Archive for the ‘Oil / Gas’ Category

Lewa: New Triplex process diaphragm pump

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 von admin

abb1The G3M, a heavy-duty, medium-sized triplex drive unit, was originally developed to bring re-liquefied boil-off gases from LNG tankers to a high pressure level, rendering these gases usable for the ships’ propulsion system. As a rugged workhorse, it is also ideal for various other applications, including use in the chemical industry or for offshore applications on oil platforms. The Lewa Triplex G3M process diaphragm pump was one of the main exhibits of Lewa GmbH at Achema 2015.

The G3M is an intermediate size product in the Lewa portfolio that attains a maximum output of 200 kW thanks to its stroke length of 120 mm and a rod force of 125 kN. It is intended for use primarily in the oil and gas industry, as well as the chemical process industry. The chief application in the former sector is injecting monoethylene glycol and methanol. In the process industry, a wide variety of pumping tasks in pressure ranges between 40 and 750 bar can be managed. Other possible applications include handling highly flammable materials such as vinyl acetate, slurry in the wet oxidation or high-pressure metering of liquid ammonia.

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Lewa: Safe pumping of sour crude oil

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 von admin

SauerölpumpeCritical applications of conveying mixtures of acidic hydrocarbon/water to the washing system are a challenge for any pump manufacturer. This was also the case in one recent project Lewa handled in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Lewa have designed and supplied 16 pumps to a major construction company in Abu Dhabi specifically designed to handle this critical application. Two processes required to pump

  • liquid hydrocarbons from the flare knock-out drum or the blow-down drum respectively and
  • convey the acidic hydrocarbon/water mixture back into the oil line to the washing system

Since the differences in these two processes are only minor, it was possible to supply 16 mechanically identical pumps of the Ecoflow series, driven by 55 kW electric motors.

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KSB: New canned motor pumps

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 von admin

EcochemAchema 2015 will see KSB showcase totally leak-free canned motor pumps from the Ecochem Non-Seal range designed to transport hazardous, aggressive, flammable and explosive fluids. The pumps are also capable of handling toxic and extremely hot or cold media as well as volatile or valuable liquids.

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KEPL: Pumps for highly critical refinery application

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 von admin

IMAG1498KEPL has shipped the first set “5-stage BB3” pumps to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for J3 Project at Jamnagar in Gujarat, India. API 610 standard BB3 pumps are Between Bearing Axially-Split case pump.

BB3 pumps are designed for high temperature and high pressure fluid transfer applications. Its near-centreline mounting design makes the BB3 pump suitable for various refinery applications subjected to the ISO or API criteria for flammable hydrocarbons. The pumping temperatures range for the BB3 Pump is from 5 degree Celsius to 200 degree Celsius and its capacity is upto 2500 m³/h.

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Hermetic: Awarded by the Russian Oil and Gas Industry

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 von admin

CNPF_80x40x320_rgbRussian refineries have honoured Hermetic once more with an award for their standard of quality, safety, reliability and on-site customer support. On the occasion of the Neftegaz in Moscow, an independent survey by the Russian Ministry of Energy selected Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH as the Russian oil and gas industry’s best centrifugal pump manufacturer for 2014.

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Pump skid for FPSO shortly before test run

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 von admin

abb-1klAt the end of 2012, Wepuko Pahnke was contracted by the Brazilian oil production company Petrobras for the delivery and installation of six three-plunger pumps. These pumps are intended for what is known as “well service” on offshore crude oil production ships – the FPSOs = floating production storage and offloading units. The pumps including the drive unit, lubricant supply and pulsation damping are mounted on a skid weighing a total of 48 tons.

Performance characteristics:

  • Installed power 1,230 KW
  • Maximum operating pressure 278 bar
  • Flow rate 120 m³/ h

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KSB: Major order for Vietnam refinery

Monday, July 7th, 2014 von admin

KSB_RPH_Pump (2)KSB got a contract to supply 189 process pumps for the new Nghi Son refinery in Vietnam. The location is situated around 200 kilometres south of Hanoi in the Tinh Gia district. The plant under construction is Vietnam’s second refinery and is due to enter operation in 2017.  The pumps will be used in crude oil distillation and aromatic compounds production. Depending on the fluid to be handled, the casings will be made of either steel or stainless steel. Impellers, shafts and casing wear rings will be manufactured from corrosion-resistant stainless steels.

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Ruhrpumpen: Water injection package for FPSO

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 von admin

rhur1Ruhrpumpen recently sold a water injection package that consists of two booster pumps (SCE 10X8X16) and two main pumps (SM 6X13X10). The 2.3 MW driver for the SM pump operated by a variable frequency drive. The base plate, that also will carry the lube oil system, is designed as a 3 point support version. This is a special design for platforms and FPSO´s (Floating Production Storage and Offloading). The 3 point support will protect the pump unit from stresses due to the twisting of the ship.

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Lewa: New plunger pump according to API 674

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 von admin

QuintuplexThis new generation of pumps has splitted gear housings. This special feature significantly facilitates maintenance, permitting the use of a fully balanced crankshaft which generates less noise and vibration, thus reducing wear. The power range was also extended with two quintuplex plunger pumps.  The very short design of these plunger pumps is made possible by the special alignment of the plunger and crosshead. These pumps also have high efficiency, low energy consumption, and a long service life.

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Andritz: Start up of submersible motor pumps on North Sea drilling platforms

Monday, March 10th, 2014 von admin

andritzThe six submersible motor pumps supplied last year by Andritz to Jurong Shipyard, Singapore, were started up successfully on two drilling platforms in the North Sea. The pumps convey the industrial water for cooling the drilling equipment from a depth of 20 meters.  Installed in the supporting legs of the platforms, each of these four-pole submersible motor pumps conveys around 600 m³/h of industrial water.

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