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Sealless & ISO Standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation is an independent organisation that oversees, creates, and promotes internationally accepted standards for numerous industries, ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to technology. ISO safety symbols are recognised across all countries and in all languages for increased hazard awareness and safety compliance.

Think Sealless Standards ISO

 

  • The ISO 15783 standard specifies the requirements for sealless rotodynamic pumps which are mainly used in chemical processes, water treatment and the petrochemical industries. It includes design features concerned with the selection, installation, maintenance and operational safety for magnetic drive pumps.
  • The ISO 2858 Standard refers to all end suction centrifugal pumps and specifies the main parameters and the pump designation. It details the principal dimensions, mounting details and nominal duty point of end-suction centrifugal pumps having a maximum operating rating of 16 bar.
  • The ISO 5199 standard specifies performance requirements including minimum bearing life and construction features such as general layout. In some aspects, including maximum permissible vibration levels, ISO 5199 is more stringent than ASME B73.1.

HMD Kontro pumps comply with all relevant aspects and specifications of ISO pump standards.  In addition, our manufacturing and business processes also comply with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards. Additional details are shown on the certification and compliance page of our website.

For further information on HMD Kontro sealless pumps built to the ISO standards, including the CSI, GSI and GTI ranges, please take a look at the products section of our website.

Latest Sealless Pump design tackles HF Alkylation

Hydrofluoric acid alkylation poses particular challenges to process operators, requiring special care in the handling of HF Acid, a lethal, highly corrosive fluid that poses a potential hazard to plant equipment, the people who work on site and the wider environment should a leak occur.

HF Alkylation

HF Alkylation combines olefins (primarily a mixture of propylene and butylene) with isobutene in the presence of a hydrofluoric acid catalyst to produce alkylate: a high-octane additive and critical safety component that offsets the high vapour pressure of the ethanol mandated in today’s low-sulphur unleaded petrol and gasoline supplies.

As reviewed online by World Pumps, HMD Kontro’s next generation pumps have been refined using new materials and technologies to provide an effective solution. The result of close collaboration between UOP Honeywell, the leading licensor of HF alkylation technology and using an innovative development process, the HMD Kontro HF pump features a high integrity pump casing manufactured from Alloy C22 (ASTM A194 Gr. CX2MW).

This has been tested using new methods of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) and has been proven to offer the necessary resistance to corrosion to meet NDE standards. In addition, the pump’s secondary containment system is rated to 40 bar (580 psi), eliminating the possibility of leakage into the environment, and reducing operational risks and the associated costs to meet the industry’s stringent environmental and health and safety goals.

Read the full story on the World Pumps website. For more information, please see our HF Alkylation page.

CSA/CSI Hydraulic Line-Up

A broad range of hydraulic sizes for a wide range of applications

The CSA (ASME) and the CSI (ISO) magnet drive end suction centrifugal pumps are a modular range of chemical pumps that cover a wide range of hydraulics. Initially, the CSA / CSI pump range will provide comprehensive hydraulic coverage for flows up to 64 m3/hr / heads to 60 m for the CSA (ASME), and 130 m3/h / 60 m for the CSI (ISO). This will be extended to flows up to 600 m3/h and heads to 140 m with the next phase of the product launch later in 2022.

CSA CSI Hydraulic Line Up

The range is based on multiple hydraulic sizes that fully conform to the dimensional, performance and construction requirements of ASME B73.3, ISO 2858 and ISO 15783. Close coupled and separately mounted variants are available across the entire range.

The broad choice of hydraulics ensures that a wide range of applications are catered for, and for convenience and ease of onsite service, this scope of hydraulic sizes is designed for maximum part interchangeability.   The range also has a wide number of site upgradeable features.

The high efficiency hydraulics provide maximum flow and head coverage.  Low and high flow hydraulic variants are available for an optimised hydraulic fit.

Please see the dedicated CSA / CSI section of the website to learn more about the range.

CSA/CSI Availability

Pumps available on short lead times

The CSA / CSI magnetic drive pump range is a product line that has transformed how we approach pump order fulfilment to meet the needs of chemical and other industrial process customers.

The CSA / CSI pumps are specifically designed for ease of configuration and build. In addition, they feature maximum part interchangeability, and benefit from reduced inventory, ease of onsite installation, maintenance, servicing and upgrade, making them even more versatile.

