Pumps Flowserve Provides Newly Developed, Custom-Engineered Pumps for DuPont
Flowserve supplies newly developed, custom-engineered, reactor recycle pumps for DuPont's new IsoTherming–process. The Flowserve pumps are designed to operate at the high pressures and temperatures required in the process, while maximizing availability and providing high mean time between repair (MTBR), the company says.
The design of the pumps is based on the proven Flowserve model PR reactor recycle pump, which is used worldwide in various residuum oil upgrading processes. DuPont's IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology gives petroleum refiners a more economical and flexible means to produce today's ultra-low-sulfur transportation fuels.
The IsoTherming Technology offered represents a new market for Flowserve technology. An engineering team from Flowserve worked closely with DuPont for several years to develop a solution that met the technical and commercial needs of the process used for the production of clean fuels.
In addition to the custom-engineered pumps, the order includes the advanced Flowserve Online Assurance Monitoring system which enables the end user to monitor the pump's health and operating conditions in real time. Utilizing web-based tools, the Online Assurance Monitoring system is also designed to enable specialized technical experts from Flowserve to continually monitor the pump and assist with remote and on-site maintenance.