A pump is a mechanical device that is used to force a fluid (a liquid or a gas) to move forward inside a pipeline or hose. They can also be used to produce pressure by the creation of a suction (partial vacuum), which causes the fluid to rise to a higher altitude.
Stainless Steel Casting For Pump
Stainless steel has long been a durable, reliable building material for magnetic drive pumps. The properties of stainless steel make it an excellent option for magnetic pump construction. The material and chemical make-up give it a greater resistance to chemicals. The addition of molybdenum into the steel during production makes the steel more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Pumps made with stainless steel hold up against solvents, acids, sea water, brine and more.
Stainless Steel Casting vs Iron Casting for Pump
Stainless steel and cast iron are the two most common casting materials, which allow for quality pumps. While there are many different types of materials and metals which can be used to cast pump, cast iron and stainless steel is very common due to their mechanical properties, which allow for widespread use, reliability, and durability.
While it is easy to think that cast stainless steel and cast iron may be very similar, there are actually several advantages or disadvantages for either material. Before deciding which material you want to use, it helps to talk to a stainless steel casting company to understand which might be right for you and your project.
Although the castability and machinability of stainless steel is worse than cast iron, there is a big advantage that it is more rust resistance and corrision resistance than cast iron. Besides, cast stainless steel is more expensive than cast iron because the material cost and casting cost are all higher than those of cast iron. However, this may just be a short-term look at the costs. For any project, it is important to factor in the long lasting nature of cast steel, as well as the cost of replacement parts if any are required. In many cases, even with higher upfront costs, stainless steels casting for pump can be more cost-effective in the long-run.
At CFS, we specialize in stainless steel investment casting of many custom products, helping find the best option for you and your needs. CFS foundry produces high-quality, durable stainless steel investment castings for industrial applications. We have over 20 years of experience in investment casting stainless steel pump components, and our stainless steel lost wax casting process allow us to produce pump components as precise as possible.
Since stainless steel is well known for its mechanical properties, our engineer recommends this type of material for pumps. We typically recommend 304 or 316 stainless steel because of its high corrosion resistance and great machinability. We know that each application is unique, so contact us to speak with an expert and find a best solution for your pump project.
Typical stainless steel castings for pump components, including:
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