The special features of SolidC UltraPure centrifugal pumps include an external shaft seal and spring, a defined-compression O-ring on the back plate, crevice-free design and special standards-compliant materials throughout.
Discover Alfa Laval SolidC UltraPure
Alfa Laval SolidC UltraPure pumps strike the perfect balance between price and performance.
The SolidC UltraPure is a standardized centrifugal pump design that is the perfect choice for installations where price and performance are central.
An external shaft seal, a semi-open impeller with balance holes, and a crevice-free design ensure repeatability and a high-quality end product.
Alfa Laval provides a 3-year warranty on all non-wearing parts on the SolidC UltraPure and all standard components are kept in stock to help you avoid unnecessary downtime.
Global coverage with local presence
SolidC UltraPure units are available in four different sizes. All standard components are kept in stock to shorten lead times and to avoid any unnecessary downtime.
Experts are close at hand, no matter where you are, we have support and service experts close by. At the same time, all UltraPure pumps use standardized parts for easy specification and delivery, and fast service turnaround.
Alfa Laval provides a 3-year warranty on all non-wearing parts, provided genuine parts are used.
Certification, specification and standards
The SolidC UltraPure range has EHEDG certification. Read more about SolidC UltraPure in product documentation.
Need to find documentation for your Alfa Laval UltraPure pump?
All Alfa Laval UltraPure pumps are supplied with Alfa Laval Q-doc, our documentation package providing full traceability of all product contact parts such as steel, gaskets, etc. Alfa Laval Q-doc secures a perfect match every time and prevents potential oversights that could necessitate revalidation.
How it works
SolidC UltraPure construction
The pump consist of a standard motor, stub shaft, mechanical compression coupling, stainless steel adaptor, back plate, impeller, pump casing and shaft seal.
Unique impeller design
SolidC UltraPure centrifugal pumps feature a unique semi-open impeller with a special vane design that ensures particularly low NPSHr (Net Positive Suction Head required), which is the total pressure at the suction nozzle necessary for the pump to operate properly. This helps prevent cavitation effects, and minimizes any risk of mechanical damage.
The impeller also features balancing holes that provide excellent circulation in the shaft seal area as well as reducing axial forces on the impeller. This reduces wear on both the shaft seal and the bearings of the drive motor.
Semi-open impeller with balancing holes for high
cleanability of the shaft seal.
External shaft seal
The front-loaded external shaft seal, with the spring and washers mounted on the atmospheric side, is an important feature of the SolidC UltraPure design. This configuration makes maintenance rapid, easy and inexpensive – it only takes about 5 minutes to replace the shaft seal.
Using a front-loaded shaft seal, combined with the pipe couplings mounted on the pump housing, also means there is no need to disconnect or remove the pump casing for inspection or maintenance. This saves time and money, and helps keep downtime to a bare minimum. This feature also means that a spare pump without casing could also be quickly put into place .
Alfa Laval uses the same shaft seal for the whole SolidC UltraPure range – and the same seal is used in LKH UltraPure centrifugal pumps. This standardization keeps inventory down and makes replacing wearing parts a quick and easy task.
1: Defined O-ring groove providing firm positioning of the O-ring on pump casing and metal to metal contact provides a predefined compression of the O-rings with no crevices for contaminants.
2: External shaft seal with few wear parts and spring mounted on the atmospheric side, meaning no wear of the spring or other internal parts going into your product.
Part of a broad pump range
Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of pumps intended for hygienic applications in the dairy, food, beverage, home care and personal care.
- Alfa Laval LKH
- Alfa Laval LKH Evap
- Alfa Laval LKH Multistage
- Alfa Laval LKH Prime
- Alfa Laval LKHex
- Alfa Laval LKHI
- Alfa Laval LKHPF
- Alfa Laval MR
- Alfa Laval Solid C
Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of pumps intended for UltraPure applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
For a broader pump range, explore the different product categories: Circumferential piston pumps, Rotary lobe pumps and Twin Screw
Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment product catalogue "Close at hand" includes product leaflets, performance curves, links to animations, brochures and price lists for ordering purposes.
Download the product models in Neutral or Native CAD file formats. It is also possible to download 3D PDF files.
Visit the animations site and take a look inside a product to see and understand how it works.
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