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LKH Prime UltraPure

Based on the market-leading Alfa Laval LKH pump range, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure is an efficient, versatile and hygienic self-priming pump that uses a combination of air-screw technology and advanced design to meet the most stringent requirements in the pharmaceutical industry. Primarily used for Cleaning-in-Place duties containing entrained air, it can also pump product, reducing capital investment.

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Premium goes Prime

Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure sets a new standard in self-priming pump technology.

Energy efficient

Using the combination of advanced air-screw technology, optimized impeller and casing geometry, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure exceeds industry expectations for quiet, efficient operation, reduced energy consumption and COfootprint. Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure is engineered to meet the most stringent standards and requirements in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Premium pump platform

A further addition to the market leading Alfa Laval LKH pump platform, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure is characterized by superior performance, high quality and reliability for improved operational productivity.

Versatile

Designed primarily for Cleaning-in-Place duties containing entrained air, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure can also pump product, potentially reducing capital investment when designing process systems – whatever the industry.

Meets global standards

Quiet in operation, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure is engineered to meet the most stringent standards and requirements in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Easy to maintain

The pump is easy and cost effective to service and maintain. By sharing common parts with other Alfa Laval LKH range pumps, Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure offers low cost of ownership and increased uptime, backed up by the security that comes from Alfa Laval’s global service network.

A trusted supplier

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of fluid handling equipment with a history of excellence dating back to 1883, and one of the world's largest hygienic pump suppliers. The Alfa Laval LKH Prime UltraPure adds to a long list of high performance equipment that minimizes energy consumption.

Total peace of mind with complete documentation for validation

All equipment and components in the Alfa Laval UltraPure portfolio are supplied with Alfa Laval Q-doc, a comprehensive documentation package that provides full transparency of the entire supply chain, from raw material to final equipment delivery. This smoothes purchasing and installation procedures as well as facilitates qualification, validation and change control procedures. Based on GDP (Good Documentation Practice), Alfa Laval Q-doc covers every aspect of UltraPure equipment supply and provides customers with transparent and well-documented quality assurance of the sourced equipment. 

The Q-doc package for LKH Prime UltraPure comprises performance tests, material certificates, traceability of product wetted parts and the necessary parts and service information.This attention to detail maximizes uptime and minimizes risk.

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  • Energy efficient: Superior efficiency resulting in reduced energy consumption and CO2 footprint.
  • Versatile: Designed forCleaning-in-Place duties containing entrained air, it can also pump product, reducing the need for an additional pump, lowering capital investment.
  • Quality, reliability: Alfa Laval LKH Prime is based on the trusted design of the LKH pump family that’s renowned for quality and reliability.
  • Quiet, hygienic: The pump operates very quietly and is certified according to the most stringent hygienic design standards.
  • Easy to service: Sharing many common components with the Alfa Laval LKH pump range, it is easy to service and maintain.

Premium goes Prime - Setting a new standard in self-priming pump technology.
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How it works

Construction

Alfa Laval LKH Prime is a self-priming pump based on air-screw technology. It offers excellent operational efficiency, reducing energy consumption. The pump achieves capacities of up to 70 m3/hr and pressures of up to 40 m head.

The pump shares many common components with the Alfa Laval LKH pump range including the impeller, which can be trimmed to optimize pump performance according to its application. Dedicated components include the airscrew, casing, re-circulation pipe and cover.

Operating principle

On applications where the pumped media contains a mixture of air and liquid in the suction line, air-screw rotation causes the formation of a continuous liquid ring within the canister.

Due to the eccentric position of the canister relative to the air-screw, an air chamber forms between the liquid ring and the air-screw, as shown, which separates into air pockets between the air-screw vanes.

The continuous rotation of the air-screw forces air pockets through the canister into the suction stage of the impeller which are then pumped out via the discharge.

Liquid is returned from the discharge via the re-circulation pipe into the canister to ensure the liquid ring is maintained at all times.

When there is no air present, the canister and recirculation loop have no function and are fully filled with liquid. The liquid passes through the canister into the suction stage of the impeller, allowing the pump to act as a traditional centrifugal pump.

Pump configuration options

  • Impeller with reduced diameter
  • Motor with increased safety/flame proof motor
  • Double mechanical shaft seal
  • Product wetted surface finish Ra  0.8 µm; Ra  0.5 µm or electropolished to Ra ≤ 0.4 μm. 
  • Product wetted elastomers Fluorinated rubber (FPM) or  EPDM 
  • ½” tri-clamp drain connections (two connections)
  •  No drain
  • 0° outlet position
  • Hydrostatic testing with certificate.

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Part of a broad pump range

Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of pumps intended for hygienic applications in the dairy, foodbeverage,home care and personal care

Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of pumps intended for UltraPure applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

For a broader pump range, explorer the differentproduct categories: Cirumferential piston pumps and Rotary lobe pumps.

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