Mouvex, a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, vane compressors, screw compressors and hydraulic coolers, is pleased to announce that its SLC Series seal-less eccentric disc pump safely transfers and contains isocyanates thanks to its design that requires no magnets, no mechanical seals or packing.
Isocyanates – commonly used in the paint and coatings industry to create more durable coatings with outstanding aesthetic properties – can cause a variety of short- and long-term health problems if workers are over-exposed to these highly reactive chemicals. Isocyanates can also be flammable if there is the presence of explosive vapors on the same site.
Given their unique properties, isocyanates require a pump that handles product gently (low shearing), has strong suction capability, and offers a low-maintenance wear-compensation design. The SLC Series eccentric disc pump features superior suction at low speeds, ensuring minimum product is left in the piping prior to maintenance. The unique design of the SLC Series allows the pump to self-compensate for mechanical wear, giving the eccentric disc pump the ability to maintain consistent flow rates over time. SLC Series eccentric disc pumps are ATEX-rated and TA Luft-certified to handle the most dangerous properties in the most explosive environments. The unit is self-priming and can run dry for up to 10 minutes.
Other design features of SLC Series pumps are self-priming and line-stripping capabilities; dry-run operation for up to 10 minutes; low shear rate; high vacuum and compression effect; a reduced number of components; reduced maintenance; and clean-in-place (CIP) / sanitize-in-place (SIP) capabilities. All three SLC models have speeds up to 1,000 rpm with flow rates from 4.4 gpm (1m³/h) to 13.2 gpm (3m³/h), and differential pressures from 87 psi (6 bar) to 232 psi (16 bar). SLC pumps are available in stainless steel and ductile iron models capable of handling up to 10,000 cst (46,000 SSU) liquids and working pressures up to 130 psi (9 bar), depending on model.