A Guide To Slurry Pumps For Industrial Process

Slurry Pumps, as the name suggests are used to transfer slurry in industrial applications. Sujal Engineering’s pumps are manufactured using the industry’s highest standards which find its customer base in India as well as overseas applications.

Slurry pumps are industry’s favorite as they convey corrosive and abrasive slurry with a low amount of energy. The pumps are available as a single as well as double-acting models which assure high function and increased performance with low operating and maintenance costs.  As the pump is made of stainless steel, it is effective and efficient for working with hazardous and erosive materials.

Working principle

The Working Principle of a slurry pump is that slurry enters the pump through the eye of the rotating impeller which imparts a circular motion. The slurry is forced outwards by centrifugal force and moves between the blades of the impeller. The slurry attains a high speed by the time it reaches the edge of the impeller. In the casing, its high-speed energy is converted into pressure energy. The pumps increase the pressure of a liquid and solid particles with the help of centrifugal force and convert electric energy into kinetic energy to pump the slurry. This mechanism makes pumping hazardous and light slurry liquids easy and maintenance free.

Benefits of Slurry Pump for Industrial applications

  • Easy maintenance
  • Low capital costs
  • Simple mechanism
  • Robust machinery
  • Stainless steel material to reduce wear and tear

Applications of Slurry Pumps

Slurry pumps are the most popular choice for supplying water, boosting pressure, pumping water for domestic requirements, assisting fire protection systems, hot water circulation, sewage drainage and regulating boiler water are among the most common applications. Some of the major sectors that make use of these pumps are:

  • Oil & Energy – To pump crude oil, slurry, mud used by refineries, power generation plants
  • Waste Management Wastewater treatment – Wastewater processing plants, municipal industry and drainage
  • Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Food Industries – paints, hydrocarbons, petro-chemical, mining industry, cellulose, sugar refining, food and beverage production

Types of Slurry pumps

Slurry pumps can be classified into several types depending on various factors such as design, application and service.

Factors of pump Types of slurry pumps
Number of impellers ●      Single stage

●      Two-stage

●      Multi-stage

Type of case-split ●      Axial split

●      Radial split

Type of impeller design ●      Single suction

●      Double suction

By type of volute ●      Single volute

●      Double volute

Depending on where the bearing support is ●      Overhung

●      Between-bearing

Depending on shaft orientation ●      Horizontal

●      Vertical

 

Technical Specifications:

Technical Specification: Range: 3″ to 12″ (75mm to 300 mm)
Capacity: 10,000 gpm (2257 m³/hr)
Heads to: 240 ft (73 m)
Pressure to: 150 psi (1,035 kpa)

Importance of Slurry pumps for industrial applications

  • To remove suspended solids
  • Corrosion free
  • To avoid overheating
  • To remove abrasive media

Our pumps can be used as part of a complete system or as a stand-alone piece of equipment and can be customized as per client demand. Send us an email and our representative will get back to you soon.

To know more about our industrial pumps range don’t forget to visit our website www.sujalpumps.com

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