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Choosing An Industrial Sanitary Pump

When choosing the right industrial sanitary pump, there are several things to consider. Firstly, you should consider the material being pumped. Determining its viscosity, density, temperature, and flow rate will help you choose the kind and size of pump that is right for you. Secondly, the main function of the pump should be considered. Will it be evacuating containers? Used for filling? Batching ingredients? Your workflow and plant configuration also bears on pump selection. These variables include the processing environment. Liquids containing abrasive particulates, the length, size, and type of suction and discharge piping, elevations, pumping angles, etc. all must be taken into account. Industrial sanitary pumps can be used in industries like food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical, among others.

Types Of Industrial Sanitary Pumps

Air Diaphragm Pumps

Originally designed to handle viscous products, air diaphragm pumps are a solid choice for container unloading, as well as moving products containing abrasive particles and in processes where dilution control is critical. They are ideal for food-related applications requiring high flow rates and maximum portability.

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps a popular choice in sanitary processing. Using one or more rotating impellers arrayed in a variety of configurations depending on the application and production requirements, centrifugal pumps are able to create higher flow rates than any other pump type. Best suited for low-viscosity fluids that are not aerated or partially vaporized, centrifugal pumps are particularly effective in beverage processing because of their gentle handling of sometimes-delicate liquids. Their uncomplicated design aids in maintenance, especially in clean-in-place setups.

Positive Displacement Pumps

Positive displacement pumps are ideal for processing materials too viscous for centrifugal pumps to handle. They are common in processing and managing products with larger suspended solids or chunks such as chunky soups or fruit fillings, with minimal damage to the large particles. Positive displacement pumps move media at a steady rate and fixed volume with each mechanical cycle.

Choosing the right sanitary pump can make all the difference in a production company’s profitability by reducing overall production costs, improving efficiency, and protecting against contamination. Pump Engineering is here to help you make the right choice! Contact us today to learn more.

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The Basics Of Reliable Pump Installation

Many pump breakdowns are due to simple, needless failures, like the loss of clamp load which can cause misalignment and bearing failure. Reliable pump installation and basic maintenance can prevent similar avoidable failures from happening. When it comes to the reliability of its pumps, no industry or operation can afford to ignore the basics of pump installation.

Correct and complete installation practices can mean the difference between a pump that gives many years of trouble-free service and one that requires constant and repetitive maintenance. Most of the information herein refers to the single-stage, end-suction design.
Three particular areas must be satisfied to ensure that a pump will provide long and reliable operation within a system.

  • Foundation
  • Piping arrangement
  • Alignment

Foundation
In general, a pump should be mounted on a strong base plate supported by a strong concrete foundation. It is also necessary to properly connect the pump to the system by accurately aligning it to the piping system, as well as the driving motor.

A strong foundation and grouting can result in a unit that gives reliable, uninterrupted service versus one that requires constant realignment. It should be everyone’s concern that only the best materials—together with proper design—be used when installing the pump.

Piping arrangement
Without any doubt, this is the single most abused area of pump installation. In fact, it can be stated unequivocally that most pumps are piped up incorrectly.

Alignment
The industry has progressed well beyond any discussion of the statement that good alignment is essential to safe and trouble-free operation of rotating equipment. When we discuss “alignment” in the pump industry, we are usually discussing either “piping alignment” or “shaft alignment.” It must be noted that the term “coupling alignment” is a misnomer.

Conclusion
Improper pump installation can lead to premature failure and increased maintenance costs. Conversely, when they are correctly installed and given reasonable care and maintenance, your pumps will be capable of operating satisfactorily—and delivering for you­—for a long time.

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Progressive Cavity Pump Repair, Service & Maintenance 

Also referred to as progressing cavity pumps, progg cavity pumps, PC pumps, and cavity pumps, these positive displacement pumps are designed to move fluids at the same velocity irrespective of the inlet pressure. Progressing cavity pumps draw fluid via a suction inlet and direct it into an elongated casing holding a helical rotor and stator assembly that discharges the fluid at steady velocity via the discharge outlet.

Most progressive cavity pumps come with accessory options to prevent the pump from running dry. Otherwise, the rotor and stator can generate too much heat, causing the pump to fail. Other advantages of PC pumps include their high suction lift, self-priming capability, and higher discharge pressures compared to many other positive displacement pumps.

