The chemical industry is undoubtedly one of the industries that is most reliant on pumps. Reliable pump performance is critical to ensure uninterrupted production. In addition, compliance with health and safety regulations must be assured to protect workers and to minimize damage to expensive equipment and the risk of catastrophic plant failure. These dangers are not present in other industries and this makes pump applications in the chemical industry unique.
- Manufacturing Processes
- Corrosive/Low pH fluid transfer
- Tank and truck unloading
The damage caused by corrosion can often be confused with damage caused by abrasion but can be identified if known what to look for. With corrosion, the wear and pitting patterns are evenly distributed across the pump. Abrasion, however, causes uneven wear that follows the mechanics of the pump, or where the material flows. If pumping both a corrosive and abrasive slurry, both types of wear can be seen on the pump and extra care should be taken to ensure the longevity of the pump.
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