Uptime continuity and resolving any pump maintenance issues quickly onsite are vital and so then Insurance Spares Kits from HMD Kontro are designed to fulfil these requirements.
Comprehensive Analysis of the Spare Parts You are Most Likely to Need
With over 70 years of sealless magnetic drive pump experience, our technical team has carried out comprehensive analysis of the most common maintenance and repair issues that you may encounter. As a result, we have developed a broad portfolio of spare parts kits to ensure the fast, simple and economical maintenance of your sealless pumps, onsite.
A Conveniently Packaged Kit Offering Great Value for Money
Our Insurance Kits represent great value as they come at a discounted price when compared with the sum of the individual parts contained. Within the conveniently packaged kit, are an internal and outer magnet ring, a containment shell, lubricated bearings, gaskets and O-rings. You can simply replenish the kit when parts are used.
For more information and to receive a leaflet about the Insurance Spares Kit, please call us on +44 (0)1323 452154 or email us
HMD Pumps migrated to the new ISO 45001 Health and Safety standard in October 2019. This standard is now held in addition to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and the ISO 9001 Quality Standard.
An Independent Standard for Health & Safety in the Workplace
ISO 45001 is an independent standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees independent of government. It was introduced to replace the current OHSAS 18001 and our migration from the old standard was achieved with no non-conformances. In fact, the auditor praised our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) system for its maturity and robustness.
An Industry Leader Including Best Practices for Improving Individual and Organisational Safety
By implementing this most up-to-date standard it positions HMD Kontro as an industry leader and demonstrates a level of excellence that is acknowledged worldwide. The standard indicates that our company is built around best practice improving individual as well as organisational safety.
We have recently updated our hazardous area certification and are now fully certified in accordance with IECEx requirements for mechanical equipment.
IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission with ‘Ex’ standing for ‘Explosion Protection’ and HMD Kontro is currently, at the time of writing, the only pump manufacturer to have IECEx certification.
What Is Explosion Protection?
Explosion Protection involves protecting against ignition hazards in order to provide safe pump operation with systems designed and operated in compliance with the appropriate regulations.
Rotating parts that come into contact with stationary parts can potentially spark igniting an explosion or fire. Our pumps use non-sparking materials in their construction. High surface temperatures are also closely monitored to avoid them becoming a combustion source.
Alignment Of The ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 80079-34
The ISO 80079-34 standard is part of the IECEx requirement that aligns with HMD Kontro’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS). This defines how explosion protection of our products needs to be considered as an integral part of the business and mandates the need for awareness training for all staff.
HMD Kontro’s Staff Receive IECEx Awareness Training
All staff therefore have had to undergo IECEx awareness training as a mandatory requirement and many of HMD Kontro’s quality procedures have been updated to reflect the importance of Ex.
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Within days of receiving his training, Darren Martin, Product Manager for HMD Kontro went on a customer visit where he was asked whether our products are IECEx certified. He was able to confidently reply that they are. The customer representative looked on the IECEx website and saw that HMD Kontro were indeed listed, and were the only pump company recorded.
HMD Kontro is always at the forefront of developing new products and keeping up to date with legal requirements including certification. We are delighted that all staff have received training and believe the IECEx certification will be of huge benefit to many of our existing and future clients.
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?
- 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
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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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
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.
By definition, the production of chemicals means that a lot of liquids need to be pumped around a plant presenting risks to the health and safety of both personnel and the environment.
Sealless magnetic drive pumps from HMD Kontro are designed to prevent leaks of hazardous and valuable fluids and they can handle such fluids as chlor-alkali, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and fertilisers. Our sealless magnetic drive pumps meet the exacting standards of ASME and ISO regulations and can cope with high temperatures, high pressures and volatile substances associated with chemical pump applications including toxic, fine, corrosive, carcinogenic and aggressive liquids.
If you need more information about our pumps for your chemical plant and the pump that is most suited to your application, please download our chemical brochure or call our experts on +44 (0)1323 452154 or email us