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Drum Pumps for Manufacturing

GoatThroat® Pumps is helping businesses meet compliance requirements and get a competitive edge via specialty drum pumps for manufacturing. Our solvent transfer pumps can aid in your spill-prevention measures and help to reduce workplace hazards and incidents. That means a reduction in waste, a safer environment for workers and a better reputation for your enterprise.

Are you looking for a better way to transfer or decant liquids at your manufacturing facility? Our pumps are used as the transfer pumps for flammable liquids such as acetone, MEK, alcohols, solvents, and many more substances.

Manufacturing Industry Case Study - Chemical Pumps

Safe Chemical Transfer

Discover how GoatThroat can provide an easy method for the transfer of solvents. Our long-lasting, durable, and emissions-free pumps are ideal for manufacturing facilities that handle a wide variety of liquids. In addition, they meet all mainstream compliance requirements from national and international regulating agencies. That includes UN safety standards. Our pumps have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. What’s more, they provide a spill-proof and virtually emissions-free way to transfer liquids. One feature that is especially important for manufacturing environments is the way GoatThroat pumps are designed to drain containers fully dry. That means that containers in your facility can be considered empty according to the standards of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

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Business Type: ManufacturingNov 12, 2019. Purchased the goat throat gt300 based on the outstanding reviews of others. Upon arrival, i was very impressed with the design and build quality of the pump. Seamless installation directly onto the opening of the container/barrel. Operates superbly, will keep you pumping all day! Very impressed with my purchase.—Nathan Foster, Machining Lead/operationsChemical: Hfe-7600Pump: Gt300 With Viton Seals

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Precision Wire Manufacturer Solves Emissions Issues

Putting Solvents in their Place Manufacturer Makes Huge Improvements to Chemical Storage Practices Thanks to GoatThroat Old ways of doing business are acceptable today if they comply with regulations and get the job done efficiently. A Florida-based manufacturer was unable to meet both of those goals in its production process for precision wire and ultra-fine wire used in microelectronic and semiconductor applications. “This company’s initial challenge was to protect the workers and limit the downside risks of damages, hefty fines and litigation fees, and public relations disasters – and save money,” said Nancy Westcott of Westcott Distribution Inc. The production process uses numerous solvents and coatings that must be transferred from 55-gallon drums to transfer containers. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act compliance Workers tapped and tipped the drums and then dispensed the chemicals from leaky spigots into open transfer containers, with additional handling required to transfer the fluids to their …

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Earth Supplied Products – Pumping Beauty

Cosmetics Manufacturer Improves Processes Thanks to GoatThroat Pumps For the passed fifteen years, Florida-based Earth Supplied Products has its hand in the beauty formulas of a wide variety of cosmetics giants like Estee Lauder, Avon and Revlon just to name a few. Catering primarily to companies based on the East Coast, Earth Supplied Products specializes in providing natural, hand-mixed cosmetic additives and ingredients to the personal care and cosmetic industries. Earth Supplied Products uses oils from natural sources like Black Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Cotton Seeds, Pecans and even Pumpkins. These oils, purchased in 55-gallon drums, are normally dispensed from a traditional spigot style tap. The problem for company owner Peter Boncelet was the process of tapping them, which required each cumbersome 500-pound, 55-gallon drum to first be tipped onto its side. The act of tipping the large heavy cylinders was complicated and potentially dangerous. In addition, having the drums lying …

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Improving Chemical Process Safety

“When your products’ manufacturing processes involve mixing chemicals, your workers’ safety and EPA compliance are always at the forefront of the business,” said Brad Dagy owner of Ridgway Industries. Dagy’s Pennsylvania based company manufactures cleaners and detergents for both home and industrial use. A few close calls with chemical spills made Dagy realize that a manufacturing process that involved tipping and taping heavy 55-gallon drums of chemicals, leaky spigots and transfer containers meant that injury and chemical disaster were always one slip-of-hand away. Spills threaten worker and environmental safety as much as they did the bottom line in costly liquid inventory waste and lost production time. Taking cues from the EPA’s information on Process Hazard Analysis, Dagy’s safety manager searched the Internet, finding a cost-effective solution from Westcott Industries in their award-winning GT Multi-Pump Dispensing System. The System enabled Ridgway to dispense multiple chemicals at a rate of 4gpm from …

