Vanes Application

We offer carbon vanes that are applicable in pumps used for handling liquids. These vanes are self-lubricating and can also be operated in compressors to deliver uncontaminated air or gas. Our range of carbon vanes are high in mechanical strength and are applicable in dry running rotary compressors and vacuum pumps, mobile compressors fitted to bulk delivery tankers, printing machinery and food processing equipment.

Carbon vanes are self lubricating, and therefore ideal for pumps handling liquids whose lubricating properties are poor, such as petrol. They can also operate without any external lubrication in compressors to deliver air or gas uncontaminated by lubricated oil or grease, in which the carbon gives a fine polish to the cylinder wall which reduced the wear rate of the vane after bedding in to negligible proportions.

One of the most important requirements for vane materials is high mechanical strength. Carbon vanes meet this requirement. Their strength is indicated by the pressures regularly handled which range from 3.2 Kgf/cm2 (454 lbf/in2) down to high vacuum conditions, with peripheral speeds up to 12.7 m/sec (2500 ft/min).

    Typical Applications of Carbon Vanes are :
  • Dry running rotary compressors and vacuum pumps
  • Mobile compressors fitted to bulk delivery tankers
  • Printing machinery
  • Spray paint equipment
  • Packing machinery
  • Food processing equipment
  • Wet running vane pump and meters
  • Automotive diesel fuel pumps
  • Drink vending machines
  • Fuel tanker meters