Rotary lobe pumps for tankers

Compact, maintenance-friendly and reliable rotary lobe pumps for tankers

Pumps for tanker applications need to satisfy several stringent requirements related to design and operation. Vogelsang pumps are designed to provide low-cost, trouble-free and maintenance-friendly pumping. They are ideally suited for aggressive chemicals and viscous media, including media with high solids content or media that react sensitively to shear forces.

Tank vehicles require compact, maintenance-friendly and high capacity pumps that can be installed in the tightest spaces. Thanks to their compact construction, high capacity and robust dry-running characteristics, Vogelsang rotary lobe pumps are ideal for tanker applications. The reversible direction of flow enables the vehicle to be loaded and unloaded with a single pump. Vogelsang pumps can be driven by a hydraulic motor, which is powered by the vehicle. Vogelsang rotary lobe pumps for tankers have a capacity from 3 to more than 1.400 m3/h, and pressures up to 16 bar.

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Thanks to the advanced technology, Vogelsang rotary lobe pumps provide trouble-free pumping for a wide range of mediums and applications in the food, agriculture, chemical and cosmetic industries, the disposal sector, and even the oil and gas sectors. Specific applications include:

Food industry

  • Pumping olive oil, palm oil or other vegetable oils, fish oil
  • Pumping must, lees or pomace in the wine industry
  • Pumping syrup or molasses in the sugar industry
  • Pumping blood from abattoirs

Recycling industry

  • Pumping used oils to produce biodiesel
  • Draining oil tanks

Petrochemical industry

  • Pumping conventional fuels such as petrol, diesel, and biofuels, e.g. biodiesel
  • Pumping hydrocarbons
  • Draining tanks in the petrochemical industry

Cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry

  • Pumping glycerin
  • Pumping liquid soap


  • Pumping fertilizers and liquid manure

Chemical industry

  • Pumping chemicals
  • Pumping other products with high viscosity, aggressive chemicals or media with high solids content