Safety Considerations for Chemical Drum Pumps
Chemical Drum Pumps have been designed to handle a variety of corrosive elements, other hazardous viscous materials and flammable liquids from 55-gallon drums and IBCs (intermediate bulk containers). European leader in drum and container pumps, Flux Pumps, has improved working routines for filling and transferring hazardous chemicals.
Typical Pumping Applications:
Many of the chemical products that must be packaged and prepared for transportation are highly volatile or hazardous and require extreme caution when handling. These include:
Sulphuric acid can burn through just about anything including metals, stones, skin and flesh as well as most other surfaces. It can also cause serious burn injuries, dehydration and temporary to permanent blindness.
Hydrochloric acid is highly corrosive to the skin eyes and mucous membranes. Direct contact with the substance whether touched or inhaled can cause extreme coughing fits, chest pains, hoarseness, pulmonary oedema, ulceration in the throat of lungs.
Nitric acid is also corrosive to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Mild contact with this acid can cause the epidermis to harden or can also cause skin irritation. Direct contact can cause a yellowing of the skin and permanent damage from severe burns. Inhaling this noxious acid can be fatal to humans.
Although many forms of diluted Acetic Acid are fairly common and harmless, stronger solutions of greater than 25% can be fatal to humans and animal life when ingested. This chemical is also highly dangerous to the eyes and skin.
This is an explosive element that can be ecologically damaging when released from industrial plants. Because this chemical is also very corrosive it can cause injuries to the skin, eyes, mouth and digestive tract and respiratory system on contact. Contact with this chemical can also cause serious burns, blindness and death.
Because of the hazardous nature of these materials and the many other corrosive materials being processed every day, the safety element of all the personnel handling the materials is essential to avoid accidents. It is equally important to adhere to all safety and cleaning protocols to avoid further incidents.
The 5 Most In-Demand New Features of Chemical Drum Pumps
As the chemical industry continues to grow, the need for improved equipment has increased as well. When companies are working to provide a safe supply of neutral, corrosive flammable, or viscous liquids there are a number of important advantages for chemical drum pumps.
Following are some of the primary advantages of using chemical drum pumps:
Safety – the primary advantage of chemical drum pumps is that they provide a hands-free way of managing the transportation of these hazardous compounds. Since the 21st century here are some of the exciting new features included in our Standard Line of Pump Products.
- All of our products undergo a rigorous inspection process and to ensure that every product is safe to our industry standards. This is why we provide a three-year warranty for all of our products.
- Advanced Metering Systems – some drums pumps are fit for the needs of smaller containers, the 55-gallon drum is an example. But we also offer metering systems that can be suited to your precise needs as well. These will measure out and dispense highly corrosive materials into 55-gallon drums and 200ml litre drums too. These can be used for IBC units as well.
- Batch Control System – much like the metering systems, batch control systems allow you to preset specific volumes of Nitric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Sulphuric acid and a variety of Viscous Materials.
- Explosion Proof – finally, these implements are designed to transfer flammable and combustible liquids without causing a fire hazard.