As industry leaders in magnetic drive pump technology, the HMD Kontro range includes the vertically-orientated GSPV, a magnetic drive sealless pump that requires minimum floor space and offers a sealless upgrade solution to vertical inline pump installations. Highly configured, yet meeting standard API 685 requirements, the GSPV has been engineered with a high attention to detail, thereby offering a strong alternative to conventional mechanical sealed pump designs.
In a recent webinar, Charlie St Laurence explains how improved magnetic drive technology has increased the application scope for vertical inline sealless pumps.
With nine hydraulics split between two frame sizes, and a standard design pressure of up to 40 bar /580 psi, the GSPV is ideal for offshore installations where space is at a premium and for crude oil, pipeline or fuel terminals’ he explains.
When planning a new pump installation or an upgrade at an existing site, the opportunity to switch from sealed to sealless brings significant cost savings and wider benefits.
How does the GSPV deliver technically?
- Utilises a closed impeller and radial diffuser
- Rated to 40 bar/580 psi
- Max temp 205 C/401 °F
- Radial Diffuser offering High and Low flow versions
- Dimensionally compliant to BS4082
- CMC thrust bearing material comprising of a silicon oxy-carbide matrix with continuous carbon fibre reinforcing.
- Compatible with ZeroLoss Shell (meaning no coupling power loss)
How easy is it to take advantage of the GSPV upgrade and replacement opportunity?
The GSPV presents the perfect opportunity to make the migration to sealless, to simplify installations and to make cost savings. With a longer MTBF, and no bearing box required meaning no potential oil leaks, a GSPV replacement can overcome common problems and troubles users have consistently outlined with mechanical seals. For more information on the GSPV, and to listen to a full webinar presentation, please see the video below.