Discflo in the Chemical Processing Industry

For over 20 years, Discflo pumps have successfully replaced centrifugal and progressive cavity pumps in the chemical industry’s toughest pumping applications.

Our pump’s unique non-turbulent, non-impingement mechanism is designed specifically to handle abrasive, corrosive shear sensitive, viscous, high-solids and/or gas-entrained slurries. Plus, our pump boasts one of the lowest life-cycle costs in handling these tough applications by reducing pump wear and spare parts costs, while increasing up-time and, in the case of shear sensitive products, product yield.

A wide range of Disc Pump models is available, including horizontal end-suction, close-coupled, ANSI, API-610, and submersible configurations, for flow rates from 2 GPM to 10,000 GPM.

Discflo in the Food and Beverage Industry

The Disc Pump offers the food, dairy and beverage industries exceptional productivity and low Life Cycle Costs in the most difficult applications. Its unique non-impingement pumping mechanism, the Discpac, make it a superior alternative to centrifugal, progressive cavity, lobe and screw pumps for pumping delicate and shear sensitive products, as well as for handling abrasive, corrosive, viscous and/or high solids slurries.

Disc Pumps can handle delicate foodstuffs, such as corn, soft fruits and sugar crystals, without damaging the product. They can also pump shear sensitive products, like animal fats and dairy products, with no emulsification.

Sanitary Standards

Discflo manufactures Sanitary Disc Pumps to meet 3-A sanitary and international hygiene standards and USDA requirements. They can be supplied in Clean-in-Place or Steam-in-Place versions, and our standard pump sizes and models are available in a wide range of metallurgies and non-metallic materials to meet users’ requirements.

Discflo in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry

Discflo pumps are unique in that they do not use centrifugal force or positive displacement. Instead, they operate on the boundary layer/viscous drag forces that produce a laminar flow with very low pulsation.

This is significant for two reasons. First, laminar flow conditions provide the best protection for shear-sensitive and delicate pharmaceutical products. Non-impingement and laminar flow pumping has almost zero impact on the product. Second, laminar flow means lower NPSHr. Disc Pumps have NPSH requirements that are about 1/2 to 1/3 of that required by conventional pumps plus the curve is stable through to shut off.

Discflo pumps have proven ideal for a range of pharmaceutical applications, including centrifuge feed, crystal slurries, solvents, emulsions, filter press, abrasive slurries and thixotropic and/or dilatant fluids.

Discflo in the Pulp and Paper Industry

The Discflo Pump is solving some of the toughest pumping problems in pulp and paper manufacture. The Discflo Stock Pump is able to pump paper stock densities up to 16% and is unique in the industry because the pump’s non-impingement action prevents damage to paper fibers.

The Discflo pump also excels at handling abrasive and viscous slurries from the chemical recovery process, shear sensitive chemicals, such as paper coating slurries and sludges with a high solids content or high levels of entrained air. The Discflo Stock Pump can handle up to 70% entrained air or gas without cavitating.

Laminar Flow Solves Problems

Discflo pumps achieve this exceptional performance thanks to its unique pumping mechanism, the Discpac. The Discpac uses the principles of boundary layer and viscous drag to create pulsation-free, laminar flow through the pump, with minimal contact between the pump and pumpage. The result is a cost-effective alternative to centrifugal, progressive cavity, lobe and screw pumps.

Discflo in General Industrial Applications

Discflo’s Disc Pumps have been deployed throughout several industries to solve some of the toughest pumping problems. Our pumps excel at handling high viscosity fluids, severely abrasive products, high-solids slurries, slurries containing large or stringy solids, air or gas-entrained fluids up to 80% by volume and shear sensitive and delicate fluids.

From Mining to Power Plants to Nuclear Clean-up

In such harsh environments, Discflo Pumps have proven successful in cutting maintenance, parts costs and providing unheard-of reliability.  Typically, Disc Pumps outlast centrifugal, gear and lobe pumps over four times the average. Installations include copper mining, mine dewatering, graphite mine taillings, ceramic slurries, fiberglass, power plants, water glass, environmental clean-up operations, pond dredging and hazardous and nuclear waste disposal.

Discflo in the Municipal Water and Wastewater Industry

Discflo Pumps have been successfully employed in Municipal Water and Waste-water plants for over 20 years. They offer a superior alternative to centrifugal, progressive cavity, lobe and screw pumps for handling abrasive, viscous and/or high solids slurries, by reducing pump wear and spare parts costs while increasing up-time and reliability.

The open, no-close-tolerance design of the Discflo Pump ensures clog-free operation, even when pumping effluent containing large and stringy solids, such as tumbleweed, plastic strapping and rags. These pumps also handle fluids containing high amounts of entrained air, for example anaerobic sludge or DAF sludge, without cavitation.

Wide range of configurations, sizes and metallugies

A wide range of standard Discflo Pump models and sizes are available, including over-under, side-by-side, submersible, dry pit, cantilever and sump pump configurations. Flow rates to 5,000 GPM and heads to 1000 ft TDH are available. A new line of Glass-Lined Pumps was introduced recently for highly abrasive and/or corrosive applications. Call us now to find out more.

Discflo in the Oil & Gas + Petrochemical Industry

Discflo’s Disc Pumps have been solving the pumping problems of the oil industry for over 20 years. The powerful combination of superior abrasion resistance, gas-entrained pumping ability, and non-emulsifying laminar flow make the Disc Pump the ideal choice for some of the toughest applications. Our pumps are currently being used for multiphase offshore and onshore service, sub-sea operations, tank transfer, environmental clean-up operations, crude oil processing and pumping oil/water emulsions.

Laminar Flow Advantage

Discflo pumps’ success lies in its unique laminar flow pumping mechanism and open, no-close-tolerance design. Our pumps are ideal for pumping: multiphase fluids; oil/water emulsions; viscous slurries to 100,000 cPs; high-solids fluids to 80% solids; abrasive and/or corrosive fluids; large and stringy solids up to 8″ in diameter; and high temperature/pressure applications. We have served many Fortune 500 companies, including Texaco, British Petroleum, Arco, Mobil, Chevron and Maersk.

Discflo in Specialty Applications

Discflo’s Pumps have been employed throughout industry to solve some of the toughest pumping problems. Our pumps excel at handling high viscosity fluids, severely abrasive products, high-solids slurries and slurries containing large or stringy solids, air- or gas-entrained fluids up to 80% by volume, and shear sensitive and delicate fluids.

Outlasting the Competition

In such harsh environments, Discflo pumps have proven successful in cutting maintenance and parts costs, and providing unheard-of reliability. Typically, Discflo pumps outlast centrifugal, gear and lobe pumps over four times the standard.

Maritime Environments

The Discflo pump’s ability to handle delicate product without damaging or degrading it has lead to successful applications in marine environments such as shrimp fishing and pumping live algae at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.