If you want to pump flammable liquids, you need a special, explosion-proof drum pump. Only a pump designed for these chemicals meets the strict safety regulations. With an explosion-proof pump for petrol or other flammable substances, you rule out the possibility of the respective liquid igniting during the pumping process and causing damage to property or personal injury.
Basically, you need these pumps whenever you want to transfer chemicals from one container (e.g. a large container) to another, smaller container. They are also used if, for example, a liquid has leaked in a safety cabinet and you want to extract it.
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Here in the online shop, you can choose between hand pumps and electric pumps with a nozzle. The hand pumps work on a mechanical basis and are therefore operated manually The electric pumps perform their function automatically, you only have to turn them on and off. Please check if the chosen pump is suitable for the substance to be pumped.
Besides the resistance, the viscosity is an important factor. Before buying, you are also interested in the performance of a gasoline pump or other barrel pump. For pumps for petrol and other substances, manufacturers specify this output in quantity per minute, for example 50 litres per minute. Your decision will depend on the quantities you handle in your business. If you are dealing with small quantities, a small barrel pump will suffice. Otherwise, you should prefer pumps with a large capacity, to enable you to work efficiently.
The pumps for petrol and other chemicals in PROTECTO's online shop at are all characterised by easy maintenance options. You should not underestimate this advantage: For safety reasons the pump must be cleaned regularly, The easy handling saves you a lot of time and guarantees the residue-free removal of all dirt.
Pump must be suitable for flammable substances
Drum pumps are approved for certain substances, you can find more details on the individual product pages. You should check whether the chemicals you use are included. For diesel fuel, there are special diesel pumps and also diesel dispensers. Most of the time, you can pump different materials with a barrel pump, for example, you can also pump ammonia acid and windshield cleaner with a gasoline pump. However, a petrol pump is not allowed for all materials, you usually cannot use a petrol pump for hydrochloric acid. For this purpose, there are special pumps for chemicals. Follow the pump manufacturer's information to ensure safe use.
For the correct selection, please refer to the data sheet of the medium to be pumped. Check the resistance, flow rate and viscosity. If you are not sure about the right pump, please call us at + 49 4331 4516 20. Our expert advice will be happy to help you.