A fluid’s viscosity, or thickness, will affects how it will behave in a pump. Fluids are classified into four main groups Newtonian, Pseudoplastic, Dilatant and Thixotropic.
Steam boilers evaporate liquid water into steam which leaves behind undesired impurities. These impurities need to be removed by a blow-down operation to ensure the efficiency of the boilers.
Gear pumps are commonly used in high viscosity fluid applications but the gears can be easily damaged when pumping large solids.