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Iconology

Welcome to the Shanley Pump Iconology description page. here you will find descriptions to all the different Icons we use in describing our pumps.

Each Icon is to be used simply as a general guideline for the relative performance or character strengths of each pump represented and not as a complete definition of the pumps capability.

If you have any questions about a particular application or pump, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Please have the pump model and your specific application information ready. One of our factory trained sales engineers will be glad to assist you.

*Shanley Pump Group is not affiliated with nor distributor for Seepex®, Allweiler®, Moyno®, Tarby®, Netzsch®, or Continental Inc.® All referenced product names, brands, models, or part numbers is solely for identification purposes. Seepex® is a registered trademark of Seepex®. Moyno® and Tarby® are registered trademarks of Robins and Myers® and NOV®, Netzsch® Incorporated is a registered trademark of the Netzsch® Group, Allweiler® is a registered trademark of Colfax® Corporations Continental® Pumps is a Trademark of Continental® Ultra Pumps.

Pump Type Iconology

Centrifugal Pump Centrifugal Pump

A centrifugal pump is a rotodynamic pump that uses a rotating impeller to create flow by the addition of energy to a fluid.

Progressive Cavity Pump Progressive Cavity Pump

A progressive cavity pump is a positive displacement pump that transfers fluid by means of the progress, through the pump, of small, fixed shape cavities as its rotor is turned.

Screw Pump Screw Pump

A screw pump is a positive displacement pump that uses one or several screws to move fluids or viscous fluids along the screw(s) axis.

Twin Screw Pump Twin Screw Pump

A screw pump is a positive displacement pump that uses one or several screws to move fluids or viscous fluids along the screw(s) axis.

Three Screw Pump Three Screw Pump

A screw pump is a positive displacement pump that uses one or several screws to move fluids or viscous fluids along the screw(s) axis.

Peripheral Pump Peripheral Pump

The Peripheral pump produces large head at comparatively small flow rates while having an ability to entrained transport gas es without slowing or impedeing the liquid flow medium. Solids in the Pump Medium should be avoided.

Rotary Lobe Pump Rotary Lobe Pump

Lobe pumps are similar to external gear pumps in operation in that fluid flows around the interior of the casing. The lobes do not make contact.

Auger Pump Auger Pump

Auger Pumps work with an auger in a hopper that moves large product such as spent grains. Progressive Cavity Pumps use Augers in their designs.

Clockwise Pump Rotation Clockwise Pump Rotation

Pump Impeller has Clockwise Rotation on Shaft for operation.

Counter Clockwise Pump Rotation Icon Counter Clockwise Pump Rotation

Pump Impeller has Counter Clockwise Rotation on Shaft for operation.

Bi-Directional Pump Rotation Bi - Directional Pump Rotation

Pump can be run in either direction for flow.

Mechanical Pump Seal Mechanical Pump Seal

Mechanical Seals use both rigid and flexible contact elements at a sealing interface that slide on each other, allowing a rotating element to pass through a sealed case.

Double Mechanical Pump Seal Double Mechanical Pump Seal

Double Mechanical Seals use both rigid and flexible contact with a barrier liquid in the cavity between the two seals that is pressurized.

Magnetic Pump Seal Magnetic Pump Seal

Magnetic drive centrifugal pumps have no seals and are leak proof. This makes the pumps ideal for pumping hazardous, toxic, explosive, aggressive or valuable fluids.

Standard Pump Seal Standard Pump Seal

Standard Pump Seals come as Single or Double Spring models with two rotating hard surfaces held in place by spring pressure such carbide or ceramics as a sealing agent.

Closed Coupling Close Coupling

A Pump with a built-in electric motor with the motor drive and pump impeller on the same shaft.

Pump Packings Pump Packing

Braided synthetic or natural fibers used as a sealing agent around pump shafts that is excellent for general service applications.

Single-Stage Pump Single - Stage Pump

A single-stage pump has one dual suction impeller designed to take water in both sides of the impeller providing discharge flows to all discharge gates.

Multi-Stage Pump Multi-Stage Pump

Multiple impellers operating side by side on a common shaft by design, which gives the operator a choice of selecting a volume or pressure option from the pump.

Horizontal Mounting Pump Horizontal Mounting Pump

Pump in its current configuration is designed to be mounted horizontally.

