Processing Magazine

Tube failure detection system for metering pumps earns patent

March 6, 2006

Blue-White has been issued a patent for its exclusive Tube Failure Detection System. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office issued the patent, No.7, 001,153, on February 21, 2006. The TFD System is breakthrough technology for Peristaltic Style Metering Pumps. The TFD System will detect a wide range of chemicals and this exclusive technology was designed to disregard pump compatible fluids. If a non-compatible fluid is detected, the pump will automatically shut off and energize a relay or switch, permitting communication with external equipment, such as a back-up pump, an alarm or a SCADA System. Blue-White is the only peristaltic metering pump manufacturer to add this kind of safety feature to its pumps, according to the manufacturer.