Pumps play a huge part in the manufacture of food & beverages. Typically, centrifugal pumps & positive displacement pumps such as progressing cavity pumps & rotary lobe pumps are selected.
Selecting the appropriate pump for the application can be influenced by a great number of factors including:
- Viscosity of the liquid – positive displacement pumps are better suited to a more viscous liquid.
- Shear sensitivity of the product – a high speed centrifugal pump could change the product consistency.
- Whether the product will contain any solids such as fruit or abrasives such as sugar.
- Temperature & pH of the product.
All of these questions & many more need to be asked before we even begin to consider pump design factors such as cleanability, (cleaned-in-place | steamed-in-place) serviceability & durability.
As industry specialists, we have the technical knowledge & practical experience to assist our customers in the selection of new or replacement pumps & the upgrade of pumps that are not performing effectively.
For more information or to speak to a member of the AVTPUMP team please call 03303 322 101