While a variety of industrial plants include liquid management, this is no easy task. Drum pumps easily and safely transfer fluids from barrels and drums or other storage vessels up to 200 liters in capacity.
Manually operated hand pumps are economical and flexible. They can be used to transfer water or fuel from containers into tanks and pump acids, alkalis, detergents, oils, or alcohol from drums, carboys, or tanks.
Essential things you should consider before purchasing a Hand-Operated Drum Pumps
- The first thing to do is to measure the stroke of the different drum pumps. Do this by pulling the pump handle out to its fullest extent. The longer the stroke the more control you have and the easier it is to operate.
- Next, examine the thickness of the pump shaft with the handle out to its fullest extent. The larger the diameter of the pumping shaft, the more robust the pump and the greater the integrity of the pump. This means that it is less likely to leak and will have a much longer life.
- With the pump handle out to its fullest extent, check the sideways movement gently. The thinner the shaft, the more it will move. This indicates an instability that will make it prone to leaking.
- Operate the pump to see if it operates smoothly and dispenses the liquid in a controlled manner. Ensure that it maintains its integrity and doesn’t leak or drip which could cause Health and Safety problems with aggressive or toxic liquids and create waste.
- When the pump is dry, you should be able to feel resistance as you operate it. This is a sign that it will not leak in normal operation because the sealing gaskets are tight. If it is easy to operate the pump without any resistance when it is dry, it will probably leak when used with liquids.
Used Hand-Operated Drum Pumps for what purpose?
Hand-operated drum pumps, as their name suggests, are powered by hand, instead of a motor. They are ideal for remote pumping applications and in instances where there’s little to no power available. Here are some more characteristics of this instrument:
- Available in stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, polyacetal, polyphenylene sulfide, PVC, etc.
- Inlet size ranges from ½”- 1-½”
- Offer easy, leak-free, spark-free pumping.
- Have different lever shapes and lever lengths.
- Fluid viscosity and specific gravity – drum pumps have different functions and configurations to pump liquids with a viscosity higher than 1 cP and gravity higher than 1.0. User-selectable, adjustable based on pump control motor and pump design.
- Container Size – The tube length of the drum hand pump varies based on the size of the container. For example, a standard 45-gallon/200-liter drum uses a 100cm-long pump hose. Tanks and chemical tanks IBC need to be longer. Shorter lengths are used by 15 and 30-gallon tanks.
- Motor selection – determine if the motor is suitable for the application: here the user will have a choice of hand-cranked, pneumatic, electric, or explosion-proof motors depending on the type of motor. correction. And be sure to check the required voltage for the electric motor.
Choose the included add-on accessories Hand-Operated Drum Pumps
- Soft PVC faucet.
- Anti-static Kit – Equipped when pumping flammable liquids, explosive liquids used with explosion-proof electric motors or gas engines, and stainless steel pipe pumps.
- Drum Adapter – To ensure that the tube inside the drum fits snugly against the mouth of the drum.
- Flow Meter – Accurately measures the flow rate of a liquid when pumping.
- Lubricants/filters – For pumps using a gas engine with a lubricated air supply.
- Nozzle – Allows control of liquid flow.
- Membrane – protects the pump from damage by foreign objects.
Benefits of Using a Hand-Operated Drum Pumps
Drum pumps are both a practical and useful option for emptying out and transferring the liquids in drums. In addition, the foremost benefit is the vast subtleties both hand-operated and electric operated-drum pumps have.
No two are alike, whether it is in the length of the tube, voltage, or wetting material. This allows you to truly customize your fluid handling operation. It also allows the drum pump to match your industry and environment to the utmost degree.
Other benefits of drum pumps include portability, the ability to be hard-piped into the system, and that they are available in metallurgic and non-metallic materials to minimize corrosion when the pump is in use with corrosive liquids.
Thai Khuong Pumps currently provides a series of Hand-Operated Drum Pumps of the FTI Finish Thompson Inc brand, originating from the USA, ensuring high quality and high standards.
If you still have not chosen for yourself a suitable drum pump product, or have any questions, need advice or need to provide technical information, product prices. Please contact us immediately.
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