API 610 Pumps for Hydrocarbon Processing and Handling

PumpWorks610 offers the following API 610 pumps to the Oil & Gas Industry:

  • Model PWH - API 610 type OH2 centerline-mounted single-stage overhung end suction, top discharge pump
  • Model PW-11 - API 610 type OH2 power frame upgrade kit for all OEM pump brands
  • Model PWI-BB – API 610 type OH3 heavy duty bearing bracketed vertical in-line pump
  • Model PWI – API 610 type OH4 single stage coupled vertical in-line pump
  • Model PWV - API 610 type VS6 (can/barrel) & type VS1 (open sump) vertically-suspended multistage vertical turbine pump
  • Model PWM - API 610 type BB3 axially-split multistage between bearing side-suction, side-discharge pump
  • Model PWD – API 610 type BB1 axially split, single stage, double suction, horizontal, between bearing pump
  • Pump Test Facilities - designed to provide performance and NPSH tests in accordance with the latest edition of API 610 and Hydraulic Institute guidelines
  • Petroleum
    Refinery
  • Liquid Gas &
    Oil Processing
  • Petrochemical
  • Offshore
    Platform
  • Pipeline &
    Terminal Transmission
  • Aviation
    Fueling
  • Alternative
    Fuels
  • Enhanced Oil
    Recovery

What does a Petroleum Refinery Do?

The main function of a petroleum refinery is to convert crude oil (feedstock) into commercial transportation products, such as gasoline and diesel fuel. This is done by means of distillation (separating components by boiling points) and chemical reactions which result in the production of various valuable fuels and lubricants and also produce the feedstock for other downstream processes. 

In the distillation process crude oil is distilled into a number of fractions. These fractions include the lightest petroleum gases, to light and heavy naphtha, to diesel fuel and gasoline, and the heaviest fractions up to asphalt and residue. The fractions from the distillation units are then treated in other processes for upgrading to usable, commercially viable products. The configuration of a refinery depends on the range of crude quality (feedstock) that it is able to handle and on the final product mix it is designed for. 

What API 610 Pumps are Used in a Refinery? 

The PumpWorks610 API 610 Model PWH type OH2 Single Stage Pump is designed to cover a wide range of petroleum refinery applications.  For high pressure and high volume refinery applications, the PumpWorks610 API 610 BB3 Multistage Pump is also available.

The PumpWorks 610 API 610 Model PWI OH4 Vertical Process Pump is constructed to assist in a number of applications found in petroleum refineries. Additionally, because the PumpWorks 610 API Model 610 Model PWI-BB OH3 Vertical Process Pump absorbs pump thrust by the pump bearings rather than depending on the motor bearings, it is able to assist in more rugged applications found in the refinery process. Both the PWI OH4 and the PWI-BB OH3 models feature a vertical, compact design that reduces the footprint when floor space is at a minimum.

The PumpWorks 610 API 610 Model PWD Horizontal Single Stage BB1 Pump is also used in a variety of refinery applications. The PWD robust casing and custom hydraulics are designed specifically to meet projects with aggressive parameters.

In addition, PumpWorks 610 offers the API 610 PW-11 Upgrade Program that enables refineries to upgrade any brand of existing OH2 pump and achieve API 610 current edition OH2 requirements without expensive changes in wet end (casing and impeller) and piping.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific refinery needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What is Liquid Gas & Oil Processing?

Generally, an oil field is mixed with associated gases, produced water and contaminants, such as hydrogen sulfide.  In a treatment plant, these gases, water and contaminants are separated from the oil. The separated oil is then stored and ready for shipment via pipeline, tanker or truck.  

The separated gases from the oil or the natural gas produced by a gas field is collected in the gas plant, where it is dehydrated and processed to recover the heavy fractions and to remove the sulfur compounds. The treated gas can then be transported via pipeline, forwarded to a LNG facility, used locally or as feedstock for petrochemical processes.

In an oil processing plant, the crude oil is sent through a gas/oil separation process where its pressure is reduced in stages.  In each decompression stage, the existing gas is separated until the pressure is finally reduced to nearly zero. The crude oil is then sent to a stabilizer column where it is heated, separating the hydrogen sulfide and light hydrocarbons and then cooled and stored.

In the gas plant, the raw natural gas is dehydrated and processed through acid gas removal, molecular sieves and chilling units to remove hydrogen sulfide.  Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) are typically ethane, propane, butane, isobutane or pentane, have a higher value than the natural gas and sold as feedstock for petrochemical processes.

