The Use of Stainless Steel in Industrial Pumps

Posted: 5/25/2015

Stainless steel has long been a durable, reliable building material for magnetic drive pumps. Our pumps feature special "316" stainless steel, a type of steel with superior corrosion resistance. If you are exploring options for your next pump, stainless steel-made pumps could be your best option.

The properties of stainless steel make it an excellent option for magnetic pump construction. The material and chemical make-up give it a greater resistance to chemicals. The addition of molybdenum into the steel during production makes the steel more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Pumps made with stainless steel hold up against solvents, acids, sea water, brine and more.

Stainless steel also features austenite, an alloy containing chromium and nickel. This combination of metals in the alloy gives the steel strength against high temperatures, pitting, and corrosion resistance.

Other benefits from stainless steel:

  • Easy to fabricate
  • Easy to weld
  • Excellent formability

Mag drive pumps made with stainless steel are highly adaptable to various applications in harsh environments. Stainless steel pumps are often used in industries like chemical production, food production, mining, pharmaceutical development and petroleum production.
March Pumps made with stainless steel include:

TE-5S-MD 1 Phase Mag Drive Pump

This seal-less centrifugal drive pump is ideal for chemical recirculation and chemical transfer. It can tolerate a maximum internal pressure of 200psi and maximum temperature of 250° Fahrenheit. It has pumped acetic acid, potassium chloride, caustic soda and more.

TE-5S-MD-AM Magnetic Drive Pump

This pump is used in tough applications such as small scrubbers, detergent mixers and carbon arc furnace cooling systems. It is capable of generating a max flow of 18 gallons per minute at 1 foot with a maximum head of 50 feet. It has pumped citric acid, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde and salt water.

AC-5SSB-MD Beer Pump

This magnetic drive pump is ideal for homebrewing. It can tolerate a maximum internal pressure of 200psi, and a max temperature of 250° Fahrenheit. It has pumped hot water and hot wort.

Stainless steel is a durable, reliable building material for mag drive pumps and its versatility makes it suited for a variety of tasks. If you are looking for a new stainless steel pump, contact March Pump today for more information.

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