Vertical Mounting PumpVertical Mounting Pump

Pump in its current design is designed for a vertical mounting (upright).

Self-Priming Pump Self-Priming Pump

A pump that mixes air with water. The pump then removes the air and moves water only, just like a standard centrifugal pump allowing for limited priming.

Low Pressure Pump Low Pressure Pump

Pump designed to operate at low pressures for optimal fluid movement.

Medium Pressure Pump Medium Pressure Pump

Pump that works at standard operating pressures for optimal fluid movement.

High Pressure High Pressure Pump

Pump that works at high pressures for optimal movement of fluid such as oils and hydraulic fluids.

Low Pump Noise Low Pump Noise

Pump designed to operate quietly with limited decibels form its operation. Used in indoor situations generally.

No Pump Vibration No Pump Vibration

Pump is designed to limit outside movement due to operation. These pumps are also generally low noise as well.

Pump Materials Iconology

Polyvinyl Chloride Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride: Used in pumps where corrosive materials are present.

Polyethylene Polyethylene

Polyethylene: Standard strength plastic used in pump construction where corrosive materials are present.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride Polyvinylidene Fluoride

High strength plastic used for its solvents and acids resistance capability.

High-Density Polyethylene High - Density Polyethylene

High strength plastic used in pump construction.

Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene Ethylene Chlorotri-fluoroethylene

Known as Halar, used in high friction pumping applications.

Perfluoroalkoxy Perfluoroalkoxy

Teflon based plastic. Useful for resistance to salt spray or other outside elements.

Polytetrafluoroethylene Polytetra - fluoroethylene

Teflon Plastic. Used for friction reduction.

Polypropylene Polypropylene

General production material plastic

Cast Iron Cast Iron

Alloyed metal that is used for pump bodies and other pump components due to its low cost to strength ratio.

Steel Steel

Iron and Carbon combination that allows for high strength components from pump bodies to impellers. Steel is one of the most common components of pumps today.

Stainless Steel Roll Stainless Steel Roll

Does not corrode, rust or stain with water. High strength steel used for wetted components of pumps such as shafts and impellers. Also used in sanitary pumping applications.

Stainless Steel Stainless Steel

Does not corrode, rust or stain with water. High strength steel used for wetted components of pumps such as shafts and impellers. Also used in sanitary pumping applications.

Stainless Steel 304 Stainless Steel 304

Stainless Steel with a unique mixture of ore components for added strength and resistance to chemical attack.

Stainless Steel 316 Stainless Steel 316

Marine Grade Stainless Steel used for the most difficult of pumping applications and component manufacturing.

Stainless Steel 316L Stainless Steel 316L

Stainless Steel with an extremely low carbon content. Good for pumping uses where pitting occurs. A good steel for hygienic applications.

Stainless Steel 904L Stainless Steel 904L

904L Stainless Steel is a non-stabilised low carbon high alloy austenitic stainless steel. The addition of copper to this steel gives it greatly improved resistance to strong reducing acids.

Bronze Bronze

Alloy metal consisting of copper and tin. Used primarily for the construction of centrifugal pump impellers.

Pump Industries Iconology

Air Conditioning Pump Industry Air Conditioning Industry

Pump is designed to support cooling applications.

Baking Pump Industry Baking Industry

Pump is designed to handle hot oils such as deep frying machines.

Beverage Industry Pump Beverage Industry

Pump is made from sterile materials and is used for beverage and brewery applications.

Bio-Technology Industry Pump Bio-Technology Industry

Pump is generally CIP capable and made of high quality stainless steel for medical applications.

Brewing Industry Pump Brewing Industry

Pump is designed for brewing and brewery applications. Made from stainless steel and generally set up for CIP (clean in place).

Casting Industry Casting Industry

Pump supports operations in the casting industry. Generally heavy-duty.

Chemical Industry Pump Chemical Industry

Pump is designed for resistance to chemical attack and sterility. Generally high grade plastics and stainless steel in construction.

Clear Liquids Industry Pump Clear Liquids Industry

Pump is designed for general pumping applications such as clear fluids without solids content present.

Cooling Applications Industry Pump Cooling Applications Industry

Pump is designed to work with cooling systems and applications where a heavy duty cooling pump is required such as refrigeration and air conditioning.

