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Mag Drive pumps for sealless, leak free pumping

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Michael Smith Engineers have released the Universal Mag Drive series, which comprises of nine sizes of pump providing flows up to 114 m3/hr at pressure up to 14 bar.

The series can reduce maintenance costs and minimize environmental impact – the absence of a pump shaft seal means significant potential savings as a result of less maintenance and reduced downtime and with only two moving part the design ensures durability and reliability even in tough applications.

The pumps are dimensionally interchangeable with Viking’s Universal Seal and heavy duty tracketed pumps ensuring easy retrofit with similar sized seal pumps, often utilizing existing reducer, motor, coupling, guard, wiring and base, without the need for expensive and time consuming re-piping. The design also enables short term dry run and bi-directional operation, without the need for modification and disassembly and so allows for filling or emptying using one pump and therefore helping to minimize system costs.

Other features of the pumps include:

  • Dual thrust control washers to ensure positive control of rotor position for more accurate flow and reduction of pump wear.
  • An externally adjustable relief valve that can be adjusted while in service when process conditions change and so maximizes process up time.
  • An adjustable rotor end clearance allows the pump to be adjusted for different viscosities and temperatures if process conditions change, ensuring high volumetric efficiency is maintained.

The pumps are available in cast iron, steel and stainless steel.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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