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Performance Under Pressure!

When the pressure is high, such as in densitometer sampling and similar applications, the high pressure HPGSP range are the perfect pumps.

Original equipment manufacturers worldwide have discovered the benefits of the HPGSP pump when checking the quality of the product passing down a high-pressure pipeline. The pump is used on these densitometer skids to take a sample of the fluid out of the main product pipeline, which can be up to 2m / 80” in diameter, and return it after analysis.

Many of these pipelines and metering stations can be located in remote regions. Therefore, a pump with no mechanical seals or seal support systems, with non-wearing silicon carbide bushes and a duty point that, once the pump is set, does not need adjustment, is great from a service viewpoint. The HPGSP pumps are fully compliant with the requirements of API 685.

The HPGSP pump’s ability to withstand high system pressures, together with its sealless construction, providing enhanced safety in operation, means that the HPGSP eliminates the need for expensive callouts, downtime and repairs associated with mechanical seals, which can be very expensive for this application.

The HPGSP range is a comprehensive family of pumps able to withstand high system pressures up to 185 bar / 2700 psi and flow rates of 290 m3/h / 1500 USgpm, suitable for applications involving volatile products such as crude oil, diesel, jet fuel, condensate, propane, as well as other similar petrochemical products.

For further details and to download a brochure on the HPGSP, please see https://hmdkontro.com/products/hmd-kontro-hpgsp-high-pressure-oh2-api-685-general-service-petroleum-sealless-magnetic-drive-pump/

New CSA / CSI Range in the Top 2020

Modern Pumping Today Magazine includes the CSA / CSI in its 2020 List of Top Products

 

We are pleased to advise that our new range of CSA / CSI pumps, launched last year, has been included in the list of top products of 2020 by Modern Pumping Today magazine.

MPT Top 2020 Product Award

 

Modern Pumping Today’s Editor J. Campbell said: “The staff at Modern Pumping Today takes a close look at new or newly enhanced pump technology and we examine products that best address the industry’s needs for efficiency, reliability and innovation.  Recent enhancements to CSA / CSI pumps extend the value proposition for a proven pump that’s widely deployed around the globe.  We’re pleased to add HMD Kontro’s sealless magnetic drive pumps to our list of Top Products.”

In reply, Colin Guppy, Sundyne’s Chief Commercial Officer  “Modern Pumping Today Magazine’s endorsement further validates the reputation of the CSA / CSI line for the chemical, petrochemical and general industrial markets.  The pump’s modular design makes it easier for our distributors to build exactly what our customers need, and get it to them faster, easier and less expensively.  We thank Modern Pumping Today for recognising these strengths, and we are honoured to be included in the 2020 Top Products list.”

For further information on the new CSA / CSI range including product literature, an animated video and podcasts, please see www.hmdkontro.com/csa.

Think Sealless NOW – There has never been a better time

NOW is the time to specify and to install sealless magnetic drive pumps.

How long is it since you evaluated the considerable cost savings and safety benefits of sealless pumps against the traditional type of pump, which depend upon seals, with their inherent risk of leaks, to maintain integrity and contain your product? If it is some while, you may be surprised at how often sealless is now the solution, and how making a step change in your process technology could now benefit your business.

HMD Kontro has always been at the forefront of innovation, which is aimed at delivering what the industry needs.  We offer a design and an upgrade service backed up by our commitment to get products to the market faster than ever.

 

 

Moving with technological advances in new materials and composites

We pride ourselves on moving with latest technology advancements.  Recent innovations have included using new materials including composites to increase the efficiency of sealless pumps and increase their overall robustness. One example is the use of PEEK composite materials in our ZeroLoss® containment shell, which also reduces equipment life cycle costs. Our award winning VapourView® gas in liquid detector is at the forefront of innovation and offers complete sealless pump security.

