Wanner Engineering, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) announces the introduction of its new Hydra-Cell Q330 Series pumps that feature a seal-less design to avoid the maintenance problems of mechanical or dynamic seals and packing that can leak and wear. They are designed for a variety of high-capacity applications including salt water disposal (SWD), salt water injection, bulk transfer and hydraulic lift in oil fields, as well as steam generation, reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, mine dewatering, boiler feed, and high-pressure cleaning. According to the company, models are available to meet API 674 performance standards.
The seal-less design means that Hydra-Cell Q330 pumps do not have a leak path and therefore eliminate hazardous VOC emissions and the clean-up and disposal costs of packed-pump leakage. This also eliminates the need for external lubrication and maintenance as well as plunger wear problems associated with packing.