Pumps are an integral part of many food processing facilities, but care must be taken to select the correct pump for both the product being moved and the process requirements.
Physical damage to the product, as well as the influence of factors such as pressure and shear stress must all be considered. When pumping large solid items such as fruit and vegetables, these challenges become even greater.
HRS’ BP Series of hygienic reciprocating, positive-displacement pumps are suitable for a wide range of difficult to handle food products including whole peppers, strawberries, and baby carrots, as well as sauces, dips, and fruit purées.
The standard BP Series has an adjustable flow rate of between a minimum of 200 litres/hour and a maximum of 12,000 litres/hour, and features a high pressure drop of up to 30 bar. It is suitable for a wide range of high viscosity, shear sensitive and large particle-containing fluids. Clap valves allow pumping of whole fruits or vegetables, and an alternative piston pump with a pneumatic cylinder can be supplied for low pressure applications of less than 5 bar.
Three additional models have been added to the BP Series: the skid-mounted mobile BPM Series; the BPSC Series for highly viscous products; and the horizontal BPH Series.
This Product News first appeared in the April 2022 edition of Food & Drink Business.