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Can D-limonene be pumped?

8 November 2018
Can D-limonene be pumped?

Ezi-action® Drumpumps are not recommended for pumping D-Limonene where the concentration is greater than 10%.

Limonene is a colorless liquid, aliphatic hydrocarbon. It is used in some cleaning chemicals formulas including some industrial soaps.

Limonene takes its name from the peel of the lemon.  

In some countries cleaning chemicals containing D- Limonene are called citrus cleaners.

Being a hydrocarbon solvent means it is absorbed by the polypropylene plastic used in the construction of Ezi-action® Drumpumps.  This absorption causes the plastic to swell. 

Where the concentration of D- Limonene is greater than 10% this swelling will cause the pump to jam.

Ezi-action® Drumpumps are therefore not recommended for pumping D-Limonene where the concentration is greater than 10%.

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