Specific Industry Application Pump Recommendations

Edelmann & Associates has extensive experience with specifying solutions for specific industries.  Viking Pumps are often engineered specifically for applications within certain industries.   This article covers the following applications.

  • Asphaltic Roofing
  • Adhesives
  • Alcohols
  • Edible Oils
  • Resins
  • Starch
  • Sugar Processing
  • Wax

Asphaltic Roofing Pump Applications

Viking Pump has worked with leading roofing manufacturers to develop reliable solutions for handling everything from flux, seal-down and adhesive asphalts to high-temperature blown and polymer modified asphalts, to highly abrasive coating asphalts.

Roofing plants often rely on 40 or more Viking pumps for 24/7 operation for applications such as:

  • Refineries (resids, asphalt/bitumen, pitch)
  • Terminals (straight-run, cutbacks, emulsions, PMA)
  • Roofing Manufacturers (flux, blown asphalt, PMA, coating asphalt, seal-down, laminate)
  • Transportation (loading/unloading ships, barges, rail cars, tanker trucks)
  • Hot Mix Plants (cutbacks, emulsions)
  • Sealant packaging, tar kettles, distributor trucks, pipe lining, etc.

Viking also has pumps for roofing plant utilities, including fuel oil for boilers and backup generators, heat transfer oil, knockdown tank liquids and more.

Viking Asphalt Pumps

  • Unload flux from railcars to tank farm
  • Transfer flux from tank farm to pre-heater
  • Transfer flux from pre- heater to blowing stills
  • Transfer blown (oxidized) asphalt to storage
  • Transfer knockdown tank liquids to disposal
  • Unload PMA, Seal-Down and Laminate (adhesive) asphalt from trucks
    to storage
  • Transfer blown asphalt or PMA to plant day tank
  • Transfer from day tank to mix tank for blending with filler
  • Transfer coating asphalt to coater
  • Return coating asphalt to mix tank
  • Meter seal-down onto shingles
  • Meter laminate onto shingles

Download the Asphaltic Roofing Brochure with plant application maps, and recommended Viking Pumps by performance specifications.

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Adhesives Applications

Adhesives range in viscosity from water thin solvents to extremely viscous polymers. Some are shear sensitive and require larger pumps operating at slow speeds, and some require double seals with barrier fluid or magnetic drives to prevent air or humidity contact at seal faces which can cause sticking or crystallization. Viking’s O-Pro seal provides a lower-cost solution with grease barrier between dual dynamic O-rings to prevent air infiltration at the seal. Applications include:

  • Manufacturing and packaging adhesives (e.g. PVAc, polyurethanes, epoxy resins)
  • Transfer from onsite blending (e.g. starch kitchen) to application and return
  • Metering onto items to be bonded

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Alcohol Applications

Alcohol applications involving Viking pumps range from methanol, butyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and beyond. Potential chemical attack of the pump body, gears, bushings, and elastomers is high.  Pump construction will ultimately be driven by the specific alcohol being handled and the construction that offers the greatest chemical resistance.  Applications include:

  • Bulk Transfer
  • Intermediate Transfer
  • Blending
  • Metering

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Edible Oils Applications

Regardless of the type of oilseed or the extraction process used (expeller press or solvent), Viking pumps are used to transport oil through the refining processes, which may include degumming, neutralization, bleaching and deodorizing, as well as storage, load-out or packaging of the finished product.  Applications include:

  • Olive
  • Palm
  • Soybean
  • Canola
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Corn
  • Sunflower
  • Safflower
  • Peanut
  • Grape Seed
  • Sesame
  • Rice Bran
  • Vegetable

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Resins Applications

Viking pumps are used in wide variety of resin handling applications like transfer, blending and metering.  Resins, made up of solvents, waxes, surfactants, and semi-solid resin particles all have various chemical compatibility concerns and, in some cases, abrasive wear concerns. The most common types are:

  • Epoxy Resins
  • Phenolic Resins
  • Acrylic Resin

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Starch Applications

Viking Pumps are used in the starch mixing and delivery systems (sometimes called kitchens) at paper mills and corrugators. Construction varies from cast iron to stainless steel, depending on the type of starch.  Applications include:

  • Adhesives
  • Sizing & finishing of textiles
  • Sizing paper
  • Explosives
  • Medicines
  • Face powders
  • Cosmetics
  • Bookbinding
  • Glucose
  • Malt sugar
  • Caramel
  • Foods
  • Cattle Feeds

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Sugar Processing Applications

Viking Pump has developed unique sugar industry pump models to handle an array of processes, such as syrups, thick juices, massecuites, magmas, betaines and raffinates, with the same pump.

Manufacturing plants can cover most of their positive displacement pumping needs with one or two sizes of the same pump by changing speeds, internal clearances, and possibly the idler gear (for magma and massecuite only).  This standardization simplifies plant operation and reduces maintenance costs, while increasing reliability and uptime.

In beet plants, Viking pumps are typically found downstream of the evaporators – on thick juice, standard liquor, white pan massecuite, high-green syrup, high-raw massecuite, low-green syrup, low-raw massecuite, molasses, sucrose extract, betaine and raffinate, as well as metering fondant and processing liquid sugars and inverts. They are use in 24/7 process applications as well as loadout applications to packaging, trucks and railcars.

In sugar cane mills, Viking pumps are typically found downstream of the evaporators – on thick juice, massecuite, molasses, magma, and on imported cane juice molasses.

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Wax Applications

Viking pumps are used for manufacturing and refining oilseed waxes at oilseed processors, petroleum-based waxes at oil refineries, and bees wax at honey processors. They are also used to transfer molten wax in downstream product manufacturing applications such as box coatings.

Viking pumps are used to transfer liquid wax from the melter to curtain coaters that feed box blanks under a curtain of liquid wax that coats one side of the blank and passes it to a drying section.  Applications include:

  • Box coatings for food boxes
  • Fresh product coating
  • Paper coating
  • Candle manufacturing

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