Walter Bonnett is the director of global marketing for Pump Solutions Group (PSGTM), Redlands, CA. He can be reached at 909-512-1268. PSG is comprised of six pump companies-Wilden
More pump manufacturers are developing technologies that address the concerns associated with product handling. One chief concern is a chemical spill polluting the environment, or creating a safety hazard for plant personnel. To assuage these concerns, forward-thinking pump manufacturers are creating pumps that feature sealless construction. Pumps without seals are less susceptible to leaks. Advances in sealless technology are being incorporated into pumps that can handle the strict requirements of chemical manufacturing.
While the chemical industry will always remain a major player in the world's economy, improvements in pump construction and operation will optimize the industry's efficiency.
Pumps & Systems, February 2010