GEA and SGL Carbon develop new graphite steam jet vacuum pumps

Steam Ejector Made of Graphite for Steam Jet Vacuum Pumps

In a collaborative effort, SGL Carbon and GEA have developed a new steam jet vacuum pump made of graphite. Picture source: GEA

At a glance:

  • Major advantages over porcelain pumps
  • Energy savings of over 30 percent
  • Fast delivery times and availability

In a collaborative effort, SGL Carbon and technology group GEA have developed a new steam jet vacuum pump made of graphite. Thanks to the combination of the many material advantages, customers in the chemistry industry save over 30 percent energy.

In the highly corrosive sector of chemical industrial processes, the new GEA vacuum pumps made of SGL Carbon DIABON® graphite provide major advantages over pumps made of porcelain, the main material used to date – at competitive prices. Graphite also offers a greater degree of design freedom and faster delivery times. All of this is possible because the housing of the graphite steam jet pumps is made in a standardized size, while the internal geometry can be tailored to the customer’s requirements.

“To retrofit existing systems, we offer a complete service package, from inspection of the vacuum unit, to support in determining performance characteristics, to engineering and execution,” states Sascha Schumacher, Service Consultant After Sales Vacuum Systems at GEA. “We’re happy to cooperate with SGL Carbon to offer our customers a solution that not only optimizes performance and energy consumption, but also presents an economically attractive alternative to porcelain ejectors.”

Ralph Spuller, Head of Product Management Process Technology, Graphite Materials & Systems Business Unit at SGL Carbon: “Together with GEA, we have developed a pinpoint solution that is geared to customers in the chemical industry and their special requirements. And it’s a winner: We are already supplying many customers with components in the new design.”

In addition to the jet pumps, SGL Carbon also supplies block heat exchangers and connection components for between block heat exchangers and jet pumps made of DIABON graphite for these applications.

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