Liquid Handling Equipment and Systems by APEC
When you choose APEC to provide your liquid handling equipment, you’re getting the assurance that you’ll be able to get the job done – efficiently and reliably. Our reputation speaks for itself with over 1,000 machines in more than 35 countries around the world. 98% of our equipment is still in operation, and many customers purchase several machines for different locations.
We’ll help you meet your manufacturing needs through reliable liquid handling equipment.
Liquid Storage Capabilities
We offer liquid storage capacities from 150-950 liters in either stainless steel or polyethylene construction. Tanks include:
- Support stand
- Inlet ball valve
- High- and low-capacitance-type level indicators
- Temperature gauge
- Discharge ball valve
You can choose from several options, including heat trace with insulation and temperature control, jacketed with insulation and temperature control, tank agitators, and food grade construction.
Products for Your Liquid Handling System
We offer both high-flow metering pumps and low-flow metering pumps. Our high-flow metering pumps are sized for flow rates from 1.8 to 300 lpm in both mild and stainless steel. Pressure relief, TEFC motor and v-belt drive are built in. Options include:
- Food grade finish with easy disassembly for cleaning
- dc or ac variable speed control
Our low-flow metering pumps are sized for flow rates from 0 to 17.5 lph. Stroke displacement adjustment and 4 to 20 ma analog/digital converter for external control are included.
Mass Flow Meters
Coreolis type mass flow meters are sized for flow rates from 0 to 250 kgs per minute in stainless steel construction. Meters are complete with flow sensor, transmitter with pulse and 4 to 20 ma out proportional to flow. Accuracy is +- .1% of full flow rating.
Coreolis meters have no moving parts, hold calibration very well, and sense the flow of liquid by weight so they are not affected by changes in temperature, specific gravity, or viscosity.
Nutating disk volumetric meters are sized for flow rates from 4 to 500 lpm in cast iron construction. Units come with totalizing register and pulsar with lb/min or kg/min pulse output. These meters tolerate liquids with suspended solids, but since they work on positive displacement (volume), they need to be calibrated for the specific liquid that will be flowing in the system. Calibration should be checked if the liquid characteristics change.
These valves are used in place of a variable speed control on the pump to regulate the flow of liquid. They are commonly used in re-circulating systems, and come complete with electro-pneumatic positioner, 4-20 ma signal for position setting and 4-20 ma signals for position sensing. Capacity range is from 2 to 230 lpm.
Liquid Handling Equipment Accessories
We can also help you customize your liquid handling equipment with a variety of accessories, including:
- Ball valves
- Basket strainers
- Check valves
- Manual by-pass valves for calibration
- Pressure gauges
- Pulsation dampeners
- Electric shut-off valves