With both our knowledge and our pump range covering a multitude of applications, Castle Pumps have the pleasure of supplying customers in a wide variety of industries, all of which require different standards. To demonstrate our experience across a number of markets we have compiled several interesting case studies.
Paint & Powder Coating Manufacturer - AODD Pump
We received an enquiry from an industrial paint manufacturer who needed a pump for their oil/solvent mixture. The fluid was being used to clean used containers, before returning to the tank and starting the cycle again. With a cost-saving process and reliability being key, we chose a Debem AODD Pump - known for it's reliable performance and low cost maintenance.
Paint & Powder Coating Manufacturer
Fresh Water Pumping for Civil Engineering - Vertical Inline Pump
This customer required a high flow fresh water transfer pump which would be free from corrosion and therefore keep the water contaminant free. We selected a bronze pump which we knew would be able to handle this type of fluid without any complications. We also decided to couple the pump with an electric 4 pole motor running at 1450 RPM which would increase the lifespan of the pump and in time, reduce overall costs.
Civil Engineering Company
Heavy Grout Transfer for Drilling Specialist - Peristaltic Pump
This customer needed to replace their current pump as it was not completely suitable for their application - lacking control features which meant supervision was required when start/stopping the pump. We provided them with a completely bespoke peristaltic pump specifically designed for their application. It had all the desired control features, allowing supervision-free operation and improving their productivity.
Drilling Specialist / Ground Stabilisation
Fuel & Coal Dust Slurry for R&D - Progressive Cavity Pump
A new customer approached us that needed a pump for an abrasive slurry of fuel oil and coal dust. The pump needed a low flow rate and the ability to handle abrasive coal dust, whilst also needing to be controlled by a variable speed drive for testing purposes. We supplied a progressing cavity pump as its properties and capabilities were the best match for the requirements.
Verification, Testing and Certification Company
Sea Water Injection - Long Coupled Self Priming Centrifugal Pumps
Castle Pumps are able to supply pumps for both marine and industrial applications, and pride themselves on supplying pumps that best match the customers requirements. This enquiry was for self priming sea water injection pumps but the customer requested that the material be stainless steel 316, rather than the recommended material of bronze. We were able to provide a suitable pump that matched the customers requirements and which came in the requested material of stainless steel.
Sea Water Injection - Case Study
Testing Rig for Pipeline Pig Manufacturer - Multistage Pump
This pipeline pig manufacturer was hiring diesel driven pumps every time outdoor testing was taking place, but found that the hired pumps were noisy and inaccurate. They therefore wanted to purchase their own pump which would produce 80 l/sec at 8-10 bar, which was capable of 3-10 minute cycles, 6-10 times a day, with a maximum current of 158 A.
Pipeline Pig Manufacturer - Case Study
Viscous Resin Transfer in Polymer Production Line - Gear Pump
Castle Pumps investigate all aspects of a customers requirements when specifying a pump, as it's essential to select the right pump for their needs. This case study shows that the customers requirements required further investigation in order for us to decide which pump would be best suitable for their requirements.
Polymer Production Facility - Case Study
Wax Dosing for Home Fragrance Manufacturer - Peristaltic Hose Pump
One of the UK's largest home fragrance manufacturers enquired about a pump for transferring wax at 60°C, which could do a number of batches within a set time frame. Due to prior experience, we knew which pump would be the best solution for their specific requirements and were able to supply an industrial peristaltic pump, that was low maintenance and relatively low cost.
Home Fragrance Manufacturer
Adhesive Transfer for Laminate Flooring Production - Gear Pump
A wood and laminate flooring company in the UK needed to gravity feed an adhesive from an IBC to a piece of machinery in their product line, in order to apply the solution in a particular way to their products. One of the main factors we had to consider was the thickness of the fluid - with a viscosity of 4000-5000 cP, we selected a gear pump which we knew could handle this type of fluid. Furthermore, by selecting a gear pump we were also able to achieve the low flow rate that the customer required.
Wood & Laminate Flooring Company
Aggressive Chemical Transfer in Nuclear Laboratory - Magnetic Drive Pump
A Nuclear Laboratory in the UK required a portable magnetic drive pump for transferring Zinc Bromide from IBC’s into radiation screens. The pump needed to be lightweight, fitted to a carry frame and have a single phase 110V motor. Castle Pumps has access to a high quality range of portable chemical transfer pumps and were therefore able to supply the customer with the required pump.
