Seeking a pump for the chemical Citric Acid, March Pumps has many choices! From 5 GPM to 200 GPM, March Pumps has a pump for Citric Acid for any application. If pumping the chemical Citric Acid at room temperature, it is recommended to go with a centrifugal sealless magnetic drive chemical pump made up of Polypropylene or Kynar Plastic or Stainless Steel and Encapsulated Impeller.
Choosing a Citric Acid Industrial Pump
Citric acid is an organic acid with the chemical formula C6H8O7. It exists naturally in great amounts in a variety of fruits and vegetable, most notably the citrus fruit family, including lemons, limes and grapefruits. In 2007, worldwide citric acid production amounted to a staggering 1.6 million tons. More than 70 percent of this volume is used in the food industry. The chemical Citric Acid can also be heavy depending on the concentration and temperature. If the specific gravity is more than 1.1, a trimmed impeller is absolutely necessary to prevent decoupling or overloading the motor.
Higher concentrations and higher temperatures of the chemical Citric Acid together or by themselves, may make the pumps listed above unsuitable. It is highly recommended, regardless of the temperature or concentration, that you contact a local distributor or March Manufacturing direct to review your application before ordering a pump.
The following chemical pumps are a good place to start looking when pumping the chemical Citric Acid:
|Max Flow||5 GPM||18.5 LPM|
|Max Head||13 FT||2.7 M|
|Max Flow||10 GPM||33 LPM|
|Max Head||20.5 FT||4.5 M|
|Max Flow||14 GPM||50 LPM|
|Max Head||21.5 FT||4.7 M|
|Max Flow||18 GPM||60.5 LPM|
|Max Head||29 FT||6.3 M|
|Max Flow||30 GPM||102 LPM|
|Max Head||41 FT||9 M|
|Max Flow||38 GPM||113.5 LPM|
|Max Head||49 FT||11 M|
|Max Flow||53 GPM||180 LPM|
|Max Head||60 FT||12.3 M|
|Max Flow||82 GPM||268 LPM|
|Max Head||85 FT||18 M|
|Max Flow||120 GPM||400 LPM|
|Max Head||95 FT||20 M|
|Max Flow||200 GPM||654 LPM|
|Max Head||160 FT||34.1 M|
|Max Flow||3.3 GPM||11.3 LPM|
|Max Head||40 FT||8.8 M|
|Max Flow||12 GPM||37.8 LPM|
|Max Head||68 FT||14.6 M|
Listing of March Pump Citric Acid Distributors
Chemical Pumps for Citric Acid
Citric acid, chemically written as C6H8O7, is a common chemical that occurs in citrus fruits and even in our own bodies, while being a common chemical found in other products. While it is often used to rid rust, it can be corrosive over time. In daily life, the way that we interact with citric acid is relatively harmless, however in high concentrations, citric acid is a chemical that requires appropriate care and safety measures.
March Manufacturing has long-term experience with chemical pumps for citric acid, and can provide expert guidance toward the right pump for clients seeking to pump this chemical. March’s pumps are built to respond to citric acid, and they can range from having a maximum flow of five gallons per minute all the way up to 200 gallons per minute as they process citric acid.
Great recommendations for chemical pumps to accommodate citric acid include the TE-5C-MD magnetic drive pump, which maintains a maximum flow of 18 gallons per minute at a maximum head of 29 feet. This pump is also available in an explosion proof model and is commonly found in computer cooling applications in addition to chemical transfer, refrigerators and more. The TE-8C-MD is a magnetically coupled pump that can also accommodate citric acid, especially as it is commonly used in situations requiring the pumping of acid. March Manufacturing’s experts can certainly help clients find the right pump for their business or industrial challenge, and they look forward to doing so.
Figure 1: Citric Acid Concentration and Pump Materials
A single or collection of material/s may be rated for a higher temperature/s then the pump as a whole is capable of. It is important to contact a March representative to determine if the pump as a complete unit is suitable for the concentration and temperature of any chemical.
Disclaimer: These are only some of the pumps that can handle these chemicals.
What are Common Citric Acid Uses?
- Food and Beverage Industry: Citric acid is one of the most common food additives in the world. It can be found in many soft drinks and foods. It acts effectively as an organic preservative. It also adds the pleasant bite of the citrus flavor that makes many soft drinks so great. Citric acid is also widely used in ice creams as an emulsifying agent to prevent fats from separating. Its ability to balance out the acid in food or drink also makes it a popular choice for enhancing flavor in industries such as winemaking.
- Cleaning Agent: Citric acid is a perfect chelating agent. It is also widely used to remove limescale from evaporators and boilers. Citric acid is useful in laundry detergents and soaps, helping to soften the water. In industry, citric acid is used to dissolve rust from steel.
- Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: Citric acid is widely used as an acidulant in gels, creams and liquids of all kinds. It is also used in shampoos to lower the pH level so hair becomes shinier and smoother. By acting as an antioxidant and stimulating collagen production, citric acid can also help improve the health of skin cells.
What Kind of Pump Can Handle Citric Acid?
It is recommended to choose a centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pump for handling citric acid at room temperature. Polypropylene, Kynar plastic and stainless steel have a high degree of resistance when coming in contact with citric acid and are generally good choices when selecting a citric acid chemical pumps.
Depending on concentration and temperature, citric acid can become heavy. For cases where the specific gravity is more than 1.1, decoupling or overloading the motor is possible. To prevent that, a trimmed impeller is absolutely necessary.
Finding the Right Citric Acid Pump
Here at March Pumps, we offer a wide range of chemical pumps that are specifically designed to handle citric acid. These pumps cover the whole range from 5 GPM to 200 GPM. But the type of pump you choose greatly depends on the acid temperature, the concentration of the acid in use, its special gravity and many other factors that should be studied before choosing a pump.
For further information we invite you to contact our friendly support team and our experts will be happy to offer a custom solution specifically tailored for your needs. Give us a call at 847-729-5300 or contact us online.
Why March Pumps are the best pumps to transfer Citric Acid
At March Pumps we carry specialized pumps that make the transfer of citric acid chemical easier. Our pumps are designed to withstand the difficult conditions that corrosive chemicals like citric acid subject them to. Our USA-made, high-grade centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps are made of Polypropylene or Kynar plastic to ensure the high performance and durability of your citric acid pump. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.
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