“FINISH THOMPSON ANODIZING PROCESS SOLUTIONS PROVIDE IDEAL SOLUTIONS FOR DIFFERENT CENTRIFUGAL PUMP SERIES ANODIZING APPLICATIONS I was researching relatively complicated pumps… I also needed pumps that could operate both at ambient temperature and up to 100°C. I came across Finish Thompson’s DB Series centrifugal pumps and they met all the needs of my process. Finish Thompson completed the procurement process of their pumps by executing the process with local distributor and sales manager Schroeder.” LMC’s new line consisted of small batch tanks at each anodizing stage. Finish Thompson met the ideal glandless design, high chemical resistance and ease of installation for this application. Light Metals Coloring, a large metal coater located in Southington, offers its customers the idea of “Superior technology with the aim of best quality, delivery and part cost”. Fulfilling these promises requires the right equipment. And if your anodizing process involves 13 different chemicals, requiring a small footprint, you need an innovative pump specialist to meet your application-specific needs. “The company sought a solution to design its own anodizing line,” explains Troy Hurley, Regional Manager,Finish Thompson . Their electro-chemical anodization provides a decorative and permanent surface for aluminum parts. “This process,” Hurley continues, “involved 13 different chemical baths for various small parts. The pump needed for the line was a smaller pump than the normal pumps used by the anodizers, this would give the user more control over the system and would help the user to coat better with a more reliable process.” Jim Schroeder, senior engineer at Light Metals Coloring (LMC) in using new equipment, adds, “I was looking for relatively complicated pumps because some tanks are only a few inches wide. Also, I needed pumps that could operate both at ambient temperature and up to 100 °C. I came across Finish Thompson’s DB Series centrifugal pumps and they met all my process needs.” Why Finish Thompson Pumps Are the Best Solution for Anodizing Process Requirements? “Our magnetically driven, glandless centrifugal pumps are ideal for the anodizing process,” says Hurley. “All the fluids stay inside the pump and the fluid transfer of the pump is provided by magnetic power. The glandless design means no leakage issues. In addition to this design, our wide and varied range of pump models has helped us to optimize LMC’s line design.” “It doesn’t matter what chemical goes through the pumps – these pumps are durable and leak-proof,” Schroeder added. “They both have the compact design I need and I can use them in multiple applications. Putting it all together perfectly suited our needs.” By choosing Finish Thompson pumps, Schroeder was able to set up the anodizing line quickly and efficiently. “One of our priorities is fast delivery. In general, we can deliver the pumps in less than two weeks, thanks to our stocks. LMC company completed all their systems in a few months,” said Hurley. The distributor adds, “The small tank design they used in their process lines were prototypes designed before the firm went into large-scale production. And Finish Thompson was able to quickly deliver his first pump for trial. The fast delivery enabled LMC to take quick action and try out new processes as soon as possible to carry out large-scale installations.” Shroeder from LMC expressed his satisfaction. “Finish Thompson was very helpful from the very beginning of the process.” By choosing Finish Thompson pumps, Schroeder was able to install the anodizing line quickly and efficiently. “One of our priorities is fast delivery. In general, we can deliver the pumps in less than two weeks, thanks to our stocks. LMC company completed all their systems in a few months,” said Hurley. The distributor adds, “The small tank design they used in their process lines were prototypes designed before the firm went into large-scale production. And Finish Thompson was able to quickly deliver his first pump for trial. The fast delivery enabled LMC to take quick action and try out new processes as soon as possible to carry out large-scale installations.” Shroeder from LMC expressed his satisfaction. “Finish Thompson has been very helpful from the very beginning of the process.” Translated by TPM Mühendislik, from the documents of Finish Thompson.
- 27 inch (69 cm) to 72 inch (183 cm) body length options
- Conformity to transfer from IBC tanks, standard drums, buckets and drums
- Electric, air motor and rechargeable model options
- Polypropylene, PVDF and 316 stainless steel body options
- Maximum 100,000 cps viscosity limit
- ATEX and Ex-proof pump options
- FDA Certification option
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Factories, businesses and workshops buy most of the oils, acids and bases, additives, paints, solvents, chemical products they use, such as fuel oil, in drums, large drums or tons of IBC tanks. Fluids purchased and used when needed continue to be stored in storage areas after use. Since it is not possible to use all of them at once, they are used with barrel pumps during application as needed.
Under normal conditions, chemical fluids taken directly from the barrel or by overturning the barrel can be dangerous both for the environment and for the employees as they violate the rules within the scope of Occupational Health and Safety. From this point of view, it can easily be said that drum pumps are the most effective solution to ensure that chemicals are used both efficiently and reliably.
