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It Can Take The Heat! The CS Sealless Pump For Heat Transfer in Hot Oil Systems

A Unique Sealless Pump for Heat Transfer in Hot Oil Systems

Isolating the pump from the heat source has usually been essential in a hot oil system.  However, thanks to its unique torque ring, our CS pump requires no cooling fluids or heat exchangers during operation.

The CS Sealless Pump is the perfect choice

The pump is totally self-venting and the magnetic coupling is immersed in the hot oil. Not only that, the torque ring design offers a built-in soft start for viscous liquids, and the energy created adds to the efficiency of the system.

Simple to operate and maintain, cost-effective to run and capable of operating up to 350°C / 660°F without cooling as standard (a 450°C/842°F option is available on request), this all makes the HMD Kontro CS sealless pump the ideal choice.

Benefits of the CS Pump

  • Ideal for heat transfer liquids
  • Sealless design provides total product containment
  • No product cooling required for temperatures up to 350°C / 660°F as standard
  • One fully confined Casing Gasket to eliminate ‘blowout’ risk
  • Built-in soft start feature, which is ideal for viscous start up

In addition, the torque ring drive positively contributes to the efficiency of the hot oil system and the CS can also be used in toxic, aggressive, hot, crystallising and high value processes.

Now with Longer MTBF for Increased Operational Efficiency

The recent upgrade of the outer magnet ring (OMR) on the CS range now offers significant additional advances in magnetic coupling robustness, leading to increased MTBF (mean time between failure), reduced downtime / increased uptime and increased operational efficiency.

The OMR upgrade maintains similar performance and maintains reliability

The retro-fittable OMR provides shielded magnets that retain the same level of performance and eliminate any potential for damage.  The new OMR has improved cyclic thermal duty whilst the identical coupling power produced means that the upgrade maintains similar performance to maintain reliability.

The encapsulated magnets on the OMR are made of samarium cobalt and have increased resistance in corrosive applications.  They also provide higher efficiency by reducing slip and improved reliability because no tie bolts are used in the retention of the magnets.

To see more about the case for the sealless CS, click here:

 

 

GSPVS – Reaching Parts Other Magnetic Drive Pumps Cannot!

GSPVS Pump and Cutaway diagram

 

Designed for use on tank farms for fuel transfer, as well as in tank applications at oil and gas refineries, chemical and petrochemical processing plants etc, the GSPVS pump meets the requirements of API 685 (as applicable to this style of pump) and is fully ATEX compliant.

The GSPVS pump comes in a compact package with all the benefits of a magnetic drive pump

The vertically mounted GSPVS pump provides all of the benefits of a magnetic drive pump in a compact package, using fewer parts with no seal systems for reduced cost operation. Composed of modules which can be joined to reach a total assembly length up to five metres, the GSPVS is mounted on a base available to ANSI B16.5 or to customer specific requirements, including lifting points as standard. The modular construction uses a flexible jaw coupling to join drive shafts and to absorb misalignment, decreasing vibration and increasing life expectancy.

Maximised seal and lubrication life

Greased for life ball bearings are used along the column, removing the need for lubricating or cooling the intermediate sleeve bearings using system fluid. The use of labyrinth bearing seals and a suction strainer avoids external contamination to maximise seal and lubrication life.

Looking after the safety of personnel

The GSPVS utilises over thirty years’ experience in API applications and over a seventy year heritage in magnetic drive technology at HMD Kontro. With stricter demands for the safety and welfare of both personnel and the environment being imposed, sealless pumps are playing an increasingly important role.

For more information, click here.

Think Sealless – HOW You Can Save Money by Using Magnetic Drive Sealless Pumps

It’s not difficult to see how you can save money by using magnetic drive sealless pumps. You can expect savings from concept to completion of your project and beyond in the areas of capital outlay, installation, documentation, project management and, importantly, operating costs.

They require minimal maintenance and monitoring and, because of their modular construction, servicing onsite is easy and straightforward. You won’t need any special tools for maintenance, and the stock of spare parts and inventory is reduced due to common components, resulting in lower operational costs.

