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Production • Processing • Handling


Fig. 1. After expanding in China, Grundfos is now focusing on Copenhagen with a new global competence centre.


Pumping solutions for extreme conditions


The oil and gas industry needs pumping solutions that can handle hazardous and extreme conditions, without causing process upsets or requiring extensive maintenance.


La industria del petróleo y del gas necesita soluciones de bombeo que se adapten a condiciones peligrosas y extremas, sin provocar alteraciones en los procesos ni requerir mantenimiento excesivo.


Die Öl- und Gasbranche braucht Pumplösungen, die für gefährliche und extreme Einsatzbedingungen konzipiert sind, ohne dabei Prozessstörungen zu verursachen oder aufwändige Wartungsarbeiten zu erfordern.


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lowserve Corporation has won a three-year contract from Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited (Tailand) to implement its online


assurance programme. Te Bangchak programme will incorporate the IPS APEX data acquisition system, with embedded ‘equipment edge’ intelligent diagnostics, and will initially focus on monitoring the critical enhanced hot separator pump system that is part of the refinery’s HyCycle Unicracking process unit. Tis online asset management programme incorporates Web-based data aggregation tools and is designed to enable specialised technical experts from Flowserve to monitor process conditions and anticipate failure modes for critical plant assets. A vital part of the online assurance


programme is the Flowserve Technology Advantage Portal, a Web-based data/ information aggregation system. Trough this portal, Bangchak plant operators and Flowserve technical experts can collaboratively view a centralised repository of plant asset information aggregated from numerous sources. In addition, critical information can be exchanged about equipment and process conditions to ensure maximum equipment and unit availability. “Te asset management and optimisation programmes offered by Flowserve are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by increasing plant uptime and reducing the life cycle cost of their equipment,” said Colin Chua, vice president, Asia Pacific, Flowserve Flow Solutions Group. “Tis programme with Bangchak is another example of how


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