Challenging the Norm with the Munsch Mega Mammut Pump

Posted by  Andy Cruse 26-Apr-2016 08:17:31

Andy Cruse is ERIKS' Business Development Director for Pumps.

Munsch-mega-mammut.jpgThe Pump Centre Conference and Exhibition is now only a few weeks away - held at the Telford International Centre the event on 12th May – and the theme of the event is Pump Innovation, Challenging the Norm.

So with that in mind ERIKS, one of the main event sponsors, have teamed up with German pump manufacturer Munsch Chemie-Pumpen GmbH to display mother of all pumps at the event - The Mega Mammut.

The Mega Mammut is the world’s largest armoured centrifugal pump for aggressive and abrasive service environments. With a motor rating of one megawatt, it can deliver up to 5,000 cubic metres per hour at a maximum pump head of 40 metres. The heavyweight  tips the scales at over 3 tonnes or even 8 tonnes when adding the motor and base plate.

New approach to manufacturing

To build a non-metallic pumps of this size, Munsch took a completely new manufacturing approach. This allowed the project to be completed within a record time of only 6 months from the beginning of development through to completion of manufacture. As part of the new manufacturing concept, the pump impeller made of ultramolecular cross-linked polyethylene is fabricated in a single piece despite its size and complex geometry.  

Improving plant safety

The pump lends itself to all applications involving the handling of acids, alkalis, solvents or other chemically contaminated fluids. Typical application examples include the electroplating industry, steel and stainless steel pickling lines, evaporation and regeneration systems including flue gas cleaning systems. The Mega Mammut allows the respective production lines or process systems to be operated with a single pump or a minimum number of pumps, thus reducing technical complexity and more importantly increasing plant safety.

Visit the ERIKS stand

I’m sure you will spot the Munsch Mega Mammut as soon as you walk through the doors, but if you do get distracted, you can find the ERIKS Technical team on stand G14, drop by and say “Hi” we would love to meet you. Also, why not take the opportunity to have a chat with our technical team about the everyday issues you face, I’m sure our team will be able to provide a suitable solution… go on give us a try.

In addition to visiting the ERIKS technical team, you can sit in on a selection of engineering and industry breakout sessions, visit the New Product Zone and walk around the exhibition made up of almost 100 stands from the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers. 

More information can be found on the Pump Centre website


Topics: News, Innovation, Water & Wastewater, Steel, Flow Control, Pumps, Engineering

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