Main benefits
  • Long and trusted experience in all industrial segments
  • Excellent performance
  • Exceeds standard requirements of international ISO 5199 and ISO 2858 standards
  • Suitable for the most demanding industrial applications
  • Unique, patented and superior design features minimize life cycle costs
  • Quick and easy installation, safe operation, easy maintenance and service
Main applications
  • Clean and lightly contaminated liquids
  • Viscous liquids
  • Fibrous slurries
  • Large solids containing liquids
  • Gas containing liquids and self-priming applications

Main design features
  • Versatile, reliable, high-efficiency hydraulics and material options
  • Innovative shaft sealing solutions for reliable operation and reduced costs
  • Innovative and reliable degassing and self-priming units
  • Reliable, simplified and heavy-duty bearing unit with a variety of different lubrication options
  • Modular design minimize the spare part inventory cost
Key characteristics
Capacities up to 9,000 m3/h / 39,600 USgpm
Heads up to 160 m / 525 ft
Pressures up to 16 / 25 bar, 230 / 360 psi, depending on material and size
Temperatures up to 180 °C / 356 °F
Discharge sizes from 32 mm / 1 ¼ in to 600 mm / 24 in
Maximum speed of rotation up to 3 600 rpm
Performance range AHLSTAR APP/T Range centrifugal pumps have large and tight hydraulic coverage to satisfy the most demanding requirements of industrial applications.
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Case studies
  • AHLSTAR pumps with maintenance-free dynamic seals
    The paper mill includes a conventional wastewater treatment plant which treats about 20'000 m³ per day of process effluents. At the output of the plant, about 30% of the discharge water is reintroduced into the mill circuit and the remaining 70% is returned to the Moselle river. Despite the increasing stringency on the quality of the discharge water, no environmental incident has occurred since the start-up of the plant.

  • Lower maintenance and operational costs for industrial wastewater treatment
    The industrial effluents of the Camaçari petrochemical complex are collected and conveyed to a centralized secondary wastewater treatment plant operated by Cetrel. In the activated sludge recirculation process, expensive maintenance was needed for the Archimedean screw pumps. Cetrel decided to replace them by more cost-effective and efficient pumps.

  • Sulzer pumps at the heart of the largest smolt facility in Norway
    Nordlaks is a Norwegian fully-integrated company that produces, processes and sells Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout worldwide. It has recently completed the building of a new smolt facility for fish up to 500 grams at Innhavet in Hamarøy municipality. This RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture System) fish farm is the biggest of its kind in Norway, with special focus on smolt welfare. The land-based facility has state-of-the-art equipment for optimal biosecurity and sustainability. At the heart of the RAS process, all recirculation pumps were supplied by Sulzer.

  • Sulzer pumps improve wastewater treatment in a sugar and bioethanol plant
    Tereos is the leading sugar and alcohol producer in the Czech Republic. The factory trusts Sulzer’s equipment for its demanding wastewater applications, like the XFP sewage pumps with Contrablock Plus impellers and Premium Efficiency IE3 motors.

  • AHLSTAR and SNS pumps throughout corn ethanol process
    FS Bioenergia, located near Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, is the first corn-only ethanol plant in Brazil. The production started in 2017 and the annual capacity is 250 million liters today. The facility utilizes the latest process technologies from ICM, an innovative company headquartered in Colwich, KS, USA that has become a world leader in biorefining technologies and processes. In addition to bioethanol, some high-value coproducts such as corn oil as well as high-protein and high-fiber dried distiller’s grains are produced. The plant also generates electricity from the biomass, partly for internal use and the surplus for sale.

  • Trusted partner for new wood-based processes
    Sulzer is a company with long and solid experience and proven expertise in several important customer segments. Pulp, board and paper processes and applications as well as new ones based on wood raw materials represent high-priority commitment and partnership areas for the business and product development organization. Read the whole article.

  • Driving up efficiency
    The adoption of electric vehicles across the world is increasing rapidly and this demand needs to be matched by the supply of batteries. As new processing plants and manufacturing facilities are constructed, it is important that they employ the latest in pumping technology to ensure optimum reliability and efficiency. Read the article.

  • Energy efficiency of pumping systems
    Pumping systems account for more than 20% of the world’s electrical energy demand, and in certain industrial plant operations they can be responsible for between 25% and 90% of the energy usage. Improving the energy efficiency of the pumping system will reduce production costs and support green credentials. Read the whole article.