The innovative modular design of the CSA / CSI pump range enables them to be rapidly supplied from stock in a variety of configurations to suit your application. Meanwhile, our Channel Partners can now select, build and deliver CSA / CSI pumps within shorter periods to meet your delivery needs and expectations.

The CSA/CSI pumps are available now from a network of trusted reseller HMD Kontro Channel Partners across the world, fully supported by in-house component stocks at HMD Kontro.

For more information, please see the CSA/CSI section of the website that includes detailed product specifications and please contact us for details of where you can purchase for delivery on short lead times or with any questions.

Reliability: Sealless Technology for reliability, efficiency and performance

The CSA/CSI Frame 1 range of sealless end suction centrifugal pumps incorporate the very latest magnet drive pump thinking and technology.  The CSA/CSI pumps maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved performance and enhanced efficiencies.

The robust construction of the pumps ensures longevity and faultless performance, with excellent resistance to corrosion and the ability to withstand operation in extreme environments.  Other technological benefits include:

  • Containment Shell: Integration of the Zeroloss composite shell / shroud, reducing or eliminating induction losses in the metallic containment shell and enhancing reliability.
  • Internal Magnet Ring: The design features a non-sparking, inner magnet ring bumper that protects the magnet ring from making contact with the pressure vessel.
  • Temperature Probe: The fit and location so it sits closer to the source reducing the time it takes for the probe to identify a temperature change and report back to instrumentation.
  • VapourView: Ports enable the fitting of VapourView; providing real time condition monitoring and forewarning users of adverse conditions that could jeopardise system functionality, ensuring early intervention and remedial action can be taken.

CSA CSI Reliability

To find out more about the CSA/CSI product design and access detailed specifications, please see the CSA/CSI section of our website.

The CSA/CSI pumps are available from a network of trusted reseller HMD Kontro Channel Partners across the world, fully supported by an in-house After Market team. From assistance with installation and commissioning through to helping you optimise operating efficiency and spare part inventories; our experts are available to help.

For more information including detailed product specifications, please see the CSA/CSI range section of our website, then contact us for where you can purchase or with any questions.

CSA / CSI Pumps for On-Site Service

Interchangeable Components and No Hot Working

On-site serviceability has been incorporated, as a key benefit, within the design of the CSA / CSI range of ASME and ISO pumps. Negating the need for any hot working or the use of special tools.

The silicon carbide internal bearing system of the CSA and CSI pumps is fully site serviceable.  In addition, a single piece bush holder enables optimised internal bearing alignment.

CSA / CSI Pumps for On-Site Service

The CSA / CSI range has been designed with maximum interchangeability of components between pumps across the range, so minimising parts inventories and stockholding for further cost savings.

Eliminating the need of any hot working or special tools means that most of the service and maintenance can be undertaken on site. This further contributes to cost savings as it also minimises production downtime, maximises uptime, resulting in improved productivity and profitability.

Please see the dedicated CSA / CSI section of the website to learn more about the range.

Compact and Vertically Mounted – The GSPV is a Highly Engineered Upgrade Solution

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.

 

CSA / CSI Range – Safety

Secondary Control & Containment Options for Complete Confidence

The CSA and CSI ranges of ASME and ISO sealless pumps provide complete containment of the liquid being pumped as standard.  However, some situations and some regulations demand an even higher level of protection, which can be offered by a secondary level of control or containment.

CSA / CSI Safety

Fully compliant to ASME requirements and available on both close coupled and separately mounted configurations, providing a secondary level of control or containment gives further enhancement of the pump and product integrity leading to even higher environmental, health and safety protection.

Suitable for use throughout the CSA / CSI pumps operating temperature limits, the provision of a secondary housing designed for up to 275 psi / 18.9 bar pressure, provides additional security to guard against a breach in the primary pressure boundary.  This is particularly useful for those processes involving highly hazardous materials.

In keeping with the modularity of the CSA and CSI range, secondary control and containment is available as a site upgradable feature allowing standard pumps to be enhanced at a later date.

For further information and to watch a video on secondary containment, please click here. Please see the CSA / CSI section of our website for further details.

CSA / CSI Pumps with ZeroLoss

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.

CSA CSI ZeroLoss

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.

Pumps & Printers

Switching to sealless pumps can make substantial savings.

