vane pumps have the unique capabilities to quickly and efficiently evacuate
product from large liquid storage terminals, according to the manufacturer. High
capacity pumps handle large volumes of non-corrosive liquids, from thin
solvents to heavy oils and molasses. Strong suction lift capability efficiently
transfers these products from barge or ship into storage tanks while
efficiently stripping both suction and discharge lines to minimize product loss.
Self-adjusting vanes eliminate slippage caused by normal wear, thus maintaining
flow rates. The pumps are also self-priming so they are always ready to
operate. An internal relief valve protects against excess line pressure. A
major benefit of the pumps is significantly reduced maintenance versus other
pumping technologies. The pumps are available in 6, 8 and 10-inch ANSI flanged
port sizes with operating speeds up to 350 rpm and maximum rated capacities of
755, 1228 and 2300 gpm. The ductile iron pumps can be powered with a standard
electric motor or diesel engine through a commercial gear reducer.