safe and easy handling of chemicals. Tapflo Diaphragm Pumps can also be cast in metal which ensures that there are no weak spots for chemicals to leak out into the environment surrounding the pump. Click here to view our range of Metal Diaphragm Pumps.
If you are worried about chemical leakages damaging your Chemical Pump or the surrounding environment, we have a range of Diaphragm Pump Accessories that can help, such as the Guardian System, which has been designed and manufactured by Tapflo UK’s Technical Director. Additionally, Tapflo supply a Barrier Diaphragm Pump (available in HDPE and Metal) that protects the pump from chemical leaking into the pump housing.
For more information about our Diaphragm pumps for chemical applications, take a look at our case study where we provided a number of ATEX PTFE and Stainless Steel AODD Pumps supplied with Active Pulsation Dampeners and Air Control Units.
Yildiz Gear pumps are another suitable option for a range of chemical applications including:
- Fuel Oils, Gas Oils & Diesel Fuels & Bio-Diesels
- Dye, Paint & Pigment Production & Transfer
- Tar, Bitumen & Asphalt Production & Transfer
- Resin & Polymer Transfer
The “gear within a gear working principle of these pumps means there are just two moving components during operation which is achieved by the filling of the cavities between the teeth of both the rotary and idler gears located in the pump head.
Suitable for Safe Area & ATEX Rated/Hazardous applications
Chemical Pump Units
If you’re looking for more than just a pump, we have a team of Engineering Specialists available to work with you to design and manufacture a bespoke solution that meets your exact requirements. This includes solutions like our Mobile and Stationary Decanting Units to offer safety and maximum efficiency for on-site Chemical companies.
Solutions like the MDU are very popular among Tapflo customers because they allow a customer to dispense chemicals easily and safely through their process line. This type of chemical pump can be tailored to your requirements, they typically come with a reliable Tapflo Diaphragm Pump, Pneumatic Batcher (programmed to register pump strokes to automatically stop the pump once the predetermined volume of the product has been dispensed), discharge lance with adjustable swan neck and trolley that can hold either 20L, 25L or 205L chemical containers.
The solution has been designed to remove the risk for operators of carrying buckets of hazardous chemicals around size, that are often heavier than is safe to carry. If your site needs an MDU, contact Tapflo UK today.
Mixing & Dilution Unit
Tapflo’s SLES Mixing and Dilution Unit is a type of chemical pump system that allows users to dilute 70% concentration SLES to the required amount as part of their process line, enabling customers to save money in the long term on pre-diluted SLES, as well as reducing the need to store the pre-diluted fluid. These are delivered as a complete solution with accurate and easy to use the control, competitively priced and delivered in up to 10 weeks.
Chemical Tank Unit
Tapflo’s Tank Units come as an all-in-one, complete solution. Tanks are available in 100L, 300L or 500L sizes, fitted with an appropriately sized pump based on the customer’s specifications. Storing and transferring chemicals has never been easier than it is with this complete unit. Our solution based on Diaphragm Pump operation is suitable for handling almost any kind of liquid whether it is viscous, chemically aggressive or with solids. Various sizes of tanks and robust pumps in multiple executions are available together with additional equipment. This is how we created the most simple and versatile pumping solutions on the market.
Take a look below at some of the features Tapflo’s Tank units have to offer:
What is the most important thing to consider when specifying a chemical pump?
Safety of the end-user is paramount when selecting a pump for chemicals. If a leak should occur any hazardous chemicals could seriously harm the end-user, this is why we supply additional safety features for added security such as the Tapflo Guardian System.
The Guardian System has been designed to work with all Tapflo Diaphragm Pumps to detect changing pressure within the pump. The change in pressure will then produce a reaction such as a dry run and stop or deadhead and restart.
We hope this provided you with useful information about 8 of Tapflo’s ranges that can be used for the chemical industry in a variety of different ways. We are proud to be able to provide a solution to any customers requirements with our bespoke pump systems that can be custom built to suit your application and technical requirements.
In the market for a chemical pump to suit your application? Contact Tapflo UK’s pump specialists today to find a solution!