Innovative Technology Enhances Efficiency and Extends Resistance to a Wider Range of Harsh Chemicals
November 8, 2017
Arvada, Colorado – Sundyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of pumps and compressors today announced that it has expanded the ranges for its ZeroLoss™ containment shells to Frame l, ll and lll versions of its most popular sealless magnetic drive pumps.
Some oil, gas and petrochemical applications that span the full hydrocarbon chain pose challenges to pump seals, by creating magnetic losses and by heating the process fluid. Sealless magnetic drive pumps from Sundyne HMD Kontro overcome these challenges through containment shells, which eliminate eddy current losses in the pump, reduce energy consumption and enable sealed-to-sealless conversion.
Previous containment shells were made of metal, but Sundyne’s ZeroLoss Containment Shells are engineered from a composite material of poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) and carbon fibre that was initially developed for military and aerospace equipment. Five times lighter than steel but just as strong, the ZeroLoss Shell increases the pump’s reliability; provides greater efficiency; increases temperature ranges from -40°C to +150°C; bolsters the pump’s resistance to thermal shock; and eliminates potential vaporization of process chemicals near the pump’s bearing.
As a result, ZeroLoss Containment Shells enable Sundyne sealless magnetic drive pumps to resist a wider range of volatile and heat sensitive chemicals, and endure the rigors of a wider range of process applications.
“Tests by HMD Kontro have shown that installing a ZeroLoss™ containment shell in a sealless pump can result in a 20% reduction in power consumption,” said David Clark, general manager, Sundyne HMD Kontro. “The advantage increases in proportion with the magnetic coupling size and is particularly appropriate for larger pumps. These savings lower initial capital costs, by enabling smaller motors to be specified, and they also decrease total power costs over the life of the pump.”
For further information about using ZeroLoss™ containment shells with HMD Kontro sealless pumps, visit www.sundyne.com/hmdkontro.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, Sundyne is a leading manufacturer of highly reliable and efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors for use in oil and gas production, refining, chemical, petro-chemical, power generation and water processing industries. Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors; as well as safe and efficient sealless magnetic drive pumps. Sundyne pumps and compressors meet stringent API and ISO standards. To learn more about the Sundyne family of precision engineered pumps and compressors, please visit www.sundyne.com. Sundyne is owned and operated by Accudyne Industries.
About Accudyne Industries:
Accudyne Industries is a global provider of precision-engineered flow control and compressor systems responsible for powering the world’s most economically vital industries. These process-critical machines deliver unflagging performance in incredibly demanding environments, giving confidence to the mission of their customers. Today, Accudyne is powered by more than 2,800 employees at 13 manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.accudyneindustries.com.