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Product code: Boxer FPC100

North Ridge Solid PTFE Block Diaphragm Pump Boxer FPC100

Pump Type - AODD

Max Flow Rate - 7.7M³H

Max Head - 80M

Max Temp - 95°C

Max Viscosity - 50,000 cst

Max Solid Passage - 4mm

Self Priming - Y

Pump Materials - PP, PP with Carbon Impregnation

Inlet/Outlet Sizes - 25mm

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DESCRIPTION

The Boxer FPC 100 is a 1" diaphragm pump machined from solid block PTFE. Traditional designs of AOD Pumps have suction and discharge manifolds which connect to diaphragm chambers and contain seals.

 

As this unit is machined from a solid block, such seals are eliminated ensuring leak paths for fluid or vapour are not present. Solid block PTFE construction ensures a heavy-duty structure, in one of the most chemically resistant materials available for corrosive liquids, ensuring process safety and longevity in hazardous environments.

 

The design of this type of pump mean it has a very gentle pumping action making it excellent for handling shear sensitive fluids. The patented air motor ensures that the pump will not stall if there is a significant drop in air pressure entering the motor.

 

This diaphragm pump is rated for Atex zone 2 as standard meaning it is suitable for operation in flammable environments, as well as zone 1. This AOD pump is also able to run in high humidity environments which may cause issues for other pumps fitted with electric motors.

 

This unit is able to run dry for long periods and is capable of self-priming up to 9m vertically. The flow rates from this diaphragm pump can be varied very easily by altering the air pressure entering the motor; this versatility allows the operator the ability to dispense very precise flow rates if required achieving varying flow rates up to 130L/min.

 

The Boxer FPC 100 diaphragm pump can be utilised for many acids, alkalis and corrosive liquids within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. As its construction is machined from PTFE, it means this is the only material the pumps come into contact with.

 

Product Summary

 

         Heavy duty construction as unit is machined from solid block PTFE eliminating manifolds and associated seals ensuring greater safety and prolonged design life.

        Self Priming up to 9M

         Anti stall air motor meaning should the pump encounter a dead head, once the pressure is released the motor will continue to operate as normal. If low air pressure is encountered the pump will continue to function as normal, when operating pressures increase back to normal

         Our AOD Pump design means that it contains up to 60% less parts than conventional designs meaning maintenance is much quicker.

        ATEX Rated to STANDARD: II 3G Ex h IIB T4 Gc, II 3D Ex h IIIB T135°C Dc (zone 2) CONDUCT: II 2G Ex h Iib T4 Gb, II 2D Ex h IIIB T135°C Db (zone 1)

         Suitable for continuous use

         Dry running capability ensuring tanks can be completely emptied and is a low maintenance pump

         Long life profile diaphragms with a design cycle life of over 50 million cycles.

         Our AOD Pump design means that it contains up to 60% less parts than conventional designs meaning maintenance is much quicker.

         Operates on non lubricated air ensuring atmosphere is not contaminated via the pumps exhaust.

         High viscosity handling up to 50,000cp

         Accessories available including; pulsation dampener, air regulator, stroke counter, batching controller, flange kits and anti vibration feet.



FAQS

The FPC100 is machined from a solid PTFE block where as normal designs of AOD Pump are cast or blown from plastic. Other designs may be assembled from many parts.

As it is machined this means it has a higher casing thickness, and joints have been eliminated meaning there are fewer available leak paths and service parts.

Overall a solid block machined pump is a more robust design, and is known as a heavy duty design.
This particular model can handle solids up to 4mm in diameter.
Yes, absolutely! Due to their unique design, diaphragm pumps can run dry indefinitely. As there is no mechanical seal that requires lubrication and the only pumping component is a rubber diaphragm, the pump can run without fluid for long periods without risk of damage to the internal components or motor.
This means the pump does not need lubricated air to work. Lubricated air is more expensive, oil levels must be frequently checked and the use of oil in air leads to particle emission through the pumps exhaust potentially leading to contaminated product and atmosphere.
Firstly, always check the compatibility of the materials available against the fluid being pumped. The main materials to check are the connections, casing, diaphragms, balls, ball seats and o-ring. It may be that more than one material is suitable for your fluid and selection could be based on the application type. For instance; NBR, Santoprene, EPDM, Hytrel and PTFE are all suitable for water. If it is a simple transfer application, then the most cost-effective material will be best. However, if it involves abrasive solids or there is another variable to consider, then an alternative material may be a better selection.
A pump must be primed in order to operate correctly, this means that the pump casing and inlet pipe must be filled with fluid and the air removed before operation. This needs to be done manually by the pump operator for a non-self-priming pump each time the pump is used to avoid damage from dry running. A self-priming pump removes these issues by completing the priming process automatically. The air is removed from the inlet pipework and pump casing when the pump is activated. Self-priming pumps are particularly useful for installations with a suction lift on the inlet side of the pump, the pump will draw the fluid up the pipework by creating a vacuum and removing any air that is present. In ideal conditions, a self-priming pump can lift fluids up to 6m on the inlet side, however this figure is affected by fluid viscosity, model, pipework bore and other installation conditions, therefore this figure can be much lower from case to case. Allowances must also be made for wear and tear; suction lift capabilities will be much lower for older and worn pumps.
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, viscosity, size and type of solids, 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. Viscosity is a major factor when selecting the correct size pump. A full speed pump will not transfer high viscosity fluid correctly, whereas a slower speed pump will have a much gentler pumping action. Therefore, oversizing the pump and running it slower will provide much better results. Knowing if the pump is running intermittently or continuously also allows the correct pump to be selected. For instance, a pump running continuously 24/7 will require a larger pump ran slower rather than a smaller pump at full speed. Running the motor slower and oversizing the pump will reduce wear of the pump components, therefore lowering maintenance costs during its lifetime.
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, this stops 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.

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