First, let's go over some of the fundamentals of progressive cavity pumps before we move on to discussing smart conveying technology. A progressive cavity pump is a type of rotary positive displacement pump that makes use of a single helix rotor that rotates inside of a double helix stator to produce sealed cavities of fluid or media that move from the suction side of the pump to the discharge end of the device. This type of pump is known as a progressive cavity pump. Progressive cavity pumps are able to manage a wide variety of viscosities, temperatures, and contents, which may include solids and/or gases. These pumps can also handle a high volume of fluids. These kinds of pumps, which have been around since the 1930s, have the ability to convey material in a gentle manner by reducing the shear rates and the pulsation to a minimum.
Throughout the course of the last decade, numerous pump manufacturers have made modifications to the basic layout of the pumping products already on the market. A new progressive cavity pump built with Smart Conveying Technology was one of the products that seepex stator debuted on the market in the year 2008. Conventional progressive cavity pumps are distinct from the SCT progressive cavity pump in a number of ways, including those that pertain to the length of maintenance, the reduction of downtime, the improvement of energy efficiency, the increase in the life of individual parts, and the overall reduction in life-cycle costs.
Rubber stators that are chemically bonded inside a metal tube and that create a fixed compression between the rotor and the stator are used in conventional progressive cavity pumps. When replacing the stator in a machine with this conventional configuration, it is customarily necessary to disconnect the discharge piping. When a maintenance team needs to remove the stator and rotor, they may need additional manpower and rigging in order to do so. This is because the stator must be removed with sufficient room, which typically requires space for twice as long as the stator itself. However, in order to perform maintenance on an SCT progressive cavity pump, it is not necessary to remove the pump from its installation nor is it necessary to remove the piping that connects the suction and discharge ports. It is possible for one person to perform maintenance on an SCT progressive cavity pump, which eliminates the need for specialized tools and results in a time savings of up to 85 percent when compared to traditional methods.
End users have easy access to the stator and rotor of SCT progressive cavity pumps, which come in models with one stage and two stage configurations and can handle capacities of up to 500 USGPM and pressures of up to 120 PSI. These pumps can also handle pressures of up to 120 PSI. The SCT stator is made up of two halves made of elastomer that are compressed by four segments made of metal. These segments can be removed without much effort in order to provide service access to the progressive cavity pump's internals. Because of this, the personnel of the pump are able to perform quick inspections, clear blockages, replace parts, and even increase the flow rate.
SCT adjustment figureThe SCT progressive cavity pump is built with metal stator segments that can be tightened multiple times to reproduce the flow rates of the pump's initial design. This helps to compensate for the natural wear that occurs in the elastomer over time. In this manner, the required pressures can be attained, which enables greater energy efficiency and the use of the parts for a longer period of time. The adjustment of the segments allows for the reproduction of the pump's initial flow rates whenever the stator elastomer of the SCT progressive cavity pump becomes worn. At the location indicated, a conventional stator tube would have to be taken out of the machine. Both the stator and the rotor of an SCT progressive cavity pump can have their lifespans doubled with the right kind of adjustment.
SEEPEX SCT PC Pump Smart Rotor The SCT progressive cavity pump rotor is also specially engineered and manufactured in two pieces: the rotor head and the rotor geometry. Both of these components are sold separately. Because of this, the wearable portion of the part known as the rotor geometry can be quickly replaced without causing any disruption to the universal joint that connects to the power train. This results in a reduction in the amount of time and money needed for maintenance.
Read about how one wastewater treatment facility was able to reduce its energy consumption by replacing a pump that was 47 years old. Consider using the SEEPEX SCT progressive cavity pump as a drop-in replacement for your older or obsolete pump if you are looking for a solution that is simple, affordable, and easy to implement. When you replace a conventional progressive cavity pump with an SCT progressive cavity pump, seepex stator will provide you with a Performance Guarantee that covers the cost of free wear parts because they are so confident in the design of the SCT progressive cavity pump. SEEPEX standard progressive cavity pumps that have been retrofitted with an SCT also qualify for the guarantee, as do replacements of other types of pumps, which may also be taken into consideration. Find out more information concerning the SEEPEX 3-Year SCT Guarantee.