Achema: Pumps made of fiberglass
This single stage centrifugal pump Saturn is made of FRP (thermosetting resins reinforced with fiberglass), which provide the casing with a considerable mechanical resistance comparable to metal alloy. The resin basic formula (epoxy vinyl ester) gives to the pump casing a resistance to all corrosive and abrasive acids.
The combination of chemical & mechanical resistance added to a manufacturing low cost leads the range to be an important reference in different application fields as sea water (sanitization treatments, desalination, …), domestic & industrial wastewater treatments, fume scrubbers, and all industrial plants handling chemical liquids. The Saturn series comes in two versions:
- ZGS normalized (long-coupled) with its pedestal, which includes the ball bearing housing and shaft gives to the pump a better strength to the coupling by flexible coupling to the electric motor for pumping the most difficult liquids for a continuous use. This solution and the “back pull out” eases the disassembling of the pump from the electric motor for an easy and fast maintenance without disconnecting the pipes from one side and the electric motor on the other side.
- ZMS close-coupled version can be supplied up to 37 kW motor. The pump coupling flange to the electric motor has been engineered with a thrust ball bearing which support the radial burden and reduces the shaft’s jolts and consequently the burden on the electric motor ball bearings. This solution gives to the unit the possibility to stand the heaviest applications easily.
Base Plate entirely made of fibreglass to resist to all corrosive liquids, stability and solidity. The pump series conforming to ANSI/ASME B73.1 regulations can be supplied with various brand of mechanical seals, either manufactured by ARGAL it self or by any other leading manufacturer. SATURN series can be fitted either with single (internal or external) or double mechanical seal, and can be flushed. Different option of materials of sliding side and gaskets. Naturally mechanical seal metal parts are never in touch with the pumped liquid.
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