Cosmetic Industry Pump Cosmetic Industry

Pump is designed for sterile pumping applications for cosmetics and perfumes. Stainless steel construction with CIP capability generally.

Energy Generation Industry Pump Energy Generation Industry

Pump is designed for heavy duty pumping of thickened fluids and thermal resistance of heavy fluids used in the energy generation process.

Fertilizer Industry Pump Fertilizer Industry

Pump is designed to work with strongly reactive acids and chemical compounds used in the manufacturing of fertilizers such as nitrogen and phosphates.

Filtration Industry Pump Filtration Industry

Pump is designed for use in filtration systems with low or no particulate present in the pumped medium.

Food Processing Industry Pump Food Processing Industry

Pump is designed for sanitary application processing from stainless steels and comes with CIP capable fittings either.

Forestry Industry Pump Forestry Industry

Pump is designed to work with clear or non-polluted liquids such as standard water and general non acidic fertilizers.

General Purpose Industry Pump General Purpose Industry

Pump is designed for general purpose pumping applications.

Glass Production Industry Pump Glass Production Industry

Pump is designed to work with thermal fluids such as hot oils used in glass production.

High Purity Liquids Industry Pump High Purity Liquids Industry

Pump is designed with high quality stainless steel for use in sterile pumping applications.

High Viscosity Liquids Industry Pump High Viscosity Liquids Industry

Pump is designed to work in the pumping of highly viscous fluids such as hydraulic fluids, oils and thickened pumping mediums where solids are not present.

Irrigation Industry Pump Irrigation Industry

Pump is designed for industrial pumping applications of standard fluids such as water and water mixes.

Leather & Rubber Industry Pump Leather & Rubber Industry

Pump is designed to work with thermal fluids in its operations such as oils or mix chemicals.

Marine Applications Industry Pump Marine Applications Industry

Pump is designed to handle salt water corrosion and other corrosives generally found onboard ships. Can also be used for fuel oils etc.

Medical Industry Pump Medical Industry

Pump is designed for sterile operations pumping blood, medicines or other fluids requiring a sterile environment. Pump is CIP able.

Metal Hardening Industry Pump Metal Hardening Industry

Pump is designed for the pumping of oils and other thickened fluids used in steel manufacturing.

Mining Industry Pump Mining Industry

Pump is designed for handling acids and other corrosives present in the mining industry that would normally attack a standard pump.

Nuclear Industry Pump Nuclear Industry

Pump is designed for stringent code use and the handling of both cooling and irradiated waters.

Oil Industry Pump Oil Industry

Pump is designed for the pumping of heavy fluids such as crude or petroleum based lubricants such as oils and other thickened lubricant fluids.

Paint & Lacquer Industry Pump Paint & Lacquer Industry

Pump is designed for handling of fluids such as paints or lacquers. Pump is CIP able.

Paper Industry Pump Paper Industry

Pump is designed for handling of solids content. Generally a progressing cavity pump. Used for Paper Pulp and Black Liquor removal.

Pesticide Industry Pump Pesticide Industry

Pump is designed for use and application in the pumping and processing of poisons and other toxic fluids used in the pesticide industry.

Pharmaceutical Industry Pump Pharmaceutical Industry

Pump is designed for sterile pumping applications and is made of stainless steel with clean in place fitting either standard or as an option.

Photography Industry Pump Photography Industry

Pump is designed to handle developing fluids and other chemicals associated with photographic print making.

Plant Engineering Industry Pump Plant Engineering Industry

Pump is designed for robust general purpose pumping applications in a factory of production facility setting. Strong construction and chemical compatibility.

Plastic Processing Industry Pump Plastic Processing Industry

Pump is designed for work in the plastics manufacturing industry. Either in supply or cooling applications.

Process Technology Industry Pump Process Technology Industry

Pump is designed for use in general purpose manufacturing machinery for dependable service and longevity.

Refrigeration Industry Pump Refrigeration Industry

Pump is designed for use with chilled or thermal fluids associated with refrigeration.

Sanitary Applications Industry Pump Sanitary Applications Industry

Pump is designed for use in sanitary applications where sterility is a concern. Pump is generally made of Stainless Steel with CIP fittings.

