Franklin Electric reveals NCX series explosion proof submersible non-clog pumpsDiana Aoun | February 22, 2022
The new FPS NCX series explosion proof submersible non-clog pumps offer a safer wastewater transfer solution for municipal infrastructure operators. These pumps are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1 and Groups C and D hazardous location requirements — making them ideal for municipal applications as well as commercial or industrial applications that require an explosion-proof rating.
Featuring a field adjustable wear plate, factory standard dual silicon carbide mechanical seal and chemical-resistant components, the NCX Series sets a new benchmark for reliability, durability and ease of service. In addition, Franklin Electric’s intrinsically safe non-clog control panels, which have been exclusively designed for NCX pumps, are also available for complete systems integration.
The factory standard dual silicon carbide mechanical seals feature low thermal expansion and high abrasion resistance relative to the more commonly used carbon versus ceramic seals. This results in superior performance and longevity, with up to a six times longer seal life according to Franklin.
Addition features of the NCX include the motor enclosure sealing system which utilizes Viton O-rings for added chemical and temperature resistance. In addition, the ductile iron casted impellers provide enhanced corrosion resistance and are more robust when handling rigid debris compared to traditional cast iron versions.
The NCX Series pumps are available in single- and three-phase power options to accommodate flows up to 39 L/s (625 US gpm). The NCX series can be used in a variety of applications such as lift stations, sewage systems, stormwater, flood and pollution control, industrial waste and dewatering, wastewater treatment plants and general fluid transfer.