What Are Centrifugal Pumps?
Centrifugal pumps are probably the most common type of pump in use today. Centrifugal pumps are used in residential applications for hydronic heating systems, potable water supply from a well and other applications. Industrial and commercial use is by far the greatest use of this type of pump. They are used for hot water supply/return systems, chilled water systems, light oils and a host of other applications.
Why Insulate Centrifugal Pumps?
There are a few key benefits to insulating your centrifugal pumps with removable insulation blankets, particularly for high temperature applications such as steam condensate pumps, etc. First, applying insulation can make performing maintenance on your component more difficult for facility engineers. Removable insulation blankets by Thermaxx are designed to be easily temporarily removed for routine maintenance and reinstalled.
Next, applying custom insulation blankets to any hot component in your facility prevents employees from getting thermal burns by covering high temperature surfaces that would be otherwise exposed. This reduces risk of injury and liability. The main benefit of Thermaxx Jackets is to save energy by preventing thermal energy from escaping your component. This means less energy is used to maintain regular operating temperatures, reducing your carbon footprint and potentially reducing energy costs. Additionally, custom removable insulation can prevent freezing in harsh conditions & increase the lifespan of your pump!
Removable Centrifugal Pumps Insulation Blankets
The key to insulating a Centrifugal pump is first and foremost the application information. What is the fluid temperature, the ambient temperature and the relative humidity? Is the application located indoors or outdoors? Is the application for personal protection, energy savings or freeze protection? This is all very important information when determining how to insulate your pump.
Once the above information is known, a choice of inner and outer material can be made. From there the insulation core is selected based on the above criteria. For exterior applications the insulation core would be aerogel insulation, interior applications could be Fiberglass, Aerogel or Rubber insulation. Your component would then be measured and custom insulation would be designed, manufactured & installed onto your component.
As you can see getting the correct information to our Application Engineers is crucial in getting the right product selection. To get help insulating your centrifugal pump, contact Thermaxx today!