Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
Fax: 407-331-0575

FAQ

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR EXISTING LAB SERIES
The Lab Series is available in different body lengths to satisfy the many tank variables used in metal finishing. Performance and price vary accordingly.

lab group lengths

Explanation: The "weep hole" and impeller must be submerged at all times, or the pump will not operate. Like the propeller of an outboard boat motor, the Impeller spins at high speed and cannot perform its task without liquid contact. Solution should be at least 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) above the weep hole on the Lab Series.

IF YOU WANT TO DUPLICATE AN EXISTING LAB SERIES ...

IS SERIAL NUMBER AVAILABLE?
First, see if the Flo King Serial Number Label on the motor is still visible.

serial number label

If the Serial Number label is no longer available or is illegible, follow the instructions below.

Note - Some Serial Numbers Untraceable: We are unable to trace some Serial Numbers, particularly older ones, because they were entered in a now-outdated database, so it is always a good idea to provide the information requested below.

MEASURE PUMP-BODYLENGTH
See the dimensional drawing below. Measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of the Motor Base, where the pump is mounted on the tank, to the top of the threaded Discharge Port, where solution is discharged from pump). This area is highlighted in yellow.

lab drawing

Then refer to the chart below to determine if you have the PP-LBS2, PP-LBS3, PP-LBS4 or PP-LBS6.

"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

 

DETERMINE PUMP MATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION
Check the color of the pump body that is submerged in solution. The most common material by far is polypropylene (white in color). We also offer Kynar (PVDF), a yellowish-white material for certain high-temperature applications in neutral and acid solutions.

MOTOR REQUIREMENTS
Specify motor voltage — 110 or 220 volt.

SOLUTION INFORMATION
What type of solution, pH and temperature are involved?

USAGE
Do you want to use the pump to filter the solution (with filter cartridges attached) or just for agitation/recirculation (without filter cartridges attached)?

If the pump will be used strictly for agitation/recirculation, a PSAL (Pump Strainer Adapter for Lab Series) is required to protect the Impeller from damage due to any foreign objects that might be in solution. The PSAL is installed on the pump intake.

LAB SERIES PARTS PHOTOS
Click this link to see photos and descriptions of the PSAL and other Lab Series parts.