Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Advanced Composites
LeftNav
Aerospace
LeftNav
Amorphous Metal Structures
LeftNav
Analysis and Simulation
LeftNav
Asbestos and Substitutes
LeftNav
Associations, Research Organisations and Universities
LeftNav
Automation Equipment
LeftNav
Automotive
LeftNav
Biomaterials
LeftNav
Building Materials
LeftNav
Bulk Handling and Storage
LeftNav
CFCs and Substitutes
LeftNav
Company
LeftNav
Components
LeftNav
Consultancy
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
 
News

Pump components for reliability in acid environments

Greene Tweed & Co Benelux BV : 23 February, 2004  (New Product)
Greene, Tweed & Co Benelux is introducing a new material for pump components that have to operate in acidic conditions. This new thermoplastic composite, which is called WR 014, is primarily designed for rings, bushes, seals and wear plates in pumps in the chemicals and petrochemical industries.
Greene, Tweed & Co Benelux is introducing a new material for pump components that have to operate in acidic conditions. This new thermoplastic composite, which is called WR 014, is primarily designed for rings, bushes, seals and wear plates in pumps in the chemicals and petrochemical industries. The material consists of a modified fluoropolymer matrix, strengthened with long strand carbon fibres. These ensure excellent wear resistance and good self-lubricating characteristics in almost all conceivable conditions.

Apart from its high resistance to all sorts of chemicals and corrosion WR 014 has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion. It can thus be used with much more smaller tolerances than other materials. It can therefore prevent under-pressure leaking away, so that the pump efficiency is clearly increased. With this and its other material characteristics WR 014 is an excellent alternative to metallic, carbon, graphite or other polymer-based pump components.

Greene, Tweed Benelux holds plentiful stocks of semi-finished WR 014 products. These can be manufactured within a week to the client’s exact specifications in the company’s Quick Response Centre, which was set up last year. The material is available in diameters varying from 1 inch (2.54 cm) to 33 inch (83.82 cm) and in lengths up to 8 inch (20.32 cm) depending on diameter and wall thickness.

“We have everything here in house to be able to supply customers rapidly with bushes, rings and seals for all kinds of pumps,” Rob van de Velde, General Manager of Tweed & Co Benelux points out. “Apart from WR 014 we also have various other high-quality carbon-fibre reinforced composites.

This means when we manufacture pump components we can choose the best material for the type of pump and the operating conditions,“ adds Van de Velde. “Especially in critical operating situations it is, after all, really important to our clients to have an optimally operating pump back in service as quickly as possible, and without waiting for weeks.”
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   Â© 2012 NewMaterials.com
Netgains Logo