Main benefits
  • Simple and robust design with ease of maintenance
  • High reliability
  • Minimum life cycle costs
  • Wide range of different hydraulic options
  • Can run dry
  • No sealing system required
Main applications

The VA cantilever sump pump is  perfectly suitable for all industrial sump pump applications: 

  • Industrial water
  • Effluents
  • Corrosive and abrasive mixtures
  • Hazardous fluids
  • Abrasive liquids and/or liquids containing large solids
  • Abrasive fibrous slurries and/or fibrous slurries containing large solids
  • Abrasive non-fibrous slurries and/or non-fibrous slurries containing large solids
  • Heavy slurry
Main design features
  • Wide range of different hydraulic options: semi-open, open, closed or vortex impellers
  • No sealing required
  • No intermediate bearing
  • Dry running allowed for selected hydraulics
  • Discharge separate from the shaft line
  • Bearing assembly is sealed to prevent contamination by liquids or gases
Key characteristics
Capacities up to 3’500 m3/h / 15’500 USgpm
Heads 100 m / 330 ft
Pressures up to 20 bar / 290 psi
Temperatures up to 120°C / 250°F
Speed up to 3’000 rpm
Industries
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mining
    Whether on the surface or underground, the conditions in mines are harsh. Besides the mud, slurry, stones, and rocks, there are large volumes of water to remove in order to keep production moving. Our dewatering pumps are rugged and ready, taking on the toughest drainage and sludge removal.

  • Metals
    Sulzer’s pumping and mixing solutions for the base and precious metal industry are designed for corrosive and abrasive liquids. We offer expertise e.g. for the production of aluminum, copper, nickel, zinc, and precious metals.

  • Chemicals
    Sulzer improves quality, capacity, and energy efficiency with its advanced technologies and services for separation processes; including distillation, absorption, evaporation, extraction and crystallization. Our pumps, mixers, and agitators cover the specific requirements in chemical processes.

  • 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.

  • Water intake, transportation and irrigation
    Sulzer offers various reliable pumping solutions for water intake, water transportation, industrial water supply, distribution and irrigation.

  • 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.

  • Sugar, starch and sweeteners
    Efficient production of sugar, starch and sweeteners puts high demands on the processing equipment. Thanks to many years of experience and comprehensive process know-how, Sulzer offers a wide portfolio of innovative process pumps, special pumps, mixers, agitators, compressors and aerators for these industry sectors.

  • 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.
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  • Heavy-duty cantilever sump pump type Ensival Moret VAP
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  • Slurry pump type Ensival Moret PLR and CR
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VA cantilever sump pump – no sealing system required
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