Formic acid is used for a variety of manufacturing purposes. This includes but is certainly not limited to the manufacturing of rubber and leather. Many other industrial facilities use formic acid as a preservative aid. The chemical is also used as an antibacterial agent in some cases as well.
Whatever your use for formic acid may be, March offers formic acid pumps to meet your precise need. We understand the importance of quality chemical pumps for formic acid and ensure you have what you need to safely and reliably complete your industrial and commercial processes. Our pumps are also great with other chemicals and acids as well as formic acid.
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Choosing a Formic Acid Industrial Pump
Formic acid, also called methanoic acid, is produced via the action of sulfuric acid upon sodium formate, which is made from sodium hydroxide and carbon monoxide. Unfortunately, and as you likely know, there are certain risks associated with using formic acid for manufacturing purposes. In fact, the CDC has implemented occupational guidelines for the use of formic acid.
This is due to the CDC’s toxicology report that found formic acid to be a potential irritant to the eyes, mucous membrane, and skin. Direct exposure to formic acid can even cause serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms. The good news is formic aid pumps from March Pump help ensure you safely and legally use formic acid during the manufacturing process (and other processes).
Since formic acid is an incredibly strong chemical, it is of the utmost importance to have a reliable pump that is capable of handling the chemical’s strength.
Chemical Pumps for Formic Acid
March Pumps provides commercial and industrial clients with chemical pumps for formic acid. We offer a range of pumps to meet your needs and requirements according to local, state, and federal regulations. Specifically, we recommend TE-5C-MD, TE-7R-MD, or the 335-CP-MD 1&3 Phase Magnetic Drive Pump.
These pumps are reliable during the transfer and storage stages. They are not corrosive to formic acid (which is generally a highly corrosive material). They are made of Kynar and/or Polypropylene materials. They can also handle varying levels of viscosity and temperatures. However, with that said, we highly recommend that you speak with one of our professionals before you choose the pump that best suits your organization’s needs.
Primarily, our pumps are either polypropylene-based or Kynar-based. These materials are known to resist formic acid well and help ensure a safe and efficient workplace. For more information and assistance choosing the chemical pumps for your organization, reach out to us today.
What Industries and Applications Handle Formic Acid?
As discussed, formic acid is widely used for the manufacturing of rubber and leather. It is commonly used as an antibacterial agent and as a preservative aid. Any organization that works with formic acid should strongly consider investments in a high-quality chemical pump. Notably, we often provide formic acid pumps for the following purposes:
- Rubber products – Formic acid is often used to help coagulate rubber latex. This helps with the production of many rubber products.
- Leather manufacturing – This acid is similarly used for the production of leather products as well.
- Antibacterial purposes – Formic acid is often used for cleaning and disinfecting purposes.
- Preservative purposes – Formic acid is also regularly used as a safe technological additive for all animal species. When used for this purpose, it is considered safe for all animals, humans, and the environment.
The bottom line is there are many possible purposes for formic acid, and it is widely used across the globe. March Pumps provides reliable chemical pumps for the use and distribution of formic acid for all purposes. Depending on your industry and the way in which you utilize formic acid, we may recommend a certain pump over other types.
What Materials Can Best Handle Formic Acid?
Formic acid is highly corrosive when it is in its purest form. Even when an oxidizing agent is added, it is still essential to have pumps that reliably resist damage from formic acid.
Polypropylene, in particular, is commonly used to prevent pump corrosion when dealing with formic acid. Polypropylene is notably used for a range of purposes, including plastic packaging, plastic parts for machinery and equipment, and even fibers and textiles.
We provide pumps that use polypropylene to prevent damage during the pumping process of manufacturing. There are other materials that may suit you well also. For instance, we may recommend natural Kynar or glass-filled Kynar for certain clients. We consider all acids (and other chemicals) you work with before we recommend the exact material that is best for your needs.
Pumping Considerations for Formic Acid
As noted, we recommend polypropylene or Kynar (either Glass-Filled or Natural) pumps. This helps ensure the pump lines do not damage due to the formic acid. However, pump needs are rather complex in most cases, and the odds are you’re likely to deal with other chemicals as well as formic acid.
We strongly advise that you contact a representative at March Pump to learn more and ensure you make the most informed decision possible. We offer a wide range of pump options, and we can guide you through the decision-making process. Consequently, you can always trust that you’ll receive personalized care when you choose March Pumps as your chemical pump provider.
Why March Pumps are the Best Pumps to Transfer Formic Acid
When it comes to dealing with chemicals that are as strong, corrosive, and potentially dangerous as formic acid, it is imperative to have chemical pumps that you can trust. Here at March Pump, we provide high-quality, made-in-America formic acid centrifugal and sealless mag drive pumps. You can also trust that our materials are incredibly resistant to formic acid as well as many other chemicals. To learn more about the quality of our chemical pumps and for more information and assistance in choosing the right option for you, contact us today.