FLUX Pumps for Petrochemical applications


Whether oil or diesel, petroleum or propanol, solvents or other additives: petrochemical products are not only expensive to process, they also place special demands on dispensing and metering processes. At FLUX, we know exactly how valuable or flammable liquids can be pumped in a safe, efficient and economical way.

Accidental giveaways, spills and waste are expensive and under-filling can be too. If you want to accurately control your processes, you will find a competent partner in FLUX - we can guarantee reliability and lowest whole life cost thanks to the highest level of precision, serviceability and product support.

Application examples

  • AdBlue®
  • Additives
  • Antifreeze
  • Coolants
  • Diesel
  • Fats
  • Fuels
  • Kerosene
  • Oils
  • Petrol
  • Petroleum
  • Propanol
  • Solvents
  • Special lubricants
  • Turpentine

* AdBlue® is a registered trademark of: Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)

Application descriptions

Pumping of additives in the petroleum industry

A variety of additives in the petroleum industry have to be added from drums, e.g. to protect machinery parts or to separate water from crude oil. The pumps have to be suitable for explosion-proof areas and for temperatures of up to 60 degrees Celsius.

Drum pump FP 424 S Ex (HT) sealess
Drum pump FP 425 S Ex (HT) for 99,98% Drum emptying
Commutator motor F 460 Ex (HT)
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Our HT (High Temperature) versions are ideal for these applications in ambient temperatures and explosion-proof areas of up to 60 degrees Celsius.

In particular here, our F/FP 424 Ex and F/FP 425 Ex S (HT) drum pumps for low viscosity media are used together with the F 460 Ex (HT) commutator motors to extract the additives from the drums.

Our F/FP 424 drum pumps have no seals in contact with the liquid and offer the benefit of no wear to seals and optimum drainage of the inner tube.

The F/FP 425 drum pumps are suitable for 99.98 drum drainage and removal of residual liquid. This means that less than 0.05 l of residue remains in a 200 l drum. The built-in non-return device prevents the medium from flowing back into an emptied drum. The optimal product use eliminates the need for drum cleaning and disposal costs.

Refuelling of lorries with diesel

Lorries require refuelling from a 2000 l diesel tank, situated outside under a canopy. At the same time, the risks associated with heat exposure and the amount of labour required must be minimised.

Drum pump F/FP 430 S Ex with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 460 Ex
Mineral oil hose DN 25 
Pump nozzle
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
The FLUX F/FP 430 S Ex drum pump is ideal for reliably pumping various low-viscosity and highly flammable fluids such as diesel. The drum pump is lightweight and, above all, portable, and can be positioned directly inside the 2000 l diesel tank. It can also be quickly disassembled without any special tools for cleaning. Immersion depths of up to 3000 mm are possible.

Before the solution involving a drum pump, refuelling was done manually using 20 l canisters. Investing in a FLUX drum pump produces two benefits in one: The risk of accident is lowered and the burden on the employees responsible is significantly reduced since they no longer have to refill the heavy canisters using physical force.

Filling of precise quantities of various petroleum products and fuels

Precise quantities of widely varying petroleum products and fuels require filling into vehicle tanks using a flowmeter. Emissions must be avoided during this process. 

Drum pump F 430 S Ex with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 460 Ex 
Flow meter FMC 100 Ex 
Evaluation electronics FLUXTRONIC®
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
FLUX drum pumps are the best solution for this requirement since they are perfect for low-viscosity and highly flammable media such as petroleum and other fuels. Their lightweight construction means they can easily be carried from container to container. The simple operation of motor and pump ensures short changeover times.

In this scenario, our F 430 S Ex drum pump was used. It features a mechanical seal and the FMC 100 Ex flowmeter for highly flammable media in areas subject to explosion hazards. The F/FP 430 with mechanical seal prevents the medium from being displaced meaning the drum pump can even be used where different media require filling one after another. It can also be disassembled into two main components quickly and easily for cleaning.

The FMC 100 flow meter and FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronics ensure the accurate and safe filling of the media.

Filling of various oils

Various oils with a maximum viscosity of 800 mPas require decanting from different tanks to smaller containers.

Drum pump F 430 Al with mechanical seal
Commutator motor FEM 4070 
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Low-viscosity media of up to 800 mPas can be pumped without any great effort by the FLUX F 430 drum pump with mechanical seal. In this pump type, the shaft is fitted in a separate pipe with permanent lubrication and a mechanical seal closes around the medium.

In particular, our aluminium F 430 drum pumps are ideal for oils. The lightweight design makes the pumps mobile and easy to implement from one tank to the next. 

The F 430 drum pump with mechanical seal is easy to disassemble for rapid cleaning.  Immersion depths of up to 3000 mm are also possible.