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Why You Need a High Temperature Pump

Pumping cold water is normally straightforward, only requiring standard seals and lower-pressure components. However,use of a standard pump in a high temp application may lead to leaking seals, stalled drives, or even cause premature motor failure.

While all pumps can handle a certain degree of high temperature, some pumps are specifically designed to withstand the extra high temperature found in some fluid solutions in applications, such as furnace condensate, waste from boiler blow-down, plant washdown and industrial cleaning sump pits, and transformer vaults.

Among our pump selection, a popular choice is the Little Giant Model PLG-HT10ENCIM-A, Automatic submersible effluent pump that can handle liquids up to 200 degrees with a maximum capacity of 75 GPM, maximum head of 25 feet, and 1.5 discharge NPT. Reliable and robust, it’s equipped with a continuous duty rated, energy-efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor with thermal overload protection. PSC motors provide lower current draw increasing energy efficiency, improved performance, and a cooler running motor.

The motor housing and volute are epoxy-coated cast iron, and the mechanical shaft seal is fluorelastomer (FKM) with carbon and Ni-resist faces to assure maximum protection against pump failure. Other features include a non-clog impeller, stainless steel fasteners to prevent corrosion, and solid handling up to ¾-inch diameter.

Whatever your high-temp pumping needs, our team can walk you through the proper pump selection, considering the liquid being pumped, flow and pressure required, liquid viscosity, and the range of temperatures. Contact us at 262-253-1353 or sales@jmipumps.com.