Cost Effective Solution For Hydrocarbon Pumping

Albany’s skill in handling problem fluids came in useful when a pump breakdown hit a York-based distiller of hydrocarbon products. A competitor’s centrifugal pumps were proving unable to handle ‘column bottoms’, a slurry containing hydrocarbon residues and solvents, collected from fractionating columns.

Albany was asked by Essex Pumps of Sheffield to provide a cost effective solution. A pump was one possible solution, but the lower cost answer proved to be a variant of the GC-AP110 gear pump with a special, grease-lubricated remote thrust bearing, at little more than the cost of a standard pump.

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