Benefits to Choosing Mag Drive Pumps Made With Ryton Plastic

Posted: 3/25/2015

 

Ryton performance plastics have been described as having a "unique combination of properties and cost/performance balance unmatched by other engineering thermoplastics" and offering "the broadest resistance to chemicals of any high performance plastic." The properties and lower cost construction of the performance plastic makes it a top choice for magnetic drive pump supply. Let us review the key advantages of using a Ryton-built magnetic drive pump. 

Ryton was initially developed by Dr. H. Wayne Hill Jr. and Mr. James T. Edmonds at Phillips Petroleum Company in the 1960s. Solvay Specialty Polymers recently acquired the Ryton line of products from Chevron in early 2015.

Ryton's characteristics include:

• Excellent temperature resistance
• Excellent chemical resistance
• Resistant to deformation
• Flame retardant
• Known for lightweight, durable construction

Ryton, like most plastics, is more cost effective than metal in most applications. Ryton plastic also comes with superior chemical resistance as compared to metals, such as 316 Stainless Steel.

Mag drive pumps built with thermoplastics like Ryton have several advantages over metallic pumps.

• A reduction in mechanical seals
• No leakage
• Efficient design reduces power consumption
• Machines to tight tolerance
• Minimal moisture absorption

Ryton parts are made at March thru injection molding, which is much quicker than machining parts out of stainless steel. For larger pumps which develop more PSI, metal is necessary (and many pumps are coated with a plastic lining), but in smaller sizes, plastic is normally sufficient to handle the pressure in applications.

Mag drive pumps made with Ryton have a maximum internal pressure of 50PSI and can withstand a maximum temperature of 190F, depending on the liquid. Ryton withstands chemicals such as Acetophenone, Acetyl Chloride, Amyl Acetate, Amyl Chloride, Carbon Tetrachloride, Copper Chloride, Diesel Fuel, Freon 11, Hexane, isooctane, Methylene Chloride and Turpentine.

March mag drive pumps made with Ryton include:

DP-6T-MD Magnetic Drive Pump

Applications for the DP-6T-MD Magnetic Drive Pump include chemical recirculation, chemical transfer, bicarbonate systems, deionized water systems, refrigerators, scrubber systems, detergent mixers, carbon arc furnace cooling, silver recovery systems, and marine air conditioners.

TE-7R-MD Magnetic Drive Pump

Applications for the TE-7R-MD Magnetic Drive Pump include chemical recirculation, chemical transfer, bicarbonate systems, deionized water systems, refrigerators, scrubber systems, detergent mixers, computer cooling, carbon arc furnace cooling, ion exchange recovery, and aquariums.

For your next mag drive pump, consider a Ryton-built pump. It is durable, less costly and gets the job done. For more information on these pumps and all our products, contact us today.

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