Slurry Pumps: Not Just for Mining Anymore
It is only recently that pump manufacturers have created guidelines for slurry pumps, which are beginning to prove especially useful in oil-and-gas refining operations. In 2005, the Hydraulic Institute published its first American National Standard for Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Slurry Pumps (HI 12.1 – 12.6). This first-of-its-kind standard provides nomenclature and definitions along with guidelines for application and operation of slurry pumps.While used primarily in mining applications, slurry pumps now can provide benefits to oil refineries as well. Refineries can look to new slurry-pump offerings from ITT Goulds Pumps, a leading manufacturer of pumps, controls and monitoring systems, for a wide range of industrial markets.
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