Vogel IC Series chemical process pumps will feature a patented seal chamber design called the Cyclone seal chamber that has been proven to extend mechanical life for chemical process applications.
Goulds Pumps, an ITT Industries company, has announced that it's new Vogel IC Series chemical process pumps will feature a patented seal chamber design called the Cyclone seal chamber that has been proven to extend mechanical life for chemical process applications.
The unique design of the Cyclone seal chamber consists of an oversized tapered bore seal chamber which includes two helical ribs cast into the seal cavity. Extensive testing performed by Goulds Pumps has shown that these ribs act to trap particles, often present in chemical process systems, and prevent them from traveling into the seal environment. Once trapped, the cyclone-like flow created by the rotating shaft seal acts to transport these particles out of the seal environment resulting in extended seal life. Preventing particles from entering the seal area is key to reducing failures, seal clogging and seal chamber wear.
The Cyclone seal chamber offers additional benefits as the tapered-bore design is self-venting which amplifies pump startup activities and the large, open sealing area provides for effective cooling of mechanical seal faces, often eliminating the need for auxiliary seal flush/support systems.
The Vogel IC Series chemical process pump is designed in accordance with ISO 5199 and ISO 2858, making it ideal for worldwide chemical or industrial process applications. The IC pump range includes 30 sizes, which are capable of flows up to 450 m3/h and heads up to 150m. IC pumps are suitable for service temperatures ranging from -40°C to 177°C and operating pressures up to 16 bar. The IC series is available in a comprehensive range of materials including ductile iron, 316 Stainless Steel, Duplex Stainless and high alloys.
Goulds Pumps/Industrial Pumps Division, 240 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148. Phone: 315-568-2811; Fax: 315-568-7759.