Process Pumps: A Must-Have for Handling Industrial Fluids

What is a process pump?

A process pump transports liquids and semi-liquids from one place to another. It is an essential tool for several industrial applications which involve moving water, slurries, mud, chemicals, or oil.

Parts in a process pump

Although there are a few different kinds of process pumps, most of them are made up of the same main components. These include the primary mover which powers the process pump which can be a motor or an engine, a V-belt or direct coupled drive to help slow it down, and a gearbox. 

Types of process pumps by Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL):

  • AT

The Kirloskar Air Cooled Thermic Fluid AT series of process pumps come with a back pull-out design. This allows easy removal of the rotating unit of the pump for inspection and repairs without disturbing the suction and delivery pipe connections.


Kirloskar’s Romak (RM) process pumps are used for handling various types of chemical liquids and make for leak-free transportation. They are manufactured to close tolerance and are of rigid construction. The Romak pump is a magnetic drive pump.

  • GK(P)

Kirloskar GK(P) pumps are used for handling different types of liquid chemicals. These are also manufactured to close tolerance and with rigid construction. The complete range of GK(P) process pumps is covered by four driving units, thereby reducing inventory and achieving interchangeability.

  • i-CM

Kirloskar i-CM process pumps are mainly used for chemical and process handling applications, which are free from suspended solids particles. i-CM process pumps are ideal for pumping corrosive and noxious fluids.

  • i-CP

Kirloskar i-CP pumps are horizontal, radially split, single-stage, centrifugal end-suction volute with top centerline delivery. The impeller is of an enclosed type. The bearing housing is fitted with a support foot. The pump shaft is supported by pre-lubricated anti-friction sealed bearings as a standard scope of supply. i-CP pumps come without any mechanical seal or gland packing arrangement and yet ensure zero leakage from the stuffing box. This feature is achieved by the innovative design of the shaft sleeve, expeller, and fluid arrester.

How can you choose the right process pump for your purposes?

Some factors you should consider when selecting the size and kind of a process pump are the type of fluid to be moved, its temperature, specific gravity, and viscosity. You also need to take into account your specific pressure and flow requirements for the task, as well as the type, diameter, and length of the piping.

VEMC is an authorized process pump dealer that supplies a range of different Kirloskar process pumps in Mumbai for various industrial uses. We offer a diverse range of pumping solutions, including water pumps and process pumps. For more information on our products and help with selecting the most suitable ones for you, please contact us on +91 98199 07445. We would be happy to provide customized support. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.