Sump Pump Upgrade
Burbank Drum & Barrel Co.
Sodium hydroxide, Sulfuric acid
SUMP-GARD Thermoplastic Vertical Pump
Reduces downtime for barrel reconditioner
Burbank Drum & Barrel Co., Glena Park, TX, reconditions, grades and resells
half-a-million, 55-gal. steel drums per year.
The reconditioning and recycling process consists of these steps: grading
drums for recycling or crushing, submersion in NaOH stripper for general
drum cleaning, water rinse, de-denting, NaOH/steam flush, dry/siphon station,
H•SO— power rinse to remove oxidation, shot blast, double end chime sealer, air test to 7 psi, preheater, and painting.
Pumps are used at the reconditioning stations, including the 20% sulphuric
acid power rinse. Oxidation is removed from the barrel's interior at a
multihead nozzle spray station.
Wear factors, which caused pump downtime, were: chemical heat generated
by the addition of acid and water makeup; frequent start/stop, 3600 rpm
service; abrasion from oxide and scale; and chemical attack of pump's
material-of-construction weakened its tensile strength, allowing shaft
deflection and column bearing wear.
In order to solve these problems, the existing pump was replaced with a
heavy-duty, bearingless, cantilever-design sump pump, engineered for this
demanding service by Vanton Pump & Equipment Corp.
The new pump is constructed of CPVC, with a PVDF casing and impeller. The
shaft is rigidized by a twin bearing motor pedestal and welded vertical
gussets on the column. This combination of cantilever design and high
tensile strength-engineered thermoplastic material has resulted in
uninterrupted service. The new pump performs flawlessly, without downtime
for pump repair.
VANTON SUMP-GARD® SGK
SUMP PUMPS WITH CANTILEVERED SHAFTS
This Vanton vertical cantilever design features oversized diameter,
heavy-duty ball bearings housed in a cast iron bracket which supports
both the rugged shaft and the motor. The coupling arrangement makes
it possible to utilize this design with just about every available type of
motor: chemical duty, explosion-proof or air. It also makes possible
depths to 4 feet (8 feet with tail pipe). Capacities to 1000 gpm, heads to
140 feet at temperatures to 275°F. Motors to 15 HP.
Welded structural ribbing on SGK pumps provides additional strength
for columns. The heavy-duty combination radial and thrust ball bearing
assembly provides solid support to the large diameter shaft.
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In the 1950, Vanton developed a revolutionary all-plastic pump for use in conjunction with the first heart-lung device. The design limited fluid contact to only two non-metallic parts: a plastic body block and a flexible liner. This was the birth of our Flex-I-Liner rotary pump. Its self-priming sealless design made it an industry standard for the handling of corrosive, abrasive and viscous fluids as well as those that must be transferred without contaminating the product. Vanton now offers the most comprehensive line of thermoplastic pumps in the industry.
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Vanton Pumps (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 4, Royle Park
Congleton CW12 1JJ