 

What you can expect from sealless magnetic drive pumps

  • Capex and operational cost savings
  • Compliance to all international safety standards
  • Minimal servicing and maintenance
  • Greater safety for your personnel
  • Protection of the environment
  • More uptime and less downtime

These are just 6 reasons why NOW is the time to change or to upgrade your pumps.  Just let us know which of your pumps or processes needs improvement. This could be in terms of efficiency, reliability, environmental aspects and/or from a health and safety perspective. We are confident that we can provide a solution to any pump issues that you might have.

 

How can HMD Kontro help you with your future pump requirements?

Contact us now for more information on our range of sealless magnetic drive pumps to take your pumping operations into the next generation.

https://hmdkontro.com/contact-us/

Doing Your Duty – GSA/GSI

GSA/GSI Versatile Pumps Cover a Wide Duty Range

Three frame sizes allow the GSA / GSI range to be suitable for a wide duty range:

  • Flows to 305 m³/hr / 1346 gpm
  • Heads to 140 m / 459 ft
  • Temperatures to 315°C / 600°F

The GSA (ASME) and GSI (ISO DIN) are a range of versatile general service pumps designed to cover a wide duty and application base. They use the minimum of pump models by maximising component interchangeability. With their sealless design and total product containment, these pumps are suitable for toxic, aggressive, higher temperature, crystallising, hydrocarbon and petrochemical, plus valuable products.

 

 

Features of the GSA/GSI range of pumps

  • Three frame sizes for broad flow / head coverage
  • High efficiency wet ends
  • Choice of various metallic materials of construction
  • One fully confined casing gasket to eliminate ‘Blowout’
  • Various pump build and connection options
  • Conformance to ASME and ISO standards

The GSA (ASME) and GSI (ISO DIN) products cover a hydraulic range split between three frame sizes: 0, I and II. The pumps are available with a range of Synchronous Magnet Drives rated to match prime mover performance which means specifications of all denominations can be catered for.

This heavy-duty line of general service sealless magnetic drive, end suction pumps, with their capacity to work within a temperature range -40 to 600°F /-40 to 315°C,

comply with specifications and industry standards required by the oil, gas, petroleum and chemical industries.

 

For more information and to learn why the GSA/GSI pumps can perform the duty you need please see: www.hmdkontro.com

IMechE Accreditation Via a Virtual Visit

IMechE Accreditation Via a Virtual Visit

HMD Kontro recently had a virtual visit from IMechE to reaccredit our Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS). The successful outcome was a reaccreditation for three years without any conditions attached. It was recognised by the assessors that the scheme requires a lot of time, effort and resources and is clearly enthusiastically supported by HMD Kontro’s Management. Also of note was HMD Kontro’s understanding in all departments of the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) relating to Developing Engineers (DEs) as well as a desire to encourage and develop new talent. The level of technology that a graduate is exposed to at HMD Kontro goes far beyond what most graduates would normally experience. DEs are regularly assessed with the training moulded to fit both the graduate and company requirements.

 

 

An association with IMechE going back to 2013

Our association with IMechE started in August 2013 when we contacted Claire Maycock, the IMechE Business Development Manager for Greater London & South Eastern Regions. We wanted to investigate the benefits of the Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) as a route for graduates to become professionally registered as either Incorporated Engineers (IEng) or Chartered Engineers (CEng). Normally it takes a minimum of seven years engineering experience for a graduate to achieve chartered engineer status but being registered on an accredited scheme, such as the IMechE MPDS Scheme, can significantly reduce the time to just three years for IEng registration and four years for CEng registration. Our application was successful with our scheme being registered under PDS 898 on 31 July 2015. HMD Kontro hosted its first successful IMechE MPDS Scheme Accreditation Panel visit on 16 March 2017.

 

HMD Kontro staff appointments for the scheme

  • HR Manager appointed MPDS Scheme Owner
  • IMechE Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) appointed MPDS Scheme Administrator
  • Senior Engineering Manager appointed MPDS Scheme Champion

 

Scheme Champion ensures the graduates meet the registration requirements

The role of the Scheme Champion is to ensure that the DEs have sufficient departmental rotations to enable them to meet the registration requirements set out in the UK-SPEC. These cover 5 generic areas of competence and commitment.

