Challenges in Fluid Handling for Paints & Coatings Industry

by | Jun 21, 2018 | Science and Technology

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Positive Displacement pumps are used in chemical industry for transferring fluids which are abrasive, viscous, corrosive, etc. which are difficult to handle using centrifugal pumps. One such chemical industry is Paints & Coatings manufacturing where abrasive, corrosive and viscous fluid are handled using positive displacement pumps. Centrifugal pumps in this case will get wear out easily and won’t give the required flow and pressure during transferring fluid.

Why Gear Pumps are the best solution?

Out of all the different technology of positive displacement pumps available Gear pumps are the best solution in Paints & Coatings manufacturing to handle the viscosity of the resins which is around 5,000-10,000 Centi poise. To handle such fluids gear pumps are the best solution due to their robust nature and the ability to handle viscous fluids. Paint industry requires resins to be loaded to storage tank and transfer it to mixing tank with accurate flow & these pumps give accurate flow rate & pressure so as to meet the batch time of the production thereby insuring efficiency for the customer. The challenge is to maintain flow rate even if the viscosity increases & gear pumps can solve this problem for customer. Gear pumps with mechanical seal can reduce leakage of resins thereby eliminating losses. These pumps are long lasting with minimum maintenance and high long term cost advantage. Similarly other fluids in paints manufacturing can be handled by gear pump with ease.

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