No matter what the requirement for your Chemical Pump is, Tapflo UK has an extensive range perfect for your industry and application.
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What pump type is best used for pumping chemicals?
Tapflo would typically recommend a seal-less Magnetic Drive Pump or a Solid Block HDPE/PTFE Diaphragm Pump for chemicals.
Chemical Pump options:
- CTI Industrial Centrifugal Pump, also available as a Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump
- Filter Press Diaphragm Pump (HDPE/PTFE or Metal)
- Metal Diaphragm Pump
- Vertical Immersion Centrifugal Pump (Stainless Steel or PP & PVDF)
- Peristaltic Pump
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 a dry run and stop or deadhead and restart. You can find a full list of functions over on the Guardian System product page.
What measures can be taken to ensure the end-user is safe and the pump doesn’t leak?
Here at Tapflo, we have a number of products that we can offer to ensure the product is contained. 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 Mag Drive Centrifugal Pumps are seal-less meaning safe handling of hazardous fluids and a reduced risk of leaks! If that’s not enough, we can also supply barrier protection on all of our Diaphragm Pump range. This means the pump will have an additional set of diaphragms, in the case of a leak the fluid will stay contained in the pump rather than escaping via the air exhaust into the surrounding environment.
What’s the difference between a solid block and moulded?
Moulding side housings are generally the industry standard within the Diaphragm Pump sector which means that the plastic is melted down and poured into a moulding, this can cause stress to the plastic and can destroy some of its original compounds. All of Tapflo’s Plastic Diaphragm Pumps are machined from either solid block HDPE or PTFE meaning the original compounds are still intact resulting in much higher resistance to harsh substances like chemicals, making them perfect for use as a Chemical Pump. Tapflo’s AOD design also reduces the risk of leakages compared with a standard moulded plastic side housing.
If you require a similar pump or any assistance on fluid handling within your factory then please get in touch.