Tapflo UK were asked to supply a Peristaltic Pump on a quick lead time to a customer who was looking to transfer digestate within their Anaerobic Digestion Plant. Find the solution below.
Customer: Tapflo Distributor
End-User: Anaerobic Digestion Plant
Enquiry Received: February 2014
Order Placed: March 2014
Order Dispatched: April 2014
Tapflo UK only works with the most trusted and reliable equipment and partners so when they were contacted by one of their distributors in the UK for the supply of a reliable and well-made Peristaltic Pump on a quick lead time they were only too happy to oblige. The distributor’s customer, an Anaerobic Digestion Plant had contacted them to assess the problems they were having with their digestate transfer pumps which were an immersible, progressing cavity pump, over 6 m in total length. The pump was proving problematic for the customer in a couple of ways: Firstly the pump was consistently clogging and running dry upon start-up and failing to deliver the required capacity (30 m³/hr) when the plant was operating at its heaviest solids load of 25-30%. Secondly, the end-user didn’t have suitable lifting equipment for the existing pump. Therefore, any time they needed to do any routine inspection or maintenance they needed to hire a crane to lift the pump in and out of the tank it was installed in and wait whilst the work was carried out. This resulted in costly and unnecessary maintenance costs which could be avoided.
Fluid: Organic Waste Sludge w/ Abrasive Solids in Suspension (25-30%)
Capacity: 30 m³/hr
Max Discharge Pressure: 5 Bar
Required Suction Lift: 4-5 m
Capable Suction Lift: 9 m
Inlet / Outlet Connections: DN100 / PN16
Stainless Steel Flanges Geared Motor: 15 kW / 1500 rpm / 3 Phase / 50 Hz / IP55 / Class F
Output Speed: 36 rpm
Body, Wheel, Pressing Shoes: Ductile Cast Iron GGG40
Hose: High-Pressure Natural Rubber (20 Bar Max), Multi-Layered & Reinforced w/ Braided Polyamide (21.25 mm Thickness / 4 m Length)
Frame: Painted Steel
Flanges & Inserts: Stainless Steel
Bolts & Nuts: Stainless Steel AISI 304
Paint: Anti-Corrosion Coating, Blue, Primary and Final Polyurethane. Acry-Epoxy, 150 microns thickness.
PT-100-VAC Air Operated Vacuum System – enables increase suction lift capability on high viscosity and solids laden fluids Hose Rupture Detector (Suco Pressure Sensor)
Further to our distributor’s comprehensive initial site visit and report on the existing installation, the end-user was recommended to replace the existing pump with a Peristaltic Pump. These types of pumps have several unique features which were perfect in resolving the end-users issues with their existing unit. Peristaltic Pumps are Sealless and Leak Free! The mechanical seal is the weakest point on any sealed pump unit and is high wear and highly replaced element of any pump unit operating within the Anaerobic Digestion marketplace. Any rupture of the hose within a Peristaltic Pump is contained within the pump casing, therefore, avoiding messy leakages onto the installation. The pump can also be fitted with a hose rupture sensor and alarm to stop the pump in case of a rupture and signal the plant manager that there has been a failure and call for a hose replacement.
Tapflo UK offered further assistance and support in conjunction with their distributor during the initial commissioning and installation of the Peristaltic Pump to ensure that the equipment was being used to best of its potential. On top of our extensive industrial and hygienic pump ranges, we are also capable of offering site visits, troubleshooting and system appraisal were requested to ensure that our customers and partners are getting the best out of their pumps and systems.
If you’re looking for a little more information on Tapflo’s Peristaltic Pump, read 6 Reasons You Should Be Using a Peristaltic Pump.