The Ninja's Guide to Hypro Centrifugal Pump Upgrade Options
Knowing the different options and design features between centrifugal sprayer pumps allows for the selection of a pump that will return the most value to your operation.
Given the wide variety of uses and installation environments for these pumps several options have developed over the years for different market segments. Choosing a pump is no longer as simple as figuring out hydraulic flow and solution flow needed for an application. Other factors such as service life, user knowledge, is downtime critical, products pumped, and installation environment must also be considered amongst many other factors. In response to this Pentair Hypro has evolved their pump line up to meet varying needs of the market and provide excellent performance and value to each segment.
Pump Seal Design and Material
The traditional mechanical pump seal relies on having a flat smooth face to maintain a consistent seal while allowing the pump shaft to rotate. A spring is used to maintain constant pressure on the seal faces while elastomers complete the seal.
An economical choice for less demanding applications. It does not handle abrasive solutions or run dry conditions well. Ideally this seal would be used for applications where non-abrasive solutions are being used under conditions where the pump will be cleaned out each day and there is little risk of regularly running the pump dry.
|FLUID PUMPING APPLICATIONS|
|APPLICATION||PUMP MATERIALS COMPATIBILITY|
|Impeller Material||Pump Housing||Seal Type|
|Nylon||Polypropylene||GTX||Stainless||Polypropylene||Cast Iron||Ceramic||Life Guard Silicone Carbide||ForceField Wet Seal|
|Weed Control Chemicals||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||Yes||Yes|
|Pest Control & Fumigants||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||Yes||Yes|
- Nozzle Ninja