Lower service and maintenance costs

It’s easy for pump service and maintenance costs to mount up, but magnetic drive pumps from HMD Kontro have a simple design and no complex seals or sealing systems to support, meaning maintenance is kept to a minimum. In addition, the pumps can be repaired onsite and the cartridge can be replaced in just 20 minutes using basic tools.

Benefits in terms of savings

  • Greater automation and less demand on staff time
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications
  • No repair or replacement of seals and bearings
  • One self-contained cartridge assembly for easy servicing
  • MTBF is typically 3x that of sealed pumps

The right choice for more reasons than the lifetime cost

All in all, there are substantial savings with sealless magnetic drive pumps in terms of reduced servicing, their diversity in terms of what can be pumped, and reduced demands on staff time. By design, sealless technology is the right choice for situations involving high temperatures, high pressures and volatile substances.

Think Sealless – To find out how, please click here.

The (Multi) Stage is Set For the Space and Cost Saving GSPX Pump

High head performance is delivered with this easy to install and compactly packaged pump. The GSPX is a General Service Petroleum Oil & Gas sealless magnetic drive pump built to API 685 specifications.

A multi-stage derivative of the GSP range, the GSPX is a leak-free pump for safe and efficient high-differential pressure operations, suitable for petrochemical processing, petroleum production and refining, offshore oil and chemical processing applications. It is typically used for handling hazardous and valuable hydrocarbons and chemicals in toxic, aggressive, hot, crystallising and high value processes.

Total product containment is ensured with the sealless design and you are guaranteed convenience and reduced spare parts holding due to the pump’s interchangeable components and commonality with the GSP range. The GSPX is also available in a range of materials including bespoke engineered options so that your multi-stage pump can be tailored to your specific application requirements.

Benefits of the HMD Kontro GSPX Pump include:

  • Multiple inline stages in an end-suction configuration
  • Compact package and easy plant installation
  • BB5 barrel style design
  • API compliant with no tie bolts
  • Interchangeable parts for reduced inventory
  • Based on the proven Frame 2 magnetic drive pump
  • 2 or 3 stage options available
  • 2 diffuser based hydraulic options

The GSPX produces higher differential pressures than single stage models and is available with 2 or 3 inline stages, 2 diffuser based hydraulic options and as an end suction configuration. If you are looking for more efficiency, the optional ZeroLoss® containment shell can be fitted which will help to eliminate coupling losses and heating of the process liquid

Please Contact Us for more information  If you would like more details about the GSPX pump, call +44(0)1323 452000 or email info@hmdkontro.com

Video Animation Shows Versatility & Modularity of NEW CSA/CSI Pumps

This short video introduces our brand new range of CSA/CSI sealless pumps, clearly demonstrating the interchangeability of the pump’s components and how few parts are utilised in the construction for the benefits of versatility and serviceability.

3D cutaway illustrations and animations of the internal elements of the pump show how simply on-site servicing and post installation upgrades can be performed.

Specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability, to also reduce inventory, the CSA and CSI ranges have been developed to maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved efficiencies.  Another benefit of the modular construction is that they are available on short lead times.

The new range conforms fully to the latest IECEx standard and assures compliance with ASME B73.3 and ISO2858/15783 for the CSA and CSI respectively, making them the ideal solution for the production and processing of chemicals and use in other industrial applications.

Please click here to watch the video: CSA/CSI Video

 

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.

Save Space with GSPV

 

The vertically mounted GSPV pump provides all of the benefits of a magnetic drive sealless pump in a compact package that is particularly suitable for use where space is limited.

The GSPV meets all of the requirements of API 685 2nd edition, making it ideal for booster packages, pipeline injection, heavy duty chemical applications, monitoring and sampling packages, especially those where space is at a premium, such as offshore installations.

