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Jon Hesford
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#1 Post by Jon Hesford » March 7th, 2018, 1:56 am

I'm looking at getting a new pump for the winery and can't decide between a lobe pump or a helical screw one, AKA mono-pump.

My criteria are that it is gentle on the wine, hygienic, has no unwanted backflow and doesn't pulse like a peristaltic one.

Does anyone have any advice?
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#2 Post by Gary Schulte » March 7th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Jon - Have you seen this video from Carlsen Assoc?

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#3 Post by Matt Perry » March 15th, 2018, 2:36 pm

We just got an Oenopompe 130 and are loving it. Pricey but worth it.

http://www.pmh-vinicole.fr/en/wine-pump-oenopompe.html

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#4 Post by Steve Gower » March 21st, 2018, 2:55 pm

What flow rates and what uses do you want this pump to do? Air drive diaphragms like the first one in the Carlsen video are great for the money. Mechanically very simple and run on compressed air so infinitely adjustable speeds and don't need 3 phase power. But of course do need compressed air.
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#5 Post by Matt K » March 22nd, 2018, 6:28 am

Steve Gower wrote:What flow rates and what uses do you want this pump to do? Air drive diaphragms like the first one in the Carlsen video are great for the money. Mechanically very simple and run on compressed air so infinitely adjustable speeds and don't need 3 phase power. But of course do need compressed air.
These are nice but they can be very difficult to dial in at exactly the speed you want them to move wine at. I also wouldn't advise trying to filter with something that pulses like that.

Very nice for transferring, and they'll take a bit of debris through them without screwing anything up or clogging the pump like in an impeller.
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#6 Post by Jon Hesford » March 22nd, 2018, 8:51 am

Thanks for the responses. I did a trial with an oenopump 180 that worked pretty well but it was very noisy at higher speeds and also had some fiddly electronic pressure controllers and physical drainers that I felt were more things that could go wrong compared to the Kiesel. It also costs about 4000€ more.

So I'm going to go for the Kiesel, which I've used in two other wineries before.
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