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New ARO pumps target EU atmosphere explosives directive

Monday 8th May 2006

Compressed air and fluid process systems specialists, Thorite, announce the availability of a new range of Ingersoll Rand ARO EXP ATEX diaphragm pumps.

This range of pumps includes conductive polypropylene models with carbon fibre content, developed specifically to satisfy stringent requirements within the Atmosphere Explosives Directive 94/9/EC, which the chemicals processing industry must meet on its introduction in July this year.

Seven pump models are available, ranging in maximum flow outputs from 200 to 696 Litres per minute, with a common maximum discharge pressure of 120 PSI.

Benefits of the EXP ATEX conductive polypropylene range include the elimination of material contamination, higher conductivity, greater corrosion, impact and high temperature resistance, plus superior strength to weight ratios compared to traditional diaphragm pumps.

The problems of pump freezing, stalling and leaking become a thing of the past, whilst the convoluted diaphragm design extends the diaphragm's working life by up to four times.

With the deadline for compliance of the EU Directive rapidly approaching Thorite is well prepared to help specify a pump for your specialist needs.

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