Warnings and Cautions

General Warnings and Cautions

  • Do not disassemble GoatThroat pumps except to replace parts as described in the GoatThroat Instruction Manual. Any further disassembly may damage the pump and will void your warranty.
  • Do not use pump to dispense liquids at temperatures above 110ºF (43ºC).
  • Do not use pump if pressure relief valve does not operate properly. Check internal pressure relief valve frequently as described in the GoatThroat Instruction Manual. Do not use pump if pressure relief valve is defective.
  • Insert siphon tube as far as it will go into the pump, and join all parts tightly and securely so the siphon assembly cannot come apart inside the container.
  • Before use, clearly mark pump with name of liquid to be dispensed. Clean pump thoroughly before using with another liquid.
  • Rinse pump periodically when not in frequent use.
  • Do not burn discarded seals or other pump components. Check local health, safety and environmental codes and follow proper disposal procedures. Always dispose of hazardous waste or contaminated liquids in a proper fashion.

Liquids and Chemicals

  • Use pump only with approved liquids as specified in GoatThroat Liquids and Chemicals Compatibility Guide. Use of a GoatThroat pump with any non-approved substances may damage the pump and could cause risk of personal injury resulting from exposure to potentially hazardous substances.
  • Variations in temperture, concentrations, etc may affect chemical resistance and it is up to the customer to truly decide whether the components will handle what they are passing through the pumps.
  • Exercise caution when mixing liquids, especially hazardous chemicals. During pressure release, high concentrations of potentially hazardous vapors may be released.
  • Always wear appropriate protective equipment when working with potentially hazardous substances.

Drum Seals

  • Drum seals must match pump color coding. Replacing a seal with the wrong type may contaminate some types of chemicals or damage the pump which could cause risk of personal injury resulting from exposure to potentially hazardous substances. When replacing seals, always use the same type approved for use with your pump. Improper use of pumps or seals will void all warranties, stated or implied.
  • Do not lean over a pressurized container. If improperly fitted, the drum seal could become loose during use, ejecting the pump with potentially hazardous force.


  • GoatThroat pumps must be properly fitted to containers in good condition, and capable of withstanding an internal pressure of 32 psi. Contact the container manufacturer if you are not certain that it can withstand this pressure.
  • The pumps are designed for use with containers from 2 gallon and  barrels up to 55 gallon drums.  Use with IBC totes is not recommended and is at the customers’ risk.
  • Do not use GoatThroat pumps with rusty, corroded or damaged containers. Exercise caution when using GoatThroat pumps with plastic containers, which may have thin walls or may have become brittle as a result of age or exposure to sunlight.
  • Do not use GoatThroat pumps with thin-walled or damaged containers, which may bulge or deform when pressurized. To reduce the risk of potentially hazardous spillage, always use external supports for thin-walled containers. We recommend placing thin-walled containers inside an external container before pressurizing.
  • Keep containers away from heat sources. Exposure to heat or sunlight may increase container pressure and cause unexpected release of liquid when the tap is opened.
  • Do not attempt to remove the pump from a pressurized container. Release pressure before removing pump from container.
  • Do not leave the container pressurized while the pump is not in use.
  • Do not move or transport any container with the pump attached. Remove pump and seal container before moving.
  • Containers with retractable pouring spouts will require a special adapter.
  • Adapters are available for most commonly found containers.
  • If using the pumps directly on container, the neck openings must be smooth, with no sharp edges, and capable of withstanding the force of the expanding drum seal.