Survey Still Open
Thank you to those that have completed our ‘Sealless Survey’, which seeks to assess operators’ experience and to establish specifier and user priorities in terms of the benefits of sealless pumps. The survey is still open for a few weeks for others to input and advise their opinion.
Early indications reveal that the primary uses stated for sealless pumps at present is for chemicals (87% of respondents) and industrial applications (46%). Collectively 52% of respondents would also consider sealless pumps for upstream or downstream oil and gas processes.
When asked which attributes of sealless pumps were considered important, specifiers cited safety as a key factor, closely followed by environmental concerns.
Process operators highlighted a range of fluids where safety is an issue, including hot fluids or high temperature processes and acids – ranging from mildly acidic to sulphuric acid and HF acid. Confidence too, was seen as a major factor, in respect of assuring zero leaks and preventing failures or breakdowns.
Additionally, with no need for seal support systems and reduced instrument wiring and configuration requirements, the magnetic drive design is easier to install and maintain, an important consideration for specifiers, with reliability and low maintenance on the list of attributes recognised as key by early survey respondents.
To find out more, please take a look at the full article featured on page 19 of the IPE March-April magazine. This can also be seen on the Industrial Pant & Equipment website.
Be a part of it
There is still time to contribute your views. The survey, which takes very little time to complete, can be accessed at Sealless Survey – HMD (calib-rate.com/hmd/sealless-survey)
To demonstrate our thanks for helping with the research, we are offering those who complete the survey the chance to win one of three £100 (or local currency) Amazon vouchers. All responses will be put forward for the draw, which will be made at the end of April.