Volume 5, Issue 6
Published: November 13, 2017
Innovations in safety for chemical transfer

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s what it feels like to run an operation with a leaky pump. Leaky pumps inevitably lead to unscheduled downtime and increased maintenance needs. This stalls productivity and costs the average company hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour of downtime. Now add hazardous chemicals into the equation. Aggressive acids and slurries can cause pumps to leak much faster, and they create an unsafe work environment. While these chemicals are necessary for the production of pharmaceuticals, printing inks, steel production, ceramic finishing and more, they are also a huge liability. Selecting and maintaining the proper equipment to control hazardous materials is crucial to the long-term success of a business, but it isn’t easy. With so many different pump designs on the market, end-users are having a tough time distinguishing between the pumps that will cost them and the pumps that will save them.

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