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Oil/Water Mix Transfer Pumps


Hydra-Cell® Pumps in Oil Processing Applications


Oil/Water Mix Transfer


Reliably Pumping Sand-Laden Liquid & Reducing Maintenance Costs

Reliably Pumping Sand-Laden Liquid & Reducing Maintenance Costs

A major Hungarian oil & gas company had high maintenance with their API 610 multistage centrifugal pumps used in transferring an oil/water mix to their separator. The presence of sand added to the problem. Plunger pumps where also tried to improve the cost of ownership but no improvements where seen.

Installing Hydra-Cell® pump technology solved the issues dramatically reducing maintenance costs.

Process Challenges

  • Reliably pumping oil/water mix with abrasive sand content
  • Minimise the formation of oil water emulsion mix before entering the separator to aid better oil/water separation in the separator
  • 100% containment of liquid to meet environmental requirements

Hydra-Cell® Pump Advantages

No Seals. No Packing.

  • Elimination of seal maintenance due to presence of sand
  • Pumped liquid 100% contained - zero leakage

Low Shear Pumping Action

  • Greatly reduced formation of water oil emulsion