With Forbes TUF Pumpsets, safe working is now easy and economical.
Designed to alleviate many of the problems associated with conventional methods used for deliveries of hazardous chemicals into static storage vessels usually completed by pressurising a road tanker barrel.
The Forbes TUF pumpset has a nominal pump capacity of 23 cubic metres per hour (13m head, SG1.18). It is built to a high specification, using polypropylene pipework throughout with a sealed glandless magnetic drive pump unit.
Leaking seals and the maintenance problems traditionally associated with pumpsets are virtually eliminated.
All Forbes pumpsets are provided with automatic shut off to protect from damage due to dry running.
Risk assessments by safety officers are increasingly concluding that bulk consignments of hazardous chemicals such as concentrated acids should change from pressurised to pumped discharge.
Growing awareness of the hazards of pressurised working has focused attention on Health and Safety and environmental considerations, in particular the need for thorough (and more costly) scrubbing of the pad air as the last of the liquid passes into the storage tank.
Significantly the whole principle of pressurising hazardous chemicals is causing concern to those with responsibility for safety – and EU directives could be interpreted that storage tanks receiving pressurised deliveries may be classified as pressure vessels.