Industrial transfer pump applications often require heavy or constant use or handling abrasives, stringy materials, large solids, slurries and corrosives. Under these strenuous conditions, centrifugal pumps or diaphragm pumps require frequent maintenance due to wear and failure from seals, motors, diaphragms, component fatigue or clogging. The Pitbull pneumatic transfer pump’s simple design using compressed air keeps it pumping when other pumps fail.
How Do Pitbull Transfer Pumps Just Keep Going?
Pitbull pneumatic transfer pumps are ideal for applications requiring heavy or intermittent use, such as tank car unloading, tank sludge transfer, oil/gas drilling muds, tank cleaning, stone cutting, and pulp and paper applications. Since there are no moving parts other than 2 check valves, little wear occurs, and dramatically less maintenance is required. The compressed-air driven design is the key: after liquid passes through the intake check valve and fills the pump’s chamber, compressed air pressurizes chamber and liquid passes through the outflow check valve to complete the cycle.
How Can Solids and Debris Flow Freely Through Our Pumps?
In solids or debris-handling transfer pump applications, centrifugal pumps lose efficiency due to wear, and often experience frequent clogging from solids getting lodged in the pump’s inlet or impeller. Pitbull Pumps have wide-open passages for handling high-density slurries such as sludge, mud, ash, or scale. Velocities are kept low, reducing wear. The pump cycling action of the Pitbull pneumatic displacement pump is naturally declogging, dislodging solids that may be retained in the check valves. This innovative design easily handles fibrous or viscous solids, chemicals, sludges, abrasive particles, and corrosive materials.
The T Series pneumatic transfer pumps are designed for dry-piped applications and can be either gravity-fed or configured for suction lift applications. The T Series pumps are available in both steel and 316 stainless steel with 2”, 3”, 4”, and 6” diameter in/outflow sizes. Able to pass up to 5.5″ diameter solids along with abrasives, stringy materials, slurries and corrosives, the Pitbull Pump’s simple, seal-less design is the solution to many high maintenance applications.
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