DENVER, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Pump and compressor manufacturer Sundyne has received a U.S. military contract for its Ansimag seal-less drive pumps to help disarm chemical weapons.
The value of the contract, the number of pumps to be supplied and their delivery schedule were not disclosed, but the company said the non-metallic magnetic drive pumps would be used by the military in their mobile Explosive Destruction System program at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.
"When you are dealing with lethal chemical weapons, you can't afford any emissions, leaks or failures," Sundyne President Jeff Wiemelt said. "Our seal-less magnetic drive pumps have already been in reliable use for years, handling hazardous materials around the world where personnel and environmental safety are of critical importance every day."
The pumps are built to ASME/ANSI standards for pumps used in chemical and hydrocarbon processing, They are compact, reliable, do not leak and feature an eslatomer-lined interior designed to withstand the highly caustic nature of chemical agents.