Canned sealless pumps for hazardous applications—Part 2

S. Alharbi, Saudi Aramco

The oil and gas industry has many applications that are toxic or hazardous, where process fluid leakage is not permitted and leads to health, safety and environmental impacts. Caustic/acidic applications, high benzene concentrations, hydrogen sulfide-rich oil/gas and liquids operating above their auto-ignition temperatures are examples of such liquids that pose a risk to operations. For these types of hazards, special arrangements must be in place to ensure a safe operating environment.  Pumps in the industry require special attention, especially in the interface between the fluid and the environment where potential leakages can happen. Currently, several alternatives to traditional seals a

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