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Xylene Transfer

AxFlow, a leading expert in chemical pumps, offers tailored solutions for efficient and secure Xylene handling.

Pumping Xylene: Challenges and Solutions

Pumping Xylene, a vital aromatic hydrocarbon used in diverse industrial applications, requires precision and expertise. AxFlow, renowned for expertise in chemical pumps, offers tailored solutions for efficient and secure Xylene handling. Despite its versatility, Xylene poses challenges such as low NPSHa, fluid slippage, poor lubrication, and boiling tendencies. AxFlow's range of pumps, centered around magnetic drive and canned pump technologies, addresses these challenges, ensuring reliable and safe Xylene transfers.

What is Xylene?

Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid hydrocarbon derived from crude oil. It exists in three isomeric forms: ortho-xylene, meta-xylene, and para-xylene. Due to its excellent solvent properties, Xylene finds applications in various industries.

Challenges in Pumping Xylene

  • Low NPSHa: Xylene's low NPSHa requires specialized pumps to prevent cavitation and maintain flow efficiency.
  • Fluid Slippage: Xylene's low viscosity can lead to fluid slippage within the pump, reducing efficiency.
  • Poor Lubrication: Xylene lacks natural lubrication, increasing wear and tear on pump components.
  • Boiling Tendencies: Xylene's low boiling point requires precise temperature control to prevent vaporization within the pump chamber.
  • Mechanical Seal Issues: Even slight problems with the pump's mechanical seal can result in off-gassing, posing safety risks.

Examples of Xylene and Xylene Applications

  • Ortho-Xylene: Used in the production of phthalic anhydride, a precursor for plasticizers.
  • Meta-Xylene: Utilized in the synthesis of isophthalic acid, essential for manufacturing resins and fibers.
  • Para-Xylene: Primarily used in the production of terephthalic acid, a key component in polyester fibers and resins.
  • Industrial Cleaning: Xylene serves as a powerful solvent in cleaning and degreasing applications.
  • Paints and Coatings: Xylene is a common ingredient in paints, varnishes, and coatings due to its solvent properties.
  • Laboratory Use: Xylene finds applications in laboratories as a clearing agent in histology procedures.

AxFlow's Solution: At AxFlow UK, our specially selected pumps for Xylene handling, centered around magnetic drive and canned pump technologies, ensure efficient, precise, and safe transfers. Trust AxFlow's expertise for reliable Xylene pumping solutions tailored to your industrial needs.