Rotary lobe pumps sized to suit your requirments and designed to meet the needs of the hygienic industry.
With its smooth, low-shear pumping action, the SRU is Alfa Laval’s core rotary lobe pump for the gentle handling of sensitive process fluids within the dairy, food and beverage, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
The SRU range of rotary lobe pumps has been designed for use on wide ranging applications within the Brewing, Dairy, Food, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries. The SRU pump can handle from low to high viscosity media with its characteristic smooth, low shear pumping action being ideal for products such as creams, gels, emulsions, aerated mixtures, and delicate cells and organic solids in suspension. The SRU range is suitable for CIP (Cleaning In Place) and conforms to USA 3-A Hygienic Standard. In addition the SRU pump range is certified by EHEDG (European Hygienic Equipment Design Group) as fully CIP cleanable to their protocol. The SRU pump range is also classified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres under the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC Group II, Categories 2 & 3, with temperature classification T1 to T4. The SRU range is compact in size and highly
efficient, capable of flow rates up to 106 m³/h and pressures up to 20 bar. The modular design provides for greater application flexibility and cost effective maintenance. The SRU range is compact in size and highly efficient, capable of flow rates up to 106 m³/h and pressures up to 20 bar. The new improved modular design provides for greater application flexibility and cost effective easy maintenance.
The SRU pump with its conventional lobe pump design concept has a robust cast iron gearbox, which provides maximum shaft rigidity and easy oil seal replacement. The SRU range in series 1-4 has a universal gearbox design. This gives the flexibility of mounting pumps with the inlet and outlet ports in either a vertical or horizontal plane by changing the foot and its position. The SRU range in series 5 & 6 has dedicated gearbox castings, which also allows the inlet and outlet ports to be in either the vertical or horizontal plane.
Pump head Construction
The SRU in standard specification has hygienic design full bore inlet and outlet ports to International Standards, maximising inlet and outlet port efficiency and NPSH characteristics. Enlarged diameter and rectangular ports are also available to handle very high viscosity products. The SRU in standard specification has tri-lobe rotors with the option of bi-lobe rotors for handling fluids containing large delicate solids. All
rotors are available in three temperature ratings allowing the pump to be operated at maximum process temperatures of 70°C, 130°C and 200°C for both fluid pumped and CIP.