KEPL 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.
Reliance Industries limited Jamnagar complex represents the largest refinery and petrochemical project ever implemented by an Indian corporate. The Jamnagar complex is a fully-integrated facility, with a petroleum refinery complex, an aromatics/petrochemical unit, a power generation plant and a port and terminal complex that provides access to a pipeline network. The project, known as J3, is designed to increase production capacity of ethylene and other hydrocarbon products at the complex.