Man of Steel meets silicon carbide
4 November 2013
The recent release of the new Superman film, Man of Steel, has coincided nicely with the release of our new Verdermag Global Brochure. And as our design engineers will tell you, super strength, speed and near-invulnerability are all qualities possessed by our pumps. At the risk of geeking out, let’s see how the two compare.
Everyone knows what Superman’s powers are; strength, speed and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single building. While these abilities are normally attributed to his extraterrestrial life form, which harnesses energy from our sun, these same properties can be found on our native Earth, in the form of Verder’s Global Mag Drive pumps.
Firstly, let’s deal with super strength and near-invulnerability. Bearings made of silicon carbide, the same material used in ceramic brake discs on supercars, provide high tolerance to thermal shock and pressure, along with extreme hardness and resistance to wear. Quality casting of pump ends improves the accuracy and consistency of the product.
High tolerances ensure a leak-free design. We’re not saying they’re stronger than Superman, but while he is vulnerable to Kryptonite our pumps can deal with acids and aggressive fluids with ease.
Our focus on premium components translates into high speed operation, with pumps offering flow rates up to 200 cubic meters an hour. The absence of mechanical seals means they can be hermetically sealed (just like the spaceship that brought the infant Superman to Earth - Ed), protecting the inner workings and allowing the pumps to operate at high speeds.
The new Style 1 pump also comes with a lead time of under two weeks, meaning your order can be with you in less time than it takes Clark Kent to overtake a speeding bullet.
From the ubiquitous ‘S’ symbol emblazoned on Superman’s chest to the striking fashion statement of wearing red underpants on the outside of blue tights, our double epoxy paint specification may lack such boldness but it is highly resistant to chemicals, with low porosity and extremely robust bond strength.
What’s more, if a process needs a paint that is compatible with a particular hazard you can inform us when specifying your pump, unlike poor Superman who’s stuck with the decision an artist made in 1933 about his attire.
Superman is often touted as the ultimate superhero, able to triumph in any situation. This same quality is present in our Verdermag Global pumps. The Model Style 1, Model Mark 2 and Global Model High Pressure all excel in their individual fields.
By offering pump services tailored to industry directives and organisational specifications, we deliver super service while still wearing our underwear on the inside.
For more information, please contact:
(part of Verder Ltd)
Unit 3 California Drive
Tel: +44 (0)1924 221000
Fax: +44 (0)113 2465649