Efficiency is extremely important, but nothing trumps safety when it comes to priorities. This is especially true when dealing with hot liquid applications. Are you confident in the quality of your hot oil and hot water pumps? Keep reading for some important information on choosing the right equipment for the job.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Pump
Choosing the right pump—and the right distributor—is a crucial part of the job. Dealing with high-temperature substances increases the risk of failure in a myriad of different areas, so knowing when a standard pump could handle something versus when a specialty pump is necessary is of the utmost importance. Keep reading for some expert guidance.
Standard or Specialized?
First thing’s first—will a standard pump get the job done, or do you need to invest in something specialized? This, of course, will depend on your applications and how you want things to run. For example, if you’re planning to have your pump run continuously, as well as have it set up with the proper options, a less expensive, standard pump might just do the trick.
However, if you foresee frequent heat-up and cooldown cycles, other necessary operations and maintenance steps, or the requirement of experienced staff, you’ll want a specialty pump designed for high-temperature materials.
With any pump and with any application, pipe stress is inevitable. But it’s important to keep in mind that, when dealing with higher-than-average temperatures, even more stress is put on the pipes in your system.
Pipes that are specifically designed to deal with high temperatures will keep things running smoother for a lot longer. These specific designs can include thermal loops, expansion joints, and alignments that compensate for thermal contraction and expansion.
Just like with pipe stress, corrosion is unavoidable—but made worse when dealing with high temperatures. Above about 120 degrees, corrosion rates increase exponentially regardless of the liquid. Make sure you remember that all liquids become more corrosive with increased temperatures when you’re selecting your pump.
Quality Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps
Choosing the right equipment is half the job done, so make sure you choose well. When it comes to high-quality, specialty pumps, we understand that every component matters—including the price. With Vulcan Pumps as a partner, you can get quality and cost-effective hot oil and hot water pumps. You won’t have to worry about compromising efficiency for low lead-time and cost. We’re here to help keep you competitive. Get in touch with us today to learn more.