ATEX certified drum pump ideal for transferring flammables
06 Dec 2018
Motor-driven drum emptying pumps are recognised as a safe, clean and efficient method of transferring liquids from small drums, buckets and IBC’s and Finish Thompson EF Series of drum pumps are acknowledged as one of the most competitively priced and high quality motor driven pumps in their class. A new ATEX option has now been added to the range for use with flammables, or in hazardous areas.
Available through pumping specialists Michael Smith Engineers, the EF Series ATEX sealless drum pump is certified for safe container-to-container transfer of flammable or combustible liquids such as; acetone, alcohol, diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, tolulene, xylene and mineral spirits.
The addition of this new ATEX option further extends the EF drum pump range providing users with the ideal method of transferring not only flammable liquids, but also oils, detergents and other similar liquids at flow rates up to 64 lit/min, at discharge pressures up to 6.1 metres. Thanks to three material options of stainless steel, PVDF or polypropylene and 5 different tube lengths of 40cm, 70cm, 100cm, 120cm and 135cm there is a pump to suit most drum emptying applications.
There is a wide choice of motor options which are all interchangeable with any tube selection. These include 2 speed 110v and 230v single phase splash-proof motors, a 12v Lithium Ion cordless rechargeable option and now the new ATEX certified air motor.
Compared to hand-operated pumps FTI drum pumps enable precise amounts of liquid to be transferred to smaller containers with less risk of spillage and also help to eliminate the handling problems associated with heavy containers.