Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
Fax: 407-331-0575
email: floking@sprintmail.com

 

Lab Series Filter System
This unit is designed for laboratory, prototype, and clean production operations in very small tanks. It is small enough to filter a half-gallon (2-L) beaker, yet powerful enough to use in tanks up to 5 or 10 gallons (19 to 38 L) and sometimes larger, depending on the application.
 

Lab Series Labeled Photo


   The Lab Series provides a maximum flow rate of 400 gallons (1500 L) per hour, depending on the filter element and attachments selected. Use it stationary on one tank or move it from tank to tank. Multiple body lengths (2, 3, 4 and 6 inch) enable use of the Lab Series in tanks with varying solution levels and depths.
   The Lab Series comes complete, preassembled, ready to operate and includes all the items shown in the photo below.
   The pump can be used with both 1.5-inch-diameter (3.8-cm) and 2.5-inch-diameter (6.35-cm) filter cartridges. Our simple-to-attach Filter Adapter accessory is required to use the 2.5-inch-diameter cartridges.

 


Lab Series Kit



Lab Series Specifications
Pump: Standard unit is made of polypropylene with 303 stainless steel shaft covered with Teflon shrink tubing. Pump also available on special-order basis in PVDF (Kynar) and stainless steel. Titanium shaft available as special-order item on certain body lengths for solutions that aggressively attack stainless steel.
Flow Rate: Up to 400 gallons (1500 liters) per hour at 60 Hz. A flow-rate reduction of about 18% is typical when operating at 50 Hz.
Pressure: Very little head pressure. Not intended for solution transfer.
Weight: About 3 pounds (1.3 kg) in polypro, depending on pump body length
Motor: Specify one of the following motors when ordering:
(1) 1/70th horsepower (11 watt), 115 V, 50/60 Hz, 2600/3000 RPM, 0.96 A
(2) 1/70th horsepower (11 watt), 230 V, 50/60 Hz, 2600/3000 RPM, 0.48 A. Thermally Protected.
Electrical cord is 10 feet (3 meters) long.

Installation Warning: The Lab Series has an "open-faced" motor (not totally enclosed). Because of the hot, corrosive solutions often used in metal finishing, the Lab Series pump must be mounted in a well-ventilated area or on a covered tank. The Lab Series must not be installed in front of the ventilation exhaust, which would have the effect of surrounding the motor with a continuous stream of corrosive fumes. Failure to follow these installation guidelines will void the warranty and relieve Custom Masters/Flo King Filter Systems of all responsibility for any damage that may result.

Lab Series Pump-Body Length
All Flo King pumps are manufactured in different pump-body lengths to accommodate the freeboard (distance from top of tank to solution surface) and, in many cases, tank depth. To ensure priming and proper operation, solution must be 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) or more above the Weep Hole on the Lab Series pump body. The Impeller is located just beneath the Weep Hole and must be submerged in solution for the pump to operate.

Specify length of pump body when ordering. If you are not sure which length is required, supply all of the information requested at this link and we will recommend a system.

Lab Series Dimensions
To determine the pump-body length of a Lab Series you already have, measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Motor Base, where pump is mounted on tank, to top of threaded Discharge Port, where solution is expelled from pump). Then see table below for corresponding pump model.


Flo King Lab Series Drawing


"A" Dimension Pump-Body Length
2 inches (5 cm) PP-LBS2
3 inches (7.5 cm) PP-LBS3
4 inches (10 cm) PP-LBS4
6 inches (15 cm) PP-LBS6

 

In-Tank Space Requirements
Most customers use the Lab Series with 45-Degree High-Flow Elbow and Outlet Extension installed on the Discharge Port, where solution is expelled from the pump. As shown here, about 3 x 6 inches (7.6 x 15.2 cm) of in-tank space is required for this arrangement. The Elbow and Outlet Extension allow you to direct solution flow where desired. The Outlet Extension also streamlines flow from the High-Flow Elbow.

Lab Series with Elbow in Tank

 

Without the 45-degree Elbow and Outlet Extension attached, about 3 x 3.5 inches (7.6 x 8.9 cm) of in-tank space is needed.

 

Lab Series without Elbow

 

  The Lab Series includes a Universal Bracket to secure the pump to the tank. Loosen the screw, slide the Universal Bracket in or out to the desired position, then tighten the screw.

 

Lab Series Universal Bracket

 

Lab Series Parts
Click this link for photos and descriptions of more Lab Series parts and accessories.

Lab Series Repair Parts
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Flo King Lab Series for Small Tanks

Lab Series is used in small laboratory, prototype and clean production tanks.

 

Lab Series is Handy

Lab Series is "handy"
for small tanks.

 

Lab Series Vertical Filter

Lab Series with filter cartridge in conventional vertical position.

 

Lab Series Horizontal Filter

Lab Series in shallow
tank with filter cartridge
in horizontal position.

 

Lab Series with 90 Elbow

Lab Series with
90-degree elbow on Discharge Port.

 

Lab Series with Dispersion Tube

Lab Series with
Dispersion Tube (sparger) on Discharge Port.

 

Lab Series Delivery

Lab Series is ready to use as delivered.