31st May 2022

William Blythe’s PPS100 faced one if its toughest challenges. After working with Crest to create a custom design, it is up to the job!


“After working with Crest, and adapting to the individual circumstances in the process, the pump now performs well.”
– Andy Morrison – Reliability & Maintenance Manager.


William Blythe Ltd, founded in 1845 in Accrington, Lancashire is one of the longest surviving chemical businesses in the UK. They started out as a manufacturer of inorganic chemicals for the local textile industry, and have grown to now deliver speciality chemical solutions to help meet the technological challenges of the 21st century. 

At their site in Lancashire, William Blythe are utilising Crest’s PPS vertical pump to transfer Periodic Acid around an electrical cell. Whilst simple on paper, the process causes crystal build up which is seriously detrimental to the Pump’s life. Crest and William Blythe went back to the drawing board, replaced the Polypropylene parts and made the entire pump out of PVDF instead. The pump can now handle the unique challenge of the applications and fits William Blythe’s ethos of “facing the toughest challenges head on!”

 Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
 Liquid: Periodic Acid
 YOM: 2014


 Application: Electrical CellTransfer
 Pump Model: PPS100
 Material: PVDF
 Motor: 1.5kW


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