As the name implies, magnetic drive pumps use a magnetic field type of coupling to transfer torque from the motor to initiate motion in the pump, rather than the mechanical connection found in conventional pump designs.
Mag drive pumps have a larger axis error between the motor and drive shaft that makes them ideal for precision systems. They are also used in propeller and liquid pump systems because the design drive creates a physical barrier between the driver and driven shafts, preventing the fluid from penetrating the motor.
Some of the characteristics that make mag driven pumps ideal for these applications include:
- Corrosion resistance
- Seal-less design – no mechanical seal means no leakage
- 100% emissions free – safe operations when pumping toxic materials
- Ruggedness for use in extreme conditions
- Low maintenance
Some of the common applications of magnetically driven pumps include:
Because of their zero-leakage property, mag driven pumps are recommended for pumping highly corrosive petroleum products.
Mag driven pumps can be used in water treatments plants because they can be completely submerged in the water without any problems or risk of corrosion from the chemicals added to the water.
This is a kind of water treatment process that filters chemicals and impurities from dirty water to improve its taste. The treatment process uses mag driven pumps to pressurize the system and facilitate effective elimination of impurities from the water.
Magnetically driven pumps can be used in a wide variety of applications that require the pump to be submerged in the respective fluid.
It is important that you get the right mag driven pump for your exact application requirements to ensure optimal performance and long life. These pumps generally require minimal service and maintenance, but they should be properly installed and serviced for consistent results and reliability.