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Pumping LPG

Pumping LPG can be challenging to generalised pumps due to its low boiling point and low viscosity. At Axflow, we have specially selected the best range of products suited to pumping LPG.

Unique Challenges of pumping LPG

Pumping LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) poses distinctive challenges due to its low boiling point and viscosity. Generalized pumps often struggle with its unique properties. At AxFlow, we've meticulously curated a selection of products specifically tailored to handle LPG pumping applications effectively.

Challenges in LPG Pumping

  • Low Boiling Point and Viscosity: LPG's low boiling point and viscosity can cause poor lubrication within the pump chamber, demanding pumps designed for efficient handling.
  • Low NPSHa: The high vapor pressure of most LPGs leads to low Net Positive Suction Head available, particularly problematic when emptying LPG tanks.

Examples of LPG

  • Propane
  • Butane
  • Isobutane

LPG Applications

  • Domestic Heating: LPG is widely used in households for cooking and heating.
  • Transportation: LPG is a common fuel for vehicles due to its environmental benefits.
  • Industrial Processes: Used in various industrial applications, including metal cutting and welding.
  • Refrigeration: LPG serves as a refrigerant in some applications.

AxFlow's specialized vane pumps, canned pumps, mag drive pumps, and compressors are meticulously designed to handle the complexities of LPG, ensuring efficient and safe pumping operations.