FRANKFURT—July 23, 2015 —The ITT Bornemann Twin-Screw Pump meets Zone 1 Category 2 requirements of the ATEX 137 Directive 99/92/EC for countries that must act under European legislation.
This ATEX 137 directive regulates how certain areas and zones are defined and classified to improve the safety and protection of workers potentially at reduce risk from “explosive atmospheres”. Within these classified areas, companies must use certified machinery and electrical devices and define areas where an explosive atmosphere could occur. Zone defines the type of explosive risk (gas-vapor-mist or dust) and Category defines the equipment required to meet the directive.
Bornemann Twin-Screw Pumps can handle virtually any fluid, including flammable fluid, regardless of viscosity, homogeneity, lubricity or abrasiveness. These are self-priming positive displacement pumps with external timing gears and bearings. Manufactured in more than 80 sizes, their design provides excellent suction performance and eliminates all metal-to-metal contact within the pump.
A recent change to the pump interior means these pumps can now be installed in any application where Zone 1 Category 2 is mandated without division between zones inside and outside the pump. Highly sophisticated process measurement control equipment is no longer necessary for dry running protection or nitrogen reciprocation. Even under the most extreme environments will maintain best suction capabilities, transferring fluids of varying viscosities or flow, safely and effectively.
“We are thrilled to be able to further our reach within the manufacturing community,” said Mike Moore, global product director for Twin Screw Pumps for ITT’s Industrial Process business. “Safety, efficiency, reliability and a high level of availability are the most important features that distinguish Bornemann pumps and systems.”
For more information on Bornemann pumps and ATEX, visit www.bornemann.com.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2014 revenues of $2.7 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.
ITT’s Industrial Process business is a global manufacturer of industrial pumps, valves, monitoring and control systems, and aftermarket services for the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical, oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, power and general industrial markets through leading brands including Goulds Pumps, Bornemann, PRO Services, Engineered Valves, Blakers and C’treat.
About ITT Bornemann
ITT’s Bornemann brand is a leading manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets – including oil and gas, chemical, mining, food processing and general industry. As the leading manufacturer of twin-screw and positive displacement pumps, ITT’s Bornemann brand continues to lead the industry in delivering innovative and customized pump systems and solutions. For more information, visit www.bornemann.com.