Södra Cell in Mönsterås is one of the world’s most modern pulp mills. It has a production capacity of 750’000 tons per year of softwood and hardwood pulp. The mill’s core business is pulp production, but it is also an important source of green electricity. This company asked Sulzer to supply a pump suitable for pumping water to the pulp mill’s emergency showers. They wanted a pump that would be

  • easy to install
  • into a small space,insta
  • energy efficient and
  • service friendly.
• Application: emergency shower pump
• Liquid: water
• Pump type: SILP-26-A-2
• Material of construction: bronze
• Flow: 1.5 l/s
• Head: 13 m
• Rotational speed: 3’000 rpm
• Motor: 0.65 kW 50 Hz integrated motor
• Installation: inline the piping

The installed solution is a SIL process pump. These pumps are used in a large range of industrial applications. These versatile pumps could be installed directly between the piping at the mill, without needing foundation work, base plate, etc. The small space requirement of the pump was a benefit.

SIL pumps are available in a wide selection of materials. The material selected was bronze, because it was the most suitable for the application in Mönsterås. The first SIL pump was delivered to the site in June 2018. The pulp mill was delighted by the ease of installation and pump performance. That is why they bought two more pumps in 2019 and placed an order for five additional SIL pumps in 2020.



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