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Tank and tote wash-down

Hydra-Cell's Canadian distributor has helped several customers with one of the pump’s most successful applications - tank cleaning.  On containers of any size, from big tanks to totes, drums, mixer vessels and tanker trucks, Hydra-Cell's seal-less technology has given excellent results.  It allows the handling of the contaminated, recycled fluids that can ruin packed or sealed pumps.  Moreover the pumps are available in a wide choice of materials compatible with some of the harshest cleaning agents in use, including caustics and MEK.  And can deliver these solutions at the pressures that successful high-impact cleaning often requires.

Here are some examples:
One company manufactures automotive paint at its Canadian plant.  It uses two H-25 pumps to deliver acetone and MEK for cleaning the mixing tanks.  The pumps feed rotating tank-cleaning nozzle heads equipped with high impact, solid stream nozzles.  Each pump delivers approximately 20 gpm (75 l/min) at 1000 psi (69 bar).

Another Canadian company manufactures latex paint.  An H-25 pump delivers 21 gpm (79 l/pm) of cold water at 400 psi (28 bar) to feed automatic tank cleaning nozzles.

A third company manufactures pharmaceutical products.  To deal with the different sizes and shapes of storage and mixing vessels, a portable cleaning unit was needed.  A Hydra-Cell D-10, mounted on a stainless steel cart, pumps up to 8 gpm (30 l/min) of methanol through the tank cleaner at approximately 500 psi (35 bar).

The same large pharmaceutical company uses a Hydra-Cell D-35 pump delivering hot water at 35 gpm and 350 psi pressure (130 l/min at 24 bar) to clean tanks containing photo-process chemicals.

Any company that manufactures, stores, transports or uses bulk liquids in its process is likely to need tank cleaning equipment and use cleaning liquid.  Whatever the liquid, Hydra-Cell pumps are designed to handle it. 


Acetone, Caustics, Cleaning Agents, Cold Water, Hot Water, MEK, Recyled Liquids,