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The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use

Every day industrial workers transfer potentially hazardous chemicals, such as solvents, acetones, lubricants, cleansers, and acids, from large drums into smaller containers, or into machinery. This transfer of chemicals at the point of use, however, can have serious consequences when manual “tip-and-pour” techniques or poorly designed pumps are used. Whether the chemicals are toxic, corrosive, reactive, flammable, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or are even potentially explosive, the danger of accidental contact, even for short periods, can pose a severe hazard to workers. In addition to the potential for injury, there can also be serious financial ramifications for the facility involved. The risks include cost to treat injuries or perform cleanup, as well as workers’ compensation claims, potential liability, OSHA fines, loss of expensive chemicals and even facility/production shutdown. “It can be catastrophic to a company if toxic or highly flammable material is accidentally released at the point of use,” …

Precision Wire Manufacturer Solves Emissions Issues

Putting Solvents in their Place

Manufacturer Makes Huge Improvements to Chemical Storage Practices Thanks to GoatThroat

Old ways of doing business are acceptable today if they comply with regulations and get the job done efficiently. A Florida-based manufacturer was unable to meet both of those goals in its production process for precision wire and ultra-fine wire used in microelectronic and semiconductor applications. “This company’s initial challenge was to protect the workers and limit the downside risks of damages, hefty fines and litigation fees, and public relations disasters – and save money,” said Nancy Westcott of Westcott Distribution Inc. The production process uses numerous solvents and coatings that must be transferred from 55-gallon drums to transfer containers.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act compliance

Workers tapped and tipped the drums and then dispensed the chemicals from leaky spigots into open transfer containers, with additional handling required to transfer the fluids to their point of use. The gravity-fed process involved threading a brass fixture into the small bung in the top of the drum, threading a vent into the large bung, placing the drum on a roll-down drum fixture, and tipping the drum into the horizontal position to dispense the chemicals. Once the drums were tapped, workers still had to deal with the inherent difficulties that gravity-fed spigot systems presented.  Extracting fluid was labor intensive and awkward. Spigots clogged easily and were difficult to remove. It was difficult to control the flow rate, and the spigots leaked, contributing to spills and fugitive inventory loss. The spigot system did not allow complete removal of all fluid from the drum, so additional labor and handling were required for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act compliance.

Frequently, the workers just left 2 – 5 gallons in the drums. Some of the coatings cost $75 per gallon, resulting in a significant waste of inventory and money. According to the facility manager, “A chemical disaster was always just a slip-of-hand away. Moving a 500-pound drum into a horizontal position was complicated for employees and took up a lot of space in the chemical room. There was always a chance that a mistake could hurt the staff or, if the spigot came off during the laying down process, there would be a huge spill. Our staff also had to contend with dripping valves of solvents and the VOCs in the chemical room. ”  A few close calls prompted a production staff member to seek out a new fluid-handling solution.

Taking cues from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s information on Process Hazard Analysis,

he found a systematic way to identify and analyze the significance of potential hazards associated with the processing or handling of highly hazardous chemicals. Working with his safety manager, the staff member reviewed the shop’s equipment and the manufacturing processes and found that both needed improvement. He located a pressure action pump from GoatThroat Pumps that seemed to meet all of the goals – including efficiency.

“We understand the challenges that dispensing and mixing chemicals present to worker safety and environmental compliance, and we spend a lot of time in our pump lab working on how we can help our customers address them,” said Westcott. In the wire manufacturing facility, the pressure action pumps work by adding less than 6 PSI of pressure to the vessel to push fluid out of the drum. A spring-activated control on the tap allows precise control of the amount of fluid being dispensed, a rate of 4 gallons per minute, depending on viscosity. There is no need for tipping the drums. According to the plant manager, “these pumps helped us improve our overall efficiency. By dispensing our chemicals from vertical drums, it has helped us clean up our dispensing area by eliminating drips and leaks. Another advantage is the ability to pump most of our drums almost completely empty. This alone saves us several thousands of dollars per month in disposal costs and chemical purchases. The company has been safely and more efficiently pumping chemicals without incident since 2004.

