March Chemical Pumps for Ferric Chloride
Seeking a pump for the chemical Ferric Chloride, 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 Ferric Chloride at room temperature, it is recommended to go with a centrifugal sealless magnetic drive chemical pump made up of Polypropylene or Kynar Plastic and Encapsulated Impeller.
Choosing a Ferric Chloride Industrial Pump
Ferric Chloride, also known as Iron (III) Chloride, or Iron Trichloride among other names, is a chemical compound with the formula FeCl3. When dissolved in water, Ferric Chloride undergoes hydrolysis and produces heat in an exothermic reaction. The result is a brown, corrosive, and acidic solution. In 2010, about 2 million metric tons of Ferric Chloride were produced worldwide, with a yearly growth forecast of almost 3 percent. Wastewater applications and potable water treatment are the single largest consumers of Ferric Chloride worldwide, representing about 80% of the market, followed by use as an etching medium in producing printed circuit boards.
The chemical Ferric Chloride 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 Ferric Chloride 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 Ferric Chloride:
|Max Flow||5 GPM||18.5 LPM|
|Max Head||13 FT||2.7 M|
|Max Flow||6 GPM||22.7 LPM|
|Max Head||29 FT||8.8 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 Ferric Chloride Distributors
Chemical Pumps for Ferric Chloride
Ferric Chloride, chemically written as FeCl3, is a corrosive chemical most often used in the water treatment industry because of its ability to process materials like that found in sewage or impure water. Ferric chloride is a useful compound, especially when it comes to water treatment, as it actively contributes to public health and wellness. Ferric chloride can also be used to test other compounds in addition to in etching processes. Ferric chloride is used widely for water treatment and processing and March Pumps’ extensive chemical pump offerings for ferric chloride can be applied to a variety of situations.
However, ferric chloride requires adequate attention is it can be toxic in certain states and can have other negative effects. Considering its applications and these facts, ferric chloride needs to be handled carefully, particularly when being pumped. March Pump’s experts have vast experience advising clients on the right kinds of pumps for their needs and actively provide appropriate guidance to clients to find the right chemical pump – either a magnetic drive or a magnetically coupled pump – for their application and situation.
March Pumps’ chemical pump offerings for ferric chloride include the BC-2CP-MD Magnetic Drive Pump with a max flow of five gallons per minute at a maximum head of 13 feet, in addition to countless others, like the TE-5.5C-MD 1&3 Phase Magnetic Drive Pump.
The TE-5.5C-MD has a maximum flow of 30 gallons per minute at a maximum head of 41 feet. March Pumps’ chemical pumps for ferric acid can accommodate maximum flows of up to 200 gallons per minute, so March is sure to accommodate clients with a variety of business and industrial challenges using this chemical. March Pumps’ team of experts invites clients to leverage March’s expertise so that they make the right pump decision.
Disclaimer: These are only some of the pumps that can handle these chemicals.
What Industry Applications Handle Ferric Chloride?
The following list represents some of the most common and largest applications of Ferric Chloride:
- As a purifying agent in water supply and as a coagulant in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. More than 80 % of ferric chloride is used in the wastewater industry. In this application, ferric chloride’s rapid hydrolysis in water makes it an ideal flocculating and precipitating agent. The ferric hydroxide (Fe[OH]3) produced forms flocs (small clumps or tufts) that adsorb suspended particles of various materials (e.g., colloids, clays and bacteria). The clumps, with the adsorbed matter, are then allowed to settle for easy removal. Ferric chloride forms precipitates with hydrogen sulfide (H2S), phosphate (PO4), arsenic as arsenate (AsO4) and hydroxide alkalinity (OH). Ferric chloride is also excellent at deodorizing, sterilizing, and dewatering sludge before disposal.
- As an oxidant in indigo blue dyestuff production.
- As an etching medium in producing printed circuit boards (PCBs).
- As a catalyst for the reaction of ethylene with chlorine, forming ethylene dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane), an important commodity chemical, which is mainly used for the industrial production of vinyl chloride, the monomer for making PVC.
Figure 1: Ferric Chloride 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.
How Does the Temperature and Viscosity of Ferric Chloride Affect Your Pump Choice?
To handle Ferric Chloride at room temperature, it is recommended to use a centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pump made of Kynar Plastic or Polypropylene and Encapsulated Impeller. Magnetic drive pumps are particularly effective in handling this corrosive and toxic acid, which can easily contaminate the surrounding area or endanger workers with the slightest leak.
When using Ferric Chloride with a magnetic drive pump, the design eliminates the need for traditional mechanical seals, which would be quickly suffer from wear related to heavy contact with the mating seal faces. The magnetic drive coupling concept is free of these seals and makes a fully sealed pump unit possible.
Why March Pumps are the Best Pumps to Transfer Ferric Chloride
At March Pump we stock ferric chloride chemical pumps that can withstand the difficult conditions these chemicals subject them to. Our USA-made, high-grade centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps made of Polypropylene or Kynar plastic guarantee the durability and long-lasting performance of your ferric chloride pump. March Pump is proud to manufacture chemical pumps specifically designed to handle Ferric Chloride in ranges of 5 GPM to 200 GPM. For assistance with selecting the correct Ferric Chloride pump for your specific concentration, temperature, gravity and application, get in touch with the March Pump team of engineers and experts today.