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A better and economically efficient solution

Rogaland Pelsdyrförlag AL is one of Norway’s largest manufacturers of prepared feeds for agricultural production – including mink feed.

Previously, Maintenance Manager Terje had four Italian lobe pumps for pumping mink feed installed, but found that the wear was too high – in fact so high that he would wear out 4-6 pumps every year.

The production plant

The production plant

Consequently, he was looking for a better and more economically efficient solution. A solution that would be viable in the long run, requiring minimal maintenance and on an affordable budget.

He needed a durable pump that could pump the finished product 15 meters horizontally and 8 meters vertically in a 250 mm pipe, and he needed to pump 35-45 m3 per hour.

Colleagues in the business recommended the JS Lamella Pump and Terje contacted the manufacturer of the original lamella pump JS Proputec.

Terje and Frederik discuss the optimal solution

Terje and Frederik discuss the optimal solution

In cooperation and in close dialogue with the JS Proputec staff, Rogaland Pelsdyrförlag AL found a much more simple solution for the application. JS Proputec advised Terje to replace and consolidate the four production lines into a single line while installing a JS 350/90 lamella pump. This pump could easily provide the necessary capacity, and it resulted in a simple and low cost system that fully lives up to Terje’s expectations.

Not only does he save money on maintenance costs – there is only one pump to be maintained. In addition, he experiences a significant reduction in the running costs as the pump only uses 1/3 of the power that was previously used.