As the owner of an industrial or chemical-focused plant, maintaining a safe work environment is likely your very top priority. But the line of work you are in will always present at least some risk to your workers no matter what you do. Knowing that, it is in your best interest to use as many technological advances as you can to keep your employees out of harm's way in order to reduce the risk of injury. If there is any section of your worksite where employees are still manually transferring corrosive or flammable chemicals from one vat or container to another, it might be time to rethink your entire work process. Today, it's possible to install industrial chemical pump systems in order to transfer your chemicals with a much higher degree of safety. Here's why you should look into installing such a system today.
A Sealed Chemical Pump Keeps the Liquid Enclosed at All Times
If you are still transferring or moving chemicals around by hand, this might include having an employee pick up a vat or jug of chemicals and then slowly pour the contents into the new vat or container. Your employee will, of course, wear protective gear while they do this, but one bad slip or stumble and you could still be looking at an injury or property damage. A sealed chemical pump system starts with a tube in the first container or vat and then runs a sealed pipe or tube over to the target area.
How It Works
All your employee typically has to do is hit a plunger to get the pump to suck up some of the chemicals from the first location and begin to move it towards your chosen destination. The employee will then open the pump and the chemical will come pouring out much in the same way beer comes out of a beer tap. If there is any issue at all during this transfer, the employee can simply shut off the pump and the chemicals will be cut off, just like when you turn off a beer tap.
If you want to remove the employees from this work area completely, it's also possible to install a chemical pump system that will automatically transfer a specific amount of the chemical according to a specific schedule. All your employees will have to do is periodically check in and make sure the transfer is happening correctly.
A chemical pump system can allow your employees to transfer hazardous chemicals without putting themselves in harm's way. Contact a chemical pump supplier today for more information