Alfa Laval ALP three-screw pumps are developed for lowest operating cost and highest reliability with specific focus on the marine industry. ALP is the obvious choice for handling of fuel and lubricating oils.
ALP pumps are characterised by a compact design consisting of few components reducing the complexity of the pump using less spares and easing the handling. Furthermore, screws of hardened material enable tight internal tolerances which will ensure stable pump capacity over time.
A superior and fully tested shaft seal design optimizes the lubrication of the seal faces and improves air evacuation. The seal chamber is built to efficiently prevent building up of residue. This combined with the use of a high quality ball bearing, positioned outside the product zone reduces the risk of thermal impacts and avoids exposure to the pumped liquid. Maintenance requirements are reduced to a minimum.
Very simplified disassembly and assembly of the pump enable easy and quick inspection, maintenance and service.
The ALP pump range is also available in a magnetic drive version. The magnetic coupled design eliminates the risk of any leakage and a seal-less design reduces maintenance to a minimum.
The ALP pump is optimised for mineral oil applications and
developed with a specific focus on marine and industrial
Typical marine and industrial low pressure applications are:
• Supply and circulation of fuel, ranging from gas oil to
heavy fuel oils
• Transfer of fuel oil on board ships, in power stations
and oil facilities
• Oil circulation in hydraulic systems
• Lubricating oil circulation for cooling and separation
• Circulation of lubricating oil for diesel engines, gearboxes
Key benefits of the ALP pump design are:
• Minimized life cycle cost
• Low maintenance
• High quality
• Environmentally friendly
• High volumetric efficiency
• High energy efficiency
Pump casing: Nodular graphite iron, EN-GJS-400
Screws: Nitration-hardened steel, 1,7139
Seal faces, mechanical seal: SiC/hard metal
Flange SAE J 518/ISO 6162, PN16, at the top (ALP0015–
0085) or in inline configuration (ALP0100–0280).
According to the IEC metric standard:
• 2 poles = 2,900/3,500 rpm at 50/60 Hz
• 4 poles = 1,450/1,750 rpm at 50/60 Hz
• 6 poles = 950/1,200 rpm at 50/60 Hz
• IP55, insulation class ICLF, efficiency class IE2
ALP pumps are characterised by a compact design
consisting of few components reducing complexity
of the pump and easing the handling. Pump screws
of hardened material enable tight internal tolerances
ensuring stable pump capacity over time.
The shaft seal design optimizes the lubrication of the
seal faces and improves air evacuation, while the seal
chamber is built to efficiently prevent building up of
residue. This combined with the use of a high quality
ball bearing, positioned outside the product zone,
reduces the risk of thermal impacts and avoids exposure
to the pumped liquid. Thus, maintenance requirements
are reduced to a minimum.
The basic principle of a the ALP screw pump is that the turning screws isolate fluid and convey it. The conveyance thus takes place through the axial displacement of closed volumes.
Three-screw pumps are rotary positive displacement pumps. By the meshing of the three rotating screws and the enclosing pump casing, the displacement effect is created. The screws are radially supported by the sliding contact in the casing, which requires lubrication by the pumped liquid. The axial support of the main screw is carried out by a ball bearing.
The pump is equipped with an internal relief valve which will limit the differential pressure and protect the pump from excessive pressure. On the Alfa Laval ALP pumps the valve setting will be fixed at a specific opening pressure to avoid any risk of wrong pressure setting after installation.
The Alfa Laval ALP pump is designed to ensure stable pump capacity over time. Casings are of nodular graphite iron, EN-GJS-400, and screws are of nitrated steel 1.7139. High quality mechanical seal of special SiC graphite material as standard
The fact that screws as standard are of hardened material is a parameter of decisive importance to anyone looking for a three-screw pump characterised by reliable performance.
Advantages of the ALP three-screw pump design: