Uniglide-e pump offers improved reliability and energy saving potential
27 November 2020
The Uniglide-e range is the latest generation of axially split, double entry pumps from Celeros Flow Technology.
Developed in response to customer priorities using modern 3D and FEA analysis techniques, Uniglide-e pumps offer significant advances in the areas of energy saving, reliability and ease of maintenance.
Part of the ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) Glides range, Uniglide-e split pumps have a capacity of up to 4,000 m3/hr (17,600 USgpm), a delivery head of up to 200m (670 feet) 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.
Designed for reliability
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.
With the potential to bring benefits to many industries, Uniglide-e pumps come in a wide range of configurations. Material specifications are available for non-corrosive and corrosive applications, including seawater, with WRAS and NSF coatings available for potable water projects.
Horizontal and vertical configurations, radial and thrust bearings and clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation are also available. Uniglide-e pumps are designed for both 50Hz and 60Hz markets.
The Uniglide-e is part of the innovative CUP Glide range. The complete Glide range allows customers to choose from more than 170 frame sizes with coverage that extends up to 20,000 m³/hr (88,000 USgpm) and heads up to 350m (1,100 ft).