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Hilge SIPLA Clean-In-Place (CIP) Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump

Hilge Sipia Pump

The Hilge SIPLA series of self-priming centrifugal pumps is available in 316 Stainless steel for durability and long life in Clean-In-Place or sanitary pumping applications from 0-275 GPM at temperatures up to 203°F up to 189 feet of head. Its liquid ring, self-priming design is available in Bloc (close coupled), Super (stainless shroud and peg feet), or CN (bare shaft foot mount) models.

Hilge Pumps are designed to cope with pumped media with unique physical and chemical characteristics and are generally used as return scavenging pumps in the beverage and food production industry.

A permanently installed pump is built into the respective pipeline at the starting point which applies the necessary force to the media by sucking it in on one end, and discharging it on the other. This causes a pressure increase on the discharge side of the pump and a reduction in pressure at the suction side of the pump.

Due to their design, centrifugal pumps cannot vent the suction line when started up, meaning that they cannot initially draw up the media themselves. You must either arrange suction pipe work so that the fluid falls under gravity from a vessel above the pump or fill the pump and the suction line with fluid before starting it. In addition, centrifugal pumps are even more sensitive to air pockets or bubbles in the media, which can lead to a breakdown if air pockets collect in the impeller channels.

Self-priming Hilge SIPLA centrifugal liquid ring pumps are capable of venting the suction line. This requires the pump to be at least half-full of fluid. The star-shaped impeller thrusts the fluid in the pump into the side channel. This creates suction on the suction side of the pump which is then capable of venting the suction pipe work. The atmospheric pressure on the fluid surface then forces the fluid up the pipe work to the pump. The SIPLA Design is a great pump for Beer manufacturing.

Port connections can be customized to your specific needs along with either a shaft seal with either single or double mechanical seal fittings. The SIPLA model has the ability to handle liquids with entrained air which makes it particularly suited to CIP scavenge applications with a low shear for yeast harvesting. The Adapta® modular bearing housing system is available on the Sipla 6, 12, and 18 models for easy motor installation.

The Hilge SIPLA Series Centrifugal pump is ideal for:

  • Food Processing
  • Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing

SIPLA Pump Performance


gpm0 - 275
temp203° F
head189 ft.


bar0 - 10
temp95° C
head57 M

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