With a wide operating envelope of up to 40 Bar / 580 psi and flow rates up to 235 m³/hour /1250 gpm, the GSPV is available in nine hydraulics, which are split between two frame (magnetic coupling) sizes to suit different power requirements, with the option of ZeroLoss® shells in all configurations.

HMD also has a range of non-API vertical in-line units for use in various chemical and general industry applications. Further details can be seen at www.hmdkontro.com.

A sister product, the LMV 801S, is also available, which is dimensionally interchangeable with the Sundyne LMV and VIP 801 pumps and will simply “drop-in” to existing pipework, making sealless upgrades possible without the need to modify pipe and foundation layout, to help meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations.

 

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

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

The Sealless API Pump Solution

The HMD Kontro GSP heavy-duty API magnetic drive, end suction centrifugal pumps comply with specifications required by the oil, gas, petroleum and heavy chemical industries. Typically, the GSP range is used in toxic, aggressive, hot, crystallising and high value processes.

As with all HMD Kontro sealless pumps, the GSP range eliminate leaks for enhanced safety and environmental protection plus reduces servicing, maintenance and spare parts inventory to maximise process uptime, with no seals or seal support systems resulting in substantial cost savings over sealed alternatives.

The core GSP pump line consists of sealless horizontally mounted pumps covering a comprehensive hydraulic range split across four frame sizes with a number of synchronous magnet drives rated to match prime mover performance.  A corresponding range of torque ring drives is available for high temperature operation and recent developments include:

 

  • High Pressure – HPGSPCapable of easily handling system pressures up to 185 bar and higher dependent upon temperature extremes.

 

  • Vertical – GSPV:  Vertically mounted pumps providing all the benefits of a sealless pump in a compact package, requiring minimal floor space.

 

  •  Low Flow – GSPLF:  A low flow sealless pump with a relatively high head capability, combining Sundyne Barske Wheel hydraulics with the HMD Kontro magnetic drive.

 

  • Multi-Stage – GSPXAvailable in two or three stages with two diffuser based hydraulic options, to produce higher differential pressures.

 

  • Vertical Low Flow – LMV 801S:  A vertical variation of the GSPLF, the LMV 801S is conveniently dimensionally interchangeable with the Sundyne LMV 801 mechanical seal pump.

 

If you are searching for an API pump with total product containment, please contact us on +44 (0) 1323 452000 or email info@hmdkontro.com

Take a Test Drive of our GT

Available for Immediate Trial or Supply

Thanks to a change in circumstances, we have an extensive stock of component parts from which we can build up to forty of our popular, small in size – big on performance General Transfer pump.

As with a GT car, you can take a test drive!  Our stock means that we will be happy to build up a pump to your application and supply on a trial basis to your plant.  Alternatively, if you have an immediate requirement, and speed is of the essence, these pumps can be quickly supplied to you on a short lead time.

If you would like to see how sealless pumps perform, then this is your perfect opportunity.  You can experience the benefits of putting a GT on your fleet and seeing the many advantages of a magnetic drive pump.

The GT has been specifically designed as a compact, cost-effective and minimum maintenance pump. Sized below ASME / ISO dimensions, the GT has a number of features, which make it one of the most highly competitive pumps in its class, thanks to its simplicity of maintenance, space-saving design and interchangeability.

There is maximum interchangeability between spare parts throughout the range and with cartridge assemblies available, the rotating elements can be replaced quickly and economically. GT pumps are designed to operate in temperatures ranging from –40°C to +260°C / -40°F to +500°F.

Please contact your local HMD Kontro Channel Partner or call +44 (0)1323 452000 / email info@hmdkontro.com to book a test drive or order.

CS Magnetic Torque Ring Upgrade

 

The upgrade of the outer magnet ring on the CS pump range offers significant advances in magnetic coupling robustness leading to increased MTBF (mean time between failure), reduced downtime / increased uptime and increased operational efficiency.

 

The retro-fittable outer magnet ring (OMR) provides shielded magnets that retain the same level of performance and eliminate any potential for damage.  The new OMR has improved cyclic thermal duty whilst the identical coupling power produced means that the upgrade maintains similar performance to maintain reliability.

