Centrifugal pumps were designed to withstand high-temperature polyester production
RADOLFZELL, Germany - Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced its Allweiler business delivered 168 centrifugal pumps valued at Euros1.7 million to a polyester plant undergoing an expansion in Wujiang, China. The pumps will be used for moving liquid polyester, glycol and thermal oil.
"The plant had been using Allweiler pumps for seven years, and the positive experiences of its operators with our products and staff were major factors in winning this new order," said Stefan Kleinmann, vice president of Allweiler's industry business segment. "We have devoted the resources of our offices in Radolfzell, Germany, and Shanghai, China, to ensure that the design, manufacture, delivery and precision performance of the pumps meet the needs of a growing plant."
Liquids involved in polyester production can reach temperatures as high as 350 degrees Celsius, and the Allweiler pumps are accordingly made from heat-resistant stainless steel. They also include a supplemental heating element because liquid polyester begins to solidify below 250 degrees Celsius.
Design details such as a one-piece bearing bracket with few joints and good centering give the seal and pump a long service life that typically reduces maintenance expenses. As a result, the plant is expected to experience a low total cost of pump ownership.
ABOUT COLFAX CORPORATIONColfax Corporation is a global leader in critical fluid-handling products and technologies. Through its global operating subsidiaries, Colfax manufactures positive displacement industrial pumps and valves used in oil & gas, power generation, commercial marine, defense and general industrial markets. Colfax's operating subsidiaries supply products under the well-known brands Allweiler, Baric, Fairmount Automation, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Portland Valve, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker "CFX." Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.
ABOUT ALLWEILERAllweiler AG is the oldest German pump manufacturer and the European market and technology leader for macerators and centrifugal, propeller, screw, progressing cavity, gear, rotary lobe and peristaltic pumps. Headquartered in Radolfzell and with locations in Bottrop and Gottmandingen, Allweiler owns a foundry, produces its own stators, and manufactures ready-to-use fuel and lube oil skids and rinsing-water facilities for commercial marine, oil & gas, chemical processing, specialty chemical, and waste and wastewater applications.