A sealed pump is a bit like a printer – With a printer, you are often amazed at how little you pay for the machine itself, but that’s because you are then paying for expensive cartridge or toner replacements.

Pumps & Printers

A conventional sealed pump is similar, the cost is lower, although often not by much compared to a magnetic drive pump, but there are high ongoing costs. This means that through the lifetime of the pump, you will pay substantially more.

Sealless pumps are really ‘fit and forget’, unlike sealed pumps that need constant seal replacement and maintenance, with all the associated costs.

To learn moreThink Sealless

High Pressure Sealless Pumps

If you, or rather your process, is under pressure, then you need the HMD Kontro HPGS,  a sealless magnetic drive pump designed specifically for high-pressure applications.  This sealless pump is particularly suitable for use in the chemical and petrochemical industries as well as site utilities.

HPGS

The HPGS magnetic drive pump can withstand system pressures of up to 2680 psi (185 bar) and is available with 7 hydraulics. It comes with a range of synchronous magnet drives, which are rated for prime mover performance. Standard construction is stainless steel with silicon carbide internal bearings although other metallic materials are also possible.

As an example application, HPGS pumps are very suitable for use when checking the density of process fluids in a high-pressure pipeline. The HPGS pump is positioned on a pipeline skid, in order to take out a sample of the fluid from the main product stream and then return it to the main pipeline after analysis through a densitometer.

HPGS pumps comply with all specifications required by the petroleum and heavy chemical industries and are typically used in toxic, aggressive, hot, crystallising and high-value processes.

Benefits of the HMD Kontro HPGS Pump include:

  • Sealless design for total product containment
  • Modular / interchangeable high-efficiency wet end
  • Provides maximum flow and head coverage
  • Flows to 70 m³/hr / 308 gpm
  • Heads to 70 m / 230 ft
  • Temperature range -40 to 205°C / 400°F
  • High-efficiency magnetic couplings

For further information, please see the dedicated HPGS page.

HMD Kontro HPGS – High Pressure General Service Sealless Magnetic Drive Pump

CSA / CSI Versatility: Interchangeable & Upgradeable

The new HMD Kontro CSA/CSI range of pumps represents a significant leap in sealless pump technology with its modular design and interchangeability of component parts. Specifically designed for ease of configuration and upgrade, the range has been developed to maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved lead times and operational efficiencies.

CSA/CSI Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

CSA CSI Versatility

The new CSA/CSI range is distinguished by its extremely wide operating parameters. The extended space and shaft design of its new external bearing assembly provides resistance at temperatures from as low as -40°C/F up to 260°C / 500°F. Withstanding design pressures of up to 19.0 bar / 275 psi at 38°C / 100°F, the CSA / CSI pumps offer flow rates up to 77 m³/h / 340 USgpm and can process liquids with a viscosity from 0.1 – 200 cSt.

A wide range of high-efficiency hydraulics ensure maximum flow and head coverage for optimal productivity. Low and high hydraulic variants are available to ensure an optimised fit, improving production flow rates and delivering cost savings.

The ‘Frame 1’ naming convention denotes a pump with B73.3 dimensional designations making the CSA/CSI an excellent upgrade path for switching from a mechanically sealed to a sealless pump.  Think Sealless!

Please visit the CSA/CSI section of the website for more information, including detailed product specifications, then contact us for where you can purchase or with any questions.

Think Sealless Select – Why Sealless Pumps are So Suitable for Your Application

Magnetic drive pumps are very applicable for many processes and are widely used in industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, agrichemical, oil & gas, both upstream and downstream, offshore and onshore, food and beverage production and across many industrial operations.

 

Is it time for you to select sealless? 

The latest parameters at which magnetic drive pumps can operate may surprise you:

  • Flow Rates – Up to 690m3/hour / 3000 USGPM
  • Heads – Up to 240m / 767ft differential
  • Viscosity – Maximum 200 cSt
  • Temperature – Down to minus 100oC / 148oF
    • Up to 450oC / 840oF Torque Ring Design
    • Up to 315oC / 600oF Synchronous Design
  • Pressure – Up to 185 Bar / 2683 psi
  • Power – 400kW / 536hp
  • Speed Range 1450 – 3500 RPM

All HMD Kontro pumps, as standard, can handle up to 5% hard solids and sizes up to 150 microns. By fitting a self-cleaning in-line filter, this can be increased to 250 microns.  For larger concentrations, we can provide other alternative solutions such as: cartridge filters, clean flush systems, etc.

