Scandinavian distribution announced for revolutionary pump

Posted: Tuesday 15th March 2016

Billingham-based pump distributor and manufacturer Tomlinson Hall has secured a major distribution agreement in Scandinavia for its innovative liquid ring vacuum pump, Liquivac.

The pump, which can handle combinations of liquids, gases and fine solids, will be distributed in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Lyma Kemiteknik AB.

Part of the Indutrade group, Sweden-based Lyma Kemiteknik AB is a specialist in corrosive and abrasive flow technology and offers a range of products from leading pump brands, as well as valves and pipes.

Liquivac, developed by Tomlinson Hall and manufactured at the company's Billingham site, can perform a huge range of operations.

The pumps are widely used by utilities companies, chemical processors, food and drink producers, environmental engineers, desalination plants and sea life centres, and have been employed by companies including BASF, ConocoPhilips, Bayer, Tata Steel and Veolia.

Liquivac's innovative liquid ring vacuum design can accommodate solids of up to 2mm in diameter during the transfer of liquids, air, foam, emulsions and vapours. The pump's cast iron or 316 stainless steel pump body, combined with a stainless steel rotating element, makes Liquivac extremely robust in operation, and it is able to transfer volatile liquids or collect waste. It has also been designed to operate in an outdoor environment.

Liquivac's technology is highly effective when used in pump priming systems to increase process efficiency and to protect larger vacuum pumps from damage. It can also provide vacuum cooling during chemical processing.

Liquivac can operate from long suction lines - 500 metres or more - enabling the pump to be positioned a considerable distance away from a hazardous site, or source of effluent, and can be easily transported due to its small size. In seawater extraction operations, Liquivac can work with sub-sand intakes, which make use of sand's filtering properties.

Colin Simpson, Business Development Director of Tomlinson Hall, said: "We are delighted that Lyma Kemiteknik AB has chosen to distribute Liquivac in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and that the Liquivac brand is associated with such a prominent and well-established company.

"Liquivac is a flexible, versatile pump that serves a very broad range of companies throughout the world - our partnership with Lyma Kemiteknik AB now means that its presence in Scandinavia can be greatly increased, and we look forward to seeing the pump help businesses across the region."

Magnus Gustavson,Managing Director ofLyma Kemiteknik AB, added: "We have a long-standing relationship with Tomlinson Hall and are proud to be associated with one of the UK's most respected pump distributors and manufacturers.

"Liquivac enables us to extend our own range with a unique product. We can see great potential for the use of Liquivac pumps in chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, petrochemical facilities and in the energy sector."

Founded in 1919, Tomlinson Hall is a joint-founding member of the Pump Distributors Association and is an approved global distributor of many leading pump brands, such as DEPA, ELRO and Grundfos. The company offers services including pump selection and supply, site visits, problem solving, servicing and repairs.

Last year, the company was named Best Small Business in the Teesside Business Awards 2015 and won the Small Business of the Year award in the North East Business Awards 2015, held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, it was also awarded the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) SME of the Year title and it is a finalist in the Distributor of the Year category in the Pump Industry Awards 2016.

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