  1. Knowledge and understanding
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership
  4. Communication and inter-personal skills
  5. Professional commitment

 

History of HMD Kontro with IMechE

  • 8 Developing Engineers (DEs) have been registered on HMD’s scheme (4 being one-year Industrial Placement students
  • 1 DE is currently working towards CEng registration outside of the scheme via the normal route to membership
  • 5 have registered as IEng
  • 23 employees have been registered as Engineering Technicians (EngTech)

 

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association, which has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847. It has 120,000 members in 140 countries throughout the world. IMechE aims to improve the world by developing engineers, promoting engineering and encouraging innovation. At the heart of their philosophy is the belief that engineering excellence requires excellent engineers.

HMD Kontro as a company is able to benchmark employee progress through our professional registration with IMechE. This we believe allows us to attract and retain the best engineers confident in the knowledge that they have been independently assessed and reviewed by their peers.

 

Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

IMechE assesses and accredits company graduate schemes to ensure the right opportunities are available, and that mentoring and feedback opportunities are in place for engineers to apply to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) after their initial professional development. Regular reporting with feedback is aligned to the five Engineering Council UK-SPEC competence areas.

 

EngTech Apprenticeship Scheme (ETAS)

Additionally, HMD Kontro has an IMechE accredited EngTech Apprenticeship Scheme (ETAS) first approved by the IMechE on 28 October 2015 for three years under IMechE Scheme Number ET212, and backdated two years and reapproved on 28 October 2018 for a further three years. Any apprentice that joins HMD is eligible to join the scheme and upon successful completion of their IMechE approved modern/advanced apprenticeship can apply for registration through the EngTech approved route scheme.

There is a short write-up about HMD’s EngTech community in the IMechE’s APPRENTICE NEWS: February 2018 Newsletter published online that may be viewed at: https://imecheemails.org/3X32-CT0U-682Z8XY659/cr.aspx

Click the links to find out more about HMD Kontro and IMechE.

Peak Performance

Maximise pump operation, safety, reliability, uptime and ROI (return on investment) with Peak Performance, our new shared best practice initiative.Chemical and industrial applications demand consistent high performance from rotating equipment.  Our pumps meet the highest levels of quality and performance, often operating in the harshest environments. In addition, they are able to handle the challenges posed by extreme temperatures, high pressures, volatile, aggressive and corrosive liquids.

Our pumps are designed to provide peak performance while working under the harshest conditions, achieving the highest levels of reliability and safety. HMD Kontro magnetic drive pumps also deliver cost savings delivering long MTBF and more production uptime.

Our Peak Performance scheme, supported by our selected Channel Partners, provides a highly responsive, elite service-based solution, both on and off site so:

  • Reducing plant operational issues
  • Improving plant and personnel safety
  • Increasing mean time between failure
  • Improving pump reliability and efficiency
  • Reducing capital cost and maintenance spend
  • Maximising plant uptime and profitability

Hot, aggressive, volatile or valuable liquids being pumped around a plant represent risks to the health and safety of both plant personnel and the environment and so it is of the utmost importance that you know that the equipment is not only the best it can be when it is installed, but that it is also maintained, serviced and upgraded regularly to keep it operating at its peak performance and safety capabilities.

Through the Peak Performance initiative, we have combined our high quality pumps with the service, expertise, training, technology and innovative product upgrade offerings you need, to create an elite service solution and support network.  That is dedicated to sharing best practice by identifying and implementing pump and process solutions through on and off site servicing and maintenance, monitoring and reporting, with ongoing improvement recommendations.

To find out more please email info@hmdkontro.com.

Think Sealless – WHO

Sealless is Suitable for You

Engineers need, and indeed Industrial regulations often require, rock solid, dependable and reliable performance from pumping equipment. Magnetic drive sealless pumps are suitable for handling a whole variety of liquids from benign to very hazardous.

Whatever the process, sealless pumps could be for you. They prevent leaks and emissions, ensuring safety, and provide reliability and high performance.

