Sanitary pumps are used in high-purity applications found in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Processes in these sectors require a higher level of hygiene than most other processing industries. That said, special pumps are needed to transfer their sensitive products not just efficiently but with strict compliance with the design and cleanability requirements mandated by many organizations looking after sanitary processing.

While there are many types of pumps that can be used in sanitary applications, centrifugal pumps, by far, are the most commonly used equipment. They are preferred by industries that need a high level of hygiene such as food and agriculture. They also have impressive resistance to chemicals and are ideal for handling products in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Sanitary Centrifugal Pump Design

Sanitary processes now require centrifugal pumps with long-life shaft seals, low noise levels, and a sanitary design of the highest standards. It also needs centrifugal pumps with clean-in-place (CIP) capabilities. The use of stainless steel in the construction of centrifugal pump components is an advantage as it is known for its excellent sanitary characteristics of being easy to sanitize even after years of service. 

Centrifugal pumps are, however, efficient in transferring low-viscosity products. Heavy viscous or thick fluids will cause wear to the pump.  typically the go-to choice for transferring lower viscosity fluids. Also, centrifugal pumps are designed to perform in applications requiring high flow rates, consistent, and non-pulsing flow. 

Sanitary Centrifugal Pump Advantages

  • Excellent for transfer of low-viscosity fluids.
  • Available in hygienic designs and traceability options for high-purity applications.
  • Flow rate can be easily adjusted with a valve at the pump outlet.
  • Low purchase cost compared with many other pumps.
  • Simple, reliable design and inexpensive to maintain.
  • Available in single-stage through multi-stage designs capable of a wide range of flow and pressure outputs.
  • Compatible with fluids containing some suspended particulates or small solids.


Sanitary pumps are used in a variety of application in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Brewery and distillery
  • Food processing and beverage
  • Medical
  • Municipal water supply
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology

All Pumps is a premier provider of sanitary pumps for businesses in the food and beverage, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sectors. We understand the value of having exceptional quality pumps for the efficient and successful operation of sanitary systems. Part of our services includes delivering centrifugal pumps manufactured by top companies in the sanitary centrifugal pump industry. Fill up our contact form today and find out your best sanitary pump options.

Brands we Sell, Stock & Service

Alfa Laval is widely recognized for its unbeatable quality sanitary pumps. Many industries with high sanitary requirements prefer Alfa Laval centrifugal pumps because of their track record in successfully raising productivity for hygienic applications.

The sanitary centrifugal pumps manufactured by Alfa Laval are capable of self-priming and gentle product handling. They are used not just in high-purity duties but also in pumping high-pressure and evaporative fluids. They perform efficiently while saving energy. They are affordable but ensure high efficiency. They are front-loading, hence easy to maintain. And finally, they are made highly robust to minimize facility downtime.

Carrying a 3-A label and EHEDG certification, the Alfa Laval sanitary centrifugal pumps are the pump of choice for the dairy, food and beverage, biotech, pharmaceutical, and home-personal care industries.

Need an Alfa Laval sanitary centrifugal pump in your system for exceptional hygienic pumping? Fill up our contact form and our experts will guide you in your whole pump selection process.

CSF INOX is one of the most respected sanitary centrifugal pump manufacturers in Italy. It has a global reputation in designing world-class quality hygienic pumps for the food and beverage, chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, health care, and cosmetics industries.

To provide the most suitable hygienic pump for different applications, CSF Inox designed over 600 different models, sizes, and capacities of sanitary centrifugal pump. Hence, there’s a CSF Inox pump that will fit perfectly for your specific application. Each model was made with strict compliance with the highest standards of hygiene and pump reliability to ensure trouble-free operation and minimal downtime.

Need a CSF Inox sanitary centrifugal pump for your application? Fill up our contact form and one of our pump experts will assist you in your whole pump selection process.

SPX is a reputable manufacturer of premium quality sanitary centrifugal pumps. They are known for their line of modern sanitary pumps that meet the most stringent hygienic standards set by the EHEDG and 3A certifying bodies. All SPX pumps and components are designed for easy cleanability and saving energy, which are among the common requirements in dairy, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, health care, and cosmetics industries.

The W+ series is the flagship sanitary centrifugal pump of SPX. Many of the innovative solutions in this range play a role in helping industries improve their system’s performance and increase their profitability. All models are end-suction pumps that have the capability to maximize their life time while minimizing downtime and production loss.

All product wetted parts of the SPX sanitary centrifugal pumps are made from ANSI 316L including their impeller, shaft, support, and extension frame. The elastomer seals use EPDM, which are FDA approved. The motor coupled to the pumping unit carries an IEC (ABB) or NEMA certification.

High modularity and CIP/SIP compatible, SPX sanitary centrifugal pumps make hygienic pumping easy and affordable for any hygienic applications.