If you have a particular liquid that you wish to pump, then please contact us for advice. There is a very good chance that we have worked with this product in the past and can advise on the most appropriate pump for your application.

HMD Kontro sealless pumps can be manufactured to relevant specifications such as ASME, ISO and API.  To check the applications and operating parameters of our magnetic drive pumps, please see the Think Sealless Select page.

The Latest Sealless Technology to Improve Site Safety

CSA/CSI Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

The safety of your staff team and eliminating or minimising the impact of manufacturing and other operations on both the local and wider environment is an essential, legal and moral obligation.  The containment shell in a magnetic drive pump provides a complete mechanical barrier, preventing leaks, escapes and emissions. There is no reliance on any internal or external seal system or method of prevention.

When it comes to applications that involve toxic, fine, corrosive, aggressive and valuable liquids, our new CSA (ASME) / CSI (ISO) magnetic drive pumps for chemical and industrial processes deliver the ultra-safe, dependable, and reliable performance that engineers demand and that both environmental health and safety, plus industrial regulations, require.

CSA CSI Safety

In certain highly challenging applications, compliance with stringent standards calls for a secondary control or containment option to be available, completely eliminating the possibility of a leak of pumped product to escape, in the highly unlikely event of a containment shell failure. In the CSA / CSI product line we have taken the secondary control / containment options further by not only ensuring both options are available on separately mounted pumps but also on close-coupled units, which we believe is unique to HMD Kontro.

The new HMD Kontro CSA (ASME) / CSI (ISO) sealless pump range is specifically designed to be completely leak and emission-free, keeping the pumping media completely enclosed within the body of the pump, exactly where it should be.

Please click through for more information on the new CSA / CSI range including detailed product specifications, animation, podcasts etc.

Self Priming Sealless – SPGS Magnetic Drive Pumps

The SPGS pump is a self-priming sealless pump designed for reliable transfer of fluids ranging from water to hazardous and toxic substances.

The SPGS is particularly suitable for offloading liquids where total containment is crucial including emptying sumps, road and rail tankers.

The product line covers a hydraulic range that is split between two frame sizes, with standard construction being 316 stainless steel and silicon carbide internal bearings. Other material options are also available, such as; Alloy 20 or Alloy C, with PTFE gaskets.

SPGS

 

Benefits of the SPGS pump include:

  • Self-priming capability ensures the safe offloading of liquid.
  • Increased efficiency liquid ends for lower running costs.
  • Many compatible spares with other HMD Kontro GS range pumps.
  • Simple installation and easy to maintain onsite.

The larger Frame 1 version of the SPGS will handle flows to 25 m³/hr (110 gpm), heads to 52 m (170 ft), working pressures up to 10 bar / 145 psi and will operate in a temperature range of between -40 to 120°C (-40 to 250°F).

 

For further details of the SPGS, including to download the Technical Profile, please click here.

HMD Kontro SPGS – Self Priming General Service Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps

Think Sealless Savings – Why Sealless Pumps Save Money

Sealless pumps bring savings in time, resources, skill sets and ongoing maintenance, whilst also reducing health and safety risk and potential damage to the environment.

Time is money.  Whether you are the consultant, contractor or the client, reduced design and specification time, even the benefit of less HAZOPS and monitoring procedures, will contribute to faster project times. These then translate into lower costs and quicker implementation, such that a new or refurbished plant can be up and running much faster.

 

With sealless pumps, savings can be made at every stage of the project: design, engineering, procurement, installation, documentation and commissioning.  Then the time savings continue once the pumps are up and running. Less maintenance, longer time between failures (MTBF) and a more rapid return to operation, all contribute to enhanced profitability and margins.

Examples of how costs can be contained include the following:

  • Lower Installation Costs: No Large baseplate and foundation required, no Cooling water piping, less instrument wiring and connections, less instrument configuration (DCS) and no barrier fluid (first fill).
  • Lower Project Costs: Lower Project Costs: Less documentation for system and instrumentation with shorter specification times thanks to quicker HAZOP meetings, due in part to there being no need to consider the PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) and SIL(Safety Integrity Level) requirements.
  • Lower Operating Costs: No Repair or replacement of seals and bearings, no replenishment of barrier fluid, no maintenance hours to operate and maintain seal systems and less lost production during downtime, no removal of barrier fluid from product and no maintaining of seals on stand-by pumps.

