Since its introduction more than two decades ago, KSB’s MegaCPK pump has changed the way chemical companies throughout the world pump dangerous and volatile materials.

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The standardised KSB MegaCPK chemical pump, proven to DIN EN ISO 2858/ISO 5199 and Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX), is especially chosen for use in handling aggressive liquids in the chemical and petrochemical industries to provide a safe and reliable fluid transfer. The pump’s energy efficiency is also noteworthy and the series punches well above its weight in terms of output efficiency, which means that identical operating data and conditions are achieved using smaller KSB pump sizes.

Chemical pump that sets the global standard

According to Dylan Mitchell, this is as a result of impeller trimming for energy savings, which results in up to 10% improvement in efficiency. With a wide range of sizes and variants, users are highly likely to find the pump that exactly meets their requirements.

He says the range has a modular design system with a variety of pump sizes, materials and components. Gland packing with single and double standardised mechanical seal or cartridge seal also available.

“We even have a choice of ‘medium duty’ bearing bracket designs with a cylindrical roller bearing as a radial bearing and a double angular contact ball bearing as a fixed bearing. Alternatively, users can specify our ‘economy’ bearings, which are arranged as floating ball bearings. Hydraulic systems are available for standardised flow rates or high-performance variants depending on the customer specifications, Dylan says.

He adds that KSBs MegaCPK has been designed for maximum operating reliability and ease-of-maintenance, with a back pull-out design for quick and easy access – a milestone in standardised chemical pumps. These and other features and benefits of the pump series are the reason why the MegaCPK has become the basis for numerous standards.

“The wide range of sizes, materials and features are suitable for almost any application: Temperature extremes, high volatility of the media being pumped and widely differing chemical compositions, making the MegaCPK make the Gold Standard in the industry. Combined with KSB Pumps and Valve’s service and support, as well as long track record of service in the industry, this makes it the obvious choice for standardised chemical pumps in South Africa and across the globe.

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