Blackmer pumps meet biodiesel demand
Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Blackmer says the tremendous growth in the biodiesel industry is driving increased demand by biodiesel transporters for its TXD Series sliding vane pumps. The TXD and TXSD (stainless steel) transport pumps are designed to meet the challenges associated with the transport of all blends of biodiesel, including B100. Blackmer recently upgraded the elastomer seals in these sliding vane pump models to allow for compatibility with biodiesel. The fluorocarbon elastomers (FKM) used in the TXD pumps were upgraded to a high-grade compound to allow for much broader compatibility with a range of fluids and are approved for all biodiesel blends (including B100).
TXD pumps have excellent self-priming and dry-run capabilities and were originally designed for clean, lubricating liquids such as fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, avgas, jet fuel, light lube oils, and solvents. The progression to handling biodiesel has been natural due to the upgrades in the elastomer seals. Available in 1.5-, 2-, 2.5-, 3- and 4-inch port sizes with flow rates from 10 to 500 U.S. gpm (38 to 1,893 lpm) and pressures to 125 psi, TXD pumps offer fast, quiet, trouble-free operation.
TXD Series pumps can be easily serviced without having to be removed from the truck or piping. E-mail Jim Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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