Masterflex® pumps can be used for a variety of applications: pharmaceutical, research & development, manufacturing, food & beverage, and environmental uses. Yet, sometimes the challenge is to choose the correct Masterflex pump, pump head, and tubing to best match a particular application.
Here is one scenario:
Challenge: An agricultural company needed to pump ethanol at approximately 7 LPM to a stripping column. They needed a pump drive that would withstand the flammability of ethanol and tubing that provided excellent chemical compatibility.
Our solution: Our Application Specialist recommended the I/P® hazardous-duty pump drive and Viton® tubing. The I/P hazardous-duty drive is UL-listed for Class 1, Group D, Division 1 hazardous locations. The Easy-Load® pump head provides greater flow rate flexibility if the customer needs to use other sizes of tubing. With respect to the tubing, Viton has an excellent chemical compatibility rating with ethanol.
Selecting a Masterflex Tubing Pump System
Consider the following:
1) Define Your Application Requirements
Specifically, what flow rate do you need? What chemical are you pumping? Does fluid viscosity or back pressure play an important role in your application?
2) Select a Pump Series Based on your Application
3) Choose a Pump Head, Tubing, and Drive
The L/S and I/P pump series are divided into three component categories: pump head, tubing, and drive.
Our team of scientific experts is trained to answer your most challenging questions because they are experienced in a variety of backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and physics. For any technical questions, contact an Application Specialist.