Barrel pumps are portable pump options that are ideal for intermittent operation. They are designed for simple, reliable and effective operation. When choosing a barrel pump; In order to choose the right pump series, motor type, accessories and main pump type, how the pump will be used and what the expectations are from the pump should be considered. Compatibility of the application with the head, flow rate, chemical type, viscosity, density, size and engine of the drum pump should be checked. Ensure that the outer tubing material is chemically resistant to the fluid in the drum. If the pumped liquid is flammable or explosive, an explosion-proof electric ex-proof or compressed air powered air driven motor should be selected.
What is a Barrel Pump?
Pumps with long pipes designed to transfer fluids from closed containers are called barrel pumps. The transfer process is done by immersing the pump pipe into the closed container where the fluid is located. The biggest difference between drum pumps and other pumps can be expressed as the drum pump motor being out of fluid. The discharge process begins when the fan at the end of the pipe remaining in the barrel rotates as a result of the motor drive. In the aforementioned closed containers; In addition to acidic, corrosive, alkaline, flammable, basic, aggressive and flammable fluids, fluids such as liquid soap, cream, paste, jam, paint, honey, molasses, jelly, glue, tomato paste and shampoo can also be found. A large part of these may be fluids taken from outside barrels, cans, IBC tanks and other containers and then stored in the usage areas in the enterprises. Since these fluids are often used as additives, it is not possible to use the entire barrel at once. Even if it is consumed, it is possible to carry out this process by tipping the barrel, not only being dangerous for worker health, but also causing product consumption and pollution. By using electric or air motorized barrel pumps in the transfer of fluids, the negativities can be completely eliminated.
What Does a Barrel Pump Do?
Barrel pumps can be differentiated according to the structure of the fluid used, material properties and flow requirement. Therefore, the choice of barrel pump is very important for a healthy, safe and hygienic application. The pumps to be selected for food processing should be a barrel pump with a stainless steel material body. If the fluid to be used is flammable, corrosive or flammable, a pump with an ex-proof electric or self-exposure air motor should be selected, together with a stainless steel pump body. In addition, the issue of material compatibility should be considered in the selection of drum pumps.
Barrel pumps are one of the most frequently used tools in industrial enterprises. Barrel pumps used in the transfer of solvent, diesel oil, waste oil and other chemicals allow the desired amount of transfer without facing any problem. Barrel pumps, which can be designed in different ways, can be produced according to which substance will be transferred.
Where is the Barrel Pump Used?
Substances stored in drums are mostly transferred from drums and drums and are additives. The most comfortable method of transferring these substances to other areas is the use of a barrel pump. Barrel pumps are one of the most important tools required to eliminate possible problems in the process of transferring any chemical substance and to speed up the work.
The use of the barrel pump is preferred in many different sectors. The chemical industry is one of the most preferred sectors for barrel pumps, which are frequently used in industrial sectors. It is also widely used in sectors such as treatment, cement, fuel oil, refinery, paint, iron and steel, petrochemicals and power plants. The use of barrel pumps is also very common in the food industry. Since it is one of the tools that accelerate the activities in the enterprises, the barrel pump is also used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.
The use of drum pumps is not limited to the hydro-based industries, as there are many types of liquids that need to be processed, transferred and transported. In fact, because chemicals, oils, and other liquids are heavier and denser than water, these industries are even more dependent on the use of drum pumps. Chemical production plants, food processing plants, refineries and paint plants are among the common industries where drum pumps are used.
How to Use a Barrel Pump?
Drum pumps contain a vertical shaft in a thin tube inserted into the drum cavity. The pump motor is connected to the vertical shaft at the top of the drum outside the tube, and the pumping component is located at the top of the shaft within the drum. This configuration allows emptying the drum. Minimizes the possibility of spills and operator injury.
The drum pump works by attaching to the top opening of the drum through its narrow tube housing a vertical shaft. In addition, an AC or DC electric motor, air motor or charged motor is connected to form a set consisting of a body and a motor. The motor drives the drum pump through the metal coupling. When the drum pump is started, the pumping mechanism comes from the bottom of the tube sucking the contents. The bottom of the tube rests on either a small centrifugal pump impeller or a motor. Some drum pumps can also be manually operated using a crank and are called manual drum pumps.
What are the Types of Barrel Pumps?
There are many different types of barrel pumps. However, they basically consist of two different components, the pump pipe and the pump body, which includes the motor, and are used as a set. Thanks to the pipe immersed in the barrel, the fluid is transmitted to the pump body positioned on the barrel. The impeller in the body rotates with the force it receives from the motor, causing a vacuum to be created at the inlet of the pump pipe. Thanks to the vacuum created, the fluid inside the barrel is drawn and directed to the pump outlet.
Drum pumps are both practical and useful options for draining and transferring liquids from drums. It allows customization of liquid processing operations as they are produced in different models. At the same time, it is ensured that the selected barrel pump is highly compatible with the sector and working conditions. Other benefits of drum pumps include portability, the ability to connect optional pipes to the system, and the fact that they are produced from multiple materials (Polypropylene, PVDF and Stainless Steel) to minimize corrosion when the pump is used with corrosive liquids.
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