CPC Range: Frequently Asked Questions

CPC Sanitary Centrifugal Pump

Who are Pomac Pumps?

Pomac Pumps are a Dutch company who manufacture Food Grade Pumps worldwide to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. They have developed and manufactured a quality range of Sanitary Pumps including the CPC Centrifugal Pump, Sanitary Twin Screw Pump and Sanitary Lobe Pump. You can check out the full range of Pomac Pumps by clicking here for Food Grade Pumps.

What's the difference between a CPC and CPC-ZA Pump?

The CPC-ZA is the Self-Priming equivalent of the CPC range, it is perfect for pumping liquids with entrained air and gases or where suction lift applications mean a standard CPC pump cannot be used. They are also a really cost-effective solution for CIP scavenge & return applications where costly Self Priming Liquid Ring pumps are usually specified.

Sanitary Centrifugal Pump
Self-Priming Sanitary Centrifugal Pump

What applications can the CPC Sanitary Centrifugal Pump range be used for?

The Sanitary Centrifugal Pump can be used for pumping clean and slightly solids laden liquids with solids up to 10mm. They are typically used for large volume transfer applications and for the following applications:

Food Industry – soups, sauces, oils, milk, sugar solutions, syrups

Beverage Industry – Soft drinks, beers, wines, liqueurs, spirits, fruit juice, yeast

CIP & SIP – Sodium Hydroxide, Nitric Acid and other cleaning liquids

Pharmaceutical & Biotech – Ultra filtration, tablets and coating, nutrient solutions, emulsions

What makes the CPC range sanitary?

Pomac Pumps pride themselves on making Sanitary Pumps, so all of their pumps are manufactured to the highest quality using high quality materials. All liquid contact parts are manufactured from cast Stainless Steel AISI 316L (others on request) with an internal surface roughness of <0.8 as standard (<0.5 on request). All elastomers and seals used are also fully FDA & EHEDG Approved. Their full range is also EHEDG certified, including the CPC and CPC-ZA Centrifugal Pumps meaning they meet all sanitary requirements for food and pharmaceutical grade pumps.

What is FDA?

Five main advantages of the CPC range

  1. Quick lead times compared to competitors in the market.
  2. Optimal cleanability – supports CIP & SIP, as well as the impellers being dry mounted to the shaft using O-Rings that cut down on liquid contact with the shaft. The impellers also feature pressure relief holes to ensure that there is further reduced liquid contact with the shaft and also cleaning the mechanical seal faces at the same time.
  3. Simple maintenance and low maintenance costs
  4. Simple disassembly
  5. Available in ATEX for potentially explosive environments.

Options Available


  • - Stainless Steel AISI 316L
  • - Stainless Steel AISI 316L Mo + Ni
  • - Hastelloy C22 upon request

Available in the following designs:

  • - KAM - Close coupled with adjustable feet and hygienic stainless steel AISI 316 shroud.
  • - KAV – Close coupled & supported by the motor feet
  • - KAC – Close coupled with steel support frame
  • - IG & IGH – Fitted wth Bearing Bracket for long coupled execution or to be fitted with alternative drive technology such as hydraulic motors
  • - IGF – Long Coupled with flexible coupling & baseplate
  • - IL – Close coupled with In-Line connections

Motor Options:

  • - Electrically Driven

  • - Pneumatically Driven
  • - Diesel driven
  • - Hydraulic Motors

Please get in contact with our pump experts for all options available and what would suit your application.

To talk to a member of the team about the CPC Sanitary Centrifugal Pump range, open the live chat in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, alternatively you can contact our team of pump experts by calling us or emailing us today.


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