Sanitary pumps are used in many different industries for running chemical process. The most common industries where such pumps are installed is food processing industries, dairy products, chemical industries and pharmaceutical companies. While installing such pumps the following things need to be considered.
- Straight lengths of tubes
When you are going to install a sanitary pump then you must have 4 to 6 tubes with same diameter of the inlet tubing. This needs to go straight into the pump while installing a sanitary pump.
These tubes must be connected in straight line for considerable length, so that flow can be laminar into the pump. This will prevent turbulent choppy flow, so that air entrapment may not get increased. This will also help in reducing the chances of pump cavitation.
The efficiency of any pump can get destroyed due to cavitation whether it is centrifugal pump or PD applications. If the flow is smooth with very few number of transitions then the pumps can give better performance
- Piping support
Any 10 feet pipe with 3-inch diameter can carry almost 4 gallons of any kind of fluid like water and when it is connected to sanitary pump then the tubing becomes too heavy. Therefore, all the piping lines need very good support using hanger. Otherwise there can be damage in sealing or some other sanitary replacements parts.
- Piping slope
The piping must have slope in upward manner near the inlet side of the pump so that there are no chance of developing any air pocket inside the pipe line. Piping slope is also important for following three reasons:
- During cleaning cycle sloping helps in draining out the fluid inside the pipeline.
- It will prevent formation of air pocket in the suction line.
- During the time when air gets mixed with fluid, there can be cavitation and also efficiency loss of the pump.
- Strainer and traps
For the protection of the product as well as pump strainer and traps are needed. It can also protect the pump against any kind of foreign matter. If there is clogging near the pump inlet then it can lead to stoppage of flow and cavitation.
- Pressure gauge
During the running of the system often it is necessary to diagnose or identify the problems in the pump and for that reason inlet and discharge gauges can help the trouble shooter. With gauges, it is possible to know what changes has taken place in the process and also about pump condition.