 

Sealless pumps designed and built to the unique requirements of your industry

  • Chemicals – pumping numerous liquid types including those that are extremely hazardous, toxic, corrosive, carcinogenic, aggressive and within Industries such as; chlor-alkali and agrochemical
  • Industrial – water transfer, hot oils, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, wastewater and oil
  • Oil & Gas – onshore facilities and offshore platforms demand high levels of reliability including operations on the high seas and for transfer duties
  • Water & Waste – circulation and irrigation, making plants reliable, safe, cost-effective and environmentally compliant
  • Power generation – including the movement of fuel oil and for auxiliary purposes including cooling and lubrication as well as in R&D applications
  • Utilities – industries require pumps for the provision of additional services, such as heat,  extremely hot water, cold water and cleaning media, such as caustic soda for CIP systems, so processes can be performed efficiently, quickly and safely

 

Pumps designed to suit your application for optimal performance

Whatever your application, you require robust and reliable pumps appropriate to your specifications. You need the optimal pump for your application for complete safety and reliability. You need pumps with minimal downtime due to simplicity in design and a requirement for minimal maintenance and maximum uptime.  You need Sealless pumps from HMD Kontro.

For more information about sealless magnetic drive pumps for your application, contact us. Think Sealless – we are confident that we have the right solution for you.

Making Low Flow More Efficient

The GSPLF pump is a versatile and highly efficient pump for the safe processing and handling of hazardous and valuable hydrocarbons and chemicals. It combines the proven technologies of Sundyne Barske Wheel hydraulics and the HMD Kontro sealless magnetic drive.

Developed to fill a gap in the market for a high-efficiency low flow magnetic drive centrifugal pump with a single stage high head capability, this pump fills the slot perfectly. The GSPLF meets and in many cases exceeds the requirements of API 685 and has full ATEX compliance, making it ideal for chemical and hydrocarbon processing applications.

Efficiency in the low specific speed regime

Barske Wheel pumps from Sundyne are designed to provide efficiency in the low specific speed regime, which is often referred to as a low flow, high head application. The desired performance is guaranteed due to the pumps having an open impeller with straight blades and a tapered conical diffuser. When compared with traditional back-swept Francis vane impellers, this combination produces a considerably higher head factor (ratio of developed head to theoretical head).

 

Benefits of the HMD Kontro GSPLF Pump:

  • Single basic frame size to suit power requirements
  • Suction tuned inducers for low NPSHa conditions
  • Reduced radial and axial bearing loads
  • Barske Wheel hydraulics for optimum efficiency in low specific speed (Ns) applications
  • Removable diffuser for simple rerating to different process conditions – no costly machining

 

Reliability, design flexibility and optimal efficiency

The pumps deliver in terms of reliability, design flexibility and optimal efficiency, ensuring trouble-free, safe and environmentally conscious plant operation. Another advantage is the flexibility in the diffuser and impeller combination, which can easily be rerated should the duty point change without the requirement to replace the pressure casing.

 

Design Features of the GSPLF Pump

  • Low Specific Speed Best Fit Hydraulics and Optional Inducers for low NPSH
  • Removable Diffuser – simple rerating and can be converted easily onsite
  • Generous Clearances – eliminate potential performance degradation often associated with Wear Ring designs
  • Low Bearing Loads – semi-open impeller design reduces radial and axial bearing loads on a product lubricated internal bearing system

 

Multiple build and instrumentation options

The build options for the GSPLF pump include ZeroLoss® Containment Shell, Secondary Control system, Secondary Containment system, external filtration, inducers and NACE compliant materials. Instrumentation options include Power Control Monitor, RTD temperature sensing, secondary housing monitoring (liquid or pressure) and VapourView®.

 

The GSPLF pump is helping the environment

With stricter demands for the safety and welfare of both personnel and the environment being imposed, HMD Kontro sealless pumps are playing an increasingly important role. Innovative magnet drive technology is enabling more efficient and powerful pumps to be developed and built, widening the application scope of this innovative pump format.