 

The adoption of sealless pumps can achieve the step-change savings that are needed from concept to completion of your project and beyond, throughout the life of the pump.

Visit Think Sealless for further details.

New ASME B73.3 / ISO 2858 Sealless Pumps Availability

Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

The new HMD Kontro CSA (ASME) / CSI (ISO) sealless pump range, for chemical and industrial processes, is specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability, reduced inventory, ease of onsite servicing and future upgrade.

The new CSA / CSI range is quick to configure, easy to install and maintain a product line that has transformed how we now approach pump order fulfillment.

CSA CSI Availability

As pioneers of the magnetic drive pump, we have continued to develop and improve the technology to satisfy the specific requirements of the chemical industry, while embracing fully the benefits of modular design to cover a wide duty and application base.

The inventive design of the new CSA / CSI pumps enables them to be supplied in a multitude of configurations to exactly suit your application.  The product line is available throughout our global network of Channel Partners and given the enhanced level of inventory that has now also been made available, these units can be built and delivered to you within days for enhanced lead time capability and to meet your delivery needs and expectations.

The new CSA / CSI pumps are also fully supported by an in-house After Market team at HMD Kontro. From assistance with specification, installation and commissioning through to helping you optimise operating efficiency and spare part inventories; our experts are available to help.

Please click through for more information on the new CSA / CSI range including detailed product specifications, animation, podcasts etc.

Still Not Sure About Switching to Sealless?

See what you know – Read this article at Fluid Handling Pro

As much as sealless pumps are very much a proven technology, some specifiers in the chemical industry remain cautious about making the changeover from conventional sealed pumps.

Magnetic drive pumps have evolved to become a cost-effective and above all safe option for the transfer of fluids including those that are toxic, pungent, extremely hot or cold, corrosive or otherwise hazardous.

Often seen as the more expensive choice, when looked at as a whole-life proposition, sealless pumps are in fact a highly cost-effective alternative.

Fluid Handling Pro Article

Click the image above to read the full article on the Fluid Handling Pro website.

The latest article at Fluid Handling Pro, contributed by our own Darren Martin, examines how different pumps measure up across the issues faced by modern process plant operators and invites you to take a second look at sealless pumps.

Learn more at: https://fluidhandlingpro.com/fit-for-purpose-sealless-may-be-the-best-pumps-for-your-plant/

The Latest CSA / CSI Pumps

Compliance & Creativity Combine

Representing a leap in design and technology, our recently launched CSA / CSI range takes a modular approach to combining performance with durability and versatility while ensuring compliance to industry and regulatory ASME and ISO standards.

We have successfully created a range of pumps that are not only compliant with all relevant regulations, but also encompass the very latest in magnetic drive pump technology, material and technical advances, plus the accumulation of over seventy years of specialist sealless pump experience and expertise since we first invented the concept.

CSA1 - K5 - SM & CC - NEMA - NO BPLT

 

CSA Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

The new CSA and CSI Frame 1 sealless horizontal end suction centrifugal pumps for chemical and industrial processes, are specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability, for reduced inventory, for ease of onsite servicing and upgrade.  The CSA / CSI range has been developed to maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved lead times and efficiencies.

The new CSA / CSI pumps are available now from a network of trusted reseller HMD Kontro Channel Partners fully supported by an in-house After Market team. From assistance with installation and commissioning through to helping you optimise operating efficiency and spare part inventories, our experts are available to help

Please click here for more information on the new CSA / CSI range including detailed product specifications, then contact us for where you can purchase or with any questions.

Think Sealless Solutions – Why Sealless is the Solution

We have the Know How.  Of course, we always like to say yes to our customers, but they seem to like it when we say no!:

 

Sealless pumps have no mechanical seals or seal support systems and only a single fully trapped gasket that ensures the integrity of the system, even at high temperatures and pressures.

The mean time between failure (MTBF) for sealless magnetic drive pumps is typically three times longer than for mechanically sealed pumps. 

As the first in the world to develop the concept of the magnetic drive pump, we have combined cutting-edge technology with over seventy years of expertise and experience in sealless pumps to provide you with complete peace of mind.

Please contact us and ask for our Know How Guide to Sealless Pumps or see www.hmdkontro.com/think-sealless