With their high pressure and high suction lift capabilities, PCPs can be used in a wide range of applications, including:

  1. Dosing and Metering
  2. Pumping shear-sensitive fluids
  3. Pumping Abrasive Fluids

Need help buying a progressive cavity pump?

If you’re looking for a highly adaptable positive displacement pump that can handle some of the toughest pumping applications and difficult fluids, then a progressive cavity pump may be the right choice for you. A PCP professional can help you make the right selection for your specific application.

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Benefits of In-House Fabrication

Keeping your operations running smoothly can be challenging when your equipment breaks down or is unable to keep up with demands.  Industrial pumps often maximize production and flow of operations creating a necessity for highly reliable pump abilities.  In order to guarantee your industrial pump is working to full capacity, you need to have it inspected by a trusted company with complete industrial pump fabrication capabilities. With Pump Engineering fabrication capabilities, you get just that – we have the ability to not only design but also fully fabricate and assemble pumps to meet your needs.

Benefits of In-House Fabrication

Since we specialize in in-house fabrication, we understand the benefits of having an industrial pump to meet your specific needs.  Advantages include,

  • Unique specifications built for your individual operations
  • High-quality materials to meet demands
  • Reliable engineering to keep your operation running smoothly

Why Trust Pump Engineering for Your Fabrication Needs?

For over 73 years, Pump Engineering Company’s goal has been to provide services and products which drive improved operational performance and bottom-line growth for our valued customers and associates.  We offer in-house fabrication and engineering capabilities. From simple centrifugal pump units to elaborate pump skids with piping, we have the ability to not only design but fully fabricate and assemble pump units to meet your demands.

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For more information about our complete industrial pump fabrication capabilities, contact our industrial pump specialists today!

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Choosing The Right Pump

Choosing the right pump can be a daunting process, but we are able to make it simple through our support teams of engineering and product specialists. No matter the application, we are able to suggest the right pump based on your requirements.

Here at Pump Engineering Company, we offer a wide range of pumps and fluid handling systems. Dedicated to meeting today’s demanding industrial applications. We carry a diverse selection of pumping equipment to reach both mass-market and specialized pump applications. Some of the many pump categories we carry include ANSI centrifugal, sanitary, self-priming, magnetic/mag-drive, vertical turbine, high pressure, submersible, and many more. In addition, we remain dedicated to quality, which is reflected by the class-leading pump brands we interface with. Flowserve, Gorman-Rupp, Bran + Luebbe, Sandpiper, Sundyne, SPX, and Moyno are only a handful of the highly exclusive providers we work with.

For more information and assistance with choosing the right pump, please contact our team at 800.560.7867.

Industrial Pump Distribution, Repair, & Systems Integration for Fluid Handling Technology – serving Southern California Since 1946

Call 800.560.7867 for Prompt Service.

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In-House Fabrication & Engineering

Here at Pump Engineering Company, we’re equipped with full in-house fabrication and engineering capabilities. From simple centrifugal pump units to elaborate pump skids with piping, we have the ability to not only design but fully fabricate and assemble pump units to meet your demands.

For information regarding a specific type of unit or to receive a quotation, please contact our sales department at 800.560.7867.

Industrial Pump Distribution, Repair, & Systems Integration for Fluid Handling Technology – serving Southern California Since 1946

Call 800.560.7867 for Prompt Service.

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How to Ensure Your Industrial Pump System is Working Properly

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Our technicians are specially trained to tackle any challenges presented in today’s industrial pump system repair technologies. As a result, we provide specialized industrial pump services to ensure your systems are operating as intended with improved performance capabilities, effectiveness, & efficiency. Call today to request your quote – 800.560.7867.

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Choosing the Right Industrial Pump

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Choosing the right industrial pump can be a daunting process, but we are able to make it simple through our support teams of engineering and product specialists. No matter the application, we are able to suggest the right pump based on your requirements. Get started today by contacting our team of pump experts at www.pumpengineering.net.

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Best Industrial Pump Supplier Near Me

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Are you looking for high-quality products, friendly & helpful staff and a wide variety of pumps? Look no further, as Pump Engineering is your one-stop-shop for everything and anything pump related. To learn more about the best industrial pump supplier can help you, request a quote at http://www.pumpengineering.net/request-quote/.

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Pulp and Paper Industrial Pump Supplier

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As an advanced pulp and paper industrial pump supplier,  Pump Engineering proudly supplies the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products, and related chemicals.  We proudly service their equipment to help them maintain the highest levels of quality and productivity. Learn more about the industries we serve at www.pumpengineering.net.

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