Heat Transfer Pump
A Heat Transfer Pump is a type of centrifugal pump which conveys hot or cold fluids for heating or cooling purposes. It can vary from hot media up to 400°C or media as cold as -100°C. Different media can be used depending on the application in question i.e water for heating, glycol mixtures and heat transfer oils (HTF).
Hot Water Pumps are generally used up to 230°C. It is very rare to have a hot water pump higher than 150°C.
Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Pump circulates thermal oil and are generally used up to 300°C as vapour pressure are only a few bars.
A Heat Transfer Pump design / specification?
Hot Water Pumps
Volute casing pumps with uncooled mechanical seal according to EN 733 or EN 22858.
Series ZHN, ZDN, ZEN, ZDI.
Flow rate: up to 600 m³/h
Head: up to 90 m
Thermal Oil Pumps
Volute casing pumps with uncooled mechanical seal according to EN 733.
Series ZTN, ZTK, ZTI.
Flow rate: up to 1,000 m³/h
Head: up to 95 m
Applications for a Heat Transfer Pump:
Many industrial processes require heating or cooling to control their process characteristics. Heat Transfer Pumps are normally used in the controlling of processes and reactions in vessels.
To circulate these thermal fluids, volute casing pumps are widely used. Depending on the temperature and heat transfer media, Flowserve SIHI have developed different type of pumps in order to circulate the fluids in the most efficient and economical way.
Why do End Users often have a preference for Mechanical Seal Magnetic Drive Pumps?
End users will frequently specify Mechanical Seal Magnetic Drive Pumps where large pressure flocculation’s takes place as some of the fluids are very ‘searching’ in their nature to find an exit/leak path. It is important to contain these fluids which possess a fire risk at elevated pressures.
The ingenious and well proven design over many decades implies a “heat barrier” system which isolates the mechanical seal from the mainstream of the pumpage. This means that the mechanical seal operates at a much lower temperature than the process thus ensuring reliability and additionally does not require any cooling from an external source.
How we can help you?
Flexachem are the leading distributors for the sizing & design of Heat Transfer Pumps throughout Ireland. We supply a comprehensive range of volute casing pumps – Flowserve SIHI Z range & services to meet the demands of the Process Sectors.
– Flowserve SIHI Z Range for hot water – series ZHN, ZDN, ZEN, ZDI
– Flowserve SIHI Z Range for thermal oil – series ZTN, ZTK, ZTI
We also have an extensive inventory of Centrifugal Pump and Spare Parts in stock so let us know what you are looking for, and in the off chance that we do not have it in stock, we will source it for you!
We provide localised technical support & on-site service engineering to support your operational needs.
Let us know your requirements and we will gladly assist you!
Contact our Pump Specialists:
Phil Soltan (External) – mob: 086 185 3782
Adrian McSweeney (Internal)
Paul-Fox Morris (Internal)
Tel: (021) 4617260