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SPX FLOW: A Pump Selection GuideHydraulic pumps create hydraulic energy from mechanical energy. Because most pumps operate on positive displacement, they deliver a set amount of fluid with every pump. Fluid flow varies according to the pump’s power capability, fluid resistance, and system restrictions. When chosen correctly, a hydraulic pump lasts a long time and performs optimally in its application. SPX FLOW hydraulic pumps can suit a diverse range of environments, including water treatment, shipbuilding, automotive, food and beverage, and horticulture. We carry a selection of both centrifugal and positive displacement pump models to fit your facility.
Types of SPX PumpsAt Metro Hydraulic Jack, we carry these types of pumps from SPX FLOW.
Air PumpsAir pumps use air pressure to drive the hydraulic mechanism. We carry both single-acting and double-acting models, which deliver different levels of pressure for automotive applications. The single-acting pump operates at 40-100 PSI, while the double-acting pump operates at 10,000 PSI.
Battery/Electric PumpsThese pumps use batteries to generate hydraulic force. With stored power, you can easily use these pumps without access to conventional power sources. SPX FLOW battery pumps can run at pressures between 3,000-5,000 PSI. Use these products to provide hydraulic power for forestry equipment in remote locations and off-road vehicles.
Cylinder PumpsWe carry cylinder pumps with four different types of pump technologies, which all come with standard gauge mounting adapters and couplers. These pumps can accommodate short, medium, and long strokes.
Gas PumpsThese feature a gas-powered engine that generates the force necessary to power the pump. SPX FLOW gasoline pumps have a reservoir with 375 cubic inches of oil and a check valve to prevent pressure loss. Applications include field services that need portable power sources, such as mobile excavators and cranes.
Hand PumpsHand pumps are lightweight, manually powered, and compact. You can use them to fine-tune machinery, test equipment, or provide fluid movement in locations without conventional power sources. SPX FLOW hand pumps have a relief valve to prevent leaks and overpressurization.
SPX Pump CapabilitiesSPX FLOW pumps enhance the capabilities of standard hydraulic pumps. They feature ultra-modern designs and capabilities, including:
- Noise reduction: Typical hydraulic pumps produce loud noise that can harm productivity and comfort levels for people working near the pumps. SPX pumps have specially designed impellers that reduce noise levels in applications such as tank farms.
- Safe handling of hot water: Hospitals and hotels are some facilities that require constant hot water flow. We combine a modified pump cover with an external heat exchanger mounted on a mechanical seal for efficient, safe hot water recirculation.
- Better flow: SPX pumps contain improved multilobe rotors for more uniform food processing applications, such as sausage production. The pumps also reduce pulsation and resonance in pipes when pumping thin liquids.
- Water treatment capabilities: Water treatment plants deploy unique and often tailor-made pumps for reverse osmosis. This process purifies wastewater and repurposes it for steam injection in oil extraction applications.
- Abrasion resistance: Paper fillers, lime slurries, and dirty sump water can increase wear on a hydraulic pump. SPX FLOW pumps have plasma nitriding or Wolfram coatings to ward off abrasion of the pump’s housing, impellers, and rotors, boosting service life.
SPX Pump Industry ApplicationsSPX pumps are versatile hydraulic pumps suitable for a wide range of applications. The most common industries include:
- Commercial water
- Food & beverage
- General Industry
- Pulp & paper
- Wastewater treatment