  • Expert solutions for mining and quarrying
    The mining, quarrying and construction industries present some of the most challenging applications encountered by pumps. The range of process fluids handled varies quite significantly across these processes, ranging from clear water to heavy slurries and from alkaline, pH neutral to highly corrosive fluids. As well as having to deal with the process requirements, products must also be compliant with the environmental and legislative constraints in play across geographies. Read the whole article.

  • Pump solutions for mine water management
    Mines require water. At the same time, because many mine working areas are below the water table, the removal of water is a major challenge. Water is critical for every mine site – without water the mine could not operate. Pumps are, therefore, one of the most used machines in mines today. In this article we will review the concepts of mine water and mine water management as well as the most common pumping applications. Read the whole article.

  • Pumps in the circular economy
    Sulzer has a long history of supporting renewable power generation, plastic recycling and sustainable practices as a whole in all its operations in manufacturing and spare parts as well as services centers. Read the whole article

  • Case studies
    Wherever fluids are pumped, mixed, controlled or applied, we are there. See how our solutions create value for customers and learn how we can make your pumping and mixing processes more efficient and profitable, safeguarding your production and ensuring lasting reliability.

  • Supporting sustainable fuel production
    Sulzer is at the forefront of engineering excellence and quality, delivering best-in-class solutions to support companies in important growth industries, such as biobased, renewable energy production. Understanding precisely what customers need, as well as maintaining the highest standards in manufacturing and service has led to many significant project wins, not least the collaboration with Inpasa, Latin America’s largest producer of corn ethanol. By the end of 2022, this partnership is anticipated to have grown to the delivery of almost 1’000 pieces of equipment, including pumps, sealing systems, agitators and static mixers across three production plants in Brazil. Read the whole article.
Applications
  • Auxiliary services
    In each desalination plant there is a number of pumps providing auxiliary services at the different stages: filter backwash, membrane flushing, membrane cleaning, etc. Due to lower head and flow requirements, typically theses auxiliary services will require end suction, single stage pumps.

  • Chemical pulp fiber line
    Proven pumping, mixing and agitation solutions for your cooking, washing, screening, oxygen delignification, bleaching, and storage processes to ensure process reliability, high efficiency, and low operating costs.

  • Chemical recovery
    Sulzer’s extensive product portfolio is designed to meet the most demanding hydraulic coverage requirements in your evaporation, recovery boiler, and white liquor preparation processes.

  • Chemicals for Pulp Paper and Board
    Tailored designs, features and material selections to meet the most demanding pumping, mixing, and agitation challenges in the production and preparation of chemicals, tall oil production, and lignin processing.

  • Coating and finishing
    A wide selection of highly efficient and reliable pumps and agitators for your pigment handling and color coating processes.

  • Industrial water and effluent treatment
    Sulzer has a deep knowledge in wastewater treatment, and with our wide product portfolio we can now offer energy-efficient and reliable solutions for your water collection, neutralization, flocculation, sedimentation, cooling, aeration, sludge storage, digestion, and dewatering processes.

  • Mechanical pulp line
    Sulzer’s ideal product portfolio for challenging pumping, agitation, and mixing operations in refining, grinding, CTMP, screening, reject handling, and bleaching processes.

  • Mine water management
    Sulzer offers a comprehensive portfolio of pumps and process equipment for abrasive and corrosive environments in mine water management applications.

  • Paper and board machine and systems
    Sulzer’s extensive product portfolio is designed to meet the most demanding hydraulic coverage requirements and for all types of liquids, making it ideal for challenging pumping, agitation, and mixing operations in stock preparation, PM approach system, broke system, white water system, vacuum system, condensate system, and shower water system processes.

  • Power plants
    Sulzer’s extensive product portfolio to maximize the performance and reliability of your solid organic fuel biomass power plant, solid industrial or municipal waste fuel biomass power plant, and liquid or gaseous organic fuel biomass power plant processes.

  • Pre-treatment
    Before reaching the RO Island, where specifically the desalination process will take place, raw water needs to be treated to ensure the required quality of the raw water to avoid fouling the RO membranes.

  • Product water transfer
    After post treatment, product water is pumped to the storage tanks or into the water distribution networks.

  • Pulp drying machine
    Increased hydraulic excellence for your approach, cleaning, drying machine, vacuum, broke, and white water system processes.

  • Recycled fiber line
    Energy-efficient products with low life cycle costs and a lighter environmental footprint for your pulping, screening & cleaning, flotation, washing, and bleaching processes.

  • RO-Island HPP 2nd pass
    This is the heart of the SWRO desalination process, where the desalination effect takes place. The treated sea water is fed by means of the high pressure pumps into the RO membranes, obtaining permeate or product water and high pressure brine rejection, whose high pressure energy is recovered by selected Energy Recovery Device.

