Landia Chopper Pumps gets shipping company out of deep water
At the deep-water port of Fredericia, Denmark, close to the international route of the Great Belt, a Landia chopper pump has enabled a shipping companyto complete a crucial delivery of palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD).
Following a major fire at the port, Nagro A/S urgently needed to transfer the distillate from a 2,700 m³ tank through a 300-metre-long pump line to a ship that was on its way to the strategically vital strait between Denmark’s major islands of Zealand and Funen.
For a total head of 24 metres, maximum reliability and high – the pump’s minimum flow is 150 m³/h – flow was essential not just at the pump. Short delivery time was also critical to avoid the huge expense of the ship unnecessarily docked on standby.
“Nagro A/S has been using our mixers for almost 16 years, without any problems whatsoever. The timing and performance of this urgent new installation was extremely important, but we were very confident with the capability of our 30kW MPTK Chopper Pump,” Landia’s Jacob E. Holdgaard commented. “It is purpose-built for for pumping heavily contaminated fluids, including those with a high solids content. The knife system at the pump’s inlet ensures hassle-free operations under conditions in which many other pumps have problems with clogging. Naturally, we were very pleased to be able to protect our customer from what could have been an extremely costly delay”.
Since 2002, Nagro A/S have purchased a Landia POD-I mixer, plus twelve Landia POPTR-I side entry-mixers.
Designed for mixing fluids such as sludge, digested biomass or fish silage, the Landia POPTR-I uses relatively low revolutions per minute. Mounted through the side of a tank wall that can be built either of concrete or steel – which means that all service and maintenance can take place outside – the tank does not need to be emptied, nor the mixer lifted out of the tank. In addition, the Landia POPTR-I can also mix very hot fluids, because the electric motor benefits from optimal cooling conditions.