A breakthrough in pump design is helping a leading specialty chemicals producer save thousands of euros spent on replacing broken equipment which was not up to the job of conveying natural waxes.
Wacker Chemie operates alone in the Burghausen/Germany works some 16,000 continuous-flow machines, including about 750 lined Richter pumps. At the Business Unit “Acetyls”, in Burghausen/Germany a PFA/PTFE lined magnetic drive pump
The better is the enemy of the good: Thanks to design refinements and targeted optimization of individual material properties, plastic-lined magnetic drive pumps have evolved to become a technical alternative to pumps made of expensive special materials and are conquering new application possibilities.
The use of emission-free pumps is mandatory for many applications in the chemical industry (key word: such as Clean Air Act German “TA-Luft”). Conventional mechanical seal pumps will then have to be replaced.