 

The encapsulated magnets on the OMR are made of samarium cobalt and have increased resistance in corrosive applications.  They also provide higher efficiency by reducing slip and improved reliability because no tie bolts are used in the retention of the magnets.

 

This upgrade is straightforward as no specialist tools are required and is recommended as the current magnets used in the CS pump are becoming obsolete and so no longer available as spare parts.

 

With increased safety due to there no longer being a remote possibility for the magnets to come into contact with the containment shell, this upgrade is recommended for all current CS pumps.

 

Download the Torque Ring Upgrade Leaflet for further information or contact our team to discuss how you can upgrade.

Power Control Monitor – The Best Way To Protect Your Pump

Pump shutdowns can be costly, not only in repair costs but also from loss of product and revenue.  Power Monitoring is one of the best ways to protect your pump from not only shutdown, but also system upset damage and equipment failure.

 

What Is A Power Control Monitor?

The PCM is a device that senses true power input and so almost all pumping conditions that typically damage pumps can be detected quickly and ultimately avoided. It is installed in line with the motor driver of a pump or other rotating equipment.

 

What Does A Power Monitor Detect?

  • Dry-running
  • High Flow / End-of-Curve
  • Low Flow / Back-of-Curve
  • Jammed Impeller
  • Increased Viscosity / Precipitation
  • Severe Cavitation
  • Deadhead / Closed Discharged Valve
  • Decoupling (Magnetic Drive Pumps)

Advantages & Benefits of Power Monitoring

Power Monitoring has clear advantages over current or amperage monitoring since the input power varies linearly across the entire motor load range unlike current monitoring where the current is almost constant up to 50% of the motor load range, which makes it very difficult to detect changes below 50%.

The Power Control Monitor is therefore, an extremely reliable and accurate detector of system changes and as such most pumping condition changes will be seen in input power fluctuations. The benefits include:

  • Virtually eliminates pump damage due to system upsets
  • Significantly reduces spare parts costs
  • Reduces downtime
  • Reduces service costs
  • Eliminates extra component and installation costs
  • Isolates dangerous high voltage exposure for workers
  • Provides feedback for troubleshooting operational problems

 

Conclusion

A Power Control Monitor will certainly protect your rotating equipment investment, minimising costly pump shutdowns and reducing your operating costs.  For more information, please call us on +44 (0)1323 452154 or email;

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GT Pumps – Small Sealless Pumps that are Big on Performance

 

Our General Transfer pumps definitely deliver in terms of versatility and value.

The GT pump has been specifically designed as a compact, cost-effective and minimum maintenance pump. It is sized below ASME / ISO dimensions and its features make it one of the most highly competitive pumps in its class. It delivers with simplicity of maintenance, space-saving design and interchangeability.

GT pumps benefits include:

  • Sealless – total product containment
  • Compact, modular/interchangeable design
  • Low running and maintenance costs
  • Minimal downtime/ Maximum uptime
  • Casing gasket fully confined to eliminate ‘blowout’ risk
  • A choice of ANSI and DIN flanges

The pumps are offered with a range of Synchronous Magnet Drives rated to match prime mover performance and are of close-coupled construction and can be supplied free standing or baseplate mounted. There is maximum interchangeability between spare parts and with cartridge assemblies available, the rotating elements can be replaced quickly and economically.

GT pumps can operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +260°C / -40°F to +500°F.

Please contact us on +44 (0) 1323 452000 or email us

Ultra Safe Pumps with Secondary Containment

Sealless, magnetic drive pumps are safe, very safe in fact, but if further protection is required, in order to be ultra-safe, secondary containment is the design option of choice.

Our latest video explains how secondary containment works in much more detail so take a look and find out why HMD Kontro Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps are trusted to be ultra-safe for a wide variety of hazardous, flammable, toxic and explosive liquids.

For further information about how secondary containment can work for you, why not book a discussion with the experts at HMD Kontro or our relevant Channel Partner.

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