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FAQ

I MAY NEED A STAINLESS STEEL PUMP FOR MY APPLICATION. WHAT DO YOU OFFER?

Stainless steel is the preferred pump material of construction for some solutions that attack plastics. These include aggressive, high-temperature alkaline cleaners, caustic blackeners, permanganates, and caustic chemical strippers.

SS pumps are most often used strictly for solution circulation (without filter cartridge attached). In these cases, an SS Strainer is required on the pump intake to protect the Impeller from damage due to any foreign objects that might be in solution. Below are the SS BX1200 and BX3000 with Strainer attached.

ss bx1200 w strainerss bx3000 w strainer

The SS BX1200 and BX650 are available only in the 10-inch pump-body length; the SS BX3000 and BX5000 only in the 14-inch length; and the SS BXL2500 and BXL5000 only in the 12-inch length. All are made of 316SS material. See this link for more photos of SS products.

SS pumps are also sometimes used for filtration — with the appropriate threaded SS filter cartridge holder (single for one cartridge, double for two).

ss bx1200 w filterss bx3000 w filter

Some solutions may cause conventional polypropylene filter cartridges to disintegrate. In these cases, filter cartridges made of stainless steel are available on a special-order basis (allow several week for manufacture). The SS cartridges are expensive but can be spray-cleaned with a hose and water and used indefinitely.

See this link for SS filter cartridge details. To open this PDF file, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.