ISO 9001:2015 Certified
Magnatex/Argal Pumps are specifically designed to handle sea water services in large public aquariums, zoos, aquaculture facilities and marine parks. All wet end parts are manufactured from high strength, long strand, fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) in order to resist corrosion, abrasion and operating temperatures between -50°F (-45°C) and 250°F (120°C). Available pumps include ANSI B73.1 pumps in both close coupled and long coupled configurations, Vertical sump pumps, AODD pumps and Submersible pumps.
Magnatex/Argal fiberglass reinforced polymer pumps are manufactured using a Resin Transfer Injection molding process (RTM). Reinforcing layers of long strand fiberglass mats are placed into molds prior to injecting the appropriate resin. The use of layers of different weight fiberglass mats produces a finished product of the highest possible mechanical strength (comparable to stainless steel or alloy pumps) so that a casing armor is not required to reinforce the pump casing. FRP (fiberglass reinforced polymer) thermoset resin pumps offer higher strength, thermal and dimensional stability and much longer life than our competitors' thermoplastic pumps.
Depending on the application, different formulations of epoxy vinyl ester resins provides a broad spectrum of chemical and abrasion resistance suitable for pumps that are used in industrial and municipal waste water treatment facilities, water parks, large scale aquariums, zoos, marine parks and aquaculture farms.
V1G standard vinyl ester resin compoundGeneral purpose
V1A vinyl ester resin compoundAbrasive liquids
V1C vinyl ester resin compoundBleach applications
V1F vinyl ester resin compoundFluoride application
Typical Applications for MAGNATEX/Argal FRP Pumps
Aquariums Salt water
Chemical Process Acids/Chemical waste/Waste water
Desalination Filtration/Seawater In-take/Chemical Transfer/Concentrated Brine
Electric Utilities Coal pile run-off
Electronics Acids/Chemical waste
Metal Finishing Chromic acids/Pickling acids / Plating solutions
Petrochemical Acids/Chemical waste
Pharmaceutical Organic Solvents
Pulp and Paper Bleach
Mining Abrasives and Corrosives
Scrubbers/Odor Control Acids and Caustics