For further information, and to learn why the GSPLF sealless pump could be suitable for your low flow / high head application please visit the HMD Kontro GSPLF page.

ZeroLoss® For Maximum Gain

Composite Containment Shells for Sealless Pumps

Improved efficiency and reduced pump life cycle costs are just two of the benefits of the revolutionary ZeroLoss® containment shell, which is constructed from an engineered composite.

Eddy current heating is a common issue with sealless rotating equipment and the ZeroLoss® shell works to eliminate this in an HMD Kontro magnetic drive pump, providing significant cost savings, increased safety and environmental benefits.

 

Zeroloss Shell

 

ZeroLoss® Shell Benefits

The ZeroLoss® containment shell is engineered from a proprietary material, which was originally developed for use in the construction of modern, high-tech aircraft. This low mass material blend offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Higher efficiency ratings and lower operational costs
  • Potential to reduce motor size and space savings
  • Improved handling of liquefied gases and heat sensitive liquids
  • More robustness in closed discharge conditions
  • Greater tolerance of partial dry run conditions
  • Resistance to a wide range of chemicals

To discover more of the benefits of the ZeroLoss® Containment Shell, please visit: https://hmdkontro.com/zeroloss/

Thinking Sealless – Process Industry Informer Podcast

Process Industry Informer is a leading magazine for managers and process engineers working in the chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and utilities industries.  They run an active podcast channel.  In a recent episode David Clark, our Senior Engineering Manager, discusses the evolution of magnetic drive sealless pumps, from their introduction by HMD Kontro over seventy years ago to the very latest developments and materials that are driving the industry forward.

Thinking Sealless Pumps Podcast

He reports how a step-change in design, driven by technology advances and innovative materials has seen the emergence of a new level of agility and flexibility while future-proofing products against ever-more stringent regulations.

The topics included in the podcast

  • Industry compliance – meeting ASME/ISO/API standards
  • Innovations including new bearing technology and use of composites
  • CSA/CSI launch – a complete redesign to meet current and future needs
  • The necessity to get products to the market more quickly
  • Future requirements for sealless magnetic drive pumps
  • Greener production – energy efficient savings of 15-20%

HMD Kontro has always been at the forefront of innovation, which is aimed at delivering what the industry needs. These include:

  • New bearing technology and use of composites:  The last ten years has seen the advent of new materials including composites to increase the efficiency and reduce the heat being put into pumps to increase their overall robustness.
  • Silicon carbide and ceramic matrix composites:  Silicon carbide has been used for over twenty years. However, over the last five years, there has been a move to use ceramic matrix composites as an alternative. This further improves the robustness of the pump.
  • PEEK composite materials:  HMD Kontro produced the ZeroLoss containment shell made from PEEK composite materials almost ten years ago. This provides a more efficient and robust alternative to traditional metallic containment shells.

The CSA/CSI Launch – A complete redesign to meet current and future needs

The catalyst for change and the development of the new range was aftermarket feedback and user comments combined with many years of experience. This led to the complete redesign of an existing product to meet current and future industry needs, involving going back to the drawing board as just a product ‘refresh’ was not going to go far enough.

A complete rethink was needed, resulting in the incorporation of the best of existing pump knowledge combined with new materials, technologies and insights. The result is a range of highly flexible pumps, which are totally configurable with the end user receiving delivery of pumps quickly, often within days.

The pumps can be brought to the market faster thanks to a modular design and configured kits of parts, allowing maximum flexibility in specification and interchangeability to minimise stockholding and to deliver shorter lead times.

Greener production

At the same time, new approaches and materials have been harnessed to improve energy efficiency by 15-20% combined with the peace of mind from total containment, as well as assisting in predicating performance issues.

How does the future look for sealless magnetic drive pumps?

There is more and more acceptance of the magnetic drive sealless pump and the future will see a demand for larger pumps with parts such as internal bearings needing to be bigger and this will demand investigation of further alternative bearing materials.  Containment shell technology is seeing more acceptance, including ZeroLoss and non-metallic shells. It is expected that HMD Kontro will continue to innovate and move the industry forwards.

