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Pumping Ammonia

Ammonia demands specialized expertise due to its low specific gravity, viscosity, and unique properties. The risks associated, such as cavitation, make the selection of appropriate pumps crucial.AxFlow, equipped with tailored solutions and expertise, ensures safe and efficient ammonia handling across diverse industrial applications.

Navigating the Challenges of Pumping Ammonia

Ammonia, a versatile compound used as a refrigerant gas, in water purification, and various industrial processes, presents unique challenges for pumps due to its low specific gravity and viscosity. This makes selecting the right pump crucial. At AxFlow, we understand these complexities and offer specialized solutions, particularly focusing on magnetic drive and canned pump technologies, to ensure efficient and safe ammonia handling across diverse applications.

Challenges in Pumping Ammonia

  • Low NPSHa: Ammonia's low Net Positive Suction Head available demands pumps capable of handling such conditions without performance issues.
  • Fluid Slippage: The low viscosity of ammonia can lead to fluid slippage within the pump, reducing efficiency.
  • Poor Lubrication: Ammonia's lack of natural lubrication can cause wear and tear on pump components, requiring careful material selection.
  • Boiling Point and Vapor Pressure: Ammonia's low boiling point and high vapor pressure add complexity to the pumping process, demanding precise temperature and pressure control to avoid the risk of cavitation.
  • Mechanical Seal Sensitivity: Even minor issues with the pump's mechanical seal can lead to off-gassing, making seal selection critical.

Examples of Ammonia Applications

  • Refrigeration: Ammonia is widely used in industrial refrigeration systems due to its excellent heat transfer properties.
  • Water Purification: Ammonia is utilized in water treatment processes to remove impurities and ensure safe drinking water.
  • Chemical Manufacturing: Found in the production of plastics, explosives, textiles, pesticides, dyes, and other chemicals.
  • Household and Industrial Cleaning: Ammonia-based cleaning solutions are commonly used in households and industrial settings.

AxFlow's range of pumps, specifically designed for handling ammonia, guarantees efficient and reliable operations, meeting the stringent demands of various industries. With our expertise in magnetic drive and canned pump technologies, we ensure safe and precise ammonia pumping solutions for diverse applications.