Chemical Drum Pumps and Associated Dangers

Chemical Drum Pumps and Associated Dangers

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Chemical drum pumps have been engineered to be able to handle flammable liquids, dangerous viscous products and various corrosive chemicals from 55-gallon drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Innovations by FLUX have markedly improved safety and working routines for filling and transferring fluids.

Common Pumping Applications:

Numerous products that are transferred all over the world in industrial drum pumps need to be handled with extreme caution since they are dangerous.

  •  Sulphuric Acid:

    Permanent blindness, dehydration and chemical burns can be caused by sulphuric acid. The chemical may corrode surfaces such as metals and stone as well as skin.

  • Hydrochloric Acid:

    This type of acid is corrosive to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Inhaling this chemical and coming into direct contact with it may result in ulceration of one’s respiratory tract, inflammation, hoarseness, pulmonary oedema, chest pain and excessive coughing.

  • Nitric Acid:

    This type of acid is very corrosive to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Mild contact with the chemical may cause hardening of one’s epidermis and irritation of the skin. When direct contact is made with concentrated nitric acid it may stain one’s skin yellow and deep burns can cause permanent damage. Humans can die from inhaling the corrosive chemical.

  • Acetic Acid:

    Diluted acetic acid is harmless, however, if a stronger solution of over 25% is ingested it may be dangerous to both animals and humans. The liquid chemical is very corrosive to the skin and eyes.

  • Aqueous Ammonia:

    This explosive chemical compound may harm the environment if an industrial plant releases it improperly. The chemical is corrosive, so contact with the respiratory tract, digestive tract, skin, eyes and mouth may all cause damage including serious burns, lung disease, blindness and even death in some cases.

Since all of these dangerous chemicals along with numerous other non-corrosive and corrosive materials are transferred in chemical drum pumps, each operation’s personal safety element is very important. After each operation all equipment needs to be thoroughly cleaned and property safety regulations and precautions must be followed by all operators.

Chemical Drum Pumps: The New Features That Are Most in Demand

As the chemical industry continues to progress, their needs do as well. Whenever a company needs to make sure that flammable, viscous, corrosive or neutral liquids are transferred safely, there are several important advantages that chemical drum pumps provide.

Many of the pumps offer a way of transferring chemicals that is nearly hands-free, which helps to ensure that dangerous compounds are handled safely. During the 21st century, there have been several exciting and new features that have been added to the line of Standard Pump products including the following:

  • Safety (as well as Warranties) Come First:

    Chemical drum pumps and sanitary pumps undergo rigorous performance and safety testing. That is companies in the industry now offer product warranties.

  • Advanced Metering Systems:

    There are numerous drum pumps such as 55 gallon drums engineered for smaller container. In addition, metering systems have been engineered carefully to allow you to precisely measure, control and dispense highly corrosive chemicals from Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) and 55-gallon (200L) drums.

  • Batch Control Systems:

    These are very similar to the metering systems we offer. With a batch control system you can measure and dispense liquids such as Hydrocholoric Acid, Nitric Acid and Sulphuric Acid at predetermined volumes.

  • Viscous Materials:

    Safely transport and dispense viscous materials that have a maximum 100,000 cps viscosity.

  • Explosion Proof (Electric):

    The pumps have been engineered to transport combustible and flammable liquids such as ammonia, gasoline and alcohol.