GEA Hilge Centrifugal CONTRA Pump

Certified Safe Performance for your Demanding Processes – The GEA Hilge CONTRA range in the GEA Varipump line offers single or multi-stage, end-suction centrifugal pumps designed in accordance with the Qualified Hygienic Design (QHD) criteria and with EHEDG certification.

The pumps are CIP- and SIP-capable according to DIN EN 12462, meeting the world‘s highest hygiene standards. Apart from DIN, ASME and ANSI connections, a flexible range of custom connections is available upon request.

The pumps, furthermore, meet GMP requirements and use FDA-approved materials.

High Quality Throughout

The pumps are constructed with the use of deep-drawn and/or forged stainless steel materials in quality 1.4404 and 1.4435 (equivalent to AISI 316L), which guarantee a pore and blowholefree surface, as opposed to cast material.

The GEA Hilge CONTRA range pumps have open impellers, the multi-stages pumps also have open diffusors. The O-ring seal locations for the casing and impellers meet hygienic design criteria with metal-to-metal contact seal areas and no pump casing dead ends. The vertical versions of the GEA Hilge CONTRA pumps are fully self-draining through the suction port.

Certificates and Documents

  • Work certificates, e.g. acc. to DIN EN 10204, 2.2 or 3.1
  • FDA and EHEDG certificates
  • Surface roughness measurement

Shaft Seals – Choose the One to Suit You

A wide range of shaft seal options is available to suit different media and applications. The mechanical seals used in the GEA Hilge CONTRA range are single inboard seals that maintain the optimum position in the liquid.

This ensures lubrication cooling, CIP and SIP in full accordance with the criteria of hygienic design.

Choices Include

  • Single mechanical seals in sterile execution
  • Double mechanical seals (tandem or back-to-back)
  • Standard seal face material: carbon/stainless steel and SiC/SiC
  • Standard O-ring material: EPDM (FDA-compliant)
  • Additional designs and materials available upon request

Features and Benefits

1 No dead ends

The pumps comply with most stringent hygienic demands to prevent contamination.

2 All wetted parts are electro-polished

High corrosion resistance and surface finish

3 Fully drainable

Quick and easy cleaning at vertical position

4 Multiple flange options

Easily adaptable in any systems

Design Variants

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