Pumps and Compressors Innovations for Liquid Terminal Applications
Blackmer has recently announced that it will be exhibiting at the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) International Operating Conference and Trade Show on June 11-13 in Houston, TX, USA.
Exhibiting in booth 741, the firm will be featuring the STX Series pumps. The transport pumps are ideal for loading and unloading corrosive and non-corrosive liquids – sulfonic acids, specialty chemicals, solvents, latex paints, liquid sugars and vegetable oils – that are not compatible for use with cast iron pumps. These pumps offer the best combined characteristics of sustained high-level performance, energy efficiency, trouble-free operation and low maintenance costs, opines the company.
The company will also showcase its ML Series pumps. The pumps are ideal for liquid-terminal operations that require high-capacity product transfer, top or bottom loading/unloading and blending at the rack, adds the firm. It offers tremendous self-priming and high-suction capabilities that enable them to clear tanks of product more effectively and efficiently than competitive models. The pumps can also handle fluid viscosities from 30 to 500,000 ssu (1.0 to 108,000 cS) with flow rates up to 600 gpm (136 m3/h) and at operating temperatures as high as 400° F (206° C).
In addition to this, the S Series screw pumps will also be on display. Available with or without external timing gears and bearings, the Series pumps are self-priming double-ended positive displacement pumps that offer outstanding performance in the most demanding liquid-storage terminal applications. According to the company, twin and triple screw designs provide complete axial balancing of the rotating screws and their timing technologies eliminate metal-to-metal contact with the pump. The S Series pumps are also Atex-certified for use in explosive or dangerous environments.
The Blackmer HD Series reciprocating gas compressors will also be on display at the show. The firm explains that the compressors provide quiet, efficient transfer of a wide range of liquefied gases. The compressors have also been designed to handle the vapour recovery of gases that are common in terminal applications.
The vapour recovery aspect of this application captures vapours before they are released in the environment, allowing terminals to be more environmentally responsible and compliant while ensuring the most complete product transfer possible.