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CTS Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump Installation

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    Tapflo’s CTS range is made up of the CTS-I (industrial) and CTS-H (hygienic) Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps. The CTS range is manufactured from Stainless Steel with a suction lift up to 4.5m. The series can also be ATEX rated if required. Visit the product pages for more information.

    Installation Example

    Tapflo CTS Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump installation

    Number Permissible Detail
    1 YES Gate Valve, may also be fitted closer to the pump in case of long pipework
    2 N/A With a positive suction head tilt the pipework towards the direction of the pump inlet
    3 YES In-Line Strainer, required if there are particles present, larger than 6mm
    4 NO Air Pockets, the circuit needs to be as short and as straight as possible
    5 YES Pipe Connectors
    6 N/A Suction line needs to be as short and direct as possible, ideally the same size as the pump inlet or 1 size larger
    7 YES Attachment for Pressure Gauge or Pressure Relief Valve. It is best practice to install a Pressure Gauge on the discharge of the pump to evaluate where it is working on its curve. A Pressure Relief Valve is required when there is a possibility for “Dead Head” operation or when using a Nozzle for example.
    8 YES Gate Valve, useful for regulating the performance of the pump
    9 N/A Bends in the pipework need to be ideally placed after any valves and instrumentation and ideally placed five times the ø of the pipework away. E.g. if the pipework is 25mm, then any bends would ideally need to be placed 125mm away from the pump and any valves or instrumentation
    10 NO Elbow Joints & other bends on the pump suction or discharge ports
    11 OPTIONAL Check Valve/Non-return Valve, optional when operating a suction life application
    12 YES Suction strainer, essential when there is the potential for solids in suspension larger than the capability of the pump.
    13 YES Expansion joint, indispensable with long pipework and/or hot liquids Anti-Vibration Facility, considered best when using the pump on a fixed & rigid pipework.
    14 YES Overcome obstacles on both the suction and discharge by lowering the pipework where possible. Essential on the suction side, ideal on the discharge side. This reduces the work the pump has to overcome as well as eliminating the possibility of air pockets.
    15 YES Fix the pump into the installation by fixing holes provided, the supports and/or based must be level.
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