Borger UK outlines pump specification importance

Borger UK outlines pump specification importance

Borger UK has outlined the importance of pump specification in the tank cleaning industry.

With many pump manufacturers out there, and various tank cleaning applications, what should companies consider when choosing a pump? 

According to Borger UK, limiting the choice of one’s work is not always necessary, just because the unit required is not quite off-the-shelf. 

Managing director David Brown said: “Of course, there are some tricky, complicated tank cleaning applications that not everyone wants to tackle. 

“PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue immediately springs to mind – or for that matter, any substance that can quickly harden and continue to form deposits, which take up more and more space. 

“Without regular removal, tons of superfluous ballast can accumulate, which definitely has an adverse effect on loading capacities and therefore costs. This doesn’t mean that you need to be encouraged to end up with a pump that is over-engineered.”

According to Brown, simplicity is key. “As the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations (EFTCO) says, ‘tank cleaning companies have to be professionally adept at the environmental treatment of effluent streams in a responsible way through specially developed and adaptable systems,’ which for me, again, says that more importance should be placed on pump specification. 

“It is still all too easy to wreck a pump, even when most in this business are used for short periods of time so that the standing time of vehicles is kept to a minimum.” 

Borger offers 20 different pump sizes. 

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7th June 2021