What API 610 Pumps are used in Liquid Gas & Oil Processing?

The PumpWorks610 API 610 Model PWH type OH2 Single Stage Pump is designed to cover a wide range of services, including dealing with gas oil and crude oil. Additionally, both the PumpWorks 610 API 610 Model PWI OH4 Vertical Process Pump and the PumpWorks 610 API Model 610 Model PWI-BB OH3 Vertical Process Pump are designed to assist with a number of applications found in gas processing. Both the PWI OH4 Pump and the PWI-BB OH3 Pump feature a compact, in-line design which eliminates the need for an expensive base-plate and saves valuable floor space. The PWI-BB OH3 Pump absorbs pump thrust through pump bearings, rather than motor bearings, making it suited for more rugged applications.

The PumpWorks 610 API 610 type BB3 Multistage Pump Model PWM is designed to cover a number of applications within oil processing, including crude oil pipeline services. Additionally, the PumpWorks610 Model PWV API 610 type VS6 (can/barrel) & type VS1 (open sump) is constructed to assist in crude oil transfer.

PumpWorks 610 also offers the API 610 PW-11 Upgrade Program, which enables refineries to upgrade any brand of existing OH2 pump and achieve API 610 current edition OH2 requirements without expensive changes in wet end (casing and impeller) and piping.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific liquid and gas processing needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What do Petrochemical Plants do?

The main function of a petrochemical plant is generally to convert natural gas or petroleum liquids (feedstock) into fertilizers and/or other intermediate and final products, such as olefins, adhesives, detergents, solvents, rubber and elastomers, films and fibers, polymers, resins and other products. Petrochemical plants have an infinite variety of configurations depending on the produced products.  Some of the main categories are:

  • Ethylene Plants
  • Fertilizer Plants
  • Methanol Plants and Other Alcohols
  • Plastic Production Plants
  • Other Plants like Acetylene, Butadiene, Sulfuric Acid, Nitric Acid, Chlorine and Ethylene Glycol


What API 610 Pumps are used in Petrochemical Plants?

PumpWorks 610 API 610 Model PWI OH4 and Model PWI-BB OH3 Vertical Process Pumps are designed to cover a wide range of applications found in petrochemical plants. Both models feature an economical, compact in-line designs which eliminates the need for an expensive base-plate and saves on floor space.

Additionally, the API 610 type OH2 Single Stage Horizontal Process Pump Model PWH is designed for continuous functionality and possess a combination of features for applications in the petrochemical service.

PumpWorks 610 offers the API 610 PW-11 Upgrade Program, a retrofit upgrade that meets API 610 11th edition for horizontal single stage OH2 process pumps. This program ensures that petroleum refineries have a fast and cost-effective way to modify any brand of existing OH2 pump and achieve API 610 11th edition requirements and reliability. The program eliminates the need for expensive changes to the wet end (casing and impeller) and piping.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific petrochemical needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What Does an Offshore Platform Do?

One of the strongest segments of oil and gas production is offshore fields. Advances in technology now permit oil and gas production in marginal fields found in offshore waters. Offshore platform technologies range from fixed structures suited for shallow waters, to semi-submersible platforms (tension-leg platforms, spar platforms), to floating production units (FPUs) and float production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). These latter facilities are most common for deep water and marginal fields as they reduce project lead-time, have higher performance flexibility, and can move from a depleted field to new fields.  

Offshore production platforms collect the hydrocarbons produced under the seabed.  Power generation, compression and pumping equipment are installed on the platform. The machinery is used to collect the hydrocarbons (oil and gas) and convey them to onshore receiving facilities.

What API 610 Pumps are Used on Offshore Platforms? 

Offshore production presents a number of unique pumping challenges, as it is frequently conducted in deep water and in hazardous conditions. PumpWorks 610 offers a number of pumps which are suited to meet the complicated needs of offshore platforms. 

The PumpWorks 610 API 610 Model PWI OH4 Process Pump is designed to cover a wide range of applications found on offshore platforms. Additionally, the PumpWorks 610 API Model PWI-BB OH3 Process Pump is a heavy-duty bearing bracketed pump designed to be used in more rugged offshore applications. Both the PWI OH4 and the PWI-BB OH3 Process Pumps feature a vertical, compact design which saves valuable floor space.

PumpWorks 610 also offers two API 610 multistage vertical turbine Model PWV Process Pumps: type VS6 (can/barrel) and type VS1 (open sump), which are designed to assist in the transfer of crude oil in offshore platform applications.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific offshore needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What do Pipelines Do?

