Three approaches can be taken when it comes to the basic pump design for fluids containing abrasives.
- To use a hard, wear-resistant material for the internal components such as PE or chrome.
- Reduce the velocity of the fluid in the pump chamber by using a low shear and slow pumping action .
- Use a soft material with tear resistant properties as found in hose pumps, AOD pumps and eccentric disc pumps.
At Axflow we can offer all of these solutions acrposs the UK when it comes to pumping abrasive fluids.
- Warman: a wide range of vortex pumps that can withstand abrasive liquids.
- Wernert: chemically resistant pumps - many to iso 22858 that will handle abrasive and corrosive liquids.
- Argal who offer pumps made from FRP.
- Hydrostal: screw centrifugal pumps that can handle abrsaives and large solids.