Shipyard Contruction Industry Pump Shipyard Construction Industry

Pump is designed to work in heavy construction environment. Not affected by environment or salt spray. A solid industrial pump.

Slightly Polluted Liquids Pump Slightly Polluted Liquids

Pump is designed for general application pumping of clear or slightly polluted liquids without solids content.

Solar Industry Pump Solar Industry

Pump is designed for high temperature applications and performance. Molten salts, high temperature oils and other thermic transfer fluids.

Steel Manufacturing Industry Pump Steel Manufacturing Industry

Pump is designed for industrial use.

Surface Cleaning Industry Pump Surface Cleaning Industry

Pump is designed for surface cleaning applications, solvent pumping and higher pressure pumping.

Thermal Transfer Industry Pump Thermal Transfer Industry

Pump is designed for thermal transfer applications such as oils or viscous fluids and can operate with hot fluids.

Wastewater Treatement Industry Pump Wastewater Treatment Industry

Pump is designed for application work in the wastewater industry. From polymer injection to general application pumping.

Water Supply & Treatment Industry Pump Water Supply & Treatment Industry

Pump is designed for clear or slightly polluted water pumping applications with limited to no solids content in the pumped medium.

Pump Applications Iconology

Abbrasive Applications Pump Abrasive Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of abrasives or abrasive particles. Pump has ability to process small particulate matter.

Aquarium Applications Pump Aquarium Applications

Pump has working applications in Aquariums and Seawater pumping. Can be used successfully in commercial pumping applications.

Baking Industry Applications Pump Baking Industry Applications

Pump has working applications in the Baking industry with the transport of frying oils and other thermal fluids used in the baking industry.

Boiler Feed Applications Pump Boiler Feed Applications

Pump has working applications in Boiler feed due to high pressure capability.

Brackish Water Applications Pump Brackish Water Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of brackish or slightly polluted water without heavy particulate.

Clean In Place Applications Pump Clean In Place Applications

Pump has working applications in the sanitary field of food processing or bio technical or medical. Pump can be easily disassembled for cleaning with CIP attachments.

Condensation Applications Pump Condensation Applications

Pump has working applications in scavenging pumping. Works well in commercial large air conditioning systems for the scavenging of condensate water runoff.

Cooling System Applications Pump Cooling System Applications

Pump has working applications in cooling and light thermal transfer pumping. Designed primarily for the movement of cooling fluids and water.

Corrosive Applications Pump Corrosive Applications

Pump has working applications with corrosives and acids which would destroy other pumps. Usually Plastic lined or manufactured from milled plastic for chemical resistance.

DAF Process Applications Pump DAF Process Applications

Pump has working applications in the field of Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) and can handle entrained air mixed with the pumped medium without hurting the pump.

Dariy Applications Pump Dairy Applications

Pump has working applications in sterile manufacturing of foodstuffs. Pump is generally made from Stainless steel and comes with CIP fitting capability.

Deep Hole Drilling Applications Pump Deep Hole Drilling Applications

Pump has working applications with well drilling pumping. Pump can be used for the pumping of drilling mud and other thickened fluids. Generally a Progressive Cavity Pump.

Desalination Applications Pump Desalination Applications

Pump has working applications in desalination plants. Can be used for the pumping of salt or brackish waters.

Filtration System Applications Pump Filtration System Applications

Pump has working applications in working with commercial and industrial grade filter systems. Heavy duty operation and pumping capability.

Food Sterilisation Applications Pump Food Sterilisation Applications

Pump has working applications in the food sterilization industry. The pump can handle entrained gases such as ozone which is used in sterilization after picking.

Fuel Oil Applications Pump Fuel Oil Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of fuel oil or other thickened fluids.

Fuel Oil Transfer Applications Pump Fuel Oil Transfer Applications

Pump has working applications in fuel oil transfer applications such as dockside or from truck to boat.

Gas Scrubbing Applications Pump Gas Scrubbing Applications

Pump has working applications with gas scrubbing technology.

Heating Tank Mixing Applications Pump Heating Tank Mixing Applications

Pump has working applications in the mixing of differing temperature fluids and can withstand extremes in temperature shift.

