Diaphragm pump for the nuclear industry

Tapflo has delivered a pneumatic diaphragm pump of its largest model for use in various applications in the nuclear industry. The pump, which is presumably the first of its kind in the world, has been developed in cooperation with the Fagerstrom Industry Consultant with extensive experience from deliveries to the nuclear industry.

In a first application, the pump is installed in a mobile system for decontamination. The system’s task is to clean and remove radioactivity from different parts during inspection, servicing and replacement of a nuclear power plant. More applications can, however, be considered as a pump of this kind requested from several directions.

The pump, which is a special version of Tapflo largest T825 model, meets the requirements for a Class 3 component, which means that it is approved for inclusion in the system used for the plant’s operation.

It was a long and demanding project, says Henrik Borisch, product manager at Tapflo, who also directed the project. It took a lot of calculations, documentation and testing before it was approved and clear. While it is comforting to know that you do not compromise on anything when it comes to equipment of this type.

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