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Chemical Pump Guide

Application Guide: Chemical Pumps

At TS Pumps, we understand applications and the variety of chemicals associated with each. We know that when it comes to Chemical Pumps there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Thanks to our full range of pumps available, we can offer pumps to handle your individual business needs.

Our highly skilled team are also able to design and manufacture a range of bespoke systems suited to your requirements, ideal for trickier installations.


What pumps are recommended for chemical use?

The Chemical Pumps in our range are perfect for handling aggressive or corrosive liquids at any temperature needed. When it comes to the use of Chemical Pumps, safety is of utmost importance and so it is crucial you choose the correct pump for your operations.

Here is a list of positive displacement pumps we recommend for your chemical pumping needs:

Diaphragm Pumps

Our HDPE, PTFE and Metal Diaphragm Pumps are ideal for use with chemicals. Our HDPE/PTFE AOD Pumps are perfect for handling aggressive chemicals because the body is machined from solid block HDPE or PTFE which means it is strong enough to withstand mechanical forces and aggressive chemicals.

A Stainless Steel Metal Diaphragm Pump is suitable for chemicals. Both our HDPE/PTFE and Metal Pumps can be delivered as ATEX rated for use within hazardous environments. ATEX rated PTFE pump is ideal for pumping applications such as solvents.

Metal Diaphragm Pump from Tapflo for Chemical Pumps

Metal Diaphragm Pump from Tapflo


Chemical Applications: acids, alkalis, alcohol, solvents, latex, emulsions.

Peristaltic Pumps

The design of our Peristaltic Pumps is ideal for use with chemical applications due to the hose being the only part of the pump that comes into contact with the product being pumped. We supply hoses with a high chemical resistance that are ideal for operations involving chemicals. We have 4 types of Peristaltic Pump within our range:

Low Pressure Peristaltic Pump

Low Pressure Peristaltic Pump


Chemical Applications: Acids, PVDF latex, alcohol, soap, non-aromatic solvents, chemical dosing and petrochemical.

Flexible Impeller Pumps

Flexible Impeller Pumps are ideal for unloading tanks and drums. Our Flexible Impeller Pumps can be fitted for a variety of installation requirements, including Gearbox Drive and Mechanical Speed Variation with Inverter Drive.

Gearbox Drive Flexible Impeller Pump

Gearbox Drive Flexible Impeller Pump


Chemical Applications: water-based glues, emulsions, glycerine, wax, rubber latex, photographic processing liquids, paints, industrial discharges, polyelectrolyte.

Screw Pumps

Our Self-Priming Twin Screw Pump is perfect for the chemical industry. The pump can be used for a variety of applications including CIP, SIP and dosing of chemicals. Twin Screw Pumps have been designed to incorporate the best of Lobe, Peristaltic, Centrifugal and Circumferential Piston Pumps.

Sanitary Self-Priming Twin Screw Pump

Sanitary Self-Priming Twin Screw Pump

Centrifugal Pumps

Small Industrial Centrifugal Pumps:

This Industrial Centrifugal Pump is perfect for mild chemicals and can be ATEX rated for use with flammable fluids like petrol and diesel. The pump also has high mechanical and corrosion resistance

Chemical Applications: acids, alkalis, alcohol, solvents, shear sensitive products (latex and emulsions), chemical waste products.

Magnetically Driven Centrifugal Pumps:

Magnetically Driven Centrifugal Pumps are the ideal Chemical Pumps. This is because the motor is attached to the pump using magnets which in turn prevents damage being caused to the pump in the event of a leak

Chemical Applications: transfer of chemicals from storage tanks to smaller containers.

Large Industrial Centrifugal Pumps:

Salvatore Robuschi Centrifugal Pumps are designed with you, the customer, in mind, so each pump is custom-made to your application and installation requirements. Custom design options include closed, semi-open and channel impellers, made with cast Iron, Stainless Steel (available in several grades), Duplex, Super Duplex Stainless Steel, Hastelloy B &C. Horizontal and vertical immersion configurations

Chemical Applications: waste removal, transfer.



Can I make it safer to pump chemicals?

Absolutely! We can install your pump onto a MDU (Mobile Decanting Unit). MDUs are perfect for ensuring the safe transfer of chemicals. The unit comes on a trolley that can hold containers of 20L, 25L or 205L and comes with a pneumatic batching controller.

Can I detect a pump leak before the chemical leaks into the environment/comes into contact with humans?

Yes, we have a few options available. All Diaphragm Pumps in our range can be fitted with a Guardian System which will detect the flow pressure inside your pump and stop your pump from running if the pressure drops, indicating a leakage. The system can then send a signal or sound an alarm for your engineering team to check the pump.

Another option is a Barrier Pump which detects drop in pressure caused by a ruptured diaphragm. The product being pumped will be blocked by the backup diaphragms in the pump and the pressure drop stops the pump immediately. This stops the air valve system from being contaminated by the product.

Our Barrier Pumps are available in HDPE/PTFE and Metal. Similarly, our Peristaltic Pump range can be supplied with a detector in case of a hose rupture.


At TS Pumps we specialise in the supply and service of industrial pumps and systems into key industries and markets, so if this pump isn’t quite right for you, you can read more about our full range of pumps here or contact our team today to discuss your business requirements.

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