 

To listen to the podcast, please visit: https://www.processindustryinformer.com/thinking-sealless-pumps

Think Sealless – How Sealless Pumps Save You Money

Using magnetic drive pumps, you can expect savings from concept to completion of your project and beyond, in the areas of capital outlay, installation, servicing, project management and operating costs.

Sealless pumps require minimal maintenance and monitoring and, due to their modular construction, servicing onsite is easy and straightforward. No special tools are required and with common components, it means your stock of spare parts and inventory is reduced, again resulting in lower operational costs.

With their simple design and no complex seals or sealing systems to support, costs are kept to a minimum. In the unlikely event of breakdown the pumps can be repaired onsite and the cartridges can be replaced in just  20 minutes using basic tools.  Other benefits include:

  • Greater automation and less demand on staff time
  • Suitability for a wide range of applications
  • MTBF is typically 3x that of sealed pumps

With mechanical seals regarded as the weakest point in any pumping system and accounting for 80% of all pump failures, it’s easy to see how HMD sealless pumps can save you time and money.

To find out more, click here.

Modular Bearing Housing – New Design Gives Multiple Benefits

A new Modular Bearing Housing is being supplied on Frame 1 HMD Kontro GSP (API 685) pumps (with the larger Frames 2 and 3 soon to be available). This housing can also be retrofitted to existing GSP pumps with no modifications, so bringing multiple benefits to previous installations.

A larger sump capacity, increased by 15%, improves lubrication, enabling the pump to be operated at lower temperatures, whilst oil mist and oil bath systems can now both be utilised.  Other advantages include:

 

  • No Overfilling: A new angled position for the oil filler port means that there is no possibility of overfilling, especially as other ports can be security tagged when blanking plugs are used.  The housing also has an overflow port, for added overfill protection.  A constant level oil filler can also be used.  Also, as a result of the new design, the following lubrication systems can be utilised:

Oil Bath & Vent (Standard)

Purge Oil Mist
Closed Loop Oiler

Provision For Pure Oil Mist

Pure Oil Mist

Provision For Purge Oil Mist

 

  • Outboard Oil Seal Options: The new modular design means that the following alternative inboard and outboard oil seals can be utilised including:

                                                                         

 

Oil Bath  Oil Mist
Labyrinth (As standard) Inpro VB45U
Labtecta OP66 IsoMag
Inpro VB45S

 

  • Secondary Containment: The availability of a pressure-tested version of the Modular Bearing Housing allows for the provision of secondary containment and secondary control either now or in the future.

 

  • Integrated Sensor Ports: A range of ports are incorporated into the housing to allow for relevant probes to be utilised, including for vibration, oil mist and temperature sensors. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

The new Modular Bearing Housing is a simple upgrade path for GSP pumps, with no modifications, allowing operational benefits for your HMD Kontro GSP sealless pump.

Further Key Benefits of the Modular Bearing Housing include:

  • Modular design for maximum interchangeability of parts.
  • Provision for bearing temperature monitoring included.
  • Reduced pump downtime thanks to maintenance time savings.
  • Upgrade is completed quickly and easily onsite.
  • No special tools required for upgrade or maintenance.

To download a copy of the leaflet please click here. To maximise your uptime, please contact HMD Kontro’s highly skilled Aftersales Technical Support Team who have vast experience in the operational aspects that customers may encounter during the lifecycle of sealless pump installations.

Tel: +44 (0)1323 452154.  Out of hours +44 (0)7789 171645

Email: customerservice@sundyne.com / hmdparts@sundyne.com

Think Sealless – Why buy a pump that leaks?

Think Sealless represents HMD Kontro’s passion to inform the process industry about this engineering revolution and the benefits of magnetic drive pumps over traditional sealed pumps, including those with complex and costly seal support systems.

Why buy a pump that leaks? How long is it since you evaluated the considerable cost savings and safety benefits of a sealless, magnetic drive pump against the traditional type of pump, which depends upon seals, with their inherent risk of leaks, to maintain integrity and contain your product?  If it is some while, you may be surprised at how often sealless is now the solution, and how making a step change in your process technology could benefit your business.