Pipelines are used to transport oil and gas from the production fields to the export loading terminals or to a processing plant such as a petroleum refinery. Pump boosting stations are required at varying locations along the pipeline in order to compensate for the pipe friction line losses and elevation changes and ensure constant flow of the liquid.

What API 610 Pumps are Used in Pipeline Transport? 

The PumpWorks610 API Model PWH type OH2 pump is designed to assist in the transport of crude oil in pipelines. For high pressure and high volume transport applications, the PumpWorks610 API 610 BB3 Multistage Pump is also available.

The application for the API 610 Model PWD Horizontal Single Stage BB1 Pump also focuses on medium-to-high flow crude oil and petroleum products pipelines. The PWD robust casing and custom hydraulics are designed specifically to meet projects with aggressive parameters.

In addition, one or more high-capacity single- or multistage-pumps can be installed to boost the product down the pipeline, such as the PumpWorks610 Model PWV API 610 type VS6 (can/barrel) & type VS1 (open sump) vertically-suspended multistage vertical turbine pumps.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific pipeline needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What is Aviation (Jet) Fueling?

Aviation fuel is a specialized type of petroleum-based fuel used to power aircraft. It is generally of a higher quality than fuels used in less critical applications, such as heating or road transport, and often contains additives to reduce the risk of icing or explosion due to high temperatures, amongst other properties. The most common fuels are Jet A and Jet A-1, both of which are kerosene-based and are produced to an internationally standardized set of specifications.

What API 610 Pumps are used in Aviation Fueling?

PumpWorks610 API 610 Model PWI OH4 and Model PWI-BB OH3 are both designed to cover a number of processes found in aviation (jet) fueling. Both models feature a compact PWI in-line design which retains valuable floor space. API 610 model PWI-BB OH3 absorbs pump thrust by the pump bearings rather than depending on the motor bearings, it is able to assist in more robust applications.

Additionally, PumpWorks 610 API 610 Vertical Process Pump Model PWV type VS6 (can/barrel) & type VS1 (open sump) can be used in aircraft fueling.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific aviation fueling needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What are Alternative Fuels (Biodiesel)?

Rising concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on the environment have created in interest in alternative fuels as a substitute for conventional fuels such as gasoline and diesel. There are a number of alternative fuels which can be used in place of gasoline and diesel. These include renewable fuels, which are fuels that are produced from renewable sources, such as biodiesel.

Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, which is made from renewable resources such as animal fats and vegetable oils. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and can be used alone or blended with petrodiesel. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications.

Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification, whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products: methyl esters (the chemical name for biodiesel) and glycerin (a valuable byproduct usually sold to be used in soaps and other products).

Other types of alternative fuels include hydrogen, ethanol, and methanol, among others. One way of creating alternative fuels is through fuel blending, which involves blending amounts of alternative fuels with conventional fuels.

What API 610 Pumps are used in Alternative Fuels?

The PumpWorks610 API 610 Model PWH type OH2 Single Stage Pump is designed to cover a wide range of petroleum applications, including injection fuel blending. Additionally, PumpWorks 610 offers the API 610 PW-11 Upgrade Program, a retrofit upgrade that meets API 610 11th edition for horizontal single stage OH2 process pumps. This program ensures that petroleum refineries have a fast and cost-effective way to modify any brand of existing OH2 pump and achieve API 610 11th edition requirements and reliability.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific alternative fuel needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.

What is Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)?

Primary oil production refers to oil that is recovered naturally from an oil field. When the natural decline of an oil field occurs, companies must compensate the declining oil production through a process known as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). EOR involves increasing the pressure of a reservoir, typically by injecting a liquid or gas into the reservoir in dedicated wells. This forces the oil to migrate towards produced wells, which in turn allows a company to restore the level of desired production and stimulate the recovery of additional crude oil. Once such form of this process is Water Injection, in which water is pumped into a reservoir to encourage oil production.

What API 610 Pumps are used in Enhanced Oil Recovery?

The PumpWorks 610 API 610 type BB3 Multistage Pump Model PWM is designed to cover a full range of High Pressure services, including water injection. This pump is a multistage horizontal split case side suction, side discharge process pump and is available in API material classes S-1, S-6, S-8 and A-8.

Our pump specialists can help you decide which pump or combination of pumps will best meet your specific oil recovery needs. To learn more about the pumps manufactured by PumpWorks 610, call 1-888-405-0209 or complete our contact form.


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