PUMPS & VALVES 2020

Trade show for industrial pumps, valves and processes on 12th and 13th February 2020 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Modular canned motor pumps for chemical and petrochemical industries

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PUMPS & VALVES 2020

Trade show for industrial pumps, valves and processes on 12th and 13th February 2020 in Dortmund, Germany.

read more

Augmented reality app enables 3D interior view of pumps

With the AR-App of LEWA you have the perfect insight into the pumps. Now the range of applications has been expanded.

read more

Modular canned motor pumps for chemical and petrochemical industries

HERMETIC expended its range of applications for the "V-Line" and offers new accessories and features.

read more

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SPA stands for industry independent, application specific pump technology selection.
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SPA shows you the right pump technology for each industry.

SPA stands for industry independent, application specific pump technology selection.
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STAR PUMP ALLIANCE

Welcome to Star Pump Alliance (SPA) - the information and selecting platform for industrial pumps.

Find the right pump fast and easily

It has never been so easy to find the right pump or whole pump systems!
With the smart PUMPselector, users will quickly find the pump technology they need for their industrial application and can request further information, support or quotation directly from the manufacturer. Take advantage of the numerous case studies and helpful tools that will help you in your selection process for the right pump technology. Or stay up to date with the latest news from the SPA, members and general topics from the pump industry.


Star Pump Alliance - a strong community

The Star Pump Alliance is an association of well-known pump manufacturers with the aim of helping pump users to find and select the right pump across all manufacturers - whether in plant construction or in industry, every user should find the right pump for their application. Each manufacturer in the SPA is a specialist for its own pump technologies and has many years of experience. With this concentrated accumulation of expertise and expert advice, professional users save a lot of time in pump search and selection, thanks to the Star Pump Alliance, despite the complexities of their applications.

 

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Searching for the right pump online can be exhausting. SPA find the best pump for your application. See for yourself!

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Trade Fairs & Events

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On these fairs & events you can meet the Star Pump Alliance

 

12.02. - 13.02.2020   Pumps & Valves  (Dortmund, Germany)

PUMPS & VALVES 2020 - trade show for industrial pumps, valves, fittings & processes

 

 

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Here you will find the right pump
technology for your requirement.

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The Star Pump Alliance, in short SPA, is an association of well-named pump manufacturers of different pump technologies.

With this platform they have the aim to help professional pump users to find and select the right pump.
Every user shall be able to find the suitable pump for his application quickly and easily on this way.
 

The SPA offers users information about the various pump technologies and industries.
This will inform you about pumps and suitable pumps in these applications.
If necessary, it is also possible to resort to expert advice in the selection.

But the heart of the platform is the innovative PUMPselelctor - a free pump selection tool.
By entering the necessary parameters, the user receives suitable technologies and this in live.
Afterwards you can start a non-binding inquiry at the respective manufacturers to receive further information, an offer or even more specific advice.

In addition, other helpful tools, case studies and the pump lexicon will be offered to help users.

 

For everyone who needs a pump for his application, looks for a suitable manufacturer or who wants to inform about pumps.
However, since these are industrial pumps, professional users in particular should be supported with this service when searching for pumps.

All services on the site are free and not binding.

The selection of the matching pump for the industrial delivery of fluid media is dependent on numerous factors in every branch of industry. Not only the medium, but also the flow rate, head and delivery pressure must be taken into account. As a consequence, a variety of different types, designs and sizes are available for every application.

Even for operators who know all the relevant characteristic coefficients, the search by means of data sheets is not only cumbersome, but also risky. Depending on the application, factors can play a role which can easily be overlooked even by experienced users. Therefore, it makes sense to discuss the desired application in detail with a supplier. Ideally, a quote is requested from more than one supplier to arrive at a decision that is as independent of manufacturers as possible.

Online tools such as the PUMP Selector offer operators the option to find the right pump for every application quickly, free of complications, and covering all manufacturers. The tool offers experts as well as laypersons different ways to arrive at the matching transporting unit by entering the most important parameters, uploading data sheets and further specifications or through a detailed personal consultation.

 

The PUMPselector is intuitive to use and guides you through the few necessary steps.
Depending on the level of knowledge of the user - no matter whether layman or professional user - there are three different entry options:

1. Expert mode (with live selection of possible pumps) for professional users who know the specifications of the pump needed.
This is the actual selector.

2. File upload - if a complete data sheet already exists.

3. Quick mode (in just 3 steps and with expert support) for beginners or if advice is desired.

Simply select the appropriate entry for you.
Your non-binding inquiry will be forwarded either to the SPA pump experts or directly to the appropriate manufacturer. If we have any questions, we will contact you.

Pumps are used in almost all industries.

Which pumps are suitable for the different industries can be found on the respective detail sites.

Centrifugal pumps are rotating pumps that carry a fluid through the centrifugal force on.

Here you can learn more about the function of centrifugal pumps.

There are various types of centrifugal pumps, which are distinguished by their flow direction.
These are e.g. radial pumps, side channel pumps or peripheral pumps (regenerative turbine pumps) and some more.

Here you will find an overview of centrifugal pumps.

As the name implies, positive displacement pumps work with the principle of displacement.
Media can not simply flow through them, but pressure is applied to them to move them further.

To make this possible, the most diverse technologies are used, such as pistons/plungers, screws, gears and others.
Therefore, positive displacement pumps are particularly suitable for media with higher viscosity.

Learn more about the function of positive displacement pumps here.

There are different technologies of positive displacement pumps for a wide variety of applications.
The core element consists of pistons, plunger, gears, screws, membranes or others.
They can be used as normal or high-pressure pumps up to metering or process pumps.

Here you will find an overview of the positive displacement pumps together with further details.

That's a really interesting question.

The answer is: No, they can't!

Read more to plastic pumps
 

Pumps in the food industry, as well as in pharmacy, have to fullfil special hygiene requirements.
Therefore, not every pump can be used when it comes in contact with the food.
Only in secondary circuits this is irrelevant, but otherwise these pumps have to be sterile.

An overview of pumps for the food and pharmaceutical industry can be found here.

Learn more about the special hygiene pumps, such as the hygienic progressing cavity pump.