Viking expands Universal Seal capacity
Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Viking Pump Inc., a unit of IDEX Corp., has expanded the range of its Universal Seal series pumps to 365 cubic meters/hour (1,600 gpm) with the release of the RS size. This series of internal gear pumps can develop pressures to 14 BAR (200 psi). They handle viscosities to 2,000,000 SSU (440,000 cSt) and fluid temperatures from -84° to 427° C (-120° to 800° F). Models include the RS324A (cast iron), RS323A (steel), and RS327A (316 stainless steel).
The exclusive Universal Seal design allows the user to select a sealing option from among cartridge seals, component mechanical seals, or packing. This flexible design also lets seal types be changed in the field to adjust to new operating conditions. The enlarged bearing housing provides in-line access to bearings and seals, and allows easy adjustment of end clearances for continued maximum efficiency.
Jacketing options include all critical areas of the pump such as the bracket, casing, flanges, head, and relief valve. The RS size Universal Seal pump's large jacketing areas allow rapid heating for faster startup, whether using steam or hot oil. Fully jacketed, the RS provides uniform temperature control for critical processes, making it suited to a range of applications including asphalt, chemical, oilseed and petroleum processing, rubber, resins, coatings, and adhesives.
For more information, visit www.vikingpump.com.
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