FOOD GRADE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS
Centrifugal pumps for high volume transfer of low viscosity fluids
Centrifugal pumps move liquids using kinetic energy via a rotating impeller or impellers and are ideal for high volume, low viscosity applications.
A centrifugal pump produces head and flow by increasing the velocity of a fluid through the pump via a rotating vane impeller.
The rotating impeller increases pressure and moves the fluid. The fluid enters the pump close to the rotating axis (or eye) of the impeller and enters the cavities between the vanes of the impeller.
As the pump impeller rotates, the fluid flows outward from the central axis into a chamber where it is discharged. As the fluid leaves the the axis of the impeller, a low pressure area is created and this draws more liquid into the pump inlet.
Typical Applications for Food Grade Centrifugal Pumps
Food grade centrifugal pumps are constructed from stainless-steel and commonly used to pump thin, food grade fluids like water, beer, fruit juice and food oils like sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, vegetable oil etc..
Cleaning-in-place processes, or CIP as it is commonly referred to, typically use stainless-steel centrifugal pumps to send hot caustic cleaning fluids down pipework and through pipeline items like pumps, valves etc. at high volumes and high velocities to scour and sanitise complete production lines.
As well as food grade centrifugal pumps, we also supply industrial centrifugal pumps in many forms and materials including cast-iron and corrosion resistant plastics.