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Low-Viscosity Pump Saves On Energy Costs

By Reducing Brake Horsepower requirements, Viking gear and vane pumps offer lower energy costs than ANSI centrifugal pumps, even on the thinnest of fluids. The broad performance range and designs mean...


April 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

By Reducing Brake Horsepower requirements, Viking gear and vane pumps offer lower energy costs than ANSI centrifugal pumps, even on the thinnest of fluids. The broad performance range and designs means that efficiency is not dependent on the specific gravity of the liquid. In general, whatever the viscosity, the iron internal gear pumps and stainless steel vane pumps consume less energy and frequently allow smaller motors. Energy costs represent about 45% of typical life-cycle costs for a medium-sized industrial pump, compared to the initial purchase cost, which is only about 10%-15%, with the remainder as maintenance and other costs (according to the US Dept. of Energy).

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