New Drum Pump Is Ideal For Less Aggressive Fluids


Portable drum and barrel emptying pumps are the simple, effective and therefore essential device for transferring a wide range of fluids from tanks, drums, barrels and IBC’s. Liquids handling specialists Michael Smith Engineers has recently added a new lower cost option to its extensive range of drum pumps, the Finish Thompson PFM pump.

New Drum Pump Is Ideal For Less Aggressive Fluids

The PFM pump is based upon the proven design and the majority of the same corrosion resistant materials as used in their market leading polypropylene PF drum pump. However, the PFM pump features a (316) stainless steel shaft as opposed to the standard PFP (with alloy 625 shaft). Research indicated that around 50% of all PF drum pumps are used for transferring neutral or mildly corrosive fluids, so the new stainless steel shaft model is a lower cost option which is ideal for pumping fluids which are not especially corrosive or reactive.

The sealless, high performance portable PFM pump can be supplied with an impact resistant electric motor contained within a durable, Polypropylene moulded housing. This incorporates an integral comfort grip handle which provides operators easy access to the on/off switch. Air motors are also available. PFM pumps have interchangeable tubes and motors and are easy to clean and maintain. They can also be run dry. The pumps handle capacities up to 150 lit/min and liquids with viscosities up to 2000 centipoise. The PFM is available as standard in 27", 40", 48", 60" and 72" tube lengths.

About the company

Michael Smith Engineers provide representation in the UK for specialist pump manufacturers, with particular emphasis on sealless leak free pump technology. The product range includes dosing and metering pumps, both diaphragm and plunger design, conventionally sealed and magnet driven gear pumps, magnet drive and canned motor centrifugal pumps, barrel emptying pumps, progressing cavity pumps and triplex diaphram pumps. Further details about the company are available at

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