We built a custom skid for a customer who needed to pump asphalt, a hot and aggressive material. Systems that handle these types of materials need to be able to handle unplanned disruptions in the system in regards to temperature and viscosity.
Featured on this skid is a Blackmer 8” HXL sliding vane pump, a positive displacement rotary pump built for heavy duty applications. These pumps are designed for high volume transfer of non-corrosive liquids ranging in viscosity, constructed of ductile iron that will withstand sudden thermal shock and stress. Alongside the Blackmer pump are Baldor motor and Nord gear reducer, they themselves were built for harsh environments with bearings selected to provide long life and trouble-free operation.
All parts of this system are designed around their durability and ability to be easily repaired, keeping downtime to a minimum and operational (productivity) efficiency to a maximum. Continuous efficient performance means these systems end up paying for themselves.
The Blackmer HXL Siding Vane Pumps constructed of ductile iron are built to handle heavy duty material. Models are available in 6-, 8- and 10-in ANSI flanged port sizes with maximum rated capacities of 755, 1,200 and 2,220 GPM (171, 273, 504 m3/h) respectively. They are available in Non-Jacketed and Jacketed models for when the liquid being pumped needs additional heat to keep it flowing.
The sliding vane technology creates unique advantages to optimize performance and repair. It self-adjusts for wear to maintain flow rates with self-priming and dry run, high suction lift and line-stripping capabilities. Easy maintenance with vanes that can be replaced without removing the pump from the piping system. Along with replaceable casing liners and end discs allow easy rebuilding of the pumping chamber to like-new condition. These benefits give customers confidence their system will run at max efficiency without lengthy and costly repairs.