205 Litre or 55 Gallon Drum Pump
Our 205 Litre or 45 Gallon Drum Pump is specially designed for dispensing fluids, chemicals, oil, diesel, and petrol from any type of drum quickly and easily.
When you need to safely transfer or dispense substances from barrels or drums, you need a reliable barrel pump. A 205l drum pump is used in diverse industries, to pump everything from the most corrosive acids to honey, or hair gel. Whatever the application, it is crucial to select the best 205 litre barrel pump specifications for the job. The 205l drum pump is designed to fit into any standard 200 litre drum or barrel. These barrels are sometimes classified as 200 litre, 44 gallon, 45 gallon or even 55 gallon (US). So in some circumstances the requirement may be for a 45 gallon drum pump if imperial measurements are being used. However, whether they are referred to as 200l drum pump or 45 gallon drum pump the actual drum pumps themselves are exactly the same.
Important Considerations for Barrel Pump Specifications
Each of the following variables affects the drum pump performance and requirements. Use these barrel pump specifications as you select the right pump for your operations.
Head and Flow
Some pumps provide high flow rates or high head. Others offer both. Consider the speed, distance, and configuration needs of your application. What is most important? This will determine the head and flow requirements for your barrel pump specifications.
What will you be pumping with your 205l barrel pump? Keep in mind the following characteristics of any substances that are involved:
Type – What chemicals will the drum pump transfer or dispense?
Concentration – How acidic are the chemicals?
Corrosiveness – Does the 45 gallon drum pump need to be able to withstand highly corrosive substances?
Flammability – Are there any flammability concerns that require specific pump safety features?
The answers to these questions will determine the construction material of the drum pump as well as the style.
Does your application involve extreme temperatures? Your barrel pump specifications will need to take into account any heat concerns or potential freezing conditions. You may need to choose a barrel pump that is made to withstand severe temperatures.
Not all pumps can handle viscous substances. Consider how thick are the products that you will be transferring or dispensing from the barrel pump. High viscosity typically requires specialty pumps, so you will need to consider this as you choose barrel pump specifications.
What is the weight of the fluid you will be pumping? Specific gravity measures how heavy the liquid is compared to water. This weight impacts the amount of work the pump must do to transfer the fluid, which makes specific gravity an important part of barrel pump specifications.
Matching the barrel pump to the container size is key for top performance. The bigger the barrel, the longer the tube required for the barrel pump. If you are emptying large containers, you may also want a fast pump to speed up production. The barrel pumps shown on this page are either 40 or 48 inches long, these would typically be the optimum size for use on 200 litre barrels.
Desired Motor Type
Several factors may affect the type of motor you want for your barrel pump specifications. If you are pumping in a hazardous location, you may need an explosion-proof or splash-proof motor. The power source is also key. Do you want corded, electric, battery, or air? This often depends on where you will be operating the pump. After you determine what type of motor works best for your application, you can choose a 44 gallon barrel pump with pump specifications that are compatible with the desired motor.
Do you plan to use the pump in multiple areas of your operations? Do you have limited space for a pump? Consider whether you need to choose a portable pump or a pump with a small footprint, as you make your 44 gallon barrel pump specifications.
Not sure what barrel pump specifications you need? Have questions about which drum pumps will produce the best outcomes? Contact an industry expert like Michael Smith Engineers Ltd. As the UK's leading pump supplier, we partner with trusted brands such as Finish Thompson, with experts ready to assist you with your 205 litre drum pump selection or any drum emptying pumps you may require.