The Vesconite Hilube line shaft support bushing.
The Vesconite Hilube line shaft support bushing.

Pumps fitted with Vesconite Hilube polymer components are being successfully used in a challenging project to pump river water from the Nile.

A Turkish OEM uses Vesconite Hilube in many of its most challenging projects, so it decided to use the polymer bushing material. The project is associated with abrasive water which has a large proportion of sand particles, and the hard-wearing Vesconite Hilube is specially designed for such applications.

In addition, since Vesconite Hilube is chemically inert and does not react with mild acid or alkaline chemicals, it is particularly appropriate for river water from the Nile which, while it has acceptable water quality, is known to be polluted with agricultural, industrial and household waste.

The Turkish company supplied the project with one of its pumps that had been fitted with Vesconite Hilube polymer components in late 2018 and is now reporting that the line shaft support bushings continue to operate well.