Circor International a manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, recently provided three NTT 250-400 thermal oil pumps with variable frequency drive (VFD) for use on a medical glove production line in Yingke, China.
The pumps, installed in the heat transfer system, control the temperature while the gloves dry in their moulds. High level co-operation between the application team in Germany and the sales team in China resulted in quick customer response time and a delivery time of 10 weeks.
At an operating temperature of 280°C and almost atmospheric inlet pressure, the application requires a flow rate of 900 square meters per hour (m3/h) at 55 metres head. The NTT pump’s compact design enables it to operate at 1800 revolutions per minute (rpm).
The mechanical seals are designed to avoid dangerous spillage of hot oil during normal operation or in the event of seal failures. High temperature anti-friction bearings ensure nearly maintenance free operation.
To control the pump speed, the pumps are equipped with a VFD to provide the electrical power at the required frequency to the four-pole induction-motor. The frequency converter also ensures a soft start of the motor without the typical high current peaks typically experienced with direct on-line (DOL) pump starts.