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Distributor (authorized representative) to supply metering pumps to industrial enterprises of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

The Russian company ООО «ЭНЦЕ Инжиниринг» (ENCE Engineering) is a general partner and a service center of a Swiss production and engineering company ENCE GmbH (ЭНЦЕ ГмбХ). The headquarters of ENCE GmbH (ЭНЦЕ ГмбХ) was founded in 1999 and has now a wide technical staff in pumps and other process equipment.

ООО «ЭНЦЕ Инжиниринг» (ENCE Engineering) together with the headquarters ENCE GmbH (ЭНЦЕ ГмбХ) is in a position to supply metering pumps, perform service activities including supervision, startup and commissioning, after sales and post warranty maintenance, through our own resources, and also involving a wide network of our representative offices in CIS-countries.

Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia

The Russian company ООО «ЭНЦЕ Инжиниринг» (ENCE Engineering) is an official representative of pump manufacturers such as:
Shin Nippon Machinery (Japan),
Sundstrand Corporation (the USA),
Oilgear (the USA),
Teikoku Electric (Japan),
HAUKE-MP GmbH (Austria)

Together with the headquarters, ООО «ЭНЦЕ Инжиниринг» (ENCE Engineering) performs supplies of metering pumps to the following industrial enterprises in CIS-countries:
Pump supplies for the last 5 years

Metering pumps. Operation principle and description

Operation principle

Irrespective of the great diversity of pump types, the amount of delivered liquid can be adjusted precisely only in volumetric pumps with a special control system. In pumps with the liquid pumping principle based on centrifugal or inertial forces (centrifugal pumps, vortex pumps, screw pumps and others), the delivered liquid flow control is insufficiently precise and delayed; the running flow is measured, the flow rate is analyzed, and the feedback procedure is used to send the control signal to the actuator (the control valve, the hydraulic clutch, the variator or the motor variable frequency driver) that implements successive iterative variations to control the flow. In pumps implementing the volumetric operation principle, the exactly fixed liquid volume is moved in each complete pumping cycle; this volume is a function of the effective pump operating volume, i.e. the difference between the operating space volume at the time when the suction process is complete and the residual operating space volume at the time when the liquid discharge process is complete. As a result, metering is possible with high degree of accuracy; for this purpose, frequency of operating cycles or effective operating volume of the metering pump shall be adjusted. In volumetric pumps (unlike the pumps in which the centrifugal or inertial operation principle is used), the metered volume does not depend significantly on external process factors such as pumped liquid viscosity variations or pressure variations at the suction inlet or at the metering chamber (these variations arise from time to time due to changes of raw materials, process disturbances or variations of external temperature or process temperature). Also, because the parameters can be calculated precisely and remain stable irrespective of the external factors, these pumps can be integrated into the systems with high level of automation and high precision of metering. These factors are the backgrounds for wide application of volumetric pumps for metering purposes.

Peristaltic metering pumps are the most effective in terms of use of an operating space in a single cycle, because practically complete operating volume of a single cycle is injected into the metering chamber and meets the effective operating volume. In this type of pumps, hoses filled with medium to be metered are placed into special pass chutes, with the open surfaces of these hoses clamped by rollers; the rollers, fastened on the motor rotor, rotate and roll over the hose along its length. While the rollers move, they press the liquid from the suction inlet towards the injection chamber. Rollers move continuously along the full length of the hose; as a result, the liquid volume fixed in the hose between two successive rollers is the effective operating volume. In principle, the factors determining the plant characteristics in terms of the metered liquid flow rate are the diameter of hoses (the effective operating volume), the number of passes in the pump and the peripheral speed of rollers that determine the frequency of operating volume injection cycles. For existing pump models, frequency of rotation of a rotor bearing the rollers shall be adjusted to control the metering.

Peristaltic pumps are successfully used in laboratories and small-scale manufacturing facilities with low flow rates, low pressures and low automation levels. These pumps are very effective to pump small amounts of aggressive and caustic liquids, because the operating medium is completely separated from the actuator, and there are no seals that are the major sources of leaks during operation; to a large extent, reliability and safety of a peristaltic metering pump depend on the material of hoses and on their resistance to the pumped liquid and to multiple deformations.

Diaphragm (membrane) metering pumps are less effective than peristaltic ones but they are more convenient for operation and more reliable. In a membrane pump, the operating volume of the pump is in the chamber with a membrane, and this volume is limited by the suction check valve and the injection check valve. The minimum operating volume is the chamber volume available at the time when the valve is closed at the suction inlet side; the maximum operating volume is the chamber volume available at the time when the check valve is closed at the pressure side, i.e. when the metering pump membrane displaces the metered liquid from the chamber in a maximum extent and starts to move backwards. The effective operating volume in membrane pumps is significantly less than in peristaltic pumps because the diaphragm does not press the total volume from the operating space and, also, because small stray flows exist when the check valves operate. The factors determining the characteristics of membrane metering pumps are the area of a membrane (a diaphragm), the membrane movement amplitude and the frequency of injection cycles. For existing pump models, frequency of injection cycles or membrane movement amplitude shall be adjusted to control the metering.

The advantages of diaphragm metering pumps are as follows:

  • They are applicable in various branches of industry and are suitable for integration into automated process lines.
  • They are the most reliable metering pumps in terms of operation safety, because they are free of seals that can be the sources of operating liquid leakages into the environment.
  • Membrane (diaphragm) metering pumps are especially effective for metering aggressive and poisonous liquids; also, they are most reliable to deliver suspensions containing solid particles. (However, valves will be affected by wear more intensively, and the effective operating volume per cycle should be increased while the frequency of cycles should be decreased as far as possible.)

Plunger (piston) metering pumps are the most common in industry because their design is capable to reach high pressure and high flow rate; however, these pumps have several drawbacks in terms of their operation. Similar to diaphragm metering pumps, the effective operating volume is a difference between the operating chamber volumes: the maximum volume existing at the time when the check valve is closed at the pressure side minus the minimum volume existing at the time when the valve is closed at the suction inlet side; however, the volume-forming operating element in this type of pumps is not a membrane but a piston or plunger. Due to the piston or plunger used, the operating space can be used more effectively than for the membrane; however, stray flows also exist while the check valves opening or closing is in progress. The factors determining the characteristics of plunger metering pumps are the piston diameter and stroke, the number of pistons (single-, double-, three- or five-plunger pumps) and the frequency of operating cycles. For existing pump models, frequency of piston stroke cycles or piston stroke length shall be adjusted to control the metering.

The advantages of plunger (piston) metering pumps are as follows:

  • They are suitable for integration into automated processes with high precision of control and programmable parameters.
  • For metering in accordance with the customer’s requirements, high flow rates and pressures can be reached. In many cases, this is critical for manufacturing processes.
  • Plunger (piston) pumps demonstrate high efficiency and minimum power consumption during the metering processes.
  • Small sizes of metering pumps and complete metering units.

Metering pumps’ application examples

These pumps are widely used in metering plants for various branches of industry such as:

  • petroleum extraction;
  • gas extraction;
  • petroleum refining industry;
  • petrochemical industry;
  • chemical industry;
  • metallurgy;
  • power engineering;
  • general-purpose industrial applications.

The Russian company ООО «ЭНЦЕ Инжиниринг» (ENCE Engineering) is happy to collaborate with both large ambitious pump manufacturers and fast-growing companies in search for new trade areas for their products.

Our group of companies totals around 200 employees and we are ready to become a distributor for those manufacturers whose strategy is oriented to improve long-term competitive position at Russian and CIS-markets.

We are always open to consider any partnership proposals!

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