A Centrifugal Pump is a highly versatile pump that uses rotation through an impeller to accelerate fluid through the pump, where it flows radially outward through the pump casing, exiting into the discharge piping. Centrifugal Pumps have the ability to be used in almost any industry and for any application type, meeting all your sanitary, industrial and ATEX requirements.
Unlike Positive Displacement Pumps, a Centrifugal Pump moves fluid through the pump by rotating one or more impellers, thus creating a centrifugal force that draws fluid into the pump and out to the discharge pipe. One of the advantages of these pumps is the Centrifugal Pump impeller can be changed depending on your requirements. The full range of impeller types includes open, semi-open and closed impellers.
As mentioned, Centrifugal Pumps can be used in a wide range of sectors for a variety of applications, some of the most common applications we supply for include (but are not limited to):
Our industrial and hygienic ranges are Semi-Open Single-Stage Pumps manufactured in Stainless Steel AISI 316L. Our Hygienic Series (CTH) is manufactured with electro-polished pump casing and internals, specifically designed for hygienic and sanitary industries where cleanability and drainability are important factors, such as for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Our Industrial Series (CTI) is manufactured with a glass-blasted pump casing, with a range of mechanical seal options and special executions available. This would be suited to a number of industrial applications such as water treatment, surface conditioning, chemicals, tank transfer duties and many more.
Mag Drive Pumps are ideal for hazardous applications as they have a sealless design meaning a significantly reduced likelihood of leakage from the pump. Tapflo manufactures the CTM Pump which is a close-coupled, single-stage Magnetically Driven Centrifugal Pump, featuring either a Semi-Open or Closed Impeller. The pumps are manufactured from either glass fibre reinforced polypropylene or PVDF, offering a high mechanical and corrosion resistance. Standard Close Coupled Centrifugal Pumps operate with the impeller connected to the motor shaft directly, whereas, in our Mag Drive Pumps, the torque from the motor shaft is transmitted to the impeller by means of a magnetic coupling.
As of 2020, Tapflo has been working with Gemme Cotti, an Italian manufacturer of Magnetically Driven Pumps. We can offer their Mag Drive Centrifugal Pump as a medium to a heavy-duty alternative to Tapflo’s CTM Pump which is ideal for low to medium-duty applications.
The BBA Pumps B Series is an Industrial, Electrically Driven Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump. The range is fitted with an open impeller, changeable wear plate and non-return valve in the suction port. These pumps are easily maintained and have minimal spare part costs, and offer 2-Pole and 4-Pole options, reaching max flows up to 21 m3/hour for use in industries such as construction, wastewater management, irrigation and agriculture.
Robuschi’s range of Industrial Centrifugal Pumps is ideal for large industrial applications such as handling wastewater, distillation and purification. Within their centrifugal range, we also supply Vertical Immersion Centrifugal Pumps, specifically designed for the transfer and circulation of various fluids from containers, tanks and sumps. The CTV range can, in many cases, replace a Self-Priming Pump due to the Immersion Pump being installed vertically with the motor above the liquid surface. Our Centrifugal Immersion Pumps are suited to a variety of applications, most commonly used for surface treatment, water treatment, heat exchangers and waste disposal
Pomac’s Sanitary Centrifugal Pump range is EHEDG compliant and manufactured from stainless steel AISI 316, as are all of Tapflo’s sanitary pumps. Pomac’s pumps are ideal for the food and pharmaceutical industries or CIP processes that need bacteria to be kept to a minimum. Available standard or self-priming, the range offers high-pressure casing, a balanced stub shaft design and an optional heating jacket.
Tapflo has developed the CTX High-Performance Centrifugal Pump which incorporates the hygienic and industrial ranges with more robust construction for high-performance applications. Through continuous development and the goal to create better solutions for our customers, Tapflo has been widening its portfolio with this latest instalment. To find out more about the High-Performance Centrifugal Pump, take a look at our case study where a CTX was used as the perfect solution for a client looking to pump liquid fertiliser. Or take a look at our video below of Tapflo’s Pump expert Luke explaining their vast amount of benefits featuring our hygienic CTX pump!
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