Earth Supplied Products – Pumping Beauty

Cosmetics Manufacturer Improves Processes Thanks to GoatThroat Pumps

For the passed fifteen years, Florida-based Earth Supplied Products has its hand in the beauty formulas of a wide variety of cosmetics giants like Estee Lauder, Avon and Revlon just to name a few. Catering primarily to companies based on the East Coast, Earth Supplied Products specializes in providing natural, hand-mixed cosmetic additives and ingredients to the personal care and cosmetic industries. Earth Supplied Products uses oils from natural sources like Black Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Cotton Seeds, Pecans and even Pumpkins.

These oils, purchased in 55-gallon drums, are normally dispensed from a traditional spigot style tap. The problem for company owner Peter Boncelet was the process of tapping them, which required each cumbersome 500-pound, 55-gallon drum to first be tipped onto its side. The act of tipping the large heavy cylinders was complicated and potentially dangerous. In addition, having the drums lying down on their sides took up a considerable amount of space.

Wanting to improve worker safety, Boncelet conducted an Internet search that lead to his discovery of GoatThroat™ Pumps. He purchased one. Living up to its claim, the pump worked perfectly when inserted atop the upright drum. In addition to eliminating the tipping problem, the pump performed excellently at volumes up to four gallons per minute, with oils of all types and weights. Because it pressurized the drums, the pump made drawing fluid and emptying drums much easier than with the gravity-fed spigot. Providing improved volume control and increased accuracy, the pump eliminated waste and reduced costs. “The pumps have turned out to be a safe and smart solution for us”, says Boncelet.

“Not only are they more convenient, they are really cost effective. They have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. They eliminate the potential safety risk. And they can be easily cleaned, sanitized and re-used.” GoatThroat Pumps are made of chemical grade polypropylene, and all components meet U.S. FDA requirements under CFR Title 21, sections 170-199. The pumps can be used to dispense over 700 different fluids in any industry application that requires easy, safe and cost effective fluid transfer/decanting. With a unique range of adapters for just about any opening, GoattThroa Pumps can pressurize any container from 5 to 55-gallons in seconds. And with an optional remote tap system, a pump can easily deliver fluids up to a distance of ten feet from the drum.

Improving Chemical Process Safety

“When your products’ manufacturing processes involve mixing chemicals, your workers’ safety and EPA compliance are always at the forefront of the business,” said Brad Dagy owner of Ridgway Industries. Dagy’s Pennsylvania based company manufactures cleaners and detergents for both home and industrial use. A few close calls with chemical spills made Dagy realize that a manufacturing process that involved tipping and taping heavy 55-gallon drums of chemicals, leaky spigots and transfer containers meant that injury and chemical disaster were always one slip-of-hand away. Spills threaten worker and environmental safety as much as they did the bottom line in costly liquid inventory waste and lost production time.

Taking cues from the EPA’s information on Process Hazard Analysis, Dagy’s safety manager searched the Internet, finding a cost-effective solution from Westcott Industries in their award-winning GT Multi-Pump Dispensing System. The System enabled Ridgway to dispense multiple chemicals at a rate of 4gpm from their individual upright drums, using just a single air line set at 4psi. The system allows fluids to be transferred directly to their point-of-use and dispensed with accuracy from a spring-activated nozzle.

The pumping equipment, made of polypropylene, is one of the most chemically resistant plastics, so they are compatible with Ridgway’s chemical list, as well as more than 1700 chemicals and fluids. The added bonuses, the pumps empty drums to eliminate waste and comply with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act guidelines for disposal. Pumps typically last for years and replacement parts are available.

For Ridgway, GoatThroat Pumps provided a single solution to process safety and productivity. They have been pumping chemicals without incident since 2006.

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