316 Stainless Steel for Chemical Pumps

Posted: 9/18/2018

316 stainless steel is built to last—it can pump toxic and corrosive chemicals just as well as it can work with water and wort. 316 stainless steel is known for it for its strength and durability across a wide-range of chemical pumps.

March Pump's chemical pump models that utilize 316 stainless steel include:

What is 316 Stainless Steel? When Is it Beneficial?

Stainless steel is a low carbon steel containing chromium. The chromium provides corrosion resistance, in part by creating a film on the surface of the steel that allows the steel to “heal itself” if it is damaged.

316 stainless steel is considered an austenitic stainless steel and has a high nickel content. 316 stainless steel is one of the more commonly used austenitic stainless steels. Austenitic stainless steels are often used when a product of system will need to withstand corrosive environments.

What Industries and Applications use 316 Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel pumps are often used in industries like chemical production, food production, mining, pharmaceutical development and petroleum production. Some other examples:

  • Chemical recirculation and chemical transfer.
  • Detergent mixers
  • Carbon arc furnace cooling systems.

Which Magnetic Drive Pump Using 316 Stainless Steel is Right for Me?

TE-5S-MD Stainless Steel Chemical Pump Stainless Steel Chemical Pump

The TE-5S-MD can be used in small scrubbers, chemical transfer, refrigerators, computer cooling and more.  It is equipped to handle chemicals such as Acetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, various Waters and Potassium Hydroxide, among others. The TE-5S-MD is a serious pump with an intense max flow rate of 18 Gallons Per Minute at 29 FT for a 60HZ model.

TE-5.5S-MD Stainless Steel Chemical Pump

Born of the same materials and goals as the TE-5S-MD, the TE-5.52-MD 1 & 3 Phase Magnetic drive pump steps up its maximum flow rate to 30 Gallons Per Minute at 41 FT. Like the 5 series, this pump is made to handle chemicals that can often be highly corrosive or toxic, like Potassium Hydroxide, Formaldehyde and Sodium Hydroxide.

This seal-less centrifugal magnetic drive pump is ideal for applications like chemical transfer and scrubber systems, among others. This pump makes the use of 316 Stainless Steel crucial to help its long-term operation and durable construction.

TE-7S-MD Stainless Steel Chemical Pump

The TE-7S-MD also uses 316 Stainless Steel by necessity. This magnetic drive pump has similar applications as those in its family, but really steps up its flow rate potential. At 57.5 FT, this pump's 60HZ model can pump up to 53 Gallons Per Minute. It comes in explosion proof options and is available with other tweaked specifications.

The TE-7S-MD is equipped to handle corrosive and toxic chemicals and can be applied to a wide array of heating, cooling and other systems.

TE-8S-MD Stainless Steel Chemical Pump

The TE-8S-MD is a magnetically coupled pump available in 316 Stainless steel.  The TE-8S-MD is ideal for applications that call for durability and handling corrosive or toxic chemicals. The TE-8S-MD has a potential flow rate of 120 Gallons Per Minute at 90 FT for a 60HZ model.

March Pump 316 Stainless Steel Chemical Pump Experts

At March Pump, we offer 316 stainless steel pumps to help meet our clients’ needs in a variety of industries and applications. Contact us today for a personal consultation. We are happy to work across a wide-range of industries and our team of experts understand the ins-and-outs of each of these pumps. Our team can also help you with a modified version of a pump to respond appropriately to your exact needs. 

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