A liquid handling system, which is used on liquid handling workstations, utilize different types of pumps including open or closed impeller, single or multistage Liquid handling pumps. These liquid handling pumps can be installed for long lasting trouble free operation on various automated liquid handling systems. These systems are important for industries that deal with liquid media, including wastewater, water, oil, chemical slurry, sewage, coolant, and so on. Slurry pumps are liquid handling pumps which handle thick viscous liquids, including acids and abrasives. PEMO pumps distributed in Canada and the US by Premier Fluid Systems are trusted in many countries for heavy duty slurry and filter press applications. These liquid handling pumps included Vertical, Horizontal and Submersible models with a full selection of sizes and feature options.
Tough Slurry Pumping Problems call for tough liquid handling Slurry pumps that can be custom built:
- Where fluids to be pumped are highly abrasive, extremely acid, or both
- Where there are challenging footprint or installation requirements
- Where maintenance must be held to a minimum – no matter what
- Where pump breakdowns cause expensive production shut downs
- Where no metal part can come in contact with the pumped fluid
- Where severe operating conditions cause excessive maintenance costs
- Where other pumps have not given satisfactory results PEMO pumps is the answer
Hot oils or thermal fluids are also pumped with a special series of liquid handling pumps such as the Travaini TCD pump series. They can handle oil in hotter temperatures ranges up to 680◦F and offer longer pump life where mechanical seal and leakages could be a problem. To select the right liquid handling system, there are several factors to consider.
- Flow Rate – This refers to the capacity or volume of liquid traveling through a pump within a certain amount of time. Since flow rates vary according to different automated liquid handling systems, it is imperative to choose a pump that can accommodate the volume of liquid. For this, the flow rate has to match the flow rate that the system or application requires.
- Pressure – This is a measure of resistance for the system. The pressure rating of a pump determines the amount of resistance that can be overcome or handled, which is rated in pounds per square inch. Be sure that the discharge pressure or rated operating pressure equals or is more than the pressure required by the system at the needed flow rate.
- Head – This refers to the height located above the suction inlet where the liquid is lifted by the pump. The head is defined by the amount of mechanical energy of flow per the unit of weight, expressed in meters or feet. The rated pump head must be equal to or greater than that of the total head system, again at the needed flow rate.
- Power – For power, the net head is in proportion to the power delivered to the fluid, known as the output power or water horsepower. This rating identifies just how useful a pump is to the liquid being handled. Typically, the valves at the end of the performance curve are used to make sure that enough power is supplied for the majority of operating conditions.
- Efficiency – The efficiency is the ratio between brake and water horsepower. Although you want an efficient pump, the more efficient the higher the energy costs.
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