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Product code: VXEN

VXEN Vertical Inline Centrifugal Pump

Pump Type - Centrifugal, Vertical Inline Centrifugal

Max Flow Rate - 200M³H

Max Head - 100M

Pump Materials - AISI304, AISI316, AISI316L, Bronze, Cast Iron, Cast Steel, Ductile Iron, Duplex, NiAl Bronze, Super Duplex

Max Temp - 140°C

Max Viscosity - 200 cst

Max Solid Passage - 10mm

Self Priming - N

Inlet/Outlet Sizes - 40mm to 150mm

Drive - AC Electric, Bareshaft

Max Suction Lift - 0



VXEN Vertical Inline Centrifugal Pump

Flow Rate

Up to 200 m³/hr

Head (Pressure)

Up to 100 m

Inlet/Outlet Sizes

DN40 to DN150

Operating Temperature

-10°C to +140°C

Drive Options

Electric Motor

The VXEN vertical inline single stage centrifugal pump can be used for a vast range of applications in the industrial and marine markets. It is designed to pump low viscosity clean or slightly contaminated fluids without the presence of solid or fibrous particles. Common fluids pumped include fresh water, sea water and fuels (diesel, petrol and kerosene) and common applications include fuel transfer, irrigation, water supply, water treatment, pressurisation, grey water, dewatering, building systems, marine and cooling/heating conditioning (HVAC).



The vertical centrifugal pump design has many benefits:


The compact vertical centrifugal configuration means the pump can be installed where there are space limitations. The back pull out design allows the motor to be removed while the pump is still connected to the pipework, this in turn allows time saving while the pump is serviced/maintained.


The centrifugal pump and motor have independent shafts, this means that only the pump shaft will need to be replaced in the event of it breaking. Other less robust vertical centrifugal pumps on the market only use the motor shaft, this means that if the shaft breaks, the entire motor needs to be replaced.  


A lantern bracket is installed between the pump and motor, this creates a space protecting the motor from fluid ingress in the case of a seal failure.


Wear rings can be installed in the pump head, this is a sacrificial part that wears first protecting the impeller and casing from wear and prolonging the life of these parts and therefore the pump.


The VXEN vertical inline centrifugal pump is also available in an ATEX version for handling flammable fluids or being installed in a non-safe area.


If required, this range can be supplied with an external air powered or electric priming pump for applications where a suction lift is unavoidable.


Product summary


·          Can pump a wide range of clean low viscosity or slightly contaminated fluids

·          Compact vertical centrifugal design to combat space limitations

·          Back pull out design to ensure quick and easy maintenance

·          Maximum fluid temperature of 140°C

·          Independent pump and motor shafts

·          Available in cast iron, 316 stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, bronze and other materials upon request

·          Suction and discharge flanges conform to EN 1092-2 / PN 16. Flanges according to EN 1092-1 / PN 16 for steel and stainless steel casings. If required, ANSI/ASME flanges can be supplied.

·          Single phase and three phase 50hz / 60hz motors. IP55 as standard.

·          ATEX version upon request

·          Independent certification is available upon request

·          Casing wear rings to prolong casing and impeller life

·          Low NPSH

·          Can be supplied with an air powered or electric priming pump


No, definitely not! Centrifugal pumps will incur damage even after short periods of dry running. The mechanical seal requires lubrication and cooling while the pump is operating. Without the presence of fluid, the mechanical seal will overheat and crack, and this may cause the pump to leak and fluid to enter the motor. There is also the possibility that the motor will burn out. Our advice is to ensure that the pump has a flooded suction or always make sure that the pump casing and inlet pipe are filled with water; one way of ensuring this is to fit a check valve on the inlet line to stop water escaping when the pump is inactive. Another way of protecting the pump is to fit a dry running device, this will turn the pump off if it detects that no fluid is entering the pump. If you think that dry running is inevitable, then please speak to a member of our sales team and we will select a more suitable pump for your application.
Firstly, always check the compatibility of the materials available against the fluid being pumped. The main materials to check are the pump casing, impeller, o-ring and mechanical seal. It may be that more than one material is suitable for your fluid and selection could be based on the application type. For instance; cast iron, bronze and stainless steel are all suitable for fresh water. If it is a simple transfer application, then the most cost-effective material cast iron will be best. However, if it is a sanitary application, then stainless steel or bronze are better choices.
ATEX is an abbreviation of “Atmospheres Explosibles”. It is a regulation set out by the European Union to ensure the safety of products that are used to handle flammable products or are installed in environments containing flammable gases, vapours, mists or combustible dusts. For instance, if the pump is being installed in an explosive environment, then only the motor needs to meet the Atex standard stopping it from causing a spark during operation and igniting the atmosphere. However, if the fluid being pumped is flammable, then the pump will also need to meet Atex standards to ensure that no sparks are caused inside the pump itself when the fluid goes through it. It is crucial that an Atex rated pump or motor are used for applications involving explosive environments or flammable fluids, using a non-Atex pump or motor in these situations is extremely dangerous and contravenes health and safety standards.
NPSH is an acronym for Net Positive Suction Head. NPSH measures the absolute pressure present in a fluid.

There are two main ways that NPSH is expressed in a pump system

NPSHa - This is the amount of Net Positive Suction Head available at the pump inlet. NPSHa demonstrates the amount of pressure acting on a fluid as it enters the pump. This measures the amount of pressure between the liquid staying in its current state and forming vapour bubbles (beginning to boil).

NPSHr - This is the amount of Net Positive Suction Head that the pump requires to operate without experiencing the damaging effect of cavitation, thus causing a dramatic reduction in pump performance.

It is very important to pay attention to these values when making a pump selection. Selecting a pump that requires more NPSH than is available in your system will cause fast and long-lasting damage to the pump and thus you will incur large repair costs and downtime.
The best efficiency point or BEP is a point along the pump performance curve that indicates where efficiency for the pump peaks. When selecting a pump, you must try and get as close to the BEP as possible to ensure that the pump is at maximum efficiency when operating. The closer to the BEP the pump is when operating, the lower the energy costs will be, thus saving significant amounts of money during the pump’s lifetime. Also, vibrations will be at their lowest meaning maintenance costs are lower and the lifespan of the pump is maximised. It is very important to pay attention to the BEP when your pump is selected, as an oversized or undersized pump could cost you significant amounts of money.
A clear picture of the pump system is required to make an accurate selection. The main pieces of information required include; a description of the application, bore of pipework, the fluid, flow rate and pressure/head. With these pieces of information, a pump can be sized correctly to ensure it delivers the required flow rate and pressure and that is also operates at its best efficiency point to lower lifetime costs. Knowing if the pump is running intermittently or continuously also allows the correct motor speed to be selected. For instance, a pump running continuously 24/7 will require a 4 pole motor rather than a 2 pole motor. Running the motor slower and oversizing the pump will reduce wear of the motor and the pump, therefore lowering maintenance costs during their lifetime.
Vertical pumps are ideal when space saving is paramount. They provide the same benefits as a horizontal pump in terms of performance, however by mounting it vertically and the motor sitting above the pump, the footprint is far smaller. Vertical pumps are typically preferred onboard marine vessels in engine rooms, this is because space is very limited. It allows multiple pumps to be installed for various marine applications such as ballast, cooling and firefighting in an extremely compact area.


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