Benefits of the Eddy Pump
The following benefits of the Eddy Pump has driven our success in various industries including:
US Navy, Oil, Mining, Wastewater, Dredging, Chemical, Fracking, Paper/Pulp, and many others.
The Eddy Pump’s open rotor design with high tolerances allow anything that will go into the intake be passed through the discharge without issues.
As you can see the tolerance between the rotor and the volute in the 4″ Eddy Pump shown above easily allows the passage of a man’s arm , while the tolerance in a centrifugal pump is significantly less. In a 2-inch to 10-inch Eddy Pump the tolerance ranges from 1-9 inches.
The Eddy Pump overcomes the hydrodynamic principles which limit conventional pumps to lower percentages of solids and viscosity. This is possible because the Eddy Pump’s rotor creates a force which is transmitted to the intake pipe in the form of a concentrated swirling column of fluid. Relative wear, as a result of contact between the rotor and the material being pumped, does not inhibit the performance of the Eddy Pump and there is no loss in production efficiency. This is not the case with other pumps.
Eddy Pump Success with the US Navy
The U.S. Navy pumps brine for distillation units, transfers sewage from CHT tanks and pumps wastewater for shipyards. Conventional pumping technology, however, was requiring high levels of maintenance. The U.S. Navy needed an alternative pumping technology that could accomplish these tasks without the downtime or repairs.
Brine pumps have always created a vast amount of problems for distillation units aboard U.S. Navy ships. Conventional centrifugal pumps were constantly being replaced or under maintenance from the high