Michael Smith introduces hygienic centrifugal pumps for food and pharma processes

Michael Smith Engineers has introduced a new range of Inoxpa Prolac HCP hygienic centrifugal pumps for high hygiene level applications.

The Prolac HCP range of compact, close-coupled centrifugal pumps are designed to provide flow rates up to 220m3/h, maximum differential pressure (heads) up to 140m, and maximum system pressures of 16 bar.

The pumps are available in 316L stainless steel, are EHEDG certified, and will be particularly suitable for main process pumping duties in the dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries.

They feature as standard a single internal hygienic mechanical seal, a stationary face of carbon, a rotating face of silicon carbide, and gaskets in EPDM.

Clean-in-place and steam-in-place servicing is also possible without the need to dismantle the pumps.     

Higher specification options are further available to ensure suitability for a wide range of specific application requirements.

These options include double mechanical seals for additional security, gaskets and seals to FDA standards for optimum hygiene levels, different types of connection options for positioning flexibility, heating jackets for temperature sensitive products, and ATEX-rated versions which allow flammable liquids to be handled safely.

Hardened face seal options are available for mildly abrasive liquids, and there are a variety of elastomer choices to ensure product compatibility.

Special models for handling liquids with up to 60% solids are also available within the Inoxpa range. 

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