HMD Kontro has become a manufacturing partner and chemical pump supplier to Syngenta, the global agricultural group and leader in crop protection and seed improvement.
As part of a programme of manufacturing upgrades at their facility based in Porriño, Pontevedra, Spain, Syngenta made the decision to install HMD Kontro sealless magnetic drive pumps due to their ability to handle high temperatures and volatile substances, which are attributes associated with agricultural chemical pump applications such as pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and fertilisers.
In this case, the pumping medium is Tefluthrin, which is a hazardous substance and active ingredient in soil pest treatments, and HMD Kontro supplied a CSI chemical service pump, in corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel materials and in a space-saving close coupled configuration. The sealless magnetic drive pump design, which ensures total product containment, means that the CSI pump selected safely transfers liquids from the reactor to the storage tank, together with a constant recirculation of the chemical within the storage tank.
Syngenta also chose the optional feature of a secondary control system and a leakage sensor to achieve additional pump protection and leak control beyond the primary pressure boundary of the pump. In the unlikely event of a breach of the primary containment shell, leakage of the process liquid to atmosphere is restricted by the secondary control system providing an enhanced level of safety.
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