Sealless pumps are essentially conventional centrifugal pumps without packed glands or seals. The seal is replaced by a static containment shell or shroud to form a completely sealed liquid end or pressure boundary.

Sealless pumps are easier to maintain, have fewer working parts, no potential leak paths and no support systems to design, install and maintain. Maintenance is simple, and the life cost is significantly lower than that of a mechanical sealed pump.

Thanks to a modular construction and the ability to dismantle HMD Kontro sealless pumps without special tools, servicing of the pumps on site is simple and straightforward.

When it comes to applications in the chemical, oil, petroleum, gas production, pharmaceutical and general process industries that involve toxic, fine, corrosive and aggressive liquids, our sealless magnetic drive pumps deliver the rock solid, dependable, and reliable performance that engineers demand and that industrial regulations require.

To find out more please click on the band of green icons in the header of this website.

New Chemical Catalogue Includes Latest CSA / CSI Range

Summarising our wide-ranging experience of supplying the chemical and industrial markets with sealless pumps for over 70 years, a new publication details not only our expertise but also appropriate pumps for use in these applications including the new, modular CSA and CSI pumps.  To download a copy, please click here.

The new brochure includes details of our extensive history and experience in the chemical market and the provision of pumps to both the ASME and ISO standards.  Indeed, we have been supplying pumps to these requirements since the ASME standard was introduced in 1997.

Look out for the section of the publication that details the reasons why you should choose a sealless magnetic drive pump. You will find many reasons plus an emphasis how improved magnet drive technology has enabled more efficient and powerful pumps to be built, along with advanced instrumentation, power saving features and containment options, increasing the application scope for this technology.

In addition to our very latest CSA and CSI pumps, the highly popular GSA and GSI models are also featured, along with high pressure, self-priming and vertical versions.  Accessories such as the ZeroLoss containment shell, VapourView gas in liquid detector etc, relevant to chemical and associated applications are also detailed.

To download a copy of the brochure please click here.

One Design Fits All – The New CSA & CSI Ranges

Modularity = Versatility Reliability Safety Serviceability & Availability

Representing a leap in design and technology, the brand new CSA and CSI Frame 1 group of pumps takes a modular approach to combining performance with durability and versatility while ensuring industry and regulatory safety compliance to ASME, ISO and IECEx standards.

Specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability allowing reduced inventory, ease of onsite servicing and upgrade with no hot-working, the new ranges will maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved efficiencies.

As the original creators of the sealless pump,  the CSA / CSI pumps have been developed with the HMD Kontro principles of robustness and integrity from over seventy years of design and application experience in magnetic drive pumps.

The CSA and CSI ranges also offer full compliance to ASME B73.3 and ISO2858/15783 respectively, plus to the latest IECEx standard, as well as being available with a choice of metallic or high efficiency ZeroLoss® containment shells.

For more information including literature, a podcast about the development, an animated video and detailed product specifications, click here.

Spare Kits to Maximise the Uptime of Your Sealless Pumps

The Aftersales engineering team at HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps has comprehensively analysed typical service procedures, maintenance requirements and common repairs to create a portfolio of spares kits that can be held at your installation or at HMD Kontro’s regional hubs for quick and easy servicing and repair of pumps onsite.  These include:

Service Kit – Contains bearings, gaskets, and O-rings for planned maintenance procedures.

Commissioning Kit – Consists of spare gaskets and O-rings that may be needed during the commissioning of a new installation.

Cartridge Kit – A drop-in cartridge containing all the wetted sealless pump parts, which just slots in without the need for a skilled operative.

Insurance Kit– A convenient package containing all of the commonly required spare parts to maximise uptime.

For more information about the spares kits and to receive a leaflet detailing the range, please call the HMD Kontro Aftersales team on +44 (0)1323 452154 or email hmdparts@sundyne.com

Meet Darren Martin – HMD Kontro Global Product Line Manager

Darren has recently taken on the new role of Global Product Line Manager for our  sealless pumps, where he is putting his proactive skills to good effect and developing sound product marketing plans and strategies.

