Alfa Laval: New hygienic self-priming pump with improved energy efficiency


Alfa_Laval_LKH_Prime_Pump_Press_releaseThe superior efficiency of the LKH Prime results in reduced energy consumption. This delivers low cost of owner-ship. Designed for CIP duties containing entrained air, it can also pump product, potentially reducing the capital investment when designing process systems.

Quiet in operation, the LKH Prime is engineered to meet the most stringent standards and hygienic requirements of the food, dairy, beverage, and home & personal care industries. The pump is also going to be available as an UltraPure model, meeting the needs of pharmaceutical customers.

Russ Kelly, Global Pump Portfolio Manager at Alfa Laval says, “Many industries have been looking for a self-priming pump that meets requirements for improved energy efficiency and reduced noise levels as well as the latest hygienic design standards. Using air screw technology, Alfa Laval LKH Prime has been developed to exceed these expectations.”

Alfa Laval LKH Prime conforms to EHEDG and 3A standards. UltraPure models will be available with Q-Doc documentation to meet the standards required for the pharmaceutical industry. Market release is anticipated early 2016.

The Alfa Laval LKH Pump range

The Alfa Laval LKH premium range of centrifugal pumps is distinguished by high efficiency, low energy consumption, a variety of additional options to meet application needs, and a wide range of flow rates and pressures. Being part of this range, the Alfa Laval LKH Prime is reliable and easy to service and maintain.

Models are available for all hygienic applications including food, dairy, beverage, home & personal care, biotech and pharmaceutical production.


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