Drum & Tote Pumps
Drum pumps, barrel pumps, container pumps, tote pumps – whatever you call them, Carotek has a solution to fit your application. Drum pumps, as they are most commonly called, are used to empty containers of fluids. They can be used on barrels, tanks, IBCs (intermediate bulk containers) and drums. They work well when only a small quantity is needed at a time or to empty a full drum.
Many liquids used on manufacturing and processing plants are delivered in 100 or 200 litre barrels and are too heavy to tip to empty the liquids inside. Drum pumps consist of a vertical shaft inside a narrow tube that is able to reach the bottom of the container. This fits inside the drum opening.
The pump motor is attached to the vertical shaft at the top of the tube outside and above the drum and the pumping element is located at the end of the shaft inside the drum. This configuration allows the drum to be emptied without tipping and so reduces the risk of spills and operator injury. There is another hose leading to a separate container basin where the liquids are transferred for their ultimate end use.
Drum Pump Options
Drum pumps come in many forms ranging from simple to complex. They are available in a wide range of options:
- Hand operated Manual
- Air Operated Diaphragm
- Progressing Cavity
- Self Priming
Drum/Tote Pump Brands from Carotek:
Let Carotek help you choose the right drum pump for your application. We offer many models including:
Primary uses of drum pump are in 55 gallon barrels but they are also used in 5, 15, 30, 55, 275 and 330 gallon containers. These drum pumps are commonly used in the chemical, petroleum, and food industries. They transfer fluids such as volatile or toxic fluids, such as acids, alkalis, combustible solvents, and petroleum products. Special Sanitary drum pumps meet the hygienic needs of food processing. Different metal is used depending on your application to ensure performance needs are met.
They are easy to use, portable, increase safety, and can even be metered for flow consistency. Pressures and flows vary depending on the pump chosen, but are generally not used for depths below 4 feet. The right drum pump selection is important to minimizing your downtime and operating and repair costs.
Contact Carotek today for more information about our drum pumps!