Has your business equipment become obsolete? If you work in the ceramic industry, food industry or wastewater treatment, industrial lobe pumps can represent an excellent investment to modernize your company and improve its performance. Would you like to know its advantages? What differentiates them from other industrial pumps? Next, we will tell you how they work, their operational characteristics and their recommended uses and applications.
Industrial lobe pumps: basic concepts
Lobe pumps belong to the category of volumetric or positive displacement pumps, whose operation is based on hydrostatics. In this type of equipment, the energy necessary to move the fluid is generated by the pressure variations generated within the container where it is confined. Depending on the action of the pumping element, these volumetric pumps can be classified, in turn, into reciprocating pumps, such as piston pumps, or rotary pumps, such as peristaltic pumps, vane pumps or industrial lobe pumps, in which we will focus on next.
In this class of hydraulic pumps, the transfer of the fluid is generated by the movement of two rounded rotors or lobes, which rotate in the opposite direction, propelling it along the chamber. The pump body is made of abrasion resistant materials such as ferritic or austenitic stainless steels, and the rotors can be metallic or rubberized. In addition, depending on operational needs, lobe pumps can have industrial, sanitary or fast connections.
Operational advantages and recommended uses
Industrial lobe pumps, like the ones you can find in Boyser, stand out for their smooth pumping, which allows maintaining a constant and pulsation-free working flow, their reliability and their easy installation and maintenance. Their ability to work with fluids with viscosities of up to 100,000 cPs or with suspended solid particles up to 50 mm in diameter has made them one of the most widely used fluid equipment for the treatment of wastewater, sludge, sludge, slurry or residues. petroleum products.
Furthermore, lobe pumps are reversible and self-priming pumps, suitable for flow rates ranging from 10 m3 / hour to 120 m3 / hour and pressures of up to 10 bar. This operational versatility makes these industrial pumps a model widely used also in sectors such as the food industry, for the transfer of products such as wine, oil and all kinds of glucose, food pastes or concentrated sauces; the ceramic industries or the chemical sector, among others.
Low maintenance costs and long service life
Along with their ability to work with a wide range of fluids, another great advantage of industrial lobe pumps is their long service life, which makes them a very profitable choice in the long term. These pumps are very resistant and feature easily replaceable side wear plates with minimal maintenance costs.
If you decide to go for lobe pumps to renew your business, it is important to consider that, depending on their particular characteristics, such as their viscosity or their shear resistance, each fluid behaves differently. Before deciding, check with your lobe pump manufacturer about the technical specifications you need (flow, working pressure, etc.) taking into account the specific needs of your sector, in order to ensure you an optimal performance.