Thermal Furnace Oil Pump for UK Oil Manufacturer - Vane Pump
A UK oil manufacturer wanted a vane pump which could pump furnace oil as well as needing the pump to clear the lines and dry run for short periods of time. The customer had received a quote from elsewhere but the lead time was 6-7. Here at Castle Pumps we were able to supply a vane pump fitted with duravanes, an ATEX motor and a pressure relief valve. We were able to make and deliver the pump, baseplate mounted, within 4 weeks.
UK Oil Manufacturer
Bitumen Emulsion for Electrical Engineering Company - Gear Pump
Castle Pumps pride themselves on providing perfect solutions to every customer’s requirements and this case study is a prime example. In addition to a quick turnaround, the customer needed a precise operating temperature, capacity and discharge pressure, and the fluid needed to maintain the same temperature whilst being pumped. Thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience, we provided the customer with a pump that matched their requirements just 32 days from their initial enquiry.
Electrical Contractor & Engineering Company
Sea Water Cleaning System for OEM - Centrifugal Pump & Vortex Impeller
Castle Pumps have scores of experience supplying pump solutions to the marine industry. An existing customer contacted us with a new enquiry for a solids handling sea water pump, which needed to be less costly and have better lead times than existing pumps. We offered and supplied a non-clogging centrifugal pump with a vortex impeller, which can handle solids as large as the discharge diameter. Minimal modifications were needed to their existing system and lead time and price were improved greatly.
Sea Water Treatment
Thermal Oil Pumps for a Wood Treatment Facility
Castle Pumps have in house software that is able to select and compare pumps in their database, in order to match the client’s specification. The customer wanted replacement units but wanted to re-use their existing control panels, as well as needing the pump to handle thermal oil operating temperatures of 300ºC. Once confirmation had been given and everything was agreed, a quote was generated within 48 hours.
Wood Treatment Facility - Case Study
Seawater Cooling for Refrigeration Engineers - Self Priming Centrifugal Pumps
Castle Pumps' range is so vast that it includes pumps that other distributors do not have access to. For example, in this case study the client had approached other suppliers who were unable to fulfil their requirement of a self priming centrifugal pump able to handle flow rates of up to 8,300 l/min. Castle Pumps however were able to find the customer a solution.
Refrigeration Engineers - Case Study
Seawater Cooling of Distillery Heat Exchanger - Long Coupled Centrifugal Pumps
Castle Pumps help customers to solve problems when quoting and specifying equipment. In this case study, the client was experiencing costly downtime due to a worker in the distillery having to keep manually priming the pump when it lost its prime. In order to overcome this issue, Castle Pumps provided two self-priming pumps; one as the main pump and one for standby to completely limit the risk of downtime.
Distillery - Case Study
Lubrication Dosing for Decking Manufacturer - Progressive Cavity Pump
Castle Pumps pride themselves on being able to specify and design solutions to meet individual customer needs. This case study demonstrates this, where in order to meet the adjustable flow rate requirements of dripping lubricants onto wood fibres, Castle Pumps ensured that a motor variator was added to the unit to control the speed of the pump.
Composite Decking Manufacturer - Case Study
Low Temperature Anti-Freeze Circulating for Test Rig - Vane Pump
Castle Pumps pride themselves on the slogan "Whatever the process, we have the pump". In this case study, the client had been informed by other suppliers that they were unable to source a circulating pump that could handle the extremely low temperature of -40ºC. Thanks to the wide range we have access to, we were able to find a pump that did the job and fulfil the customers requirements.
Aerospace Company - Case Study
Grease Transfer for Offshore Wind Turbine Installer - Barrel Pump
Castle Pumps' experience supplying to a range of different markets means that they have detailed knowledge on certain industry requirements. For example, in this case study the customer requested a barrel pump for grease. However, due to being used within a marine environment, Castle Pumps knew that the materials needed to be corrosion resistant and therefore a stainless steel tube set was supplied.
Offshore Wind Turbine Installer - Case Study