Working closely with Sundyne’s global sales team, Darren’s responsibilities include the identification of new market and product opportunities, based on feedback from territory customers and channels. He is then involved in the development of new and upgraded products right through to their release and launch, taking full ownership of the product in terms of its range, pricing and market requirements plus promotion.

Key to his role is building relationships, as interaction is necessary with all facets including the Sundyne Chemical & Industrial and Oil & Gas business teams as well as with the HMD plant at Eastbourne, where Darren is based, New Product Development, Marketing (with Calibre), Finance, the Supply Chain and the Senior Leadership Teams.

Darren has worked with the company in various business development roles.   In his spare time, Darren likes to play golf and he also enjoys watching sports, particularly football.

To contact Darren please call on + 44 (0) 7432 723984 or email darren.martin@sundyne.com

50 & 30 Year Very Long Service Awards at HMD Kontro

We are extremely proud of our team and we are always keen to recognise and congratulate any of our staff who reach long service milestones. This month Richard Baxter and Mick McVay received their very impressive Long Service Recognition certificates for having worked 50 and 30 years respectively at HMD Kontro.

Richard joined us 50 years ago on 20th March 1970 as a Trainee Apprentice and, at the time earned the princely sum of 3 shillings and 10 pennies (19 pence) per hour and 15 days annual holiday. The UK was very different back then with minimal technology, children playing in the streets and the fashion was flared trousers and platform shoes.

At the age of 17, Richard was keen to go to college part time and there he completed his C&G in Mechanical Engineering. Richard still enjoys his job at HMD Kontro, but has reduced to 4 days per week, so that he can spend more time with his wife, Lynne.

Mick joined on 26th March 1990 as a Centre Lathe Turner with a starting salary of £9,500 and has steadily progressed his career with HMD Kontro. Born a US citizen, Mick came to the UK in 1968 in his teenage years and attended school in Wiltshire. Mick lives in Eastbourne and is married to Jane and has 2 daughters. He passed the stringent, “Life in the UK” test and became a Brit in 2017 with HMD honoured to support him.

Both Richard and Mick received their Long Service Recognition certificates as well as bubbly, cake and a beautiful bouquet for their wives.  We thank them for their dedicated service to HMD Kontro.

Sundyne LMV 801 Pump Upgrade

Sealed 2 Sealless to Meet Emissions Regulations

With ever more stringent emissions regulations, including those from such bodies as the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) a simple way to meet these increasingly difficult requirements, while also improving worker and site safety, is to replace existing mechanically sealed pumps and systems with leak-free- sealless magnetic drive pumps.  For vertical pump applications, including those to API 685, the LMV 801S provides an excellent alternative, which can often easily be installed into existing pipework.

Sealless pumps completely contain the liquid with no opportunity for leaks or emissions.  Maintenance is minimised and uptime is maximised plus there are no seals to replace and/or seal systems to replenish.  For particularly hazardous liquids, such as HF alkalis, secondary control and containment options can be incorporated and alternative materials used in the pump’s construction.

Convert Existing LMV 801 Pumps to Sealless Alternative

The LMV801S is dimensionally interchangeable with the Sundyne LMV 801 mechanical sealed pumps (which cannot be upgraded due to space constraints that prevent the use of an alternative cartridge seal).  It can be easily connected to existing pipework and foundations making an upgrade possible without the need for modification.  The LMV801S can also be used to upgrade from VIP 801 canned motor pumps.

A plug-in version of the pump is also available enabling the existing LMV 801 casing and diffuser to be left in the pipeline whilst replacing the mechanical seal drive with a sealless drive end.  The LMV 801S is also a popular choice to replace other existing vertical sealed pumps and canned motor pumps.

Click here to see the LMV801S Data Sheet

For more information about the LMV 801 and to find out about upgrading your existing pump, please contact us on +44 (0) 1323 452000 or email info@hmdkontro.com