Unlike metal, elastomer is highly resistant to corrosion by acid, sea water and other liquids. However,
it also has drawbacks such as its low strength and low resistance to heat, as well as technical
difficulties associated with its formation. But by utilizing the Nippon Zeon Co. Ltd.’s PENTAM
elastomer, Ebara has overcome these drawbacks and succeeded in developing a high performance
elastomer pump with excellent durability.
- High Efficiency
The pump consumes 20-30% less energy than our earlier plastic pumps, thanks to high efficiency (comparable to cast metal pumps) and the ability to be built according to particular users requirements.
- Low NPSH
The low NPSH design stresses suction performance; the pump can cope with large variation in suction height.
- Easily Disposable
Absence of fiberglass reinforcement in the elastomer material means the pump can be disposed of by incineration – an environment-protecting feature.
- Excellent Resistance to Corrosion
Highly resistant to acids, seawater and other liquids that corrode stainless steel.
- Ample Strength and Durability
- times thicker than cast iron thickness, with foot support structure, the pump can bear heavy piping loads and is highly durable in terms of deterioration and abrasion.
- Excellent Resistance to Abrasion
The plastic’s highly elastic properties, together with the absence of fiberglass reinforcement means high resistance to abrasion by sand and slurry. Resistance to cavitation’s-corrosion is also excellent.
- Heat Hardening Plastic
Since the plastic has the property of hardening in response to heat, the pump will not seize as a result of friction heat generated by rotor contact or by foreign matter.
- Easy Maintenance
Easy maintenance thanks to lightweight, back-pull-out construction that permits disassembly of major components without removing the piping.
- Intake, supply and circulation of seawater
- Transfer and circulation of corrosive chemical liquids
- Transfer and circulation of hot spring water