Technology is growing at a pace faster than ever, and this holds true for almost all kind of businesses. Invariably, we find some or the other advancement in technology getting announced every single day. To be able to stay ahead in the game, it becomes imperative for businesses to keep up their pace with the growth in technology.
Talking of pumping systems, these are equipment that have regular requirement from diverse industries in Australia. These industries could vary from mines that deal with chemical slurry to construction sites. Operationally, pumps facilitate movement of large volumes of liquid to either empty considerable quantum of water, or to even displace waste liquids in construction processes. Conventionally, such tasks would take a lot of time and energy to accomplish. But now the market offers a huge variety of pumps with advanced technology features; this puts your worries about the waste of cost, time and energy, at bay.
ProjectLink has put together a list of advanced pumping systems that can enhance your productivity and improve the efficiency of your operations. Have a look at the top 4 pumping systems that you should know about.
Advanced Slurry Pumps
Known by different names such as end suction pumps, vertical column pumps, or submersible pumps, slurry pumps are mainly deployed when abrasive slurry is to be managed. These pumps are usually made of high nickel cast iron (also known as the white iron) which gives them the endurance to handle abrasive wear of slurries. These pumps may also be lined with rubber for more round-edged slurries.
Slurry pumps are used in mining, minerals processing, transportation of slurries for processing, and dredging. These pumps are also used in slurry applications in coal-fired power plants, steel mills, cement mills, etc.
Slurry pumps can sustain the longest life possible while dealing with abrasive wear, which the ordinary pumps would fail to withstand.
Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps
AODD pumps are made of two air driven reciprocating diaphragms that allow liquid to be pumped through the inlet or outlet valves.
AODD Pumps are a potent option for plants where the availability and supply of electricity is poor. These also emerge as the best option for pumping liquids with high solid content or high viscosity. AODD pumps are available in a variety of metallic and nonmetallic options, and the right one can be chosen depending on the fluid to be pumped.
Key industries using these pumps:
- Chemical Processing
- Food Processing
- Oil & Gas
- Research industries
Being able to operate without electricity, is one of the most significant advantages for these seamless pumps. AODD pumps have the capability to pump liquids that contain huge portions of solids.
Also known as hose pumps, peristaltic pumps work on rotary positive displacement mechanism to pump a variety of fluids. These pumps are designed with a roller or shoe that squeezes a tube or hose as it rotates, and this squeezing action prompts the liquid to move along the tube.
Peristaltic pumps are used to pump clean or sterile chlorine and other disinfectants in commercial swimming pools, wineries, or in sewage treatment plants. The other major applications of peristaltic pumps include, pumping aggressive chemicals, high solids slurries, and in many OEM applications where sealless pumping is a plus. Peristaltic pumps work best for pumping the materials when the isolating the product from environment, and vice versa, is critical.
The simple built, without valves, seals, and glands, makes peristaltic pumps easy to maintain. These pumps contain the liquid within the tube and carry minimum risk of leakage.
These pumps can be used for wide range of liquids, including those containing solids, and corrosive liquids.
Liquid Ring Pumps
Liquid ring pumps are one of the most efficient pumps available in the market. These pumps can also be used as vacuum pumps or as gas compressors. These pumps are similar to rotary vane pump, except for the way their vanes are designed. The vanes in liquid ring pumps are an integral part of the rotor and churn a rotating ring of liquid to form the compression-chamber seal. These pumps are built to maintain a low-friction processing, and are driven by induction motors.
Liquid ring pumps are used to maintain condenser vacuum on large steam-turbine generators, paper machines to dewater pulp slurry, and for extracting water from press felts. These pumps are also used to form moulded paper structure by vacuum forming process.
The other applications of these pumps include, soil remediation, petroleum refining, vacuum distillation, and in vacuum recovery systems.
As these pumps operate through a single rotating part, low maintenance, and low energy requirement become the top advantages of liquid ring pumps. These pumps work well for vacuuming or any form of compression tasks too. The liquid ring pumps can easily take care of condensable vapors, and can handle fluids of various kinds.
In addition to the ones described above, there are more varieties of advanced pumping systems that have been introduced in Australian market recently. Check out the list here for the leading suppliers and top pumping systems in Australia.