PEEK Containment Shell Eliminates Eddy Current Heating and Improves Pump Efficiency
Reduced power consumption and hence energy savings, bringing a lower carbon footprint, is one of the significant reasons why the ZeroLoss containment shell is being specified on more and more HMD Kontro pumps, including the CSA / CSI range for chemical applications. ZeroLoss also brings improved handling of liquefied gases and heat-sensitive liquids.
The PEEK (Poly-Ether-Ether-Ketone) composite containment shell is highly durable, combining low weight with a higher specific strength, which will withstand a pressure of almost 19 bar / 275 psi.
Induction losses, associated with a traditional metallic containment shell, are completely eliminated, so allowing significant energy savings during operation. This can often also contribute to lower capital and installation costs because a smaller motor can be used to drive the pump, so also saving space.
Another benefit of the ZeroLoss containment shell, versus a metallic shell, is that less heat is transferred into the liquid being pumped. The CSA / CSI, when fitted with a ZeroLoss shell, can accommodate temperatures of between -40°C and up to 120°C / -40°F to 248°F.
The ZeroLoss shell is provided with a built-in vortex breaker, within the crown, to eliminate shell erosion. For further information on ZeroLoss, please click here. For further information on the CSA / CSI range of ASME and ISO chemical pumps, please click here.