  • Water intake
    Raw water to be desalted, either sea water or brackish water will be taken from natural resource and pumped to pre-treatment stage. For sea water abstraction, different intake arrangements can be considered, which will define the pump type to be installed.

  • Water supply
    Meeting today’s challenges and high requirements within water intake, sedimentation, sludge treatment, fine screening, and water distribution processes.

  • Wood yard
    Energy-efficient products with low life cycle costs and a lighter environmental footprint for your debarking, washing, chipping, screening, and bark and waste streams handling processes.
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Products, services and news

  • Sulzer to supply pumps and mixers to the new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland
    March 24, 2021
    Metsä Fibre, part of the Finnish forest industry company Metsä Group, and Sulzer Pumps Finland have signed an agreement for the supply of process pumps, medium-consistency pumps and mixers for the main processes of the bioproduct mill that will be built in Kemi. The delivery will include several hundred devices.

  • AHLSTAR A process pump range
    AHLSTAR A end-suction single-stage centrifugal process pumps are used for demanding industrial applications to ensure process reliability, high efficiency and low operating costs. The pump exceeds the requirements of ISO 5199.

  • AHLSTAR EPP/T high-temperature process pump range
    AHLSTAR EPP/T centerline supported end-suction single-stage centrifugal process pumps are designed to stand high temperature especially in demanding industrial hot liquid pumping applications. The pump exceeds the requirements of ISO 5199.

  • AHLSTAR NPP/T non-clogging process pump range
    AHLSTAR NPP/T non-clogging end-suction single-stage centrifugal process pumps are designed for industrial large solids containing liquid or abrasive slurry applications to avoid plugging. The pump exceeds the requirements of ISO 5199.

  • AHLSTAR WPP/T wear-resistant process pump range
    AHLSTAR WPP/T wear-resistant end-suction single-stage centrifugal pumps are designed for abrasive and erosive pumping applications, such as lime milk and mud, and coating pigments. The pump exceeds the requirements of ISO 5199.

  • Agitators, dynamic mixers
    Sulzer SALOMIX™ and Scaba mixing and agitation technology offers a wide range of products for industrial applications. Side-mounted horizontal and top-mounted vertical agitators, dynamic chemical mixers, and tower and tank flow management products guarantee effective mixing and agitating processes.

  • Pump services
    Reliable and efficient pump operation is critical for your business. Therefore you need a service partner that can respond fast and flexibly. Our pump services are second to none and provide solutions that help you to improve your processes and business performance.

  • Original pump spare parts
    Original spare parts machined to the correct tolerances and clearances give a perfect fit first time, every time. Our commitment to continuous improvement often allows us to supply parts with improved features, thus enhancing performance, extending equipment life, while reducing maintenance costs.

  • Service kits
    When your equipment needs to be repaired you shouldn’t have to worry about spending valuable time searching for the right parts – or even worse, finding out that some small but vital parts are missing. With Sulzer service kits you get everything you need in one package.

  • Sulzer mechanical seals
    Sulzer mechanical seals are strong by design and have been proven very reliable in various pumping applications.

Industries

  • Chemical processing
    Our solutions for the chemical processing industry include pumping, separation and mixing, as well as services for rotating equipment and infrastructure. We offer experience in classical chemical, plastic, and pharmaceutical production as well as in processing renewable materials.

  • Fertilizers
    Our pumps, mixers and agitators provide durability and reliability for fertilizers production as well as for corrosive and abrasive liquids and high gas content. Our specific industry experience also includes separation processes and servicing of pumps, compressors, turbines, and motors.

  • Food and beverage
    Food and beverage production relies on our pumping and mixing solutions. Special pumps and agitators have been developed for sugar, starch, and sweetener production. Separation equipment is often used in beverage manufacturing and our process technologies support purification and concentration.

  • Mining and metals
    Long experience and detailed knowledge of metals and mining applications with different raw materials makes Sulzer a reliable pump supplier for these industries.

  • Biofuels
    Biofuels from renewable sources show great potential as sustainable transportation fuel. Based on our experience in demanding processes, we work with customers to develop advanced pumping, mixing, and distillation solutions for the production of biofuels, from pilot to commercial-scale installations.

  • Municipal clean water
    We provide reliable pumping solutions for various industrial water and wastewater treatment processes. Our technologies enable the removal of organics.

  • Power generation
    You can rely on our high-performance pumps for efficient operations of fossil-fired, nuclear, and renewable power generation. Our maintenance and repair services for turbines, pumps, and generators ensure continuous operations.
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