VARITOR Priming Ejector – VR

Compressed air ejector – description

The VARITOR ejector type VR is designed for the priming of centrifugal pumps installed above the level of the liquid. Through the use of compressed air, the ejector produces inside the vacuum which removes the air contained in the pump casing and in the suction pipe, allowing the liquid to rise up to the impeller for a safe starting of the pump.

In case of loss of priming, the ejector is automatically reactivated repeating the priming cycle.

The vacuum level and the consumption of compressed air can be adjusted for any installation, hereby producing a substantial saving in compressed air over conventional air ejectors.

Different construction are available according for each type of application.


The ejector can be installed directly on the pump in the suction area, at a point located on the upper part of the casing. The ejector has an auxiliary connection for the evacuation of air present under the cover of vertical pumps.

Alternatively, the ejector can be installed directly on the suction pipe. If the pipe has a regular ascending slope toward the pump, the ejector must be installed close to the suction flange. In the case where the pipe has an irregular layout, the ejector must be installed in a top point so as to perform the complete evacuation of the air contained in it.

The particular configuration of VR ejector permits an easily and quickly installation, which avoids the use of brackets and clamps.


  • Adjustment of compressed air consumption and vacuum level
  • Fast priming
  • Suction height up to 8 m
  • Automatic operation
  • Also usable with low pressure air

Special constructions

  • Stainless steel AISI 316 or exotic material for aggressive liquids
  • Different voltage: 220-230VAC, 110/115VAC, 24VDC, 12VDC

pump applications

Pump applications

Single stage pumps, horizontal or vertical construction, small to large size.

marine applications

Marine applications

Bilge and oily bilge pumps, ballast pumps, fire pumps, transfer pumps, dewatering pumps, chain locker pumps.

industry applications

 Industry applications

Transfer pumps, draining pumps.