3 Major Industries That Use Claw Pumps
Posted in Uncategorised, on November 19, 2021 By Admin
Claw pumps, also known as rotary vane pumps, are primarily used in the chemical industry. The pump is composed of two or more rotating cylinders positioned one above the other. Of the two cylinders, one is stationary while the other has a short arm called a "claw" attached to it, thus earning its name. This claw creates a vacuum that draws fluids up through the pump when it is moving. Due to their mechanism, claw pumps have extensive use across numerous industries.
Here are 3 major industries where the application of claw pumps is fundamental.
The petrochemical industry mainly deals with crude oil, its main raw material. This is a mixture of many different hydrocarbons, including a variety of paraffin and naphthenes. This crude oil is eventually refined to produce fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Claw pumps find their use in this industry to pump out crude oil from the well. As the crude oil is sucked out from the well by the pump, it is then deposited into a separation unit. The separation unit consequently extracts the useful petrochemicals.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers use a plethora of processes to make pills, capsules, liquid drugs used in injections, and a lot more. Some primary steps in the process involve mixing, heating, cooling, and grinding. Owing to the sensitive nature of the products, pharmaceutical companies can’t allow even the slightest amount of contamination. Thus, claw pumps are one of the most important pieces of equipment in pharmaceutical manufacturing as they eliminate these risks and are used in processes such as crystallization, distillation, sublimation, negative pressure filtration, and more.
Food processing is defined as any operation performed on food or drink that changes it from one form to another. The process includes transforming raw materials such as fruits and vegetables to produce a wide variety of food products such as bread, cereal, and jam. Claw pumps are an important tool in the food processing industry as they are used to transport these edible liquids through pipes and hoses, which makes food processing tasks more efficient. The machines are also used in the freezing and thawing process of many products, such as meat, seafood, and others.
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