Pumps account for a staggering 10% of global electricity consumption – and as much as half of the total electricity consumption in some applications. Selecting the right pump for each application is the key to significant savings. Energy use can vary enormously between pumps in different processes, so comparing performance and energy consumption in each application is critical. Se some examples in this video
Archive for November, 2013
By September 2014, KSB, Germany, will supply eight boiler feed pumps for the new power station in Babelan, Indonesia. The 270 MW oil-fired power station is being built by a Finnish corporate group approximately 20 kilometres east of Jakarta. The order is for the supply of eight boiler feed pumps of which six will be driven by fixed speed 6,000 V electric motors with a 2,260 kW drive rating. To adjust the speed to the varying pump output required, the pump sets have been designed with a turbo coupling between pump and motor. The flow rate of each unit will be around 270 m³/h. The designed head is approximately 1,960 metres and the temperature of the fluid handled 160 °C. The impellers of the 11-stage pumps are made of stainless steel. The total weight of each unit consisting of a pump, coupling and motor is in the region of 25 tonnes.
One of the largest chemical complexes in the world is currently being developed at Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia as a joint venture between Dow and Saudi Aramco. Once complete, an annual output of more than three million tonnes of chemical products and plastics from Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is anticipated. Up to February 2014, Friatec AG – Division Rheinhütte Pumpen (based in Wiesbaden, Germany) will supply a total of 63 pumps of various types, which will mainly be used for the production of basic chemicals.
The E,F&G Series pumps have been specifically designed for capacities up to 682 m3/h (3,000 gpm) or heads up to 95 meters (310 feet) A broad range of sizes and configuration options offer best performance for a wide variety of water pumping applications. These pumps are equipped with a choice of either a close-coupled NEMA electric motor or frame mounted with couplings to electric motors, engines steam turbines or belt-driven motors. The E,F&G Series pump’s 360-degree mounting capabilities extend installation options, while its close-coupled configurations can also be mounted vertically when space is at a minimum.
The new EZ-Install TPE Diaphragms have been designed so that the operator in the field does not need to invert the diaphragm during the installation process. This improvement will reduce the installation time, lower maintenance costs and improve uptime. A short video of the EZ-Install Diaphragms can be viewed here:
The following posts on Δ p Global Online have been most clicked in last month:
- Bornemann: Hermetically sealed twin- screw pump with magnetic coupling
- Hermetic: Straight from production on board the aircraft
- DST presents a new magnetically coupled centrifugal pump
- Maag Pump Systems: New gear pumps with up to 50% higher performance
- Oerlikon Leybold: Vacuum pumps for uranium enrichment
- Δ p Global Yearbook 2013 – ErP Special: Letter to the editor
- Andritz Ritz supplies submersible motor pumps for North Sea drilling platforms
- Wilden: Patent on Full-Stroke Integral Piston Diaphragm
- Dickow delivers magnetic coupled pumps for Sadara Chemical Complex
- Siemens introduces new cabinet inverter for pumps
In the same periode on Δ p Online – the German pumps + systems plattform – these posts are the most clicked:
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurated its India head office in Bangalore to provide greater sales and service support and customer proximity. The opening marks yet another milestone in establishing a strong presence in high growth regions. “We continue to invest intensively in emerging markets”, says Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, “as the new site opening in Brazil and now in India demonstrates. In order to serve the wide variety of industrial markets better in South Asia, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum will develop the new Bangalore set-up as a sales and service hub for the entire region”.
By September 2014, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Frankenthal, Germany, will deliver the pumps to be installed in the new combined cycle power station (460 MW) in Wloclawek, 140 kilometres to the northwest of the Polish capital of Warsaw. The order is for the supply of two boiler feed pumps, each driven by a 3,350 kW electric motor.
Pfeiffer Vacuum has been awarded an important contract to develop special vacuum pumps for the ITER fusion reactor. With their bid, Pfeiffer Vacuum successfully managed to win out over well-known international competitors because of their extensive experience in the field of vacuum technology. This major international research project is a key step toward future fusion power plants which will produce clean sustainable electricity. The goal is to demonstrate that 500 megawatts of energy can be produced by the fusion of hydrogen atoms for an input of 50 megawatts. The sun and the stars are examples of fusion reactors.