Heat Transfer Applications Pump Heat Transfer Applications

Pump has working applications in heat transfer systems for removing heat from thermal transfer fluids.

Hot & Cold Water Pumping Applications Pump Hot/Cold Water Pumping Applications

Pump has working applications working with the pumping of both hot and cold water.

Hydraulic Applications Pump Hydraulic Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of thickened or viscous fluids such as hydraulic oils and cutting fluids.

Industrial Waste Streaming Applications Pump Industrial Waste Streaming

Pump has working applications working with industrial waste streaming from facilities or factories. Pump can handle contaminated fluids easily.

Light Oil Recirculation Applications Pump Light Oil Re circulation Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of thin thickened fluids such as hydraulic and lubricating oils.

Liquid Gas Pumping Applications Pump Liquid Gas Pumping Applications

Pump has working applications working with entrained gases into he pumped fluids. Pump is an ideal candidate for a DAF system.

Lubrication Filtration Applications Pump Lubrication Filtration Applications

Pump has working applications working with the pumping of lubricating fluids through filtration systems.

Lubrication Oil Applications Pump Lubrication Oil Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of lubricating oils.

Lubrication System Applications Pump Lubrication System Applications

Pump has working applications in pumping lubricating oils in lubrication systems and equipment.

Machine Tool Applications Pump Machine Tool Applications

Pump has working applications working with cutting oils and other thickened fluids in an industrial work environment.

Oder Control Applications Pump Odor Control Applications

Pump has working applications in working with Odors or control systems such as sterilizers and Ozone pumping.

Oil Cooling Applications Pump Oil Cooling Applications

Pump has working applications for use in oil cooling equipment systems in both standard and industrial configurations.

Oil Scum Removal Applications Pump Oil Scum Removal Applications

Pump has working applications with oil scavenging and scum removal units.

Pig Farming Applications Pump Pig Farming Applications

Pump has working applications in pig farming with waste removal and/or water supply for food and cleaning.

Polymer Injection Applications Pump Polymer Injection Applications

Pump has working applications in the wastewater industry with polymer injection units for waste treatment and floc collection.

Poultry Farming Applications Icon Pump Poultry Farming Applications

Pump has working applications in Poultry Farming with Waste removal and/or food and watering uses.

Recirculation System Applications Pump Re circulation System Applications

Pump has working applications in Recirculation systems such as gray water and brackish water.

Sea Water Pumping Applications Pump Sea Water Pumping Applications

Pump has working applications in the pumping of seawater or brackish water and is not affected by salts.

Slaughter House Applications Pump Slaughter House Applications

Pump has working applications in slaughter house pumping with blood removal, feeding and watering of animals and general water supply.

Solids Content Applications Pump Solids Content Applications

Pump has working capabilities of having solids in the pumped medium without losing pumping capability. Can be used in DAF and wastewater pumping systems.

Spent Grain Applications Pump Spent Grain Applications

Pump has working applications in the brewing and wine industry with the removal of spent grain, mash tun and wine must. Pump is generally a Progressive Cavity Hopper Pump System.

Steel Manufacturing Applications Pump Steel Manufacturing Applications

Pump has working applications in steel manufacturing. Pump is robust and can handle working in an industrial environment.

Surface Treatment Applications Pump Surface Treatment Applications

Pump has working applications in the surface treatment of glass, steel and plastics with oils or cooling waters being pumped.

Thermal Oil Applications Pump Thermal Oil Applications

Pump has working applications pumping thermal oil through circulation systems in industrial plants.

Turbine Applications Pump Turbine Applications

Pump has working applications turbine systems. Can be used to pump thin oils or fluids with ease.

Viscous Fluid Applications Pump Viscous Fluid Applications

Pump has working applications pumping thickened viscous fluids such as oils and other thickened pumping mediums. Pump is generally Screw type.

Wastewater Plant Applications Pump Wastewater Plant Applications

Pump has working applications in Wastewater pumping.

Water Circulation Applications Pump Water Circulation Applications

Pump has working applications in clean water circulation pumping systems.

Well Water Applications Pump Well Water Applications

Pump has working applications working with wells and well water pumping systems. Pump is also available for truck mount for well drilling.

Wind Power Applications Pump Wind Power Applications

Pump has working applications in the field of wind power generation with the pumping of viscous fluids.