The machines and systems are deployed in widely varying applications. In the exploration sector, for example, multiphase components, a mixture of gas and liquids, need to be transported safely. This is where multi screw pumps and centrifugal pumps offer the right solutions most of the time. Viscous media or media contaminated with solids are handled quite often. Different factors–the sulfur content, for example–must be taken into consideration in the different parts of the world in which oil and gas are produced.
New processes have been introduced in the recent past to facilitate fracking and the processing of oil sands, which often place the highest demands on the delivery head. Reciprocating pumps are a typical solution. Further processing is then carried out in refineries. Widely varying fuels and feedstocks are produced from the oil for the chemical industry. The pumps used need to fulfil the highest technical safety-relevant requirements and satisfy high availability requirements. Centrifugal pumps or vacuum pumps are often utilized. The tendency towards ever greater demands regarding availability and safety as well as the lowest possible emissions mean that in addition to complicated shaft packing systems, sealless, canned drives are also increasingly being deployed, such as magnetic couplings or canned motor pumps. These pumps are often distinguished by long MTBFs and long maintenance intervals.
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