- Polymer pumps-Gear pumps for conveying of oligomers and prepolymers
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump in LowNpsh Design for discharge foaming melts
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump with round or square inlet flange
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump as a low NPSH variant with a shortened and flow-optimized inlet flange
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump with delivery volume of 4.7 cc to 25,000 cc per revolution
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump for use with differential pressures up to 250 bar
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump for use in applications with temperatures up to 350 degrees
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump for emptying reactors
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump as a discharge pump for conveying liquids with viscosities up to 40,000 Pas
- Polymer pumps-Self-priming gear pumps
- Polymer pumps-Gear pumps for conveying low to high viscosity liquids
- Polymer pumps-Gear pump for the discharge tasks
- Polymer pumps-Discharge pumps specially according to customer requirements
- Polymer pumps-Gear pumps for conveying of monomers
- Polymer pumps-Gear pumps for transfer tasks in the prepolymer and polymer production process
- Polymer pumps-High-pressure gear pump for the discharge of medium to high viscosity media from a vessel
Areas of application
PET · PBT · PA · PC · PS · SAN · ABS · HIPS · PP · PE · POM · Bio-polymers
There are two types of Poly:
a) Standard design: The suction flange is also the fastening flange to the reactor.
b) The Low NPSH design: In this case, the fastening flange is designed as an alifning flange and is seated on the delivery side of the pump. The pump is clamped between the aligning flange and the reactor flange. This design provides an extremly large and shkort suction opening, promotin product flow. The oening can be circular, squate or rectangular.
Low NPSH Version
The loss of pressure on the suction side of the pump is dependent upon a number of factors. Parameters like viscosity and flow rate are largely predetermined by the process. According to the Hagen-Poiseuille equation, the pressure loss is linearly proportional to the length of the inlet path and inversely proportional to the fourth power of the diameter. The unique WITTE low NPSH version utilises this knowledge and offers an extremely large diameter, short suction inlet.
With the Low NPSH version, the connecting flange is foreseen as a loose flange and is located on the pressure side of the pump. The pump itself is connected between the loose flange and the reactor flange. This configuration allows an extremely large diameter, short suction inlet to be incorporated into the housing. The shape of the inlet is variable and can for example be round, quadratic or square.
Due to the fact that the pressure losses at the suction side have been reduced to a minimum, even critical applications can be reliably realised, e.g. discharging high viscosity or foaming melts.
Types of Seals:
Vacuum viscoseal with stuffing box
The vacuum viscoseal is a special version of the viscoseal and can also be provided with heating or cooling. The return flow to the suction side is adjusted by means of a needle valve, so that the choked product forms a barrier. This makes it possible to operate the pump with vacuum conditions on the suction side. Due to the fact that it is a dynamic seal, it is often combined with a buffered stuffing box. This combination prevents air from entering the reactor, even when the pump is at a standstill.
The stuffing box is a simple (static) seal for WITTE gear pumps. It can be provided with buffering if so desired. The range of application is similar to that of the viscoseal. The standard material used for the packing rings is graphite but it goes without saying, that other materials are also available.
Vacuum viscoseal with lip seal
As an alternative, the vacuum viscoseal can also be combined with a lip seal instead of a stuffing box. The buffer fluid of this static shaft seal acts as barrier. If the pump is stopped for a short time this design prevents air getting sucked in the pump through the shaft seal.
The herringbone gearing reduces the pulsation of the medium being conveyed in comparison to straight and helical gearing. This is a great advantage, particularly for polymers.
Products with a high solids content are conveyed better, as the product is more easily displaced from between spaces between the teeth. The polymer is also subjected to less stress. This is particularly advantageous for highly sensitive polymers, as both shearing and heating effects are reduced during the pumping process.
Existing gear pumps can be converted to herringbone gearing. This merely entails replacement of the friction bearings and shafts. Sizes available are: 4 (45/45) to 11 (224/224).
Advantages at a glance:
- larger diameter shaft journals, thus increased differential pressure
- Less pulsation
- Less stress on the polymers /shearing
- Decreased product heating effect
- Existing pumps can be converted
POLY high-pressure gear pump for the discharge of medium to high viscosity media from the reactor. The extra large inlet opening guarantees an even flow of product to the gearwheels even under vacuum or extremely low NPSH conditions.
Offered with either a round inlet port, by means of which the suction flange of the pump is directly connected to the outlet flange of the reactor or as a low NPSH version, where the pump is connected between the pump and reactor flanges, in order to achieve an even larger and shorter inlet port.
Non-alloyed and alloyed steels · cast steel · with optional surface coating
Nitrated steel · tool steel · special steel · with optional surface coating · helical gearing · herringbone gearing
Tool steel · NiAg (nickel-silver) · Al-bronze · special materials · with optional surface coating
(Vacuum) viscoseal · stuffing box · combination of viscoseal and stuffing box · double-action, buffered mechanical seal
Heat transfer oil · steam
up to 40000 Pas
up to 350°C (662°F)
Vacuum to max. 40 bar (580 psig)
Up to 250 bar (3225 psig)
The values listed are maximum values and must not coincide under certain circumstances.
From 22/22 (4.7 cm3/U - 10 kg/h) up to 280/280 (12,000 cm3/U - 30,000 kg/h). Intermediate sizes, with wider gear wheels for lower differential pressure, are available as standard, e.g. 152/254 (3,170 cm3/U).