HTM-Circulation Pumps

General

The Standard HTM-pumps are designed as centrifugal pumps of light duty for handling heat transfer media. Dimensions and performance range comply with the requirements of EN 733. Thus, the performance range is subdivided such that best efficiency is granted at all service conditions.

Application

These pumps will be applied as circulating pumps in industrial heating plants. The performance range covers capacities up to 400 m3/h and differential heads up to 90 mLC in 50 cycles service. The maximum allowable operating temperature PT is 340°C without additional cooling. The pumps with the single acting N10q-seals can be applied when handling HTM with boiling pressure at operating temperature below the atmospheric pressure (<1 bar abs).

Construction

The HTM pumps are single stage, single flow volute casing pumps of horizontal back-pull-out design with end suction and top discharge flanges. The back-pull-out design allows disassembly of the bearing bracket unit, complete with impeller, intermediate casing and mechanical seal without removing the volute casing from the piping system.

Volute casing, Flange design

The one-piece radial split volute casing is provided with rigid integrally cast feet for mounting on the base plate. Standard suction and discharge flanges have raised face, flat face or groove are available as option. The volute casings of the standard pumps have no wear rings provided. However, the design of the casings allows remachining and a subsequent installation of wear rings in case of worn out mating faces.

Impellers

These pumps have closed impellers, cast-en-bloc, hydraulically balanced by throttle gap and relief bores to keep occuring axial loads to a minimum. All impellers are dynamically balanced acc. to DIN ISO 1940 part 1, at a balance grade of G 6.3, that grants a smooth and vibration free run of the pump. The impellers are arranged on the pump shaft in overhung position and are fixed by keys and shaft nuts with Heli-Coil inserts.

Pump shaft

The pump shafts are capable for receiving the driving power transmission. Minor reflections ensure a high reliability of operation. The pump shafts are manufactured of corrosion resistant material.

Standard materials:

Volute casing: GGG40.3
Intermediate casing: GGG40.3 / St37
Impeller: dia < 250mm - GG25
  dia > 250mm - GGG40.3
Pump Shaft: 1.4021
Bearing bracket: GG25

Bearings

The pump shaft is carried in generously dimensioned antifriction bearings. Two bearings are positioned at pump- and coupling side outside the pumped liquid. There is no additional sleeve bearing unit available in the fluid. Oil lubrication is standard. The oil level in the bearing bracket is controlled by constant level oiler. Service life of the bearings reaches 20.000 operating hours.

Mechanical Seal - N10q

The "N10q" seal with metallic bellows and auxiliary gland packing according to DIN 4754 is available as standard in the -HTM pumps. The design with rotating double walled bellows and proper designed wear resistant mating faces of SSiC ensures a long service life, also for pumping hot oils containing some solids like coke particles and pipe scale. The rotation of the bellows and the conical shape of the seal chamber avoids clogging and seizing of the bellows.

When designing mechanical seals with SSiC faces, the special attributes of the ceramic material must be considered. The different thermal expansion of SSiC and metallic parts cause problems in shrink-fitted connections at temperatures above 150°C. At higher temperature, the different expansion generates stress and deformations in the seal faces and the seal starts leaking. The N10 seal solved this problem by bearing the seal faces with elastic elements. At inner diameter, the SSiC-rings are located on graphite rings, at the outer diameter the SSiC-rings are held in the shells by elastic, metallic tolerance rings to avoid any slipping.