Drum pumps now offer a broader choice of tubes
These high-performance sealless drum pumps (photo) are designed for transferring liquids from intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). The pumps are now offered with a choice of six tube lengths. The newest tube length option (137 cm; 54 in.) is available in several materials (two polypropylene versions, a polyvinylidene fluoride option, and a stainless steel version). This variety of wetted materials ensures resistance to the widest range of aggressive liquids and therefore maximum application flexibility, says the company. The other key features of the PF Series drum pumps include a sealless design that is said to improve reliability, a double-suction impeller that provides high-flow and high-head capability (flows to 151 L/min., and heads to 24 m), and easy disassembly for cleaning. The tubes are interchangeable with different motor options. — Michael Smith Engineers Ltd., Sheerwater, U.K.