CMI Novacast received an order from General Motors for three PG450 electromagnetic pumping systems for aluminum. These 3 lines will add to the existing 2 lines already in operation at GM’s Defiance, Ohio plant. They are being used in the precision sand lines. GM is also using the PG450 in a number of precision sand lines in the Saginaw Casting Plant. Delivery will be the end of June 2011.
CMI Novacast received a request for a non-contact electromagnetic flow meter to monitor sodium flow at a mass flow rate of 23.4 – 365 L/min at a system pressure of 10 bar and a nominal temperature of 545° C. The customer had a need for accuracy of +/- 1% full scale at 300° C. CMI Novacast redesigned the FS215HA to create a new high-accuracy higher flow rate model – the FS365HA.
A national government laboratory had an immediate need for a small pump to deliver up to 2 gal/min of sodium at a maximum system pressure of 6 bar and a maximum temperature of 700° F. This was much smaller than any CMI Novacast stock pumps. Within six weeks, CMI Novacast engineered and delivered the CA15, which is a small conduction pump. Also delivered was an FS15 non-contact electromagnetic flow meter for metering sodium metal, with a maximum design temperature of 700° F.
CMI Novacast sells LA200 electromagnetic pump. Though normally operated in sodium, this application shows the flexibility of the electromagnetic pumps as it will be pumping molten NaK. This LA200 will deliver 12 m³/h at a Δ P of 3 bars. The maximum pressure is 15 bars at a maximum temperature of 600° C.
CMI Novacast has shipped an LA200 sodium pump to the Korea Atomic Research Energy Institute. This pump is capable of pumping sodium at a nominal temperature of 310° C and a maximum temperature of 600° C with a mass flow rate of 1.2 kg/s at a system pressure of 5 bar. Along with the LA200 sodium pump, CMI Novacast also delivered an FS215HA high accuracy sodium flowmeter. This flowmeter will measure a flow rate of zero to 1.2 kg/s at a nominal temperature of 310° C and system pressure of 5 bar with a maximum temperature of 600° C and maximum pressure of 10 bar with a +/- 2% accuracy.