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Michael Smith Engineers Offers Hygienic Centrifugal Pumps for Food and Pharmacy Processes

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Michael Smith Engineers, the leading pump specialist and distributor in the UK since 1971, offers a new range of Inoxpa Prolac HCP hygienic centrifugal pumps that are the perfect solution for applications that require high levels of hygiene, resistance to chemical agents, and gentle handling of delicate ingredients.

The Prolac HCP range of compact, close-coupled centrifugal pumps offered by pumping specialist Michael Smith Engineers are specially designed to provide impressive flow rates of up to 220 m3/hour, maximum differential pressure (heads) of up to 140 meters, and maximum system pressures of 16 bar.

The HCP Prolac pumps are made with 316L stainless steel and are EHEDG certified. The pumps are particularly suitable for main process pumping duties in relation to the dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. They have quite a few additional features such as a single internal hygienic mechanical seal, a stationary face of carbon, a rotating face of silicon carbide, and gaskets in EPDM. In addition, both clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) are possible without dismantling the pumps.

In order to meet a wide range of specific application requirements, higher specification options are available with the range of Inoxpa Prolac HCP hygienic centrifugal pumps. For example, double mechanical seals are an option in order to provide additional security and gaskets, and seals meet FDA standards for optimum hygiene levels. Furthermore, different types of connection options offer positioning flexibility, heating jackets are perfect for temperature sensitive products, and Atex rated versions of the pump allow flammable liquids to be handled safely.

Operations that deal with mildly abrasive liquids have the option for hardened face seal options. There are also a wide variety of elastomer choices to ensure product compatibility, in addition to special model options that can handle liquids with up to 60 percent solids.

Source: Michael Smith Engineers