Alfa Laval has introduced its DuraCirc circumferential piston pump for the food, dairy, beverage, home and personal care industries which has high volumetric efficiency and complies with EHEDG and 3-A global hygiene standards.

The company says it has used its experience from previously developed products to create a new design which delivers high performance, hygiene safety and easy maintenance. It is the first circumferential piston pump that offers durability, reliability, high efficiency and superior hygienic performance, combined with a broad range of flow rates and pressures along with capabilities for simple service.

The range consists of 13 models, capable of flow rates up to 150 m3/hr (660 gpm) and pressures of 40 bar (580 psi), offering a broad application scope. Features include a front-loading, self-setting single mechanical seal, use of a single long-life oil lubricant, and external shimming.

Nish Patel, president of the Food & Water Division, said: “Simplicity, efficiency and safety are the key qualities of our latest pump. It offers more efficient and sustainable processing, for better results and greater peace of mind.”