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Pumping Glycol

Navigating the complexities of glycol pumping is essential for industries relying on these versatile solutions in heating, cooling, and various processes. At AxFlow, we understand the intricacies of Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol applications. With a diverse range of specialized pumps designed for temperature stability, viscosity management, and thermal control, we offer tailored solutions for industries where precise glycol handling is paramount.

Challenges in Pumping Glycol

Handling glycol, including Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol, presents unique challenges owing to its widespread use in heating and cooling systems. At AxFlow, we recognize the intricacies involved in glycol pumping applications and offer specialized solutions to address these challenges effectively.

  • Temperature Sensitivity: Glycol solutions operate in a wide temperature range, making it crucial to choose pumps that can handle both high and low-temperature variations without compromising efficiency.
  • Viscosity Management: Controlling the viscosity of glycol solutions is vital for consistent pumping. Pumps need to handle glycol's varying viscosity levels, ensuring smooth flow even in high-viscosity scenarios.
  • Preventing Thermal Transfer: Minimizing thermal transfer between the motor and fluid in the pump chamber is essential to maintain the desired temperature of the glycol solution, especially in heating and cooling systems where precise thermal control is necessary.

Handling Glycol

  • Diverse Pump Options: AxFlow offers a comprehensive selection of pumps tailored for Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol applications. This includes cast iron circulation pumps, ATEX certified stainless steel pumps, and advanced magnetic drive pumps. The latter, in particular, reduces thermal transfer, ensuring the glycol solution's temperature stability.
  • Temperature Extremes Management: AxFlow's pumps are engineered to handle extreme temperatures, ranging from freezing points as low as -150°C. This capability ensures reliable performance even in the harshest environmental conditions.

Examples of Glycol and Related Applications

  • HVAC Systems: Glycol is widely used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to prevent freezing, ensuring year-round temperature control in buildings.
  • Industrial Process Cooling: Glycol solutions are employed in various industrial processes to maintain optimal temperatures in equipment and machinery, enhancing efficiency and prolonging equipment life.
  • Refrigeration: Glycol-based refrigeration systems are utilized in commercial and industrial settings, offering efficient and consistent cooling for perishable goods and sensitive materials.
  • Solar Water Heating: Glycol is utilized as a heat transfer fluid in solar water heating systems, ensuring efficient energy capture and heat distribution.

AxFlow's extensive range of specialized pumps, including magnetic drive pumps and ATEX certified stainless steel pumps, ensures the seamless handling of glycol solutions. By addressing challenges related to temperature sensitivity, viscosity management, and thermal transfer, AxFlow empowers industries with reliable glycol pumping solutions, vital for various applications such as HVAC, industrial cooling, refrigeration, and solar water heating