Celeros Flow Technology produces the Uniglide-e split pumps as part of the ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) portfolio. They have a capacity of up to 4,000 m3/hr, a delivery head of up to 200 m and operate at speeds of up to 1,800 rpm. Their innovative hydraulic design and the application of a special internal coating provides low NPSH, stable characteristics and high efficiency – contributing to low running and whole life costs. Typical applications include water treatment, processing and building services sectors, or any task requiring a highly energy efficient and economical pump.
Uniglide-e pumps feature a keyless drive design that eliminates the impeller key, which is a common cause of shaft failure due to fretting and fatigue failures. While keyless drive isn’t a new technology, it is more usually found on high end, high speed turbine applications and is seen as a highly effective method of guaranteeing maximum power transmission without the risk of fatigue failure. These pumps are also equipped with a high tensile shaft designed to minimise dynamic shaft deflection and provide an ample safety factor in rotation speed, ensuring extended shaft life. Radial thrust is reduced by utilising a double volute casing design on all but the smallest frames; offering improved efficiency, minimised vibration and extended bearing and seal life.
Seal integrity is assured thanks to a unique adaptor design, which allows fitment of all major supplier’s cartridge seal assemblies. Cartridge seals and bearings can also be changed in a fraction of the time taken on a conventional unit. The Uniglide-e’s split casing design further simplifies maintenance by allowing access to the pump rotor without disturbing pipework or the driver.