Vane pump: what are their industrial uses?
Are you thinking of renovating your industrial equipment with a new volumetric pump? Do you need a model capable of working with fluids with gases or solid particles in suspension? The vane pump is a very versatile type of centrifugal pump, with many applications within the industrial field. These equipments represent a fantastic choice for use as a dosing or filtering pump in a wide range of sectors, from the chemical or oil industry to food and agriculture.
What are the advantages of the vane pump compared to other industrial pumps? For which type of processes are they most suitable? Keep reading and we will tell you everything you need to know about these excellent fluid equipment.
Vane pump: basic concepts
The operation of the vane pump is based on the principles of radial kinematics. Understanding it is simple if we know its basic components: the structure of this type of industrial pump has a stator, which contains a smaller cylinder within which the vane rotor is located. When the vanes move, there is a variation in the pressure inside the chamber, which propels the fluid and guides it along the working chamber.
Within the vane pump category we can distinguish between fixed and variable displacement pumps. In addition to the simple pumps, there are also multiple vane pumps, very easy to build by mounting the different elements in tandem on the pump shaft, to increase its working capacity.
Industrial uses of the vane pump
Among the main applications of the vane pump stands out reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, sprinkling or misting, solar cooling or heating systems, lyophilization, lubrication, pressurization of mechanical closures or dosing. What benefits does a vane pump offer compared to other volumetric pumps, such as hose pump or peristaltic pump, like the ones you can find in Boyser? These devices stand out for their small size, silent operation and long service life. The vane pump suffers a lower loss of wear efficiency than other industrial pumps, making it extremely reliable equipment.
One of the main advantages of the vane pump is its ability to work with fluids with gaseous content or suspended solids, maintaining a constant flow. This quality makes it veperisry suitable for use as a volumetric pump, suitable even for high-viscosity products. The flow can be easily regulated to adapt to the work needs of each moment, and can range from micro-flows to large volumes, exceeding 100 cubic meters per hour. The vane pump is also an excellent industrial pump if you need to work at high pressures.
If you are looking for a new dosing pump, a vane pump allows you to control the metered flow volume, with the precision required by sectors such as the food, chemical or cosmetic industries. Like peristaltic pumps, the vane pump is self-priming, which also makes it highly suitable for applications such as emptying industrial tanks and sinks, wastewater management, chemical treatment plants or irrigation systems for agriculture.