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Blackmer adds sliding vane pump for LPG bobtails, transports

June 4, 2021
New flange-mounted TLGLF3HD designed to increase reliability, safety while optimizing loading, unloading speeds

Blackmer, a leader in pumps and reciprocating compressor technologies, recently revealed a new sliding vane pump.

Developed as a flange-mounted truck pump, the TLGLF3HD Sliding Vane Pump helps increase pump reliability and safety while optimizing the loading and unloading speeds of LPG products for bobtails and transport trucks, the company said.

TLGLF3HD pumps include all of the same features and benefits as the Blackmer TLGLF3 sliding vane pump while incorporating an increased flow rate of 60 to 201 gpm (227-761 L/min), which is 55% greater than the TLGLF3. This higher flow rate makes the TLGLF3HD pump an ideal solution for high-capacity bobtails tasked with making high-volume deliveries to residential farms and commercial customers.

The TLGLF3HD also takes product reliability to a high level, Blackmer said.
Flange mounting the pump directly to commercial internal control valves eliminates the need for inlet pipes, shutoff valves and external strainers that can restrict flow and cause vaporization problems, resulting in smoother operation and longer pump life.

“Blackmer originated the first truck-mounted pump in 1915 and has continued to develop innovative pumping solutions ever since,” said Chris Hordyk, Blackmer product manager. “Not only does the new TLGLF3HD decrease LPG loading and unloading times, which means less wear and tear on the equipment, it also sets the standard in sustained high-level performance, energy efficiency, and trouble-free operation.

“This makes the TLGLF3HD the go-to choice for LPG transport truck builders and propane marketers for truck-mounted pumps.”

Currently available in a 3-inch model, the Blackmer TLGLF3HD pump offers a maximum differential pressure of 125 psi (8.62 bar) and can be driven by a PTO shaft or a hydraulic motor using an adapter kit. These pumps are equipped with a double-ended drive shaft for clockwise or counterclockwise rotation by changing the pump position, and an auxiliary intake port that can be used for emergency unloading of another tank or transport.

Along with an inlet flange that provides optimal conditions for handling liquified gases, Blackmer UL-listed TLGLF3HD pumps feature cavitation suppression liners to reduce noise, vibration and wear from the damaging effects of cavitation. Replaceable casing, liners and end disks enables